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[16 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
MindNode Tutorial

Need to create your web for your non-fiction project? Click “Read More” to see the video.

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[7 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Research Toolbox

Overview   Standards   Student Skills   Strategies   Web Resources   Web Research Portal   Web 2.0 Tools
Part 1–Overview:
The intent of this toolbox is to offer Oak Hill High School Seniors with a “one stop shop” for their English Research needs.  It is created with the following premises in mind:

Students have successfully created research projects previously in the Freshman Position Paper, Sophomore Speech, English / Science Research Paper, and the American Literary Criticism paper.
Students understand how to appropriately and ethically cite research materials when placing and / or referring to outside work(s) within their own …

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[1 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Registering for the Forum

Click here to read the article and directions concerning Forum sign up and use.

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[3 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
How To Forward Email & Why To Do So

One of the problems I’ve learned with giving students email accounts is that they already have one. I understand and am not surprised.

Why log in to another email account if it has never been used?

The answer is simple: it is the email account on record for the school. If I need to send out a mass communication (as I did the other day), I can do so quite easily by using the addresses already available to me for each student in Gmail. This means little though, if they aren’t being delivered to an attended mailbox. How can we fix this? We can forward your email to an account that you use. This way you can check your email without logging in to your Gmail account. (FYI–don’t lose your credentials though, we may be using your Google account over time to share and collaborate on documents.)

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
How To Optimize Bookmarks Toolbar & Why To Do So

Over the past few years I’ve found my time is spent more and more inside of a browser. This could be considered a good thing or a bad thing. Either way the browser has become my work space and my digital desk. This being the case, I need it to work for me and not the opposite way around. I like to have things at my finger tips and to find them easily. I can make bookmarks and have them “hidden” under the Bookmarks drop down, but I’ve found that out of sight can mean out of mind. When I’m at my desk I don’t want to have to search for things that I’m using all of the time. This makes that possible.