flickrCC--find creative commons photos

7/31/07

flickrCC

I found this great website that searches flickr for photos with a creative commons license and lets you search by tag and gives you an easy way to attribute the photo.

This is absolutely perfect for course designers (like me) who are always looking for interesting photos to put in their classes.

I got this site from this blog post on EduBlog Insights

Wyoming required all juniors to take ACT or WorkKeys test

7/18/07

WyomingSpringACT_ppt.pdf (application/pdf Object)

The Wyoming Dept. of Education is now requiring that all HS juniors (11th grade) take either the ACT or Work Keys test. All testing sites have to be pre-approved by ACT We will have to go through the approval process in order to proctor and administer the test.

So now all of our juniors have to take the Wyoming PAWS test, the MAP test (fall and spring) and now the ACT or Work Keys. When do these kids have time to actually study their classes when all they do is take tests and prep for tests? This is insane.

Results From the Rural Systemic Initiatives for Improving Math and Science Education

7/6/07

rsi_Report_0706.pdf (application/pdf Object)

This is a newly released report that documents the successes of the various RSI programs across the US. I worked for this program at FCSD #21 for three years and it was one the best things I have ever done.

See page 35 for information specific to the Wind River RSI.