September 22, 2004
Thought for the Week
Don't be afraid to take a big step
if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small
-- David Lloyd George
TNT6 is next week
Finally!!! TNT6 is next week,
Saturday, October 2 and has something for everyone!! Mark
your calendar now for October 2, 2004 from 8 a.m. until
3:00 p.m. for TNT6 and prepare to participate in a premiere
technology learning experience! The conference cost is only
$25.00 and lunch is included.
http://www.cpsb.org/tnt. Online advance registration
ends Friday, September 24th at 4:00 pm. Everyone who does not
pre-register will have to register and pay onsite.
offers over 100 diverse technology sessions!
To see a glimpse of what TNT has to offer, go to
Inspired Teacher Scholarships
SoftwareŽ, Inc. is pleased to announce the seventh annual
Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning program!
Applications are now available online at
****** AWARDS FOR CHAMPIONS OF VISUAL LEARNING ******
The scholarship program
offers 25 scholarships in the amount of $750 each to
educators who champion visual learning and technology in
their classrooms, schools or districts.
****** NEW!! ROOKIE AWARDS ******
This year, Inspiration Software is also offering 5 Inspired
Teacher Scholarship Rookie Awards in the amount of $750 each
to educators who are new to the area of visual learning, but
are ready to learn more.
The 30 scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of
applications evaluated per published criteria. Scholarships
can be used for professional development activities in the
area of visual learning and technology.
Scholarship applications are due on or before January 27,
Scholarship recipients will be notified by March 17, 2005.
Learn more about the 2005 Scholarships program, download
application forms and apply online at
Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards
the Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards
program, recognizing outstanding K-12 schools in the United
States. In 2004, the first year of the program, more than 20
schools were selected to share more than $2 million in
grants and prizes. So don't miss out on this opportunity.
The deadline for applying for the 2005 awards is December 1,
2004. To submit an application go to:
More From Google
is much more than a search engine. It is a dictionary, a
calculator, an almanac, a phone book, and much more. Just
click on "More" and check out Services and Tools.
APPLY or OK...Which one do I click?
"apply" makes whatever changed settings you selected in a
system control panel go into effect without closing the
control panel window. This is convenient if you are not sure
if the settings you have selected are the ones you want to
keep. If you click APPLY and don't like your selection, you
can immediately change the settings to something else
without again going to START, choosing SETTINGS, and then
Clicking OK essentially does two things: it applies the
settings you selected (just like clicking the APPLY button
would) but it also closes the open control panel window.
Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment
is an excellent resource for environmental information at
all levels. The site has information on global warming, acid
rain, ozone, atmosphere...just a huge amount of material.
you ever want to change the size of the text within a text
box or an autoshape and have the text box resize
automatically? You can do this by clicking a few options.
- First, select the text
that you want to resize.
- On the "Format" menu,
click "Placeholder". The "Format Autoshape" dialog box
- Click the "Text Box"
- Select the "Resize
Autoshape" to fit text.
- Click "OK".
- Now, when you resize
text, the text box or placeholder will resize itself.
Read Write Now!
of preschool through third grade children will often ask how
they can help their student to become a better reader. This
site, which was developed by a team of national reading
experts, provides information and activities geared to
helping create great enthusiasm in reading and writing.
Create a Custom Auto Fill List in Excel
Auto Fill feature can make it easy to enter any data series
that frequently appears in your spreadsheets. All you need
to do is add the series to Auto Fill's built-in lists.
For example, if you report most operations by sales region
(e.g., North America, Southeast Asia, Europe, etc.), you can
create a custom fill series for those regions. Follow these
- Select a column or row
that contains the names of the sales regions.
- Go to Tools | Options.
- On the Custom Lists
tab, you'll see the selected range displayed in the
Import List From Cells text box. Click Import, and click
Users can now enter all
regions by typing one region and using the Auto Fill
You can also use the Custom
Lists dialog box to make entries to a new list. Follow these
- On the Custom Lists
tab of the Options dialog box, select New List.
- Type each item in the
List Entries text box, and press [Enter].
- After you've entered
the entire list, click Add, and click OK.
A brief overview of chemistry,
the study of matter and how it changes and interacts with
other matter. Covers matter, elements, atoms, reactions, and
describes different types of chemistry ranging from
biochemistry to physical chemistry.
Top Ten Viruses Found on CPSB Computers
|Here are the
top ten viruses found on CPSB computers in the past 7 days.
The stats are based on 851
infected computers out of a total of
8954 OfficeScan clients.
latest OfficeScan pattern as of
9-22-2004 is pattern
check your pattern by placing your cursor over the
OfficeScan icon and viewing the pop-up window that appears.
If your pattern is significantly different than this, please
regarding this or any other question you have regarding
information shows the name of the virus, the number of
infected files found, and the percentage of the virus from
ALL school board employees need
to ensure that their Dell, Compaq, HP, IBM or other PC
classroom computers stay virus free. Go to the
following link to download the district copy of OfficeScan:
http://teacherlink.cpsb.org/officescan and your computer
will automatically be updated daily to scan for the latest
viruses. You must install the software using Internet
Explorer 4.0 or later (Netscape will not work!!!!!) Please
answer "Yes" to all prompts as the software installs. If you
have any questions, please contact the CPSB Help Desk at
the Net!! -- Visit this site for hundreds of websites
for teachers! We would love to hear from you about the best
educational sites you have found on the web. Please submit, via
email, the sites you feel merit inclusion. Send to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the URL and a short sentence
about the site.
Featured Sites: (These sites were
submitted by teachers in Calcasieu Parish)
Match up symbols of America and the upcoming election in this online
memory game. Three levels of difficulty adjust the game to your
LEECHES AND MAGGOTS AND BUGS, OH MY!:
The new wizards of medicine are actually ancient remedies:leeches,
clay, honey, and maggots. These comeback kids have healing powers
that are being investigated anew by the scientific community, for
very valid reasons. Maggots, used during the Civil War to clean
wounds, have actually been shown to be more effective than any other
known non-surgical treatment. Check out the latest in leech
know-how, maggot facts, and buggy health tips. Students will learn
how aspirin is related to Ancient Egyptian remedies, and how
antidiarrheal medicine today is not all that different from similar
methods employed by primitive cultures.
WHY DO LEAVES CHANGE COLOR?:
In this "Science Made Simple" lesson plan, students will explore the
reasons behind the season, in how and why leaves change their color.
A word scramble based on the subject matter is included.
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