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NHN:  5/31/05 NETHAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER #28

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NETHAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER
Written by Classroom Teacher Alan Haskvitz
1997 National Teacher's Hall of Fame
All USA Today First Team Teacher
Reader's Digest Hero in Education
Cherry International Award for Outstanding Teachers
1994 National Middle Level Teacher of the Year (NCSS)
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Edited by Karen Ellis Founder of ECP
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Written by Classroom Teacher Alan Haskvitz
1997 National Teacher's Hall of Fame
All USA Today First Team Teacher
Reader's Digest Hero in Education
Cherry International Award for Outstanding Teachers
1994 National Middle Level Teacher of the Year (NCSS)
[w] http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Ringleaders/al.html

Edited by Karen Ellis Founder of ECP
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/AboutUs/


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IN THIS ISSUE
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IN THE NEWS

- What is working in bilingual teaching.

- Testing drives people nuts

- An Article About What is Working in Teaching non-English children

- What is the safest car? Not SUVs

ECP INTERESTING UPDATES

- Fun links to sites that enable students to create webpages, a band,
stories, special effects, a newspaper, and even their own art work.

- Geography meets poetry

- Video Classroom,  a searchable online library of classrooms around the
country

- PowerPoint Linking and Looping Tutorials

- Canada Offers Database of Adverse Drug Reactions

SITES YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW EXISTED

- Search Eight Search Sites at once

- All About Bubbles

- Online mysteries that teach

- Looking for cheap regular or diesel fuel that can be found when you are on
vacation?

- Car trip? Road Side America has the bizarre elements of the roadside
landscape.

FACTOIDS

- Are American Schools Safe?

- Who has the most college students?

- How do our fourth graders rank in reading?


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IN THE NEWS top
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What is working in bilingual teaching.
The bilingual and multicultural education establishment maintains that focusing on children's native language and culture leads to higher  self-esteem and ultimately better performance. But denying them English  proficiency -- which brings better jobs and higher salaries -- is unlikely to achieve those goals.

Testing drives people nuts

An Article About What is Working in Teaching non-English children

What is the safest car? Not SUVs


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ECP - INTERESTING UPDATES
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Geography meets poetry

Video Classroom, a searchable online library,  offers more than 200 video and audio examples of classrooms around the  country successfully and creatively integrating technologies into their  curriculums.

PowerPoint Linking and Looping Tutorials turn those powerpointless presentations into something good.

Database of Adverse Drug Reactions
description: "Canadian marketed health products of pharmaceuticals, biologics (including blood products and therapeutic and diagnostic vaccines), natural health products, and radiopharmaceuticals."

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SITES YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW EXISTED
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Topic Hunter Search Eight Search Sites at once

All About Bubbles

Online mysteries that teach

Looking for cheap regular or diesel fuel prices on summer vacation route?

Road Trip Roadside America
Americans love to drive, and Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, Mike Wilkins have been tracking the rather unique (and sometimes, quite bizarre) elements of the roadside landscape for more than 20 years.


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FACTOIDS
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Public Schools are Extremely Safe and Getting Safer: The number of homicides in public schools is down 60% from a decade ago. More importantly, despite children spending a large part of their day at school, less than 1% of all homicides of school-aged children occur at school. The number of students who are victims of crime while at or on the way to and from school is down 56% in the past decade and is at its lowest level since the federal government started recorded such statistics. SCC

U.S. 4th Graders Among the Best in the World in Reading Literacy: In an international comparison with 35 countries, only Sweden, England, and Dutch students scored statistically higher than United States students in reading
literacy test scores for 4th graders. IRL

U.S. leads the world in the number of students enrolling post-secondary education: United States far exceeds any other nation in the world in the percentage of students of college age who enroll in higher education. DEF

Leadership Quotes by John Quincy Adams:
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader."

Thanks for reading and have a great summer !!

Al
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