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I didn't sleep well last night, so I am quite drowsy today. I found a place to put my pictures: village_photos. Now i need to put up more pictures. Downloaded a trial copy of Animation Shop which is how I made my nifty new logo.

I would really love to do a website giving parents general information about Speech and Language. We have the space, but do I have the internal motivation?

My plan for July was to begin working on my new language curriculum for fall. It's based on some great books from Thinking Publications--The Language Strategies series. Ah, hopefully next week. This week I am being a total bum. Last week I worked really hard. I took a class sponsored by Intel called Teach to the Future. It's about using technology in your classroom. **Note to future teachers: You are now graded on how you use technology (at least in Texas).**

I originally took the class to score free software (I got Office XP, Publisher 2000, and Encarta 2003). However, the planning tools in the class are very good. They force you to think about the overall themes of what you are teaching and how they tie into the curriculum standards (TEKS in Texas). I created a student presentation, a brochure, and a website. I hope I can actually use them with my students.

Ok...back to sleep....zzzzzz


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Jul. 17th, 2003 09:11 am (UTC)
Wow. I want to take a class and get free software.

Sounds like a great class beyond that too :D
Jul. 17th, 2003 08:27 pm (UTC)
all the classes I take that include software is for boring software. i need to take some of your classes.

nice photo site. i'm fixing up my vacation photos from last week - I'll point you to the site when I'm done. if I ever get done that is.
Jul. 17th, 2003 08:39 pm (UTC)
Cool--where did you go on vacation? I need to add more pics. I have some fun ones of Will working on his Eagle project (can you believe he's that old? Now he has a learner's permit too!). I always enjoy looking at your pictures. I'm trying to improve my picture skills for making cool things for my students.
Jul. 18th, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC)
you teachers - always thinking of your students, no matter how much it costs you.

We went to Colorado Springs. The pics are almost prettied up and ready to upload to my site. Probably one more day.

That would be www.westbrookfamily.org and click on the family photo album.
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