Entries from January 2009

Friday, January 30th, 2009

eDCSD Teacher in South Africa

Check out Ms. Bixlers Blogspot about South Africa!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Inaugural Inspiration….

President Barack Obama on Tuesday included education as one of the country’s great challenges, indicating the topic may be a priority for him as he called for Americans to work together to transforms schools for the 21st century. “Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail [...]

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Farwell to State’s Online Review Commission.

Farewell to online review commission
What does this mean to eDCSD? ….

Senate Education also agreed to let the On-Line Advisory Board go out of business on June 30.
The commission was created by the 2007 legislature during a debate over operational and regulatory problems with online education programs. It made recommendations that later were adopted as regulations [...]

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Electronic Resources

We have a wonderful English teacher on our staff, Jennifer Harris who has put together a list of electronic resources for students and teachers.
Check it out!
1.Citation Machine–http://citationmachine.net
World Book Online–www.worldbookonline.com UserName dcsdk12, password media
2. Actually all of the district purchased databases can be accessed at http://www.dcsdk12.org/portal/page/portal/DCSD/Learning_Services/Curriculum_and_Instruction/District_Library_Media_Center/DCSD_Online_Library_Resources
3.  Essay Writing–http://members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay/
4.  Poetry–http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
5.  Bubblus–it is online software similar to Inspiration–mind [...]

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Trading Spaces…Actually Countries

Amanda Bixler, who teaches math both for eDCSD and ThunderRidge High School, is heading to South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar on January 12, 2009. There, she’ll teach at Durban Girls High School, grades 8-12. The subjects she’ll teach are 10th and 11th grade math, not specific math subjects as she does here.
While on this [...]