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August 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Embrace the Common Core

So far, 27 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, and more states are anticipated to adopt them soon. What are the Common Core State Standards? Initiated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and The Council of Chief State School Officers, the Common Core State Standards ( were developed to provide teachers and students with a consistent set of skills to prepare students for the 21st century… Continue

Added by Alan on August 30, 2010 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

New Comics Program at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon

The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is a non-profit center in Portland, Oregon which has computers, copiers, typewriters, letterpress machines, classes, and more for people who want to make their own (print) media. It's a great organization and I go there on a daily basis to scan, upload, and copy my comics and make zines.

This year, the IPRC is beginning it's second year of offering a certificate… Continue

Added by John Isaacson on August 28, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Study Tours abroad - Italy

Hello everyone,

I would like to make a little research. Do you take your students abroad? In which Country? How old are your students?

I work for Students2Italy, a tour operator based in near Venice, Italy. We organize study tours in our Country, providing flexible tour packages according to the customer's need and offers support in the learning before, during and after the trip through the wide use of technology.

If you wish to take your students…


Added by Diana Ricci on August 24, 2010 at 2:16am — No Comments

Peace Conference

Registration is now open for Grand Rapids Community College's Peace Conference:

Added by Ric Underhile on August 13, 2010 at 2:53pm — No Comments

101 Ways to Use Tagxedo

Four months ago I first publicly released Tagxedo (, a free online word cloud tool similar to (and inspired by) Wordle, but with the ability to handle shapes.

Not surprisingly, teachers have been my most enthusiastic supporters from the get-go. Most recently Ryan Goble kindly mentioned Tagxedo in a New York Times article, and invited me to join the MCP forum and say a few words about…

Added by Hardy Leung on August 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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