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Archive for September 2008

Teen Review: Eragon

September 24, 2008

Title: Eragon Author: Christopher Paolini What type of book is this? Its a fantasy Summarize the book (without giving away the ending):A poor farm boy named Eragon is out hunting for winter meat when he finds a mysterious object which he thinks in a stone but later on finds out that is a dragon egg. […]

Engage 08 Play Budget Hero

September 23, 2008

Can you balance the $3.3 trillion dollar national budget? Can you afford to give money to all the causes that you care about and still balance the budget? Or will you have to increase taxes ? Budget Hero is a very neat, fun, and simple game that lets you try your hand at being chief. […]

Art Builds Florida

September 22, 2008

Art Builds Florida is a statewide student art contest. It is designed to encourage student artwork and promote Florida’s strategic plan to further the development of arts and culture throughout Florida, Culture Builds Florida’s Future. The contest is open to all Florida high school students grades 9 through 12. Entries can be submitted between September […]

Faster Browsing

September 22, 2008

Try out the new internet browser from Google – Chrome. It really is faster than Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Banned Books Week

September 22, 2008

Next week September 27 – October 4, 2008 is Banned Books Week. The best way to celebrate your right to read would be to read a book. This is a great opprotunity for you and a parent or guardian to read the same book and discuss it. If you are interested here is a list […]

MyDebates

September 17, 2008

MyDebates is the official online companion to the presidential debates 2008. Starting September 25 you can submit questions for the canidates John McCain and Barack Obama to answer at the October 7th townhall meeting. The site will also have high-quality video after each of the presidential debates in case you miss them in real time. […]

Bibme – Bibliography Generator

September 16, 2008

BibMe!! The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to build a works cited page. And it’s free. Search for a book, article, website, or film, or enter the information yourself. Add it to your bibliography. Download your bibliography in either the MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian formats and include it in […]

Florida KidCare Video Contest

September 16, 2008

Florida KidCare is looking for bright, talented middle and high school students who can shoot a 30 second commercial promoting Florida KidCare. The commercial needs to target those students ages 12 to 18; in other words, this whole project is based on peer-to-peer advertising. You, a 12 to 18 year old, are going to encourage […]

Do you have what it takes?

September 9, 2008

Help your students win a $5000 scholarship. Promote the Act-Out For Health contest in your classroom. Thirty seconds could be your fifteen minutes. Act-Out For Health gets students both behind and in front of the camera as they write and produce their own television commercial promoting the Florida KidCare children’s health insurance program. This fall, […]