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Disintermediated Education by David Thornburg

(Date) Tue, 28 Oct 1997 15:31:01 -0500 (EST)
(subject) Comment on
(full_name) John Munro
(School's_name) University of the Virgin Islands

(COMMENT) Very insightful, thought-provoking, and since I agree with it, it must be "right"!

Thank you!

The Summer Winter Skies (97) by Bob Riddle

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 01:53:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Comment on The Summer Winter Skies (97)
(full_name) Samantha
(School's_name) n/a

(COMMENT) Looking for information on the meteor showers we would be able to see this summer, your article was the most informative I have come across. thank you for a job well done.

Educational Uses of Hypermedia, by Sherah Carr

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 10:26:28 -0400 (EDT)
Reply-to: (WebMonitor mail)
To: dbuckcas
Subject: Comment on sherahcarr.html
(full_name) Cynthia Booth Ricciardi
(School's_name) Bridgewater State College
(job) part-time instructor/Writing

Your page and your concept are fascinating to me. I am just beginning to incorporate hypermedia into my writing classroom, so I am excitedly examining the different approaches. (Hyperstudio, though, I have been "playing" with for years. Thank you for providing this resource! The bibliography is especially helpful. Note, though: the kids' "zoo" address is no longer functional.

Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 09:55:13 -0400 (EDT)
(subject) Comment on sherahcarr.html
(full_name) Anedith Nash
(School's_name) Minneapolis College of Art and Design
(job) Associate Academic Dean

(COMMENT) Very clear and good use of background information on hypermedia. A very smart and straightforward approach. Please visit our web page at MCAD and check out especially the student web pages and the Bachelor of Science program in Visualization. Let us know what you think! Anedith

History of Hypermedia, by David Bucknell

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 17:52:22 -0400 (EDT)
(subject) Comment on historyofhyper.html
(full_name) Stan Pearman
(job) Director Super 8 Productions
(e_mail) (School's_name) Hofstra University

(COMMENT) Thank you for posting such an informative and socially responsible article... It would do netheads well (myself included), to know more about the web how it was formatted initially where it's creators originally anticipated taking it and to what end they were willing to sacrifice time and energy to bring to 'us' the entity that we have come to call the "World Wide Web" (a collective xanadu)

Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 09:54:54 -0400 (EDT)
(subject) Comment on historyofhyper.html
(full_name) Ji-Won Moon
(job) Ph. D. Candidate
(courses) Information Processing, Programming
(School's_name) Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
(COMMENT) Thank you for your efforts.

Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 06:39:07 -0400 (EDT)
(subject) Comment on historyofhyper.html
(full_name) Brian Hughes
(job) Student / Software Consultant
(School's_name) Fanshawe College

I am writing to let you know that I found the two articles on Vannever Bush and Ted Nelson very informative and helpful in finishing a research project of my own.

Laura Schmitt
Comment on: historyofhyper.html
date: February 10, 1997
Job: government bureaucrat and grad student
(School's_name) University of Maryland, College of Library & Information Science

I am in my first graduate class in Library and Inforamtion Science at University of Maryland. My first assignment was to write a brief paper on the contributions of Vannevar Bush and H.P. Luhn. While researching Bush on the Web, I found your article, which is concise and well-written. I especially appreciate the fact that you engaged Dr. Duchier in correspondence that clarified why he put the original Bush article up. Not only were his comments heart-warming and thought-provoking, your correspondence helped me focus the perspective of my paper, which will not only highlight Dr. Bush's contributions, but his legacy on the web. Thanks.

< a>International Baccalaureate, by Linda Sande

Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 16:32:29 -0400 (EDT)
Comment on IB.html
IB student(11th grade)
(School's_name) Valley High School
(URL) not up yet
(e_mail_co) not up yet

I am in the IB program here at Valley in Las Vegas, NV and i am contributing to make a web page for Valley High School...and i guess i am making the ib page for the school...i was wondering if you could please send me some information or ideas on how to make the page better...

Comment on IB.html
From: Anthony Bernardo, Head, Department of Computer Science (Computer Science, Computing Studies and Info. Tech. in a Global Society)
(February 1997)

Chinese International School, Hong Kong

I am thrilled to finally reach a valuable resource for IB programm on the net. I have been teaching IB CS and IT for 4 years now and have attended workshops. I will certainly share my experiences, ideas and own resources as soon as I get my homepage ready. In the meantime, I am looking forward to discuss and share IB matters with you all.

Comment on SuperLink.html by Larry Burtness

Tracy Smith

Pleasant Valley Middle School
(e_mail_co) na

I am interested in using a multimedia product, such as SuperLink or Hyperstudio, to complete a project with my Computer Club students. Any information you could provide would be appreciated.

An Auspicious Moment?

The Summer-Winter Skies, by Bob Riddle

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 18:08:01 -0600
Dan Terner

Dear Mr. Riddle,

I came across a page on the web regarding the summer skies ( It was very well written - thank you for the information. I'm writing with a question:

I'm living in Atlanta, Georgia. I plan to propose to my girlfriend this summer, and I thought it might be romantic/nice/unusual to propose during a meteor shower. After reading the TIPS page, it seems that August 12, after midnight, at the peak of the Perseid shower, might be the best time. I'm just writing to confirm that information: I'd hate to lead my girlfriend far from the lights of Atlanta only to find out that I've chosen a less-than-ideal viewing time. :-)

Thank you,

Dan Terner,

From: Bob Riddle
Organization: KCMSD Planetarium
CC: David Bucknell
Subject: Re: thank you, and a question


Thanks for the neat note. Best wishes for a successful wedding (actually proposal since that's first!).

The peak for the '97 Perseid shower is Tuesday 8/12 (after midnight). The evening before is a waxing crescent moon that will set sometime around midnight - so it will not intefere with seeing any of the Perseids.

I am also "cc"ing this to David Bucknell, the editor/chief bottle-washer for the ITEACHNET web site.

Clear Skies...
Bob Riddle

The IB versus the AP: A Considered Comparison

Date: 06 Nov 96 21:27:00 EST

To the Editor:

"As a lame attempt to complement Harry Barteau's excellent article concerning, inter alia, the International Baccalaureate I offer the following.

In 1965, when I became President of a nearly defunct ISS, my very first administrative act was to cable (footnote: Cable: an archaic method of passing information from one locus to another. Messages actually went through cables lying on the ocean floor. Largely replaced by cybertechnology.) Mr. Desmond Cole-Baker, Headmaster of the International School of Geneva (ECOLINT). For reasons that should not concern us here, there was bad blood (Oh, my yes; the very worst!) between ISS and ECOLINT. We buried the hatchet , and not in each others' heads for a change of pace. The charming Irishman, Desmond Cole-Baker (footnote: Not to be confused with Desmond Cole, quondam Headmaster of New York's U.N. International School and a charmer in his very own right), had noticed (Saints be praised!) that there were at least five national exams offered to graduating seniors at ECOLINT: GCE "A"-Level; the Swiss Maturite; the German Abitur; the American SAT; and the French Baccalaureate (The "Bachot"). Zut Alors! , I say!, donnervetter!, Holy smokes! and all that.

Using all of his Irish leprechaun-ismo, Our Desmond approached (with ISS's help) the Carnegie Foundation in New York. The result was a LARGE grant over a few years to develop a SINGLE exam designed to replace the five mentioned. It worked out fairly well; in fact, Martin Mayer wrote a book about the whole thing (again, with ISS's logistic assistance). That's the origin of the I.B.

That the I.B. syllabus, course of study, and exam syndicate is all but indiscernible (in process) from the GCE "A" level should hardly surprise anyone given Desmond Cole-Baker's origins, education and senior staff. Some people think that the most international part of the I.B. is the name: the Bachot.

Just thought you'd like to know.

John Sly, Former President of ISS.

Multiculturalism: "Is Multiculturalism another case of the Emperor's New Clothes?"

Subject: Comment on multicultural.html
(full_name) Rick Lile
(School's_name) IUPUI
(job) 44yr. old Jr. Getting 2ndry lis.

(COMMENT) This is a very good beginning idea for my paper on applying a multicultural appraoch to classroom lesson plans. I shall return.

(subject) Comment on multicultural.html
Hilary Cable Granados
(job) Student at Citrus College, tutor of ESL students, mostly from Asia


Good work! I found you because I'm researching a paper on multiculturalism for my rhetoric class at Citrus. What's I've found, and certainly what I hear from the rhetoric teacher is that people are afraid and terribly defensive about this issue of a multicultural cirriculum. They seem to find it a matter of smoke and mirrors, an artificail issue with which inept educators hide the "real" problems going on in education today. Sad! I was fortunate to have been raised in a racially diverse neighborhood and feel sorry for people who won't even look at a definition of terms or consider the possibilities for personal growth a multicultural curriculum offers. Good work, best of luck, thanks for publishing on the 'Net! Hilary Granados

From: Douglas Mark Lindsay

Masters Degree Student in Elem. Ed.

Your new book looks very intriguing. I recently used this review as a reference in a brief paper I did on religion & multiculturalism. I am presently an ordained United Methodist minister looking to move into full-time elementary education. I am concerned that we have "thrown the baby out with the bath water" on the issue of recognizing and teaching about religion in public schools. Religion defines so many cultures that to ignore or diminish its influence is to ignore a primary fuel in multicultural engines. Would like to know your perspectives - and maybe you've addressed this aspect of multiculturalism in your book. Thank you. Doug Lindsay

Alternative Evaluation Strategies by Seth Ruef

(subject) Comment on sethruef1.html
Paul Finlay
IT Coordinator

Bethlehem College

Great Article. I'm doing a Masters program in Organisational Psychology at the moment and am focusing on performance appraisal. I'm currently writing a paper on performance appraisal in our school. The article gave me info and ideas I had not come across in a lot of reading in the area.

Portable Keyboards

Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 09:03:59 -0500 (EST)
(subject) Comment on portablekeyboards1.html
(full_name) Joan Farnsworth
(job) Technology Coordinator
(e_mail) (School's_name) Ridley School District

We are currently using labs of AlphaSmart keyboards in our 7 elementary schools for student wirting. Our goal is to provide students with more on-task experience with the computer keyboard before beginning formal keyboard instruction. Each 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom has the lab for a minimum of two weeks per semester. Teachers are having students enter short writings, uploading their drafts to the Macintosh and revising and editing their writing in writing workshop. The initial report back from the teachers is the nost enthusiastic we have ever had for a technology innovation. A secondary goal is to improve the writing process among elementary children. We seem to be achieving this goal as well. More significant data on effectiveness will be collected in second semester. WE had many of the initial concerns I saw discussed in your other responses. More later.

(subject) Comment on portablekeyboards1.html
From: Larry Francis
(job) Technology Specialist
(School's_name) Jackson Education Service District

I enjoyed and learned a lot from your comparative study of low-cost portables: AlphaSmart, NTS DreamWriter, and Laser PC5. It provided me with a lot of info for our 3 counties' worth of school districts. (We have a preview library for software and hard- ware.)

(subject) Comment on portablekeyboards1.html
Maria L. McMillan

Landmark Middle School

I liked the comments. I feel like some can't see the forest for the trees! If one student is productive that was just sitting yesterday, then all is not lost. Success does build success. I love the Alphas. Can't believe I waited so long to buy them. About the gibberish... could her character pacing be set incorrectly? I've seen this when emulating through Liberators and the like.

Comment on portablekeyboards1.html
From: Colleen M Schlaefli Parent

Luella Merrett High Academic Program

Dear Editor,

We have a new 2-5 program going into a school for highly able learners and will be looking for the best computer set up we can find. I also have a high IQ child with a fine motor disability in this program and I am trying to find the best yet economical laptop word processor for him. I would like to find out more about the PC-5. Your artilcle is helpful and informative.

Thank You.
, C. Schlaefli

Comment on portablekeyboards1.html
Chris Pennington

Hi, I wrote a little earlier to say I was considering both Alpha and Dreamwriter and was happy to have found your site. Did you know that there is a third portable keyboard? It is called the PC4 (might be 5) and is made/distributed by Perfect Solutions in West Palm Beach. I haven't been able to get any more info. on this keyboard. Please let me know if you find something of interest. Thanks!

Earl Sande's Alpha List for Librarians

(subject) Comment on alp2.html Robert DuBose

Loma Linda Academy

Are you a Librarian?

The list is a fantastic help! Much success with this important contribution to the information management profession.

A Web Travelogue for ESL/EFL Teachers

Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 14:38:59 -0400 (EDT)
(subject) Comment on
(full_name) Pat Hopper

Thanks for the info. I went down a lot of the links. I am currently doing a Trinity College TESOL so it was worth while exploring.


Thanks for the link to my disseration.

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John Trollope -
A la recherche d'un autre French translator and product localiser
petit mot ... (histoire de changer)
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