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I tried something new tonight. I exported a Keynote presentation into a Quicktime video and uploaded to WyzAnt. In the description, I wrote that this is the third presentation, but I list three other presentations as well. Of course I'm aware that three plus one equals four. However, what I should have stated is that while we (my son and I) created a total of four presentations, only three have bells and whistles, so to speak. I included the names of all the presentations in case someone would like any of them made into a Quicktime video. A complete list of presentations, with and without bells and whistles: Stormalong The Power of W.O.W! How Tia Lola Came to Stay My Brother Martin My rationale for creating a Keynote presentation in the first place is based on the way my son learns: he's a visual learner. He didn't do well on his first vocabulary test, so I felt creating a presentation, with his help, would improve his recollection of the vocabulary words... read more

I bet that got your attention. There are many tools available to improve study skills, from color coordinating items to graphic organizers. Yet, none of these tools can truly improve study skills if organization is lacking. If homework is forgotten at school, stuffed among other, less important papers inside a book bag, or folded up and shoved in pocket, color coordinating and graphic organizers won’t help. So what’s the first step in achieving organization? The student planner. The Student Planner Most schools give each student a planner. It’s free. Use it. As you move from subject to subject, write down homework assignments under the appropriate day and subject. If you’re a student who misplaces handouts, fold them and put them in your planner. If your planner doesn’t have a spot to hold handouts, use a paperclip. Your student planner should be the first thing you put in your book bag at the end of the day and the first thing you take out when you get home. Forget... read more

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