Polar Husky Alert: View-as-Book

Passing on some information from Education Basecamp!

Happy Presidents Day from Education Basecamp!

We wanted to let you know that Module 1 is now available through the view-as-book feature in Get Curriculum of Support at PolarHuksy.com. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with this resource-saving feature.

There are multiple ways to utilize this feature and there are many ways one could search for a particular page within Module 1.

Here is an example we have come-up with for helping you with the ‘Search the publication’ feature:

You are looking for Teacher Notes 1-6a “Amundsen” to project as suggested in the CAAG.

Type Amundsen in the ‘Search this publication’ field and click return. Five pages are returned that contain the word Amundsen. Click on the thumbnail version that most resembles the page you are searching for (in this case it would be that last page with the color map and image of a person with a
flag.)

Please note: searching by “Teacher Notes” or “Teacher Notes 1-6a” will bring back all pages that have the words Teacher Notes and also all pages that have a 1, 6 or ‘a’ following these words Teacher Notes. This may not be the most effective way to search.

As time allows, please familiarize yourself with how the view-as-book feature works and learn what is the best way for you to navigate to what you are looking for. We’ve heard that many of you find it to be a great time saver (and we love that it helps save trees too!).

If you come-up with an ingenious way to search, please share it with us! Beginning March 2, Technical Stuff in Forum of Support will be the place to let everyone know so that they can benefit from what you’ve found/learned. In the interim, share it with Education Basecamp at howl@polarhusky.com and we’ll share your EUREKA! moment with everyone.

Share what you learn. You never know how we might choose to say thanks. :-)

Think Snow!

Education Basecamp
GoNorth! adventure learning series for the K-12 classroom

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Explore the Arctic and experience adventure learning online!
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The View’s Joy Behar Calls Homeschoolers Demented

I guess I am not so shocked at anything that is said on The View but I guess I am most put off in the casual way that Behar says that ‘a lot of homeschoolers are demented’ and that they ‘learn to be afraid of other children’. Her attitude more than the words bother me. Start listening at the 5:45 mark and you will see what I mean. Kudos to Elisabeth Hasselbeck (with whom I have not always agreed) for her support.

So, what do you think?

Unschooling Conference in San Diego

Thought I would pass on this newsblast I got about an upcoming unschooling conference. Sounds like a great opportunity. I will pass on any other news about that gets sent to me.

I wanted to let everyone know there is an unschooling conference being planned in San Diego for September 10-13, 2009! Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference. It’s going to be an amazing event. My good friend is the organizer and she has an incredible speaker line-up already, and lots of creative workshop ideas (I’m not allowed to divulge all the info yet).

You can sign up for a newsletter on the website http://www.goodvibrationsconference.com