From your TRT
Volume 1 No.3
has arrived! October is one of my favorite months! I've
been working on some curriculum connections aligned with Fayette
County's Curriculum Map. Check
them out here! You may also check my schedule
page to see when I'll be visiting.
Find Archived Newsletters Here
you checked out United
Streaming? It is a wonderful resource that has been
provided for teachers this year in Fayette County! The site
contains videos that you may stream or download for your
students. Many contain links to student activities and
teacher's guides. Check with your STC or Librarian on how to
access this resource!
Ready for Winter? The Polar Express is rolling out to
theaters this November. Here is a page of Activities
and Lessons to go along with the book.
Tip from Kim Overstreet
Tech Tip #18--Inserting Symbols in Word
you ever needed to type a degree symbol after a temperature?
Or needed an accent mark over your e? Or wanted to type a
foreign word with the proper letters that we don't have in our
you are typing in Word, inserting symbols is easy. There
are a couple of ways you can do it:
when typing the word, stop when you get
to the point where you
want to insert the symbol or special character
Insert from the file menu
will see this window pop up:
you click on the character you want, it will show up
larger (as shown) so you can see if it's what you need.
you choose Insert.
the window and go on typing.
if there are characters that you use often, you can use the
shortcut keys to type them.
at the picture above and you will see the shortcut key hint at
you want to type a º then
you can do that by holding the Alt key in while typing
0186 on the number keypad to the right of your keyboard.
Barbara Barr, TRT
CITATION MACHINE http://www.landmark-project.com/
TEACHERS, INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS AND ABOVE: I have shared this
resource before, but this is such a standard resource that it
deserves repeating. For students and teachers as well, this
is one of the easiest ways to correctly cite resources. It's
also helpful for citing Internet resources. And for those of you
who are in graduate school, it provides APA citations.
EDUCATORS: Great ideas to help you create literacy centers
to enhance your literacy block or center time.
US REGIONS? HERE IS A PAGE OF ACTIVITIES: