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Common Core Help

Common Core Implementation Kit enables the creation of a Common Core State Standards aligned lesson plan with a few easy clicks. Common Core operates from within Word 2013 and provides daily learning targets for Common Core State Standards, along with instructional notes, student friendly “I Can” statements, vocabulary lists, differentiation ideas, activity ideas, assessment ideas, common student misconceptions, and links to open educational resources aligned to the standards.

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5 Tech Tools for the Next Generation Science Standards


The Campus Action Projects (CAP) enable student leaders and campus faculty to design and implement effective programs that enhance campus offerings, promote leadership, and improve academic and career outcomes.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. The Terra Foundation for American Art will support projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that explore American art in an international context. Funding is available for symposia, colloquia, and scholarly convenings on American art pre-1980. For the 2013 winter cycle, Letters of Inquiry are due December 16, 2013. If invited, proposals are due March 5, 2014. In the spring, Letters of Inquiry are due March 14, 2014. If invited, proposals are due June 16, 2014. Student CAM

What is StudentCam?

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation.

This year we have doubled the number of student prizes from 75 to 150 awards, and increased the teacher advisor prizes to 53 awards, all up totaling$100,000 in cash prizes!

Students are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme listed below.

2014 StudentCam Theme

“A Message to the U.S. Congress”

What’s the most important issue the U.S. Congress should consider in 2014?

Quick Guide to Simple Fixes

Here are a few things you can try before calling your BTC.

1. If the computer is running, shut it down from the start menu. If it is frozen try control –alt- delete (push these simultaneously) then click end task.

2. Unplug all power plugs one at a time (so you will know where to plug them in again) and then plug them in again. Unplug from the wall and from the computer.

3. If you have no connection for Internet or email, (try them both) unclick the Internet

connection from the back of the computer and reconnect it. (It looks like a phone cord)

4. Restart your computer.

5. If there is no sound, check the sound plugs in the back. Look at a working computer and match the cords to that.

6. If there is still no sound, check the volume button on the front of the monitor (dell computers have the volume on the side)

7. If there is still no sound, check the headphones volume, or simply unplug the head

phones to see if sound returns.

8. If the screen is dark, check the blue cable that plugs into the computer.

9. Don’t spend more than 15 minutes trying to fix a problem. If you can’t figure it out,

contact your BTC.

10. Send in a BTC Request Form to your BTC describing the problem. Also include what you were doing at the time it encountered the problem as best you can.

Attach a note to the computer with the problem so that the BTC can find it quickly.

Good luck!