Week of 10/5-10/9

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A week of many great things happening.  Students learning financial responsibility through a financial simulation, multiple iPad projects for students to show mastery of content, increasing use of Office 365 with students, and much more.  It’s great to see teachers working so hard to give our students the tools and knowledge needed for their success.  As we move forward, start looking over your upcoming activities and let me know if I can be of assistance.

At a Glance:

The True Size of… – website

It is hard to represent our spherical world on flat piece of paper.  Cartographers use something called a “projection” to morph the globe into 2D map.  The most popular of these is the Mercator projection.   Every map projection introduces distortion, and each has its own set of problems.  One of the most common criticisms of the Mercator map is that it exaggerates the size of countries nearer the poles (US, Russia, Europe), while downplaying the size of those near the equator (the African Continent).  On the Mercator projection Greenland appears to be roughly the same size as Africa.  In reality, Greenland is 0.8 million sq. miles and Africa is 11.6 million sq. miles, nearly 14 and a half times larger.


Grant Opportunities – website

From time-to-time, I hear from people looking for grants.  The Grants Alert website contains links to a large number of grant opportunities.  There are grants covering a wide range of fields and opportunities.  This is a website to keep handy if you are looking for a grant.


Tech Tip – Quickly Minimize All Open Programs

We all have those times when we have multiple programs open on the computer, but we need to access something on the desktop to the computer.  Now we’re stuck minimizing everything which is tedious.  Try the quick route, press the Windows key + D to minimize all open programs fast and easy.