Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What you KNOW/CAN DO is more important than where you GO

FastCompany.com posted an article, THE HIGHEST EARNERS DIDN'T GO TO FANCY COLLEGES, about a A recent report from Payscale.com
"...the skills that you leave with matter far more than the reputation of your alma mater...the highest earners are able to combine their technical knowledge with other soft skills, like the ability to think critically and communicate well."

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Kayak, Paddleboard, Run or Travel?

If you do any activity that involves traveling a route and you'd like to plot your journey and even measure the distance, try this Website - http://www.freemaptools.com/measure-distance.htm

It is easy and works great!

Here is an example of a map I created using the Website. It shows the 4.3 mile route that my family and I paddled recently.


Give it a try and let me know what you think OR if you need help.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Where can I buy used books?

Everyone likes 'NEW books' (just like we like NEW cars), but sometimes our budget would prefer 'Used Ones'. When that happens you might want to visit the public library who frequently sells used books OR visit a Used Book Store.
The StarNewsOnline.com posted an article listing "6 places to get a used book in the Wilmington area". Give them a try and let Mr. Jones know which ones you like!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The password for office campus use of NC WiseOwl has changed

(Note: this is not related to PowerSchool or NC Wise - this is an online magazine and journal database particularly useful for Graduation Project)

Effective immediately the NCWiseOwl password for off campus use has changed - Email Mr. Jones, the Media Coordinator/Librarian, for the password.

About NC WiseOwl...http://www.ncwiseowl.org/

NC WiseOwl (NC Online Windows for Learning) has been providing online subscription resources for N.C. schools since 1999.  
It provides access to a collection of online resources for use in research projects and homework assignments.  

NC WiseOwl has three major strengths as an educational resource:   
  • Quality: Information on the Internet at-large is often unreliable and inappropriate for use in the K-12 education field.  WiseOwl’s subscription databases provide access to articles from thousands of magazines, from online encyclopedias and reference sources, and from a variety of other sources that are only available to paying customers.  
  • Economy: By purchasing databases at the state level we are able to achieve an economy-of-scale that saves taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the cost of individual school systems purchasing the same resources.
  • Safety: The World Wide Web was never intended as a K-12 educational tool.  Using WiseOwl for online research places students in a safer, advertising-free environment with age-appropriate information and tools that assist students with the research process.