Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Never Give Up...Don't Ever Give Up"

Many years ago, Jim Valvano was head coach of basketball at N.C. State. He was a great coach but is best known for his brave fight vs. cancer.
Here is a video of his famous "Never Give Up...Don't Ever Give Up" Speech...


If you are struggling at home, with friends, at work or wherever - "Never Give Up...Don't Ever Give Up"!

Your teachers, the staff of Laney and I (Mr. Jones) would encourage you to never give up on graduating from high school, You CAN do it!

This blog topic came to me after a ESL student asked for resources for studying for the GED. Good for them for not giving up on education! There are many GED study resources online. Here are a couple that I found...

"Never Give Up...Don't Ever Give Up"!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Ready for some outdoor fun? Try GEOCACHING!

The StarNews printed an article that reminded me of this great way to spend a couple hours with friends or family outside. The article was called, 'Leap into Geocaching: It's an outdoor adventure game where players use mobile apps or a GPS device to find hidden containers around the world."

The name of the article has changed to ''WORLD-WIDE TREASURE HUNT' - Leap into geocaching with day of events: 2,900 events scheduled on Feb. 29; 17 of those in N.C.'

Here is the Website to get you started - Geocaching 101

Have fun! Let Mr. Jones know how your experience goes!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Checkout InstaGrok Thinking Map for your Research or Graduation Project!

Ms. Dareneau shared this with me and it very cool!

"You type in the topic and it uses a formula to find a thinking map of subtopics. Within those subtopics, you can find get an array of  images, videos, articles, definitions, etc...

Students can also copy notes, import information AND sources into GoogleDocs and think critically beyond their phrase of research. It seems ideal for a student who has a decent grasp of technology and can begin to think beyond the linear way to research. "


Here is an example on 'trafficking' - http://www.instagrok.com/results.html?query=trafficking