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Although I am an ancient 4th grade language arts teacher, I'm desperately trying to "get with the program" by attempting to master and implement Web 2.0. I'm slightly overwhelmed but determined!

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At 9:19am on December 28, 2009, Dr. Rita Oates said…
Florida technology-using educators!
Come to the FACE meeting during FETC and get a light bite of some great Italian food and a drink.
We will celebrate the successes of FACE and Florida teachers using educational technology in a social setting.
Come to meet your FACE officers and other FACE members.
If you will attend, please RSVP. If you are bringing a friend, please include that.
Free for members with current dues and $10 for non-member spouses. FETC members will get two drink tickets. Nonmembers can join FETC for $25.
GO TO “EVENTS” to RSVP to this event
or send an email to: ritaoates at aol dot com.

Time: January 14, 2010 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Maggiano's Little Italy
Street: 9101 International Drive in Pointe Orlando
City/Town: Orlando, FL
Phone: 407-241-8650 restaurant
Organized By: Dr. Rita Oates and FACE officers 305 788 4302 cell

Our formal business meeting will be from 11-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 in the convention center. Note: there is no food at Friday's meeting.
At 10:07pm on April 24, 2009, Jack said…
Hey Lisa,

Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!

That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at

Do you mind telling students and your colleagues again?

At 3:44pm on January 1, 2009, Jack said…
Thanks for the quick reply! I can't email you on CR2.0 til we've become colleagues, so I've posted a message you can forward to your colleagues below:

Hello! I am contacting you on behalf of MIT university. We are running a nationwide contest in which students compete to produce fun, creative videos teaching SAT/ACT vocabulary. We're looking for short 1-2 minute videos. To see an example, check out our contest website @

After the video submission period has ended on March 16th, we'll allow viewers to vote on the videos and award $600 in prize money to the video that receives the most number of votes. $200 of the prize will go directly to the winner(s) and $400 to the class or school club chosen by that person(s). To further encourage participation, we'll give away 1 free iTunes song for every 5 videos a contestant submits or refers (up to the first 1,000 video submissions).

Participating is easy! Go to and:
- Read over the Contest Rules and check out some sample vocab videos
- Pick a word from our list of commonly used vocabulary on the SAT/ACT
- Film a video about that word & upload it to (or if not then
- Submit your video!

Please tell your friends, students and teachers about this charity event! The more videos we receive, the more good we can do. :) Attached to this email is a flyer that can be printed out and distributed.

If you have any outstanding questions that have not been answered at the website or in this email, please feel free to contact me directly at

We look forward to seeing some great flix! :D
At 9:33pm on December 31, 2008, Jack said…
Hi Lisa!

Happy New Year! I was wondering if you have any 2ndary education contacts who would be interested in participating in a nationwide Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from Florida!

You can view contest details at Please let me know. Thanks!
At 6:49pm on July 22, 2008, Kim Jurczak said…
Hi Lisa,

I just saw you on the recent members page and noticed you are also in Ft. Lauderdale. Do you work for BCPS? I am going to be teaching 5th grade this school year, maybe we can collaborate on something:)



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