Jacqui Murray's Blog – July 2009 Archive (6)

Five Best Ways to Use Your Economic Stimulus Payment

this is funny. Take it as the all-American approach to spreading humor about difficult situations...



Some time this year, we taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus payment. This is a very exciting new program. I will explain it using the Q and A format:

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on July 31, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Education Week: ‘Race to Top’ Guidelines Stress Use of Test Data

Accepted wisdom rejects the idea that teachers ‘teach to the test’. But, President Obama wants to judge teachers on scores. Hmmm… Education Week: ‘Race to Top’ Guidelines Stress Use of Test Data

I suppose this will sort itself in the end.



See more on… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on July 30, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

How to Crack a Lost Windows Password

(From my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher. Hacking is always a popular post.



For all you out there who have forgotten your password (I see a slew of hands), read this. I know I’m a tech teacher and supposed to be able to rattle off the solution to every problem in the geekosphere, but my buddy,… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on July 25, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Blogging for Education

I have a chance to win $500 for the cause of my choice (you could, too. Just click my blog for the link). I have so many, I want your input. What do you think I should talk about? Here are the details. Read them and then post a comment. Thanks, friends!



tnk_educationSummer Fun: What Happens When You Mix an Intern, $500, and a Non-Profit for Education?



The story: One of our… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on July 23, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments

Costco Pairs With Gazelle for Old Tech Trade-Ins

I hadn’t heard this yet. What a great idea. Not in small part because it’s difficult to get rid of old computer monitors and CPUs. Thanks, Costco.



By Geoffrey A. Fowler



Last week, Costco quietly rolled out a new partnership with Web site Gazelle to encourage its legions of discount shoppers to trade in their old… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on July 20, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Survivor's Guilt and Teaching--Why Me?

Being laid off is one of the top five stressors, along with:



* Death of a family member or friend

* Economic hardship

* Marrying or divorcing

* Having a child



The American Psychologic Association says this about stress:



* 62% of Americans say work has a significant impact on stress levels. (APA Survey 2004)

* 52% of workers are more stressed because of work than home. (APA Survey 2004)

* 54% of… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on July 16, 2009 at 4:46pm — No Comments

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