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Fall 2008 Newsletter

Please Participate In Our Survey

We are starting the new school year with a request for all our patrons and visitors to fill out our Fall 2008 Survey at survey link.

With this survey, we are attempting to identify identify current issues in education and how K12IRC.org can better meet those needs. The survey will run until the middle of November. At that time, we will be closing the survey and posing the results.

Dearth Of New Internet Sites

We have noticed a trend in the last few years. Fewer and fewer new educational web sites are coming on line. And many existing K-12 web sites are disappearing.

A prime example is an K-12 teacher who posts an excellent page or site on a subject of interest. A few years later, they move on to another school district or retire, and their "personal" web pages are deleted from the school's web server. The community has lost including many excellent exemplars and lesson plans because of this problem.

Please make sure that your web content is available on a server that will not "go away". Many options are available, including free web hosting -- content hosting offer link

We at K12IRC.org are also looking at the possibility of providing hosting and a home for web pages and sites of interest to the K-12 educational community.

Let us know what you think by e-mailing webmaster@k12irc.org.

RSS Feeds Now Available

Many news-related sites and blogs provide RSS feeds, and now so does K12IRC.org. RSS feeds allow you to monitor the latest news and updates.

The RSS page lists the RSS feeds available at K12IRC.org. It also gives details as to how RSS feeds work and how you can monitor them with software you probably already have.

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you for your continuing support of the K-12 Internet Resource Center -- www.K12IRC.org -- and requesting to be on the newsletter mailing list.

With the start of the new school year, we are looking to better serve the K-12 educational community. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

We publish a quarterly K12IRC.org Newsletter via e-mail. The newsletter highlights new and expanded areas of the site and keep you posted on new developments.

If you would like to keep up with our latest developments, subscribe today

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Parental Support

Parents are a big part of the education equation. Here are some resources to help them cope.

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3D Printing Primer

3D printing is both an art and a science. And it's one of those areas where spending a little extra money can save a lot of grief.

Come along as we explore the world of 3D Printing.

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Development

Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.

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Resources

Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.

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Partners

Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.

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Tools

Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site to creating videos and 3D printing.

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Support

Find an affinity group or a good laugh.

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