Notebook Connections

Strategies for the Reader's Notebook

Notebook Connections

The question I grappled with was how to move students from "couch-potato" readers who can answer basic questions with one word-to readers who think while reading-to readers who think beyond their reading. -Aimee Buckner In Notebook Know-How, Aimee Buckner demonstrated the power of notebooks to spark and capture students' ideas in the writing workshop. In Notebook Connections, she turns her focus to the reading workshop, showing how to transform those "couch-potato" readers into deep thinkers. Buckner's fourth-grade students use reader's notebooks as a place to document their thinking and growth, to support their thinking for group discussions, and to explore their own ideas about a text without every entry being judged as evidence of their reading progress. Buckner describes her model as flexible enough for students to respond in a variety of ways yet structured enough to provide explicit instruction. Notebook Connections leads teachers through the process of launching, developing, and fine-tuning a reader's notebook program. Teacher-guided lessons in every chapter help students create anchor texts for their notebooks using various comprehension and writing strategies. As students become more proficient, they grow more independent in their thinking and responses and will begin to select the strategies that work best for them. In the process, the notebook becomes a bridge that helps students make connections between ideas, texts, strategies, and their work as readers and writers. Notebook Connections, filled with lesson ideas and assessment tips, provides a comprehensive model for making reader's notebooks the centerpiece of your reading workshop.

Advanced Networking Concepts Applied Using Linux on IBM System z

Advanced Networking Concepts Applied Using Linux on IBM System z

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes important networking concepts and industry standards that are used to support high availability on IBM System z®. Some of the networking standards described here are VLANs, VLAN trunking, link aggregation, virtual switches, VNICs, and load-balancing. We examine the various aspects of network setups and introduce the main Linux on System z networking commands and configuration files. We describe the management of network interface parameters, assignment of addresses to a network interface, and usage of the ifconfig command to configure network interfaces. We provide an overview of connectivity options available on the System z platform. We also describe high availability concepts and building a high availability solution using IBM Tivoli® System Automation. We also provide the implementation steps necessary to build a redundant network connections set up between an IBM z/VM® system and the external network switches using two Open Systems Adapter-Express 3 (OSA-Express 3) adapters with 10 Gb Ethernet ports. We describe the tests performed in our lab environment. The objectives of these tests were to gather information about performance and failover from the perspective of a real scenario, where the concepts of described in this book were applied. This book is focused on information that is practical and useful for readers with experience in network analysis and engineering networks, System z and Linux systems administrators, especially for readers that administer networks in their day-to-day activities. For additional reading: A Technote is availalble that explains changes to using channel bonding interfaces introduced with SLES 11 SP 2. It can be found at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips1000.html?Open

Easy Computer Basics, Windows Vista Edition

Easy Computer Basics, Windows Vista Edition

See it done. Do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy Computer Basics, Windows Vista Edition teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from your computer hardware and software. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to do what you want to do. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way. Learn how to… Set up and configure your new computer system Upgrade your computer with new hardware and software Use Windows Vista--and personalize it just for you Connect to the Internet for web surfing, email, and instant messaging Manage and edit digital photos with Windows Photo Gallery Play, copy, and burn your own music CDs--and download music from the Internet to play on your iPod Protect your family and your computer from viruses, spam, and spyware Set up a wireless home network and share your Internet connection with multiple computers Easy steps guide you through each task. Items you select or click are shown in bold. Each step is fully illustrated. Category: Computers Covers: General Computing User Level: Beginning Introduction 1 Part 1: Understanding How Your Computer Works 2 Part 2: Setting Up and Using a Desktop PC 14 Part 3: Setting Up and Using a Notebook PC 28 Part 4: Using Microsoft Windows Vista 38 Part 5: Working with Files and Folders 62 Part 6: Using Microsoft Word 78 Part 7: Connecting to the Internet 96 Part 8: Setting Up a Wireless Home Network 132 Part 9: Playing Music and Movies 150 Part 10: Working with Digital Photos 168 Part 11: Adding New Devices to Your System 190 Part 12: Protecting Your Computer 200 Part 13: Taking Care of Your Computer 214 Glossary 228

A Sense of Belonging

Sustaining and Retaining New Teachers

A Sense of Belonging

Too often, new teachers enter the profession excited to make a difference in the lives of children only to find themselves disillusioned and overwhelmed with the expectations of the classroom. In A Sense of Belonging, Jennifer Allen shares her stories and journey in creating an infrastructure of support for new teachers within her school district. A Sense of Belonging provides research-based, practical ideas on how to support new teachers while honoring the innovation, idealism, and optimistic enthusiasm that they bring to the classroom. From supporting new teachers early in the year with administering and analyzing literacy assessments, through using student work to guide instruction, to offering ongoing help with curriculum planning, Jennifer shares strategies on: * fostering relationships with new teachers, starting before school even begins; * creating learning environments for new teachers to be reflective practitioners; * coaching new teachers in their classrooms and providing opportunities for them to observe their peers in action; * supporting new teachers beyond their first year through gradual release of support over their first several years in the classroom; and * facilitating professional development opportunities where new and veteran teachers learn alongside one another. Jennifer believes, and her book demonstrates, that when schools embrace, encourage, and celebrate the work of new teachers, they establish a supportive environment that fosters excellence and improves retention.

A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting

A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting

Written by best-selling PC repair author and educator Jean Andrews, the fifth edition of A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting maps fully to CompTIA's 2009 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware. At the same time, it prepares readers to successfully pass the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. The new edition is formatted to support any teaching style and course format, featuring an essentials-to-practical reorganization within each chapter and inclusion of new tabs distinguishing exam content. Further content and live demonstrations with Jean Andrews are available on the accompanying CD, making this new edition a total solution for hardware maintenance and repair. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Your First Notebook PC (Adobe Reader)

Your First Notebook PC (Adobe Reader)

Using a notebook PC is different from using a desktop PC. Not only are the keyboard and screen smaller, you have to deal with battery life, notebook security, connecting to the Internet at Wi-Fi hot spots, and figuring out how to enter numbers without a numeric keypad. How do you do what you need to do on your new notebook PC? Your First Notebook PC is the solution to your problems. This book focuses on how to shop for, set up, and use a new notebook PC. You’ll learn all about different types of notebooks, unique notebook features, and useful notebook accessories. You’ll also discover how to get the most out of your notebook at home, at the office, and on the road–and how to troubleshoot any problems you might encounter! Your First Notebook PC shows you how to: • Choose the right type of notebook for your needs • Set up and configure a new notebook • Use Windows Vista and its notebook-specific features • Connect your notebook to a wireless home network and the Internet • Share files and folders with other users–and sync your files between two PCs • Use your notebook to listen to music and play DVD movies • Connect your notebook to an office network–and use it for essential business operations • Use your notebook to give PowerPoint presentations • Connect your notebook to a public Wi-Fi hot spot–and send and receive email from any location • Keep your notebook secure when traveling • Extend the life of your notebook’s battery • Upgrade your notebook’s hardware • Troubleshoot common problems

Nonfiction Notebooks

Strategies for Informational Writing

Nonfiction Notebooks

"Explains how writer's notebooks can help students improve their nonfiction writing--reports, articles, memoirs, essays, and so forth--which has taken on even greater importance because of the emphasis the Common Core State Standards place on informative/explanatory writing. As Aimee explains, the prewriting work a student does is particularly important when writing informational pieces. Writer's notebooks help students capture their thoughts, develop ideas, explore mentor texts, refine a research strategy, and play with multiple outcomes--all of which lead to stronger concepts and better first drafts. Greater emphasis on the front end of the writing process also saves time and energy at the revision and editing stages. From exploring topics to gathering information to assessment, Nonfiction Notebooks takes teachers step-by-step through the process of how best to use notebooks for informational writing. Grades 3-8"--Back cover.