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Adult ESL Resource Database Adult ESL Resource Database The Adult ESL Resource Database provides annotated references (with links to the full text whenever possible) for documents useful to practitioners working with adult English language learners. Selected resources in the database have been externally reviewed and approved for inclusion in the LINCS English Language Acquisition Resource Collection, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Adult & Vocational Education (OVAE). Start your search by entering the keyword(s) into the Search field and clicking on the Search button. The Adult ESL Resource Database was developed with funding from U.S. Contact Us | Privacy | Copyright © 2011 CAL This site is optimally viewed with Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, both of which are available as free downloads directly from their publishers. Adult ESL Resource Database
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Pope: Marriage cannot be based simply on emotional satisfaction Pope: Marriage cannot be based simply on emotional satisfaction Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA. Vatican City, Feb 10, 2014 / 02:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to the Polish bishops last week, Pope Francis encouraged a stronger understanding of marriage, accompanied by a merciful attitude toward those in difficult family situations. “Today marriage tends to be viewed as a form of mere emotional satisfaction that can be constructed in any way or modified at will,” the Pope said. “Unfortunately this vision also influences the mentality of Christians, promoting a tendency toward divorce or separation.” Pope Francis’ words came Jan. 7 at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall in an address to the bishops of Poland, who were in Rome for their ad limina visit, a trip that bishops must make every five years to discuss the state of their dioceses with the Pope. The Holy Father had begun his address looking forward to the April 27 canonization of Bl.
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Edit Central Contents Introduction: On Writing Style and Diction Tools Sponsored Links Reference Books Technical Notes Privacy Policy Contact Introduction: On Writing If you want to become a better writer, you need to do the following, in order of priority: (1) write a lot, and (2) seek ideas and inspiration, and (3) get the technical details right. This web site is mostly about the third and least important of these points. It should not be a surprise that to improve your writing you should write a lot. If you want to improve your piano playing, do you really think that you should spend a lot of time looking at piano catalogs? Inspiration does have a role to play, particularly if it can get you to write more. Lastly, there are the rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Style & Diction This is an interactive section for checking a sample of writing. Click the "Submit" button to look for possible problems in the text. Sponsored Links Reference Books Become an excellent writer! Technical Notes Contact Edit Central
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Compello Blog PPI Capacity Planning Portfolio Planning application helps the enterprises to optimize their portfolios according to their resource capacities. For such optimization, organizations are forced to overcome two challenges : The first one is the task of identifying the best-fit resources based on skill, availability, role etc. The second challenge is how to track the resource capacity and utilization for Project- and non-project works. The PPI Capacity Planning report allows you to implement resource allocations, which can accurately reflect your Project- and proposal priorities and schedulings in detail. usage. Compello has specifically developed capacity planning for Resource Managers, PMO Managers and Portfolio Managers, who make important Project- /proposal-commitment decisions, analysing the prevailing limitations of resources or capacity information. The Capacity planning report provides the following advantages to the management : - Portfolio Management - Demand Management PPI Capacity Planning PPI Capacity Planning
Get better visibity into your projects and program PPI's Project Analytics solution provides a comprehensive environment to perform reporting and analysis of your projects and programs. Project Analytics is pre-integrated to automatically collect and consolidate relevant data from HP PPM (Project & Portfolio Management), then centralize this data into an integrated reporting datamart where analysis can be performed. Why Project & Portfolio Intelligence (PPI) for HP PPM?  Reduce reporting errors  Help successfully deliver and execute large scale projects.  Do better planning and forecasting of the projects.  Better manage resources across the projects.  Maximize revenue and profits across projects.  Better manage the supplier performance. Any good reporting solution begins with the data. (Project Management Data) Shutdowns, turnaround and outages are projects. One of the many report formats available are tabular reports. PPI includes a graphical report designer. What We Solve What We Solve
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There's nothing quite like a sudden Google algorithm update to leave marketers feeling equal parts confused and concerned. It's like they wait for you to get all of your ducks in a row and then unleash an update that changes everything. Sure, they're pretty open about that fact that they're doing this for everyone's own good -- each algorithm tweak brings us one step closer to more relevant search results, after all. However, there is still some secrecy behind exactly how Google evaluates a website and ultimately determines which sites to show for which search queries. That said, there are a number of tools out there -- some free, some paid -- that help you to look at your own site the way that Google sees it. Click here to quickly analyze your site's SEO with HubSpot's free Website Grader tool. These tools are critical to your organic search strategy because they allow you to focus on the elements of your site that Google deems important. 10 Website Checker Tools to Audit Your SEO 10 SEO Tools to Analyze Your Website Like Google Does 10 SEO Tools to Analyze Your Website Like Google Does
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The design was led by Chief Creative Officer, Eric Brown, who made a point of the team to attending live Q events to ensure the essence of Q was captured and projected throughout the design process. This caused our team to pay special attention to “space”, operating with the conviction that Q’s design profile had developed due to Gabe Lyons’s eye for historically significant, and often “sacred” venues for events. Eric’s recognition of this outlier was significant in the final product, realizing, “When you walk into Q, you feel a ‘certain air’ to the room. It reminds you of entering a large arena after months of waiting to hear your favorite band perform. It is both surreal and actual.” A healthy balance between utility and experience was vital in the design of; considering Q’s role as a large content platform, while capturing the feeling of being in the room at a Q event was a challenge that our design team emphasized throughout the process. Q Ideas | Whiteboard Q Ideas | Whiteboard
Most Popular characters - page 1 | Meme Generator The real deal about memes is their popularity: an image becomes a famous meme because it is shared and used. If you want to improve the chances of your meme to be successful, you can check among the most popular memes of all times on and pick an image: whether is Bad Luck Brian with his ugly smile, the Grumpy Cat or anything else, you will surely find the right image to express your funny remarks about reality!Pick an image from the most popular memes and customize it for free! Futurama Frycustomize this The Most Interesting Man In The Worldcustomize this Philosoraptorcustomize this Willy Wonkacustomize this Success Kidcustomize this One Does Not Simplycustomize this Bad Luck Briancustomize this Good Guy Gregcustomize this Grumpy Cat customize this First World Problemscustomize this Forever Alonecustomize this Most Popular characters - page 1 | Meme Generator
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Don’t Start Your Nonprofit Grant Writing Until You Read This Before you start your nonprofit grant writing and filling out grant applications, stop. There’s an important question you need to ask yourself before applying for grants: Should we be applying for grants in the first place? The answer: Yes!—but always with some qualifications. Let’s be clear: there are tons of opportunities for grants to be part of your fundraising plan. 3 Reasons Grant Writing is Perfect for Your Nonprofit Grant writing can seem almost mystical. Which of these do you believe? Grant writing is a mysterious, capricious art. While the reality is more complicated than both of these positions, here are three reasons why a nonprofit SHOULD pursue grant writing for their organization: There’s a lot of money out there: Over $50 billion dollars are awarded every year through foundations and corporate grants. But before you dive into foundation research and looking up grant writing tips, know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Don’t Start Your Nonprofit Grant Writing Until You Read This
VMG | Grant Writing Training Program Classroom Schedule Online Schedule Effective CommunicationsLearn effective ways of introduction and follow-up communications with your propects. Email, phone, in-person meetings and written correspondence are covered. Successful Grant WritingGet an A-Z overview of the grantwriting process and learn the core components of every grant proposal:cover letter, needs assessment, budget, methodology, and program evaluation. Prospect ResearchThis class provides the knowledge, strategies and resources necessary to find funding for various types of grants. Proposal Writing: Putting Pen to PaperStudents get started writing step-by-step. Grant Budgeting BasicsLearn how to construct the budget component for your grant application. Project ManagementLearn how to apply project management tools and techniques to succeed at implementing programs and managing projects of any size and scope. How To Apply To enter the program, interested applicants must: - be fluent in English (written and spoken) VMG | Grant Writing Training Program
Is My School Ready? Strategies For Principals That Lead by Jen Schwanke, Principal for Dublin City Schools For a principal, the a new school year brings anticipation, excitement—and—let’s admit it—an underlying feeling of trepidation. I always look forward to this time of year, but with it comes the telltale butterflies in the stomach each time August rolls around. In the weeks leading up to the first day… Make sure your building looks ready. Communicate, communicate, and communicate some more. Have a broad reach. Empower and delegate. In the first few days…. Be available. Be positive. Show appreciation. Rest. And then… Enjoy the ride. Jen Schwanke is the author of You’re the Principal! Is My School Ready? Is My School Ready? Strategies For Principals That Lead -
Mobile phones managed to mostly kick their classroom stigma once the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other PDA-cellular hybrids (also known as “smartphones,” but you knew that already) popped onto the scene. Thanks to the veritable Library of Alexandria of apps available on the respective markets, life can run that much smoother for professionals of all types. And that, of course, includes teachers. We’ve discovered a seemingly endless collection of smartphone apps that teachers can put to work in the classroom and beyond, creating a powerhouse of back-to-school mobile tools. For the Classroom Smart Dot It’s an iDevice-based laser pointer that doubles as a remote control for PowerPoint and Keynote presentations — well worth it for slide-loving educators! Organization, Time Saving, and Productivity Professional Development and Training Reference Welcome Distractions This is a cross-post from; image attribution flickr user Mr. The 50 Best Smartphone Apps For Teachers Arranged By Category
Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices My Edutopia post When Grading Harms Student Learning generated a lot of buzz. Grading is an emotional subject, with strong-held opinions and ideas. I was really excited to see discussion on all sides of the issue. The best feedback for me was that, while many readers agreed with parts of the premise, I hadn't been specific on support strategies. Thank you for that feedback -- it was specific, actionable, and created the need and excitement for a follow-up post. While there are many tools out there that help address concerns around redoes, zeroes, not grading homework, and more, here are some of my favorites: Address Behavioral Issues Affecting Academic Achievement Points off for late work may not motivate students. Request to Retest This is a great way to put the student in the driver’s seat of what they'll redo and how they'll redo it. Redo Parts of an Assessment Some assessments that we give students have very clear categories. Reflect on Assessments Were you prepared for this test?
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As web apps become the norm, the Internet is fast becoming a series of usernames and passwords. Accounts make services more useful, but they can be a security threat if left unmonitored. If you’re not using a particular account anymore, and doubt that you ever will, it’s a good idea to delete that account. There are sites that can help though, which summarize in simple terms how to delete your various online accounts. AccountKiller Got a service you’d like to delete your account for? A colour-coded list will assist you, as seen above. Click on any of these services for more information, including instructions: User comments fill in some gaps left by the service, including additional tips for removal. Suicide Machine Deleting web accounts sometimes leaves a trail behind. As the video implies, this service not only deletes your account. This service used to support Facebook, but Facebook’s lawyers made them stop. Delete Your Account Conclusion 3 Resources For Deleting Your Unwanted Online Accounts
Online applications (also known as web applications or webware) are getting more popular, particularly when broadband Internet access has become more common and readily available to more users. With online applications and services, you do not need to download and install them into your computer for using them—you just need to open up a browser and access them online. Not only that you can save harddisk space as they do not need to be installed, but also you can work with files that are saved online from any computer anywhere, without the need to carry a storage device even a USB stick around with you. Besides, you don't have to worry about different operating systems as these applications and services are cross-platform, running in your browser as a client. Like to use them? This is a multi-page article. Page Index: Read this article in Spanish (Español) This list of Best Free Online Applications and Services now includes 233 items in 138 categories. New and Updated Items: Best Free Online Applications and Services
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