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Putting the 'Prod' in Productivity

Putting the 'Prod' in Productivity
New Write or Die iOS App! Now you can Write or Die wherever you are! Works for both iPad and iPhone. Android version coming soon. New online Leaderboard for Write or Die! Over 1.5 million words written so far! VLC Control, custom playlist that works You can now use VLC in Stimulus Mode! 2.1.6 Updates Replaced countdown with more robust countdown clock.Countdown clock now animated, I will add an option to revert to a basic countdown clockMac version now has menu bar for Copying, Pasting and navigating between app windows.Added progress bar indicator for milestones in reward mode To update, revisit the original download link you received in your email and get the latest version. 2.1.3 Fixes Fixed a pernicious issue with time adjustment and wpm locking.Window positioning fixes. 2.1.2 Updates 2.1.1 Fixes Fixed autosave issuesFixed some leaderboard mathCustom background color now works, oops.Buy NowClick the question mark in the bottom right to let me know if you have any issues. Write or Die 2 To-Do

YEAH WRITE! Objectiveli app announces Facebook integration, sharing goals with friends San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2012 Objectiveli manages goals and objectives, is the first app of its kind to integrate with Facebook, giving members the opportunity to use the world’s largest social network to connect with friends and use them as cheerleaders in their roads to fulfilling goals and objectives. Facebook announced a milestone at the beginning of the month: 1 billion users and counting. According to ZDNet, Facebook users spend more than 10.5 billion minutes daily on the social platform, adding photos, connecting with friends, sharing news--and now, reaching their goals. Objectiveli, the goal setting platform which allows users to set goals and objectives in order to achieve success now completely integrates with Facebook. Users can log into Objectiveli with their Facebook accounts, and can easily set goals and S.M.A.R.T. objectives through the app. Objectiveli’s founder Ritu Raj said the social media integration is an exciting feature to both current and new members.

Robot hysteria in the 1930s (slide show) In the autumn of 1932, a British inventor named Harry May invited some friends over to see a demonstration of his latest invention, a robot called Alpha that could fire a gun at a target. Operated by wireless control, the robot sat lifeless in a chair on one side of the room. May placed a firearm in the robot’s hand and made his way to the other side of the room to set up a target. At the last possible moment, the inventor put his hand in front of his face to defend himself. None of this, of course, actually happened. But why were people so willing to believe that a robot had blinked alive and decided to turn on its master? The Great Depression, like today, was quite obviously a dark time for the American worker. And Frankenstein was the best way to illustrate this fear. A psychologist could probably make a good deal of this fascinating dread of ours for mechanical monsters. The campaign to keep “real” music and “real” art in theaters was vicious. And then there were the technocrats.

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices Robert A. Harris Version Date: January 19, 2013 This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, (including rhetorical tropes and rhetorical figures) all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing. Note: This book was written in 1980, with some changes since. The devices presented are not in alphabetical order. A Preface of Quotations Whoever desires for his writings or himself, what none can reasonably condemn,the favor of mankind, must add grace to strength, and make his thoughts agreeable as well as useful. Men must be taught as if you taught them not; And things unknown propos'd as things forgot. Style in painting is the same as in writing, a power over materials, whether words or colors, by which conceptions or sentiments are conveyed. Introduction Practice these; try them out. Resources by Edward P. Rhetorical Devices 1. 2. 4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | Next Page Hosted By

Interpretation Guidelines Manual, Employment Standards Branch, Ministry of Labour, Government of B.C. Policy Interpretation All the eligibility criteria in (a), (b), and (c) must be met before an employee can be defined as a “live-in camp leader”. ExampleMary is employed by a charity, at a summer camp, where she is responsible for the care of a group of twelve year olds and archery instruction for other campers. A “live-in camp leader” is entitled to be paid a daily rate for work performed on any day, or portion of a day. s.16(2) of the Employment Standards Regulation establishes the minimum daily wage for a live-in camp leader. Under s.34(y) of the Regulation, a “live-in camp leader” is excluded from Part 4 of the Act.

Nightmares on canvas: Children's disturbing doodles of monsters are brought to life by comic artist By Jessica Satherley Updated: 10:46 GMT, 12 December 2011 At first glance these children’s sketches might not frighten or scare, but when a former comic illustrator brought them to life with his artistic licence, they suddenly transformed into creatures of nightmares. Artist Dave DeVries, who once painted monsters for Universal Studios, was inspired to take youngsters’ drawings and transform them in realistic illustrations. The US-based 45-year-old was inspired by his niece’s doodles and soon started bringing them to life onto canvas. Brought to life: The Monster Engine is an eight year art project by US comic illustrator Dave DeVries, which has grown into an internet phenomenon DeVries’ niece Jessica would continuously leave sketches in his workbook, which kick-started the idea behind the artist’s venture. He then commenced his project in 2005, titled the Monster Engine, which has now turned into a 48-page book and an internet sensation. Mr Potato Head?

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Mentor Texts in the Digital Writing Workshop: Writer as Decision-Maker "This is no recipe book: I have tried not to be formulaic. Rather, I want to suggest the richness of the options, the myriad of possibilities open to the writer at any given moment." Ralph Fletcher, What a Writer Needs, 1995, p. 2 When I think about how the possibilities for writing has expanded for our students, these are the two video clips I keep going back to. I discovered this "Saved by the Bell" Public Service Announcement years ago and have watched it numerous times. Don't do drugs - saved by the bell from Matthew Stockmeyer on Vimeo. It seems somewhat obvious that this was a clip scripted and produced by adults--adults who worked at a television studio. Compare that to this Public Service Announcement done a few years ago by Noah Gray, a high school student: I found this clip almost 3 years ago and I have watched it over and over again. In my thinking about mentor texts, we have to keep in mind that writing has to be real and it has to have a real audience.

Khan Academy 1,000 True Fans Choosing a Topic for our Speeches I’m currently prepping my classes for another research unit, this one a blend of Memoir, Advocacy, and Speech Writing. After all, never in real life are genres categorized. They blend together; and the Common Core assessments to come recognize the desegregation of writing genres and the need for performance based assessments. I’m basing this blended unit on, and the plan is to host a middle school TED-esque conference, combining it with a book drive for our media center. On this site, you can learn about how students chose topics and you can download the worksheet that I used to guide them towards their choice. We started by watching some key videos throughout the first quarter on “TedTuesday,” and I’ve been asking simple questions like: “What’s the theme?” In other words, we’ve been casually analyzing the speeches that we have watched. What I needed to do was scaffold a way for the students to be able to choose their own topics. We needed a problem statement. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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