Expository writing is an increasingly important skill for elementary, middle, and high school students to master. This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic in the upper right-hand corner that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson How-To Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose It’s not easy surviving fourth grade (or third or fifth)! Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focus on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships. Persuasion Map
Japanac u Zagrebu - banka.hrBankamagazin Objavljeno 09.52, 01.07.2011. Piše Željko Ivanković, glavni urednik Banke U četvrtak, 30. lipnja časopis Banka organizirao je u Zagrebu, u Novinarskom domu, predavanje japanskog veleposlanika Yoshia Tamure: Rebirth of Japan & a brief Review of Croatian Economy (Ponovno rođenje Japana & kratki pregled hrvatskog gospodarstva). Iako je predavanje bilo na engleskom i u vrijeme kad su godišnji odmori već počeli, posjet je bio dosta dobar. Rijetko koji od oko sedamdeset-osamdeset posjetilaca napustio je dvoranu prije kraja sat i četvrt dugog predavanja, premda ozvučenje nije najbolje funkcioniralo, a i veleposlanik Tamura nije uvijek govorio u mikrofon. Nakon predavanja, većina od onih s kojima sam razgovarao bila je zadovoljna, neki i jako. Pitanje je, naime, koliko su se zapravo razumjeli, odnosno koliko Hrvati uopće žele razumjeti ono što Japanci govore. Nedavno je na televiziji Marijana Petir, zastupnica HSS-a, govorila o tome "da treba uzeti u obzir da je Hrvatska prošla rat".
Trading Card CreatorThe Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. The save capability gives students a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with friends and family. back to top
The Eight Elements of TQM-FrameworkBio CubeThe Bio Cube interactive has been changed to a new format: the Cube Creator. Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Story Cube: In this cube option, students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Create-Your-Own Cube: Working on a science unit? Students can save their draft cubes to revise later. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources
Total quality managementTotal quality management (TQM) consists of organization-wide efforts to install and make permanent a climate in which an organization continuously improves its ability to deliver high-quality products and services to customers. While there is no widely agreed-upon approach, TQM efforts typically draw heavily on the previously-developed tools and techniques of quality control. TQM enjoyed widespread attention during the late 1980s and early 1990s before being overshadowed by ISO 9000, Lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma. History In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the developed countries of North America and Western Europe suffered economically in the face of stiff competition from Japan's ability to produce high-quality goods at competitive cost. Development in the United States From the Navy, TQM spread throughout the US Federal Government, resulting in the following: Features The key concepts in the TQM effort undertaken by the Navy in the 1980s include: Joseph M. 
Tagxedo - Word Cloud with StylesSix Sigma vs. Total Quality ManagementMay 28, 2007 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Quality Management Six Sigma vs. Total Quality Management By Tony Jacowski Six Sigma is a relatively new concept as compared to Total Quality Management (TQM). However, when it was conceptualized, it was not intended to be a replacement for TQM. Both Six Sigma and TQM have many similarities and are compatible in varied business environments, including manufacturing and service industries. Total Quality Management Total Quality Management is often associated with the development, deployment, and maintenance of organizational systems that are required for various business processes. Comparison To Six Sigma In comparison, Six Sigma is more than just a process improvement program as it is based on concepts that focus on continuous quality improvements for achieving near perfection by restricting the number of possible defects to less than 3.4 defects per million. The basic difference between Six Sigma and TQM is the approach. Conclusion
Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and ActivitiesThe Three Windows of OpportunityA new book, Made in China, delivers lessons learned by Chinese entrepreneurs in the rugged and dynamic environment of that country. This excerpt zeros in on determining if your timing is right: Is the window of opportunity open? by Donald N. Sull with Yong Wang Editor's note: We all know the stories of famous American entrepreneurs such as Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, and Bill Gates. Three windows of opportunity Golden opportunities hold out the promise of great rewards but generally require risky concentration of resources without the benefit of knowing whether the bet will pay off. These questions of whether the customer need is real and the potential market big enough to constitute a golden opportunity are critical. The reality of golden opportunities, however, is more complicated. Is the market poised to take off? [ Buy this book ] Footnotes: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Quality assuranceQuality Assurance (QA) is a way of preventing mistakes or defects in manufactured products and avoiding problems when delivering solutions or services to customers. QA is applied to physical products in pre-production to verify what will be made meets specifications and requirements, and during manufacturing production runs by validating lot samples meet specified quality controls. QA is also applied to software to verify that features and functionality meet business objectives, and that code is relatively bug free prior to shipping or releasing new software products and versions. Suitable quality is determined by product users, clients or customers, not by society in general. History Initial efforts to control the quality of production During the Middle Ages, guilds adopted responsibility for quality control of their members, setting and maintaining certain standards for guild membership. Wartime production Postwar Failure testing Journals