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K-12 Online Conference

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The K12 Online Conference is now underway. This is a free conference organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice." Presentations are archived on iTunesU, so they can be downloaded and viewed anywhere and anytime!

Visit the conference Ning or explore the links below to learn more about how you can participate.

Take the Reading Genre Poll

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Here are the final results of the Reading Genre Poll! Click to enlarge and find out the most popular genres preferred by students at ROE. Even though there are evidently some that are more popular than others, it is also clear that we have fans for every genre of reading!

ROE students can share their favorite kinds of things to read (either online or offline) by taking this short poll. A 'genre' is a type or category of reading. You can choose more than one, since you probably like to read more than just one! When you are done, you can click 'View Results' to find out about other students favorite genres.

T.A. Barron Visits Houston

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Author T.A. Barron will be  visiting Houston this weekend as part of the Inprint Houston "Cool Brains" Series! He will reading from Ultimate Magic,  Book 3 of his Merlin's Dragon trilogy.

When: Sunday, 17. October 2010
Where: Pershing Middle School Auditorium-3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd. @: 3:00 pm

      Visit Author T.A. Barron's Homepage & see a list of his books HERE.

      Ways to Cite Sources Offline & Online

      Wednesday, October 6, 2010

      Click through to find forms, templates, and links to online citation makers to help you with citing sources for your research. Be sure to explore the resources on plagiarism too!

      Name That Book Barnes & Noble Bookfair

      Please come and support Name That Book by shopping at the Barnes and Noble at the River Oaks location (2030 W. Gray).  Please bring the attached voucher with you. This is a major source of funding for this very popular and costly program. You can view ROE's 'Name That Book' page and book list HERE.

      Here are the details:
      When:  October 9-11 (Saturday - Monday)
      River Oaks Barnes & Noble location - 2030 Gray Street

      Events at the store:

      • This weekend is also part of Educator Appreciation days where teachers will receive up to 25% off of classroom and personal purchases (10% on music/movies). 
      • Author Visit - Miriam King author of Librarian on the Roof on Saturday, Oct 9 @ 2pm 
      • Author Visit - Starla Howard Davis author of Paul and the House Full of Donuts on Sunday, Oct 10 @ 2pm