Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ranked again on Newsweek's List

We just made America's Top Public High Schools list again. WooHoo!

Here is the ranking list on Newsweek's site

IA Students mentioned in Forbes :)

Businesses That Don't Exist, But Should

Part of article:
"...Take Ajay Gopalakrishna and Alex Myong, both 17, of International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., who envision a nanotechnology-based medicine used to treat fatty-liver disease.

International Academy's Kala Groscurth, 17, wants to help the speech-disabled with a machine that reads the lips of its owners--without requiring them to make a sound. In theory, she says, the device would also eliminate annoyances such as background noise and poor cellphone service...."

Congratuations to our IA students who were mentioned in Forbes!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

World Studies Oil Wiki

Our 9th Grade World Studies students who have Mr. Stibitz or Mr. Uhelski are working on a Oil Blog, but using a Wiki...complicated I know. We decided it was easier to group students on a Wiki and enable the comments section so they could respond to each others comments.

I think this is our 9th graders first experience with Wiki's and they seemed to enjoy it. Mrs. Miner did all the work to set up the Wiki and our 9th graders are furiously writing about their own oil consumption and commenting on their classmates sites. It's a great way to integrate technology into a meaningful discussion activity.
Click here to view the Oil Blog (but really a wiki).

The IA in the WSJ on-line

It's not often the Wall Street Journal takes notice of us. While we didn't make their article, we did make their chart ;) Interesting read.

How To Get Into Harvard

How the Schools Stack Up

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

High School Bulletin Board

I've spent a couple of hours the past 2 days working on a library bulletin board. It's kind of hard to come up with a promotional bulletin board considering it should be high school-like. Oh, and the bulletin board is HUGE (8ft. x 8ft.). It takes a lot of paper and I am also not the most artistic person in the world. Most of my creative stuff is computer assisted. Many of the good ideas out there on the internet are geared to elementary age students. I wanted a catchy saying and something winter-like.

I wish I could say that I came up with this clever idea myself, but I found it through some librarian websites. Credit goes to Sadie Longood, Dallas (Oregon) High School Librarian.
Thanks for the great idea!