Wednesday, May 21, 2008

International Academy's Newsweek Ranking

I got a phone call this morning which ended up being my reminder to post our big news. We made Newsweek's list of top high schools again! WooHoo. We've dropped a bit :) But #12 is still a pretty good spot on Newsweek's list.

Here is the article in the Detroit Free Press.

Here is the actual Newsweek site.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cool new internet things

Just started playing with PicLens today. It's pretty cool...but it doesn't work with all my stuff just yet. AND the viewer has to have it installed. Fun for me, but it doesn't really translate to much in the classroom.

Readthewords.com is also a pretty cool site. This site will take your documents (pages and pages) read them, create a MP3 audio file to embed into a webpage, blog, email, etc. That could be quite useful for school purposes. It's not perfect and you have to be careful about how you word things (like not using acronyms or initials). I could create a podcast of my whole blog for you to listen to on your commute ;)