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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
May 12, 2006

 

MARSHALL ABE

 

1.  Time sheets are due in the office by noon on Monday, May 15th.

    A HEAD'S UP ON PAY DATES:  BEGINNING JULY 1ST, PAY DATES WILL BE THE 1ST AND 15TH OF EACH MONTH.  I WILL GET MORE INFO OUT TO YOU AS THE TIME GETS CLOSER.

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2.  Year End Student Exits - Packets have been sent to all teachers who need to do Year End Student Exits.  These should be returned ASAP, but no later than May 15th.  Thanks for all you work on these year end data projects.  Barb.
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3.  Here's a new site - just added to the Resources Page - Diploma Guide.com.  Here you will find resources for GED students and future college students.  Check it out here.
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SOUTHWEST ABE

 

4.  Alt What ? More Computer Basics - Online Workshop, 5/18/2006 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Do you want to learn a few computer basics? This hands-on session is for you. We will skip the Pentium mega giga mumbo-jumbo and learn a dozen or more useful tips and tricks like copying and pasting and keyboard shortcuts that will speed any teacher to knowledgeable and productive computer use.  Visit the MLC website for more details.

http://www.themlc.org/techtrainings

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5.  The 2006 edition of To Open Your Mind is online on the MLC web site and includes ALL of the submissions we received for this year’s book. To view it, go to www.theMLC.org/TOYM and click on the link in the sidebar to view the “Complete 2006 Edition.”  Thanks for all your work in preparing your students to submit entries for the book. We hope you’ll send some for next year’s book too!
Guy Haglund
Office Manager/Minnesota Literacy Council
ghaglund@theMLC.org

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6.  This is a reminder that the ESL 2006 Workshop is May 18 & 19.  For those who have not registered, there is still some vacancy.  For those who will be needing overnight accommodations May 17 & 18, at the Downtown Minneapolis Residence Inn, the deadline for special rate has been extended to Friday, April 28.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Cherie Eichinger,  cherie.eichinger@state.mn.us
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7.  The latest issue of Net News from the LDA of Minnesota is on-line.  Click on the link below.

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/netnews_may06.htm
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8.  The GED Graduation date has been set for May 23 at 7:30 PM.  The graduation ceremony is at MN West campus in Granite Falls.  Check out this page as details become available.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/ged_graduation.htm
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9.  Bremer is offering a free workshop specifically for nonprofits and commuinity organizations on health savings accounts.  Read more about this workshop here.

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/bremer_health.htm

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10.  The Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Update has been posted on the website. - click on the link below.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/chamber_update_5_12_06.htm
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11.  News to Use (NTU) a newsletter with updates, information and resources for members and partners of Minnesota Campus Compact.  Read the current issue of NTU here as well as back issues.
http://www.mncampuscompact.org/index.asp?Type=B_PR&SEC={2183F9FB-B932-4835-97DF-7D6D19213FDA}
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12.  The new Financial Empowerment web site is on line.  It has resources for consumers, links for agencies, curriculum resources, and contact information.  You can access the web site from the Marshall ABE home page or use the link below.  Check it out and send me any feedback you might have.
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13.  2006 Technology in Adult Literacy Conference:  The Minnesota Literacy Council and the Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning invite you to attend the 2006 all day conference on technology use in the field of Adult Basic Education on June 23 at the Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning in St. Paul.  This is an opportunity for ABE program managers, teachers and volunteer tutors to learn from other educators how Literacy and ESL programs are effectively using educational technology. You can read more and register on-line using the link below.
http://www.themlc.org/techconference
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14.  A presentation about Hmong Culture, History, and Health Care Beliefs will be presented on June 28th from 1 Pm to 4 PM.  This workshop called Understanding and Working with the Hmong of Southwest Minnesota  is open to teachers, health care workers and social workers.  You can read more and download a registration form here.
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15.  From the Trivia Department:  Got kids in your life - or grandkids?  Start a Upromise account for them.  Upromise is a free service designed to help families save for college. It's simple: you'll save when you shop for the things you need.  Check out Upromise here.
http://www.upromise.com/8299.do?cx=olm
BTW - we have a new addition to our family.  We just welcomed out first grandchild, Alex Michael.  I'm not a proud grandpa or anything, but you can check him out here:
http://www.averamarshall.org/baby.php?babyname=1147121369&part=specific
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16.  Thought for the week:  If you thinkg education is expensive, try ignorance.  ~Derek Bok

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17.  Tech Tip:  Google Calendar

Google has unveiled their new “Google Calendar.”  This calendar has many neat features to it including sending announcements and invitations to events and getting responses to those you send them to.  And best of all, it is FREE.  All you need to activate your calendar is a Gmail account. 

 

Here are some of the neat features of Google Calendar>

  • You can set up a personal calendar to keep track of your appointments and important dates.
     
  • You can set up multiple calendars.  And you can share any of the calendars with others in your group.  For instance, you can create a calendar for your book club, or softball team, or family members. 
     
  • You can send invitations or announcements to events on your calendar via email automatically.  When a person receives an invitation or announcement by email, they can RSVP.  You can then check and see exactly who is coming to your event.  They can also send comments or questions in their RSVP.
     
  • You can include a map to the event using Google Maps.
     
  • You can quickly add events to your calendar through the intuitive interface.  For example, click on a date on the calendar and type something like:  “Softball game at Complex 3 at 9 am on Saturday.”  The software is smart enough to parse the information and place in the calendar in the exact locations. You can also add events with the Quick Add Link.
     
  • You can search for events on your calendar quickly and easily.   Or you can search public calendars and add events to your calendar
     
  • You can receive reminders and notifications on your mobile phone.

Google Calendar is cross-platform since it is accessed and used on the internet.  So it doesn’t matter whether you have a Mac or PC.  Or it doesn’t matter whether you use Internet Explorer, or Netscape, or Firefox. 

 

Get your calendar by first signing up for a Gmail account:

https://www.google.com/accounts/SmsMailSignup1 

 

Then activate your calendar here:

https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=cl&passive=true&nui=1&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fcalendar

 

Why not have a party and send out your invitations using Google Calendar!
 

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Marshall ABE Links

 

Southwest ABE - home page for Granite Falls, Jackson, Marshall, and Worthington consortiums.

http://southwestabe.org/

 

Marshall ABE Bookmarks - tons of cool bookmarks - educational and non-educational
http://ikeepbookmarks.com/marshallabe

 

Tech Tips - Read new and old Tech Tips here.

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/techtips.htm

 

Reading Skills for Today's Adults - new stories posted regularly 

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills_home.htm

 

Announcements - Weekly announcements are posted here each week on Friday.

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/announcements.htm

 


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