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Thanksgiving Teaching Ideas

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Nov 06, 2014 04:25 PM

Excellent resource for Thanksgiving bulletin boards,  art projects and lesson plans: http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/themes/thanksgiving.html read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on November 06, 2014

Is Adobe reading over our shoulders?

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 31, 2014 02:54 PM

After charges made by technology and e-reader bloggers regarding its data collection activities,  Adobe confirmed in statements that its product Adobe Digital Edition 4 does indeed capture use data regarding books and the pages of books a user reads and transmits this information as plain text acr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 31, 2014

Annual Murder Mystery is Friday

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 01:33 PM

Another year, another MURDER! This Friday, September 5th, Polk Library will host its annual Murder Mystery at 9:15PM.  Bring your friends to help figure out various clues around the building and be the first to solve a murder.  A murder that again, deals with the shadowy EVL corporation.  Space... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

The $4 Million Dollar Teacher

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Aug 26, 2014 11:15 AM

How can a teacher make $4,000,000 a year?  Click here to find out. read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on August 26, 2014

Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Children's Books

by Katz, Stephen — last modified May 15, 2014 10:30 AM

Here's a terrific resource for finding books listed according to Fountas & Pinnell reading levels: www.booksource.com I thought I'd direct you to this source since it's part of an assignment for an interim course.  If you have any questions about finding books in the EMC by Fountas & Pinnell lev... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on May 15, 2014

"Wants and Needs" and "Goods and Services" Resources

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Apr 28, 2014 08:54 AM

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Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on April 28, 2014

OpenBook Wisconsin provides Transparency for Wisconsin Government Finances

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 23, 2014 08:41 AM

A new website called OpenBook Wisconsin has been released to provide transparency for Wisconsin Government finances. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 23, 2014

2012 Economic Census Report Released

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 14, 2014 10:20 AM

The results of the the 2012 Economic Census are beginning to be released by the United States Census Bureau. More reports will be released in the forthcoming months. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 14, 2014

Federal Reserve System Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:15 AM

This year marks the 100th year of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve was created by Woodrow Wilson to regulate banking and economic activity and an attempt to control the vagaries of the market and the business cycle. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 14, 2014

Polk Launches New Mobile Website

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 14, 2014 03:03 PM

With 83 percent of adults ages 18-29 owning a smartphone and tablet use increasing every year (Pew Internet Research), mobile technology has become as much a part of student’s lives as the food they eat. Whether they are using their mobile devices for banking, checking email or buying... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 14, 2014

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