ToDay's MeNu Class of 2008

ToDay's MeNu
is Suicide.


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Cyber English 2005 9th grade class.

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles Swindoll

2008 Scholars' Work of Cyber English - All
ITHS Index
[ Telementors ]
in Room 237 at
Information Technology HS
with Ted Nellen
Ms Feigenson & Ms Flynn
CyberEnglish at ITHS:

The Pledge
[ Read the NewS | Archiving | Writing Tips | Reminders ]
[ CyberEnglish - practical/theory - CyberEnglish ]
[ Cybrary - Syllaweb - Search ]
Seven Habits - HTML - Make Your HomePage
Check your Yahoo Email
Changing your Password

Do Now:

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# Today's Word of the Day. Be sure to use this site for VETY.
# Misspelled Word of the Week
# Today's Quote of the day. How are these relevant to you?
# Today in Literature
# On This Day
# A Poem a Day
# Pun of the Day
# Check Email Often!!
# The LIST


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1st Marking Period ends: Friday, March 18
P-T Conferences: Evening, Thur Apr 7, 6-8:30; Afternnon, Fri Apr 8, 12-2:30
2nd Marking Period ends: Friday May 6
3rd Marking Period ends: Wednesday June 15


Midsummer Night's Dream
Peer Review: March 7 - Peer Review: Feb 5
Catcher in the Rye - Christo - l(a
Webfolio for January
[VETY - I am - Book Reviews - Peer Review - Journal - Your Quote - Poetry - Harrison Bergeron]
[Grammar Book]

CONTENT is KING, NOT Design. So concentrate on the content of your pages!!

Writing TIPS

Seeking equality in
Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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You should create a page called poems.html which has links to the poems and poetry projects you do.

1. Your first poetry assignment.
2. Your second poetry assignment

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Imitation is Suicide.

What quote of the day would you put on your homepage? Wander through the previous Quotes of the day. Select one you like and find important to you. Place it on your homepage (index.html) in a prominant place. Then provide a link to a new file you create named: quote.html and explain the quote and its importance to you. Have fun!!
Link to your quote and interpretation.

Compare these two quotes. One represents western thinking the other represents eastern thinking. Create a file called 2quotes.html, include the two quotes and then discuss how they are similar, different, and how you interpret the two as they apply to yourself.
Link to your two quotes

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Your Journal is going to be very important. It will be where you record what you are thinking, what you are doing, and how you are doing it. You will use the journal to reflect on your scholarly inquiry. We will be using this
SITE to generate the different protocols you will be using in writing your journal and they will help you better understand writing in the journal.

Some Starters for your Journal...

    I now realize...
    I learned..
    I was reminded of ..
    I was surprised to learn that..
    I feel..
    I remember when..
    I'm beginning to wonder..
    Someday I would like to..
    This makes me conclude..
    I discovered..
    I've revisited an old idea about..

November 22 Topic: NBA


You will call it "journal.html" and place a link to it on your "english.html" file. Use the "paper" file from Style Sheet. Using the "pico" editor create and write the "journal.html" file. This new file will be a writing journal of sorts, where you record thoughts about what you are doing in this class as it relates to your work. Make entries on a regular basis that show your inquiry and adventures in CyberEnglish. This journal will include hopes, fears, and correspondences with those who write you about your work, your thoughts about their comments, your reactions, and other matters of concern as you traverse CE. Be sure to date each entry. ALSO include links to your archives in this file.

Archiving: You should archive all of your work at the end of each marking period.
Use 050605, for end of semester: Apr 6, 2005
The 050605 is the date: month, day, year; on which you make the new archive. Use Today for this NOT 102004, unless it is May 6, 2005.
webdocs)$ mkdir 050605 ENTER This command makes the new directory
webdocs)$ cp *.* 050605 ENTER This command copies all of your files into the new archive directory
webdocs)$ cd 050605 ENTER This command changes or moves you into the new directory
050605) $ chmod +r * ENTER This command allows others to view this new directory
050605)$ cd .. ENTER This command returns you to your main directory
webdocs)$ Now you are back in your main directory

Whenever you archive add a link to new archive in "journal.html".
It should look like this:

<li><a href="">May 6, 2005</a>
Note: replace ?????? with your login.


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Peer Review and Rubrics

March 7

You will explore the work on this page for Peer Review. When you write be sure to cc the teacher: Ms Brogley and me at Use the Peer review protocol.

Feb 05

You will explore the work on these pages for Peer Review. Information about the Mandala. Use the Peer review protocol. Be sure to cc me When you write your eamil send it to Be sure to include the title and author of each piece in your email. Be sure to sign your email, be cordial, polite, and proofread your email before sending it. Read all of them and perhaps send one email addressing all those pieces you read.

Add your webpage to favorites
You will select the two students after your name in the same group to do peer review. If you are at bottom wrap around to top of list. Peer review all of their work and cc me, too.

About Telementoring. Now that you officially have email, you will be in contact with people outside of school. Revisit the AUP. It is crucial you do NOT give any personal information about yourself such as address and phone numbers and NEVER agree to meet anyone outside of school on your own. Invite that person to the school and whenever you have any questions, be sure to speak to me immediately! To help you, please cc me in an early correspondence with your telementor about the correspondence so the three of us - you, me, and the telementor - are aware of this correspondence. You do not need to include me in all correspondences, just an early one so we all know I am involved and that you feel safe. I will constantly remind you of this in class. As you use your email, begin to make folders to save email from various people about your work so you can use it to describe your own inquiry into your own work. These saved emails will also provide you and me with documents to assist you in maintaining a safe online existence. Be careful and pay attention as you engage in email correspondence so the experience is fruitful and not harmful. We will constantly speak about maintaining email folders for your records and scholarship. The purpose of you having email and having telementors is to assist you in your pursuit of scholarship and should be a positive experience and not a negative one, so keep me informed as things progress and include your email corespondence when you reflect upon your growth as a scholar and in your writing.

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Book Review

You should begin looking at list of books for next month and get it at library. You may have to order it, so start now!! I am interested in how this book is relevant to you and what you have learned about yourself from reading this book. DO NOT RETELL THE STORY OF THE BOOK!
Link to Sept Book Review 1
Link to Oct Book Review 2
Link to Nov Book Review 3
Link to Dec Book Review 4
Link to Jan Book Review 5
Link to Feb Book Review 6
Link to Mar Book Review 7
Link to Apr Book Review 8
Link to May Book Review 9

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I am

You will read Awakening Genius for this assignment. For each word, show us, don't tell us how that word applies to you. Please provide two examples from your life, one school related and the other non-school related, that shows us how that word is one of your qualities of genius.
One word every three weeks.
Your Iam may need an Introductory Paragraph to introduce the Reader to what you are doing and perhaps how to navigate your site if it is tricky. As you move from one quality to the next, consider transition, that is a smooth jump from one quality to the next. One would call it weaving the parts together like one creates a quilt.

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Use Merriam-Webster or this Dictionary. Here is a LIST of more dictionaries.
When you come into room 237 work in teams. One of the team uses the VETY disk, while the other of the team uses the dictionary.

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Putty to maintain Webpage.

Change your password: At $ prompt type passwd
  • Annotate index.html
    email protocol:
    - address recipient by name and sign all email.

  • email should look like this:
    <a href="mailto:YOUR EMAIL">YOUR EMAIL</a>
  • Change your password: At $ prompt type passwd

  • Learn basic Putty and UNIX commands.
  • HTML Pay attention to details, details, details.
  • Digitize your work for other classes by posting your work, your notes...


  • Backing up your work.
    1. email your work to yourself
    2. make a mirror site. you have a geocities account so use it.
  • Get a telementor. Do you know anyone, relative, friend, former teacher, neighbor, anyone who you have had as a mentor who could become telementor for you? You can find your own telementors, too.

  • Giving Credit to the creators of the other work you are using to create your pages is important. It involves copyright and even plagiarism. In addition you should be aware of the NYCDOE IAUP and the ITHS Permission Slip as you develop your webpages. DO NOT have streaming music, videos, or other applications that start up when we arrive at one your webpages. For all links to other sites that provide an image or other file, you should provide a credit line to creator and link to that site. Be sure to include the copyright line of code: © YOUR NAME 2004 at the bottom of all of your files.

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    Read The NewS!!

    Why? Good Question. By reading, the news, you become informed about your world, about yourself. By acquiring this information you become a better person and citizen.
  • How to
  • Editorials
  • Learning Network @ NYTimes
  • MisLeader
  • Tom Paine dot common sense
  • A Model Journalism Class

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    Say this OFTEN: "I will Graduate from High School I will Graduate from College"

    1. Stuff You Will NEED!!
    2. Groups
    3. Exercise your hands, wrists, and more to prevent Carpal
    4. Read the AUP
    5. Plagiarism
    6. Beautify Home with our Style Sheet.
    7. Update Resumes
    8. Assessment
    9. Our Standards
      For ITHS scholars.
    10. Inventor of the Week
    11. Eminem's Mosh
    12. FILE A Collection of Unexpected Photography
    13. Sorry
    14. Earthday 2005

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    Seven habits of proficient readers:

    1. activating prior knowledge
      a. text-to-self
      b. text-to-text
      c. text-to-world
    2. creating mental images (visualizing)
    3. questioning
    4. determining importance
    5. synthesizing
    6. making inferences
    7. monitoring for meaning

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