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Taylor, Jackie jataylor at utk.edu
Fri Jul 27 10:06:38 EDT 2007


Hi Mariann,
Thanks for posting the question about alternatives to attachments. I'm a
recent subscriber of "digest format" - i.e. having my list emails
bundled into one or two per day. I love the feature, but I get lost in
the strand (as one might see why below, if it all comes through to the
list). This message of mine is a reply to a digest. At the end of this
digest, someone replied to a previous digest. And as you can see,
without "snipping" the messages, it becomes challenging to sort through
them to find the dialogues at hand (with my apologies to all!). I'm just
worried that I might become disconnected from the community b/c of the
time it will take me to sort through all of the replies, replies to
replies, and replies to digests that contain replies from other posts.
And I don't want that to happen. My question to anyone/all:

Is it possible that we might alter our list practice a bit, such that we
reply to the question or dialogue at hand, and delete the irrelevant
parts? I hope that doesn't sound too particular, but I think it would
make a tremendous difference for us devoted digesters. And, for those
with institutional size limits on their email accounts, it would be a
bonus.

Sincerely, Jackie

Jackie Taylor, jataylor at utk.edu


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Today's Topics:

1. [Technology 1176] Registration is open! - Effective
Transition in Adult Education conference on Nov 8-9, 2007
(Kaye Beall)
2. [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments (Mariann Fedele)
3. [Technology 1178] Re: alternatives to attachments (Bakin, Barry)
4. [Technology 1179] Re: alternatives to attachments (Mariann Fedele)
5. [Technology 1180] Re: alternatives to attachments (Susan Jones)
6. [Technology 1181] Re: alternatives to attachments (Linda Ashby)
7. [Technology 1182] Re: Thinkfinity.org (jalsails at aol.com)


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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:19:00 -0400
From: "Kaye Beall" <kbeall at onlyinternet.net>
Subject: [Technology 1176] Registration is open! - Effective
Transition in Adult Education conference on Nov 8-9, 2007
To: <technology at nifl.gov>
Message-ID: <005b01c7cfa9$0fbbff70$0302a8c0 at your4105e587b6>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Dear Colleagues,

We wish to invite you to join us for the National Conference on
Effective
Transitions in Adult Education that will take place on November 8-9,
2007 at
the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Providence, RI. The two-day conference will
focus
on strategies and promising practices that help adult learners succeed
in
postsecondary education and training.

The registration for the conference in now open!
LINK: http://collegetransition.org/conference/registration.html

Our keynote speaker, Dr. JoAnn Crandall, will kick off the event with a
discussion of transition for English language learners.

For more conference details,
SEE http://www.collegetransition.org/novconference.html


Cynthia Zafft, Director

Priyanka Sharma, Coordinator
National College Transition Network

World Education, Inc.
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
617.482.9485
nctn at worlded.org

www.collegetransition.org <http://www.collegetransition.org/>

www.collegeforadults.org





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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:44:22 -0400
From: "Mariann Fedele" <MariannF at lacnyc.org>
Subject: [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments
To: "The Technology and Literacy Discussion List"
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Dear Tech list colleagues,

At a recent meeting at NIFL about the discussions list we talked about
what alternatives there may be to having messages come through the list
with attachments.

Having attachments on messages is a challenge for list subscribers with
dial-up service.

I thought some of you may have valuable input. What alternatives can you
think for making documents accessible to list members but not having
them come through the list with attachments?



Regards,

Mariann





Mariann Fedele

Director,

NYC Regional Adult Education Network

Literacy Assistance Center

Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org



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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 10:56:17 -0700
From: "Bakin, Barry" <barry.bakin at lausd.net>
Subject: [Technology 1178] Re: alternatives to attachments
To: "The Technology and Literacy Discussion List"
<technology at nifl.gov>
Message-ID:
<04E56D7139A45949A5435413801707A20C4823 at mailbe-la05.lausd.net>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

How about posting documents on a website as a pdf file and just sending
an announcement with the URL to the list?


-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov on behalf of Mariann Fedele
Sent: Thu 7/26/2007 10:44 AM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments

Dear Tech list colleagues,

At a recent meeting at NIFL about the discussions list we talked about
what alternatives there may be to having messages come through the list
with attachments.

Having attachments on messages is a challenge for list subscribers with
dial-up service.

I thought some of you may have valuable input. What alternatives can you
think for making documents accessible to list members but not having
them come through the list with attachments?



Regards,

Mariann





Mariann Fedele

Director,

NYC Regional Adult Education Network

Literacy Assistance Center

Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org




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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:26:31 -0400
From: "Mariann Fedele" <MariannF at lacnyc.org>
Subject: [Technology 1179] Re: alternatives to attachments
To: "The Technology and Literacy Discussion List"
<technology at nifl.gov>
Message-ID:
<6E8BC13A30982C44BCD32B38FB8F5AB84C432A at lac-exch.lacnyc.local>
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Thanks Barry.
Is there a web site designed for this purpose, like a file sharing site?
Or would folks have to store thing on their own organizations' server?
Best,
Mariann


Mariann Fedele
Director,
NYC Regional Adult Education Network
Literacy Assistance Center
Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org


-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Bakin, Barry
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:56 PM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: RE: [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments

How about posting documents on a website as a pdf file and just sending
an announcement with the URL to the list?


-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov on behalf of Mariann Fedele
Sent: Thu 7/26/2007 10:44 AM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments

Dear Tech list colleagues,

At a recent meeting at NIFL about the discussions list we talked about
what alternatives there may be to having messages come through the list
with attachments.

Having attachments on messages is a challenge for list subscribers with
dial-up service.

I thought some of you may have valuable input. What alternatives can you
think for making documents accessible to list members but not having
them come through the list with attachments?



Regards,

Mariann





Mariann Fedele

Director,

NYC Regional Adult Education Network

Literacy Assistance Center

Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org






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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:50:07 -0500
From: "Susan Jones" <SUJones at parkland.edu>
Subject: [Technology 1180] Re: alternatives to attachments
To: "The Technology and Literacy Discussion List"
<technology at nifl.gov>
Message-ID: <46A8A68F.84AA.0029.0 at parkland.edu>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

I can share documents through my "google" account. I have gmail but I
am pretty sure that's not necessary and that you can sign up for it.

I don't have dialup but I do have a finite mailbox, and I really
appreciate my groups like LM_NET (librarians) where attachments simply
don't go through. I don't have to get off that list if I'm going away
for a few days in the fear that my mailbox will be overloaded, as I do
others.


I upload things to my website and post links and I've loaned space to
others (such as from LM_NET) who didn't have that access.

Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Academic Development Center
Parkland College
Champaign, IL 61821
sujones at parkland.edu
Webmastress,
http://www.resourceroom.net
http://bicyclecu.blogspot.com



>>> "Mariann Fedele" <MariannF at lacnyc.org> 7/26/2007 1:26 PM >>>

Thanks Barry.
Is there a web site designed for this purpose, like a file sharing site?
Or would folks have to store thing on their own organizations' server?
Best,
Mariann


Mariann Fedele
Director,
NYC Regional Adult Education Network
Literacy Assistance Center
Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org


-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Bakin, Barry
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:56 PM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: RE: [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments

How about posting documents on a website as a pdf file and just sending
an announcement with the URL to the list?


-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov on behalf of Mariann Fedele
Sent: Thu 7/26/2007 10:44 AM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments

Dear Tech list colleagues,

At a recent meeting at NIFL about the discussions list we talked about
what alternatives there may be to having messages come through the list
with attachments.

Having attachments on messages is a challenge for list subscribers with
dial-up service.

I thought some of you may have valuable input. What alternatives can you
think for making documents accessible to list members but not having
them come through the list with attachments?



Regards,

Mariann





Mariann Fedele

Director,

NYC Regional Adult Education Network

Literacy Assistance Center

Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org




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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:38:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Linda Ashby <linda.ashby at snet.net>
Subject: [Technology 1181] Re: alternatives to attachments
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List <technology at nifl.gov>
Message-ID: <668168.72727.qm at web82708.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Mariann:

Why not try Moodle at Moodle.org. It's a web based course management
system. You can put the files in categories or topics and anybody can
download files or upload them to you also. The program does have to run
off a server, but it was easy for me to install on our server. You can
also use a hosting service such as hostgator.com they have moodle
scripts that can be used. The program has a lot of power and
flexibility and it's free, open-source. I don't know why organizations
and schools don't use it more instead of using Blackboard and WebCT,
which cost thousands of dollars. I'm using it internally for my school's
courses. It's fantastic. Teachers can have things hidden only for them
to see and other things are seen by the students.



Mariann Fedele <MariannF at lacnyc.org> wrote:
Thanks Barry.
Is there a web site designed for this purpose, like a file sharing site?
Or would folks have to store thing on their own organizations' server?
Best,
Mariann


Mariann Fedele
Director,
NYC Regional Adult Education Network
Literacy Assistance Center
Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org


-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Bakin, Barry
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:56 PM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: RE: [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments

How about posting documents on a website as a pdf file and just sending
an announcement with the URL to the list?


-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov on behalf of Mariann Fedele
Sent: Thu 7/26/2007 10:44 AM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: [Technology 1177] alternatives to attachments

Dear Tech list colleagues,

At a recent meeting at NIFL about the discussions list we talked about
what alternatives there may be to having messages come through the list
with attachments.

Having attachments on messages is a challenge for list subscribers with
dial-up service.

I thought some of you may have valuable input. What alternatives can you
think for making documents accessible to list members but not having
them come through the list with attachments?



Regards,

Mariann





Mariann Fedele

Director,

NYC Regional Adult Education Network

Literacy Assistance Center

Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org




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Fax: (203) 332-6852
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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:30:25 -0400
From: jalsails at aol.com
Subject: [Technology 1182] Re: Thinkfinity.org
To: technology at nifl.gov
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Hi,

I integrated the Marco Polo and Thinkfinity site into my Teaching Adults
to Read and Read Better professional development offered to adult and
family literacy practitioners in Missouri (through LIFT, the state's
literacy resource center). The workshops were aimed at teaching
beginning readers the five essential constructs of learning to read
(NRP). I found the Thinkfinity Calendar to be the adult version of a
common school practice "morning message". For example, today, July 26 is
Carl Jung's birthday. Click the day on the calendar.? The summary of his
life and relevance is written too high for beginning readers, but starts
conversation about psychiatry, counseling, and mental health. Click
again and we're off to lesson plans. There's an interesting memory game
that flashes one word at a time (MSNBC). Then it explains what happens
in the mind. This is short but dense and beyond a 9th grade reading
ability. The lesson plan gets into false memories - and has a simple
word assoc
iation activity. "Do you think the word "sweet" triggers the same
memory for everyone?" It was far more interesting than flash cards. Word
recognition, vocabulary and science content all connected with an
opening routine of "do you know what day it is?".


The guide is a useful teaching resource when printed and has many things
to do when the Internet is not an option.

Jeri Levesque, Ed.D.
Evaluator, LIFT-Missouri








-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Mechlenburg <wmmech1 at msn.com>
To: 'The Technology and Literacy Discussion List' <technology at nifl.gov>
Sent: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 4:11 pm
Subject: [Technology 1175] Re: Thinkfinity.org










I teach reading and computer skills to adults. I use the Marco Polo
segment
to find lesson plans and use the on-line courses for professional
development. I recently took the training on how to use graphic
organizers
to teach reading and math skills. It was useful information and easily
incorporated into instruction.

By the way, I am Marge Mechlenburg.

-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-bounces at nifl.gov]
On
Behalf Of David J. Rosen
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2007 11:00 AM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: [Technology 1174] Thinkfinity.org

Hi Bill,

Could you tell us specifically how you use thinkfinity.org -- what
kid and levels of students you teach, what thinkfinity resources are
particularly suitable for them, and how you use the resources.

Others who have used thinkfinity.org -- please chime in, too.

Thanks.

David J. Rosen
djrosen at comcast.net

On Jul 17, 2007, at 5:20 PM, Bill Mechlenburg wrote:


> Hello.this has does not have anything to do with text messaging,

> but have you ever worked with thinkfinity.org. It is a great

> resource for distance learning.the Marco Polo site has merged with

> Verizon's professional trainings.

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> From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-

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> Subject: [Technology 1168] Re: new way to recruit - text message

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> When I passed this on to my director, he asked how much would it

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> Kathie

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> This is great! Obviously "our" students - like us - have cell

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