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Re: grades and grading


Date: Mon Aug 25 2003 - 20:00:39 PDT

I've found that with MS Excel I can duplicate the green grade book format, to
be printed and pasted into the book. A digital grade book after the initial
work of setting it up is really convienent updating throughout the year. And
with hypertextual capability, it seems to make Course of instruction,
Essential Questions, Unit, Lesson Plan, Bibliography, Context, Imagery, Production
Process, Geographic-Cultural-Time-line etc taxonomically organized, thereby
immiediatley accessible and convienent.
And I like the diagnols in the outline form.
Also, the software entitled StorySpace is a hypertext application,
recommended to our class by my professor a couple of years back. It helped me organize
large quantities of like and disparate text and imagery into what Greenberg
called a butterfly collection. Iconography. Organizing the concepts of Visual
Art into a taxonomy. It seems to me that the trick is to make connectivity
via hyperlinking files, folders, concepts, the universe -- working to not only
achieve an organized path, but toward a greater and better communcation
because of it.

 Leo McDonald