Monday, March 25, 2013

Cover Letters: A Review


This about sums it up.

 Just don't send a fish. 

Please don't send a fish.

Now... on to Section 3: Formatting Text!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Importance of Computer Programming & Coding


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Name the Class Pet


There's nothing a virtual classroom needs more than a pet.

Feel free to play with him and feed him by clicking on the cage.


What name should we give this little fella?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cover Letters


cover letter is a type of business letter that's sent to an employer when you're applying for a job. A cover letter explains to the employer why you want a particular job and what makes you qualified for it.

Cover letters explain your experience and qualifications in detail. The ability to write a good cover letter shows employers that you have strong communication skills.

A cover letter should be less than one page long. It's also important for a cover letter to be single-spaced, clearly written, without errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation.

Click on the sample cover letter below or view the original at Internship Guides for helpful guidelines. 


Here are a few cover letter tips from Quintessential Careers:
  • Whenever possible, address your cover letter to a named individual
  • Grab the reader's attention by writing an appealing first paragraph
  • Highlight your three to four key accomplishments/skills/experiences
  • Focus on the fit between your qualifications and the job requirements
  • Whenever possible, relate yourself to the company
  • Never include any negative information
  • End your letter by requesting an interview
  • Mention that you will follow-up your letter -- and then do so
  • Cover letters should be kept to under one page; electronic versions even shorter
  • Avoid all types of mistakes, including typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors


Read Write Think always comes up with fun, interactive tools, such as...


Check out this handy dandy Resume Generator!

Now, when the time comes to apply for a job, you will be set! I look forward to your cover letters. If you create a resume, I'd love to see that too!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Image Design


Now that we are finished with the first "Layers" assignment, I just have to share. My Vamp poster looks silly compared to these AWESOME images. They put mine to shame. (No offense, Vamp).

 By Michael...


By Jacobi...

By Ivy...


 Original by rooster82 // deviant art

By Maria...

Click here for the original post and a 15 minute tutorial on adding layers to your image using Gimp.

Cool, right?

March Book Trailer: Up, Up, and Away


Up, Up and Away
By Ginger Wadsworth

One spring day Spider and her brothers and sisters spill out from their egg sac into the welcoming sun. Spider is eager to spin her own web, but first she must escape hungry predators... including her own siblings. It's a dangerous world, and a crowded one. So one windy day, Spider follows her instincts, climbs up high, and soars up, up, and away.

Charlottes's Web? Animal study? Springtime? This is an engaging science mentor text with endless possibilities!