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Summercore 2005 at Kinkaid 8/1 to 8/5

including the Rock, Rock, Rockin from Summercore movie of Dennis playing the guitar and harmonica (like Bob Dylan) ... click here for the Web streaming file ... 9.2 meg

Our BLOG of Tips, "Pink Card" Questions, Notes and the 33 Questions for $33

TX Session, Aug 1-5, 2005 at The Kinkaid School, Houston TX (Kinkaid only)

Click here to view or download the 6 page PDF file that we would like to you read prior to Summercore. Tech trick? sometimes, you can get the PDF file to your desktop more easily by "clicking and dragging" this link to your desktop rather than double-clicking it.

Please send any mistakes you see on this sheet to us at ... thanks, Steve Bergen and Lynne Schalman

27 Participants

Summercore 2005 at Kinkaid
2288 Angie Ray Lower School Registrar
2289 Annie Wheless Assistant Teacher Pre-Kindergarten
2290 Cathy Odom Kindergarten Assistant
2291 Christina Bell 5th Grade English
2292 Cordie Hayden Kindergarten Teacher
2293 Dana Brown 1st Grade Teacher
2294 Dennis Shepler Science Teacher: Biology 9 Env Science AP 12
2295 Dorian Myers Director of Libraries & Upper School Librarian
2296 Dr. Elaine Calaway Counseling Psychologist: 12th Psychology
2297 Dr. James Houlihan US Latin, Greek, English: Latin II, AP IV/V, Eng 9/12
2298 Elisabeth Martensen English/History teacher; 8th Grade Dean: Hist 8 Eng 7 & 8
2299 Dr. Gloria Fishman Lower School Principal
2311 Harlan Howe Comp Sci Teacher, Upper School Coord of Acad Technology
2300 Jaclyn Martinson 5th Literature Teacher
2301 Julie Neal Tech Support Specialist
2302 Kathryn Wade Math Teacher: Geometry 9/10 Intro Stats, Trig
2303 Kathy Lee Teacher of Upper School Math, 9-12
2304 Kay Lamar 3rd Grade Teacher
2305 Kerin Mayne Middle School Math Teacher: Math 6, Pre-Algebra 6 & 7
2306 Larry Kahn Director of Academic and Information Technology
2307 Mariza Rosado Latin/Greek Teacher, 8-12
2308 Marysia Gillan Kindergarten Lead Teacher
2309 Molly Burns Assistant Teacher Pre-Kindergarten
2310 Penny Kraus Admissions Assistant
2312 Sandra Derby Choir Director: choir, music theory, music history
2313 Steve Krivda Shop Teacher, Grade 6
2314 Troy Flowers Middle School Computer Teacher
  1. Using the Web page of or you will be asked to send in various assignments this week ... each assignment will have the form of A1BillAlice.doc or A2MaryTom.xls

  2. One place you can make your own free Web page is on the GEOCITIES Web site that is part of ... feel free to use our LOGIN of BERGEN33 and password of 12xxx12xxx to put a Web page on bergen33 ... usage of FILE UPLOAD can be eccentric ... remember to use FILE MANAGER ... one good FTP client for the MAC is called TRANSMIT from ... our assignment is for each of you to write ONE paragraph about chapter 6 in which you use a variety of these commands ...

  3. Another place you can make your own free Web page is on the TRIPOD Web site that is part of (LYCOS) ... feel free to use our LOGIN of BERGEN33 and password of 12xxx12xxx to put a Web page on

  4. From the NY Times Friday July 22 ... most podcasts are available on iTunes ... here are other Web sites mentioned in the article

  5. Click here for useful Copyright Guide by

  6. Click here for the INDEX in PDF format (pages 245-264) ... click here for the INDEX in HTML format (pages 245-264)

  7. One source for Smartboard Tutorials ... click here

  8. T Y P O S ** typo #1 **... on page 5 where it show the ring, it says "The 110 represents 4 since there is a 1 in the 4's place and 0Õs in the 1's place and the 2's place. " this should really be "The 100 represents 4 since there is a 1 in the 4's place and 0's in the 1's place and the 2's place."

    ** typo #2 ** on page 6 it says "33 therefore is 3x16 + 3 or 49" but this should be "33 therefore is 3x16 + 3 or 51."

    ** typo #3 ** on the 33 questions of the handout sheet, question #28 has the A and the D backwards. It says "28.MP3 players are a___ while tape players are d___ " but it should be "28.MP3 players are d___ while tape players are a___."

    ** typo#3 ** on page 5 where it show the ring, it says "The 110 represents 4 since there is a 1 in the 4Õs place and 0Õs in the 1Õs place and the 2Õs place. " this should really be "The 100 represents 4 since there is a 1 in the 4Õs place and 0Õs in the 1Õs place and the 2Õs place."

    ** typo#4 **on page 6 it says "33 therefore is 3x16 + 3 or 49" but this should be "33 therefore is 3x16 + 3 or 51."

    ** typo#5 ** on the 33 questions of the handout sheet, question #28 has the A and the D backwards. It says "28.MP3 players are a___ while tape players are d___ " but it should be "28.MP3 players are d___ while tape players are a___."

  9. Monday 8/1 ... we has assignment A1 on webquests ... click here for a compilation of what got turned in to the DROP BOX ... we also had many interesting Inspiration diagrams turned in on the 33 questions ... here are 4 interesting samples ... one ... two ... three ... four ... our assignment A3 was to work on the WP exercises

  10. Tuesday 8/2 ... here are the notes by CW from Lynne's talk on Five Easy Pieces ... click here

  11. Here are two Web sites for PRINTING PDFs on a PC ... and

  12. Here is a graphic of Kathy Lee winning the $33 ... click here ... we hope to see others win as well ... so far, four others have won $10 each for answering all 33 questions ... Kerin Mayne ... Mariza Rosado ... Christina Bell ... Steve Krivda

  13. Here is a graphic of Peter Pickett demonstrating the importance of the number 33 ... click here

  1. when using iPhoto, run into problems with the photos resorting themselves from the order I put them in when burning a disk ... how do I solve this ... christina
    ===> by creating an album and moving the pictures directly into the album, you will not have this problem anymore ... the pictures will indeed still be in the library but will be more easily accessed thru the chosen album in whatever sort order you want

  2. How do I move parents' email addresses from a SS to my email address book in order to create bulk mailouts ... christina
    ===> generally, it is best to save the addresses in a text file and then try to import them ... we need to look at this together, christina

  3. on e-mail I don't understand what an IMAP is on my MAC account ... christina
    ===> IMAP stand for Internet Message Access Protocol. It is the method that your email client uses to retrieve your email from your email account. Applications such as Apple's Mail often uses this method.

  4. sometimes the computer does not recognize an inserted CD. Why not? do you have to use utilities to get it out ... christina
    ===> In most cases if a CD is not recognized by the computer, the CD will not eject. One way that works on most Macs is to restart the computer. While the computer starts up click and hold down the mouse ... you may also find a tiny button under the CD slot that ejects the CD

  5. Sometimes, both here at school but especially at home on a fairly new PC my screen will freeze and the only way I've found to get the computer functioning again is to cut off power and restart it. How bad is this for the computer? What is happening...elaine
    ===> Unplugging a computer while it's on is bad for the computer. If your PC freezes first try pressing and holding CTRL+ALT+DEL (DEL is to the left of the END key) When you release these keys, a window called "task manager" should appear. Within this window select the program that says "not responding" and click end task. This should solve the problem. On a Mac, the keys to hold down are: APPLE+OPTION+ESC, then select the program that is not responding and click "Force Quit" .... HOWEVER .. if the trick above does not work,

  6. How do I flip an Appleworks document...kay
    ===>When you choose Save As in Appleworks, there is a menu where you can choose the file format to save it in. Choosing a word format will make it compatible on more computers.

    Also ... under the DOCUMENT menu when painting, you will see the # of pixels from left to right and up to down .. if you change the # of pixels you can get paper that is horizontal instead of vertical ... i.e. change from 600 x 800 to be 800 x 600 and the canvas size will change ... this is what some of us did when painting pictures for the Boston Home contest

  7. if a person sends and e-mail in very small print, can you make it larger or only on Web sites ... kathryn
    ===>the tricks Lynne showed you apply to Web browsers only ... for e-mail, the best trick is to SELECT ALL ... then COPY ... then open up a word processor and PASTE ... now you can use the features of the WORD PROCESSOR to change the FONT size
  8. can you review the steps for moving a picture from the Internet to a document ... ... kathryn
    ===> with a Mac, you hold down CONTROL and click on the Web graphic and you will see one choice that says COPY ... then you go to your document and paste ... alternatively, you can sometimes drag a drop from the Web directly into an open document ... a third way involves SAVING the file to your computer via "DOWNLOAD" and then importing or inserting the graphic

  9. is there a chart of symbols such as OPTION 4 which yields the CENTS sign ... dana
    ===>Here are several links on the Web that one of our student interns found ... one ... two ... ... three ... it is possible that we can "make our own" as well ... steve
  10. Place to buy a PI shirt from Harlan ...

Thirty Three Questions on Computer Vocabulary

Click here to hear some answers to some of the 33 questions recorded by previous Summercore participants

  1. One byte = _____ and equals __ bits
  2. One K= ________ and is metaphorically the same as _________
  3. One meg = ______ and is metaphorically the same as _________
  4. One gigabyte = ________ and is metaphorically the same as _________
  5. One terabyte = ______
  6. A floppy disk holds about ___ meg which is the same as ___K or _________ bytes
  7. A typical memory stick holds ________ meg (yes, they come in many sizes)
  8. A ZIP disk holds ______ meg (yes, they now come in several sizes)
  9. A CD ROM holds about ___ meg which is the same as ___ K (hint: click here to see a pile of 650 floppy disks)
  10. A DVD disk holds _______ between __ and __ gigabytes
  11. RAM stands for R__ A_____ M_____ and refers to __
  12. ROM stands for R___ O___ M______ and refers to __
  13. Larry Bird's initials (LB) in ASCII code are __ and __
  14. Zip Drives, Digital Still Cameras and Memory Sticks tend to use the _____ port
  15. Digital Video Cameras use the _____ port
  16. Baud Rate refers to ______ and is expressed in _____ per second
  17. A File Server is a __________
  18. The Red Sox last won the World Series in __
  19. An MP3 file is ___________ and typically might be ____ megabytes
  20. Two reasons Mac files cannot be read on a PC include ____ and ____
  21. A program such as Conversions Plus by DataViz allows _____________
  22. The Rule of 3 refers to the following 3 reminders when saving: ___ and __ and ___
  23. The fourth tip when saving is ________
  24. The point size of ___ equals 1 inch
  25. Use __ space(s) between sentences
  26. Pushing the ____ button repeatedly is a sign that you have not reached computer maturity
  27. Two PC suffixes or extensions are ___ and ___
  28. MP3 players are d_____ ; tape players are a_____
  29. HTML stands for H_____ T_____ M_____ L______
  30. A computer virus can be defined as __________________
  31. Two popular graphic file types are ____ and ____
  32. Two popular audio file types are ____ and ____
  33. Larry Bird's uniform number in binary is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Winners over the Years

Lance Coon 2001 | Kirstin Yost 2001 | Cheryl Mitchell 2002 | 12 people from summercore 2002 | Marge Enberg 2002 in the first Shorecrest Summercore (but from NC not FL) | Alex Flood from Hewitt 2003 where the HM rule from Andy was first proposed and accepted ("wait 1 or 2 more days for a non-tech person to try for the $33 before allowing a tech person to go for it") | Erin Martin 2003 from ECFS | Jessica Bell 2004 first person from TN | Sean Murphy 2004 from Canterbury | Ed Rawson 2005 from Canterbury | Kathy Lee 2005 from Kinkaid

Click here for the clean Larry Bird doll protected by Colleen Powers at The Boston Home | click here for the "other" Larry Bird doll with Claudia from The Boston Home
click here for an LB autograph to me (Steve)

From Houston, Texas (home of Kinkaid School and Gerald Green (our newest Boston Celtic) to Colleen and Dianne at the Boston Home in Dorchester, MA ... here are the 13 pictures ... Steve (Thursday morning 8/4)

  1. James and Elisabeth
  2. Julie and Jaclyn
  3. Harlan and Larry
  4. Cathy and Angie
  5. Kathy and Sandra
  6. Gloria and Molly
  7. Steve and Dennis
  8. Dorian and Penny
  9. Troy and Marysia
  10. Christina and Mariza
  11. Cordie and Annie
  12. Dana and Kay
  13. Elaine and Kerin

J U D G E (S)

  • Sally Gorman on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 8:22 PM -0500 wrote: steve, the emails arrived and the pictures are most impressive. the crew was quite pleased
  • Janice Kushner writes "All the drawings had wonderful texture. they all demonstrated a connection to the state of Texas. I had trouble awarding each one first prize. They all deserve complements on their technique and decisions of subjects."
  • Dianne Connor writes "Hello Steve and the crew from Texas, The pictures are now hung up and I am doing my best to try to judge them. It's so hard to try to judge something that in no way you could do yourself. All the people are to be commended for their hard work in just a few days. If I have time later -- today happens to be very busy day I will come back and try to have more comments. But this is a start, and I have absolutely no idea where Colleen Powers might be. She was sitting outside early this morning but since then I have not seen her. She may have forgotten -- her memory is coming and going -- sort of like mine -- I tend to go "brain-dead" for periods of time. I guess it is the disease. My mother is concerned. She's 88 and says she remembers everything. Who are we to argue with her. We can't -- so I don't try anymore. I'm glad her memory is still good. Right now it is getting noisy in here so I had better close out for now. I do not want to put them in any particular order. Colleen just arrived and I'll let her judge them for herself and send a message on to you and then you can decide what you think. Many thanks to Helen Hall for having printed them out with the descriptions above. It's nice to today and I'd like to get out there. Talk more later if you're available. Dianne
  • Colleen Powers writes "Dear Steve, these are my picks for the summercore in Houston -- it must be rather hot down there, but it's been so rainy around here that I can handle your red-hot pictures! the drawings from Houston were much different from our first group -- maybe more landlocked because of the state's vast size they were whimsical and fun to look at. here are my judgments (Lordy, I sound like St. Peter!) And I hope that they are taken lightheartedly!"



Honorable Mention #1

Harlan and Larry the cactus with a hat was almost enough, but throwing an Armadillo into the mix was almost more than I could take of Texas hospitality!

Harlan and Larry



Honorable Mention #2

I actually really like the simplicity of Steve & Dennis. When I first looked at them it really caught my eye and I had to read what they had written. I must say the missile bears a slight resemblance to a pencil! But I like it.

Steve and Dennis



Honorable Mention #3

I also very much like remember the Alamo by Dana and Kay. And I learned something -- that the Texas flower is the Bluebonnet. The flag over in the corner is nice.

Dana and Kay



Honorable Mention #4

Regarding the picture by Dorian and Penny, I can certainly recognize the map of Texas without having Texas spelled out on the side. Having the little things highlighted in the map is also quite clever.

Dorian and Penny


Third Place goes to ...

Cathy and Angie I liked the feeling of openness and height of the derrick, as well as the Longhorn off to the side -- we never get a glimse of anything like it except for on TV .

Cathy and Angie



Second Place goes to ...

The one by Troy and Marysia ... I like the selection of colors with the dark blue sky, bright yellow sun, the mountains, in the sand and the cactus. Dianne



Troy and Marysia ... the lonesome snake and green cacti are well backed by the towering brownish mountains -- nice composition ! Colleen

Troy and Marysia



First Place goes to ...

I also very much like the simplicity of Gloria and Molly's Tex-Mex cafˇ picture. I wouldn't mind sitting there and having a drink -- but the picture window should be bigger. Dianne

Gloria and Molly's Tex-Mex Cafe I can just imagine the sounds of my foot-falls in that clean cafeÕs linoleum floor (I haven't the seen a linoleum floor in ages, so maybe it prohibition a sign of fifties mentality! I would like to sample the Margarita on the table! Colleen

Gloria and Molly