History with Postal Stamps
Katelyn emailed me last month in an effort to get the word out to homeschoolers about their educational resources. She sent me a copy of this year’s calendar which was huge and colorful with lots of interesting stamp info on it. She is very open to feedback about how to make their website more homeschool friendly. It is always nice when folks consider us in their efforts. Please feel free to pass this along wherever appropriate.
May 11th, 2011
Greetings! My name is Katelyn Lahr, and I represent an educational initiative founded by the US Postal Service called USPS Community Connection. We were conceived to help schools across the country, from private to public to in-home, in their quest for curriculum improvement and student achievement.
Our mission is to support your elementary-level social studies curriculum through the dynamic archive of Postage Stamp imagery. As colorful primary resources, stamps reflect the tone of the times and the attitudes of this nation across its history. They celebrate the people, places, icons and events that we as Americans value. We use stamp imagery and its connotations as a springboard in lessons on American history, geography, civics, and culture.
We admire the work that you do as a home educator, and we understand that you rely upon your community to supplement and support the tools necessary for student improvement. With the resources of 39,000 area post offices, the nation’s most extraordinary archive of American history and culture, and specially designed curriculum enhancements, we offer extensive and significant tools to benefit educators, their students and their students’ families. Within our portfolio you will find:
· School Days & American Ways: an oversized curriculum-connected calendar designed around monthly themes that have been researched, written and designed to correspond with early elementary social studies curricula; the calendar is accompanied by a 24-page coordinated Teaching Guide;
· Support for local fieldtrips and class speakers throughout North Carolina;
· New, complimentary educational material offered 24/7/365 on our website and social networking pages;
· Subject specific teaching tools, currently in development, in the instruction of space exploration and the Civil War
I invite you to explore what we have to offer by visiting our homepage, www.USPSConnection.com. Thank you, and I hope to see you in your classroom!
Coordinator, USPS Community Connection
Video Playback in Protools
How come it’s videos may play great at it’s own, and then badly within ProTools? Difficult issue, however the core of this dilemma is the way ProTools handles video clip.
The capability to play video clip is based inside your Operating system, not ProTools. If this process is actually hard to lift since you’ve received a huge, high definition movie using a changing bit rate, ones equipment can get occupied. Whenever you’re no longer running ProTools, this video may well perform okay. However ProTools can be a resource pig. In case you request the equipment running ProTools followed by ProTools control the video clip your ProTools could get slow. Quicker cpus, powerful code as well as a lot of ram assist video which once jammed equipment not too long ago operate quite easily these days. Moore’s Law indicates this sort of trouble is going to be reduced down the road, however knowing the reason ProTools bogs all the way down allows you to trouble fix if you have video problems.
Of course, make use of H.264 and give these small files to every one needs video. It’s high quality at a very minimum file size, for faster downloads.
If you want to be frame accurate, convert H.264 to another fomat prior to the importing into ProTools. I prefer Motion JPEG-A.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Samuel Adams and more!
Read all about his early life and his involvement in key events of the American Revolution. There is a page for his famous quotes as well as his documents and speeches.If you like to use primary sources in your history study, this is a page to book mark. The photo section includes both historical portraits as well as current portrayals in movies and mini-series. Excellent, well organized site to include within early American history studies. Samuel Adams Heritage Society