Overview of Popular Assistive Technologies for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Ms. Caroline Le, Coordinator of the Writing Center, provides an overview of the assistive technology available to students with learning disabilities. Kurzweil 3000 Kurzweil is a text-to-speech program, meaning students can listen to text being read to them on the computer. The Writing Center requests and converts textbook files from publishers to make all textbooks […]

Thinking About Utopia

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Students Sal Attardo, Shia Byers, Andrew Field, and Tiffani Clause joined Ms. Caroline Le in the Writing Center for a discussion on Utopia. The students selected poems and writings to provide insight into the topic and to foster their discussions. The following works were chosen: “The Meaning of Life” by Thomas Crone; “Utopia” by Arturo […]

Another Successful Game Night

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Game Night on January 17, 2012 was a blast! Andrea Cornick, David Irizarry, Nicolas Patino, and Jess Burks joined Mrs. Klussmann in playing Boggle and the all-time favorite game Apples-to-Apples. Nicholas and David tied while playing Apples-to-Apples and both took home a prize. We celebrated the cool weather by sipping hot chocolate and eating cookies.  […]

Shakespeare Scarecrow!

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      “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;” come by the Writing Center this week to check out our Shakespeare Scarecrow (Julius Ceasar Act 3, scene 2, 74-77)! In celebration of The City of Leesburg’s Scarecrow Festival, the Writing Center has made a Scarecrow in honor of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was a famous […]

LAST NIGHT: OPEN MIC NIGHT ON WISDOM

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Last night, Heather Reed, Robbie Barnett, and Nate Judge gathered in the Writing Center for Open Mic Night on Wisdom. We watched and reflected upon the Ted talk “The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Adichie. It was another great night for the Free Thinkers Society! Beacon Students: Free Thinkers Society is open to any and all […]

LAST NIGHT: WRITINGS AND POETRY ON WISDOM

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Last night, Antonio Myers, Heather Reed, Robbie Barnett, Tyler Kornmehl, Nate Judge, and Jennie Friedman gathered in the Writing Center to share writings and poetry on wisdom. It was a delight to welcome new members into Free Thinkers Society! Remember: Free Thinkers Society is open to everyone interested, so be sure to join us on […]

LAST NIGHT: DISCUSSION ON WISDOM

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Last night, Antonio Myers, Nate Judge, Jennie Friedman, Heather Reed, and Robbie Barnett gathered in the Writing Center for the 2012-2013 kick-off meeting of Free Thinkers Society, a discussion on our theme of Wisdom. Each member shared and discussed slices of wisdom from poets, political leaders, athletes, philosophers, and personal experiences. It was a wondering first […]

OPEN MIC NIGHT ON SUCCESS

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On Tuesday, April 24th, Heather Reed, Dustin Opper, Jennie Friedman, Nate Judge, and Antonio Myers gathered in the Writing Center for the last 2011/2012 AY Free Thinkers Society meeting, an open mic night on our theme of Success. It was a wonderful night of reflection. A big thank you to all of our Free Thinkers […]

LAST NIGHT: VISUAL MEDIA ON SUCCESS

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Last night, Nate Judge, Heather Reed, Dustin Opper, Braden Walter, Antonio Myers, and Marc Major gathered in the Writing Center for the third installment in our theme of Success. Marc gave a wonderful presentation on Software Piracy as part of Dr. Fleming’s Ethics in Technology course. Thanks for being a great guest speaker, Marc! We […]