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May 24. Intro pages redesigned and updated.

May 19. Top page redesigned and updated.

May 5. Help pages installed for site and for Opal's diary.

April 22, 2000. The writings of Galileo acquired in digital format, in Italian, for possible inclusion in Digital Library at a later date.

April 18, 2000. New metatags written for site.

March 17, 2000. Your Genes, Your Choices designed.

March 12, 2000. The section of the website intented to hold materials for teachers is renamed the "Teacher Center" and a new top page for it is installed.

March 6, 2000. Training sessions are held for project staff with Gayl Bowser from the Oregon Department of Education on the use of IntelliKeys. This alternative keyboard will be used to create tactile maps for use with books for the Kansas State School for the Blind.

March 3, 2000. The American History SourceBook goes online with two sample documents: The Gettysburg Address and The Mayflower Compact. Other documents such as the Declaration of Indepandence, the Consitution and the Articles of Confederation will follow in the future.

March 2, 2000. Contact is reestablished with Mark Gillingham of the Jr. Great Books program regarding possible collaborations.

March 1, 2000. On the Run redesigned.

February 29, 2000. A second round of meetings with the staff of the Kansas State School for the Blind are held to plan joint activities. Possible collaborations include materials to support the KSSB Oregon Trail project and an edition of Shakespeares' Romeo and Juliet.

February 28, 2000. New format pages are installed on On the Run for each of the three paginations in service. See for instance, Chapter 1: Intake

February 18, 2000. A presentation about the project is given at the Oregon Conference in Eugene.

February 16, 2000. Steve Williamson provides a large set of new photographs for Opal's Diary and begins work on writing titles, descriptions, captions, etc. These will be available in the PictureBook sometime later in the spring.

January 29, 2000. A presentation of the INTERSECT website is made to special education teachers attending the "Technology Resources for the Learning Disabled Conference" in San Francisco.

February 23, 2000. The preliminary version of an interactive study strategy becomes operational in Your Genes, Your Choices. The strategy is call R.A.P. - for Read , Ask, and Paraphrase. Students are able to enter a paraphrase of a passage and then receive feedback in the form of sample paraphrases of different levels of quality. See for instance: Dolly Makes Headlines

January 17-21, 2000. A week long work session is held in New York City by Mark Horney and Carol Kennedy to plan and set up the Your Genes, Your Choices document which goes online January 24th. Ms. Kennedy will provide most of the content for this document and will use it in her dissertation research in the fall of 2000.

December 15, 1999. The timeline for Opal's Diary becomes active. This displays the dates of Opal's entires as they have been worked out by Lynne Anderson-Inman.

December 10. 1999. The Project INTERSECT Phase 2 grant is submitted to the Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education. If funded, this grant will provide funds for conducting research into the effectivness of the INTERSECT digital books.

October 28, 1999. Planning Mark Horney visits the Kansas State School for the Blind and meets with its staff to discuss their Oregon Trail project and possible INTERSECT collaborations.

September 24-26, 1999. Mark Horney reviews the Opal Whiteley archive at the library of the University of London.

July 21, 1999. A page giving instructional ideas for Using Plain Digital Text is installed the Teacher Center.

July, 1999. Ana Perez writes text-based resources for On the Run.

June 14, 1999. A progress report for the project is submitted to OSEP.

April 7, 1999. Steve Williamson joins the INTERSECT staff to work on Opal's Diary.

April 1, 1999. Meeting with a Cyberschool teacher regarding an edition of Darwin's Origin of the Species.

March 25, 1999. Work begins on an edition of Darwin's Origin of the Species.

February 5th, 1999. A presentation about the project is given at the Oregon Conference in Eugene.

December 18, 1999. The pages of the website introduction are redesigned: About the Project, Credits, What's New, Site Index, Getting Started/Help.

December 10, 1999. A meeting is held with Jack Turner of the Eugene 4j Cyberschool regarding collaboration. One possibility is to work with the teacher offer the school's biology class, possibly on an edition of Darwin's Origin of the Species.

November 4, 1999. Scanning and proof reading of the text for On the Run is compete and it is installed in a database.

December 10, 1999. A meeting is held with Jack Turner of the Eugene 4j Cyberschool regarding collaboration. One possibility is to work with the teacher offer the school's biology class, possibly on an edition of Darwin's Origin of the Species.

October 29, 1999. Work begins on the Diary of Opal Whiteley.

October 16, 1998. Meeting with Willa Homes is held and work begins on a digital edition of her novel On the Run.

October 1, 1998. Project INTERSECT begins. The initial pages of the website go online.

May 8, 1998. The Project INTERSECT proposal is submitted to the Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education.

 



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