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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.
The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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An acronym is an abbreviation formed from letters in a phrase or a word. Usually these components are individual lettersor parts of words or names.
Here are a few examples:
AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
CD: (cee-dee) Compact Disc (commonly referred to aas a music CD
CD-ROM: (cee-dee-[rɒm]) Compact Disc read-only memory
DVD: digital video disc
FAQ: frequently asked question
Gestapo: Geheime Staatspolizei (‘secret state police’)
IBM: International Business Machines
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
Laser: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
LOL: Laughing Out Loud
Nabisco: National Biscuit Company
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
OPP: Ontario Provincial Police
Radar: radio detection and ranging
Scuba: self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
SMS: Short Message Service Taser: Thomas A. Swift's electric rifle
VHS: Video Home System. A consumer-level analog recording videotape-based cassette standard developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in early 1970
- Wikipedia contributors. "Acronym." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 15 Dec. 2014. Web. 3 Jan. 2015 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym