As the name
BreitLinks represents a collection of resources I have
collected to prove information about a variety of topics. Click
to see some of the different projects I am involved with.
All of these Webs focus
on different aspects of information and technology literacy. Each
of these sites is in itself a collection of links to additional
Web resources that support the purpose of that page.
I have created
BreitLinks to share my work teaching information and technology
literacy with my students, other instructors, and anyone else
that might have an interest. Having worked in some of Wisconsin's largest
school districts, I have come to the conclusion that computer important skills need to be taught in a content-rich contexts.
Each of the
BreitLinks Webs is a "stand-alone" collections of information.
merely an "umbrella." THE WEBS LISTED BELOW WILL NOT HAVE THE
MY ALGEBRA NAVIGATION BAR -- only the navigation links for that
Each Web listed below will open in a new browser
window. Simply close the new window that pops us when you
are done looking at that Web -- the browser with MY ALGEBRA
should stay open. If you use a pop-up blocker, you might need to
"override" it to easily navigate this Web.
The collection of resources that I create and maintain for
various education-related projects continues to grow. Here
are some of the other resources you can find at
Voices. Friends often ask for
suggestions on how to do computer projects. In this case; create a
newspaper, Voices, published bi-monthly by the Allied Dunns
Marsh Neighborhood Association in Madison, Wisconsin. After getting the
paper copy together and printed, we decided to create a companion Web (www.madisonvoices.com).
It is a wonderful project to be involved with -- we are working to build "comm-unity"
in an urban neighborhood that has had some problems, but is working to
master these challenges.
Writing Quick Tips. Working with students on writing projects this past
summer, I had to reflect on the ways my writing skills and styles have
changed. Learning to think of
writing as a process was an important
start. This Web is designed to help students quickly review
editing and proofreading,
academic/essay and business/technical styles,
documentation of sources, and a variety
links to great writing sites.
Today's Collegian. This past summer (2005), I worked with Equal
Opportunity Program (EOP) camps and the Project ASSIST Summer Transition
Class at UW-Whitewater. Project ASSIST is UW-Whitewater's support program
for students with learning disabilities. Much of this information posted
here would help secondary students too. Topics covered include:
differences between high school and college,
memory tricks and tips,
college math, and more. I have even
included a link to the
class handouts and
PowerPoint presentations that we used.
While UW-Whitewater does not require professors to
have Webs, I wanted to provide my students with resources that support
alternative learning styles, needs, and independent study. In my humble
opinion, giving students choices, connecting them with alternative
presentations, and utilizing Web-based resources are all important. I
strive to support their learning by creating a "newsletter," my
Algebra Connections and by
integrating productivity software
In many ways,
BreitLinks is all about helping keep
"found items found." This Web organizes resources that support today's
library media specialist. I also have an extensive cataloging portfolio
-- but most of it is not currently in a Web compatible format. Please
contact me to see it.
In many ways, this is the project I am most proud to
be associated with -- the companion Web for a TV show on Madison's UPN
station, Channel 14. The good people at Club TNT seek to "use the media
of entertainment to inform and education." We try to encourage young
people to make positive lifestyle choices. I am grateful to be their
In order to support Club TNT's mission, I put together this collection of
links to provide participants to Club TNT with a variety of
games, and more!
TNT Book Club. Drawing on my
experience and specialty training as a school
library media specialist, I created this
section to share ideas about
authors. The emphasis is on "YA
Literature," because these books are quick-reads with plots that develop
quickly. Reading is a fundamental skill -- motivating students to read is
TNT Collegian. We would like to see
Club TNT participants continue their education after graduating from high
school. Its never too early to start thinking about college. This
section is based on the curriculum I have created and use at University of
Wisconsin college transition summer programs. This section of the Club
TNT Web is based on the Today's Collegian material from the Summer
Transition Class I taught at UW-Whitewater. I have included information
and links about: high school versus college,
self-understanding & learning styles,
tips & tricks for success, and links to a
useful online resources.
Awareness Web. April is Alcohol Awareness month. Approximately
one-half of U.S. adults report a family history of alcoholism or problem
drinking. Nearly 14 million Americans have alcohol disorders. While many
talk about kids and illicit drugs, it is alcohol that remains the No. 1
drug problem for young people. I have put together resources for:
Alcohol & The Brain,
Support & Help,
For Mom & Dad,
Kids & Students,
AA Big Book Study.
The content for this page was put together with
Jeanne Erickson, Brain Development Specialist, for the
Wisconsin Council of Children and Families.
We believe that if we present current, factual information about issues
such as substance abuse and use today's technology to do so, we can
positively impact the lives of others. Our
Brain Matters Web
started as a collaborative computer activity computer classes I was
teaching. To see more about brain development, please check out my
Connect WCCF link on the
Business Education Portfolio.
Business Education. If you want to really learn computers,
work collaboratively with hundreds of young adults! This page is full of
for Microsoft Office, all of which I created. This
page has not been updated for a few years and probably will not. This is
where I started to develop concepts of teaching
authentic computer skills
I am grateful that I always found educators to work with on
Brain Matters Web
started here as a sample Web to teach in a
Web Design Class.
Bill & Tom's Railroad: Dredgby Division. This page highlights my model railroading
from years ago. It is full of
digital photo effects
(I used PaintShop Pro). While the product of me and my brother's
imaginations, the concept is based on the history of the
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
(The Milwaukee Road). I have provided a variety of
about one of the railway systems that provided stimulus for
Milwaukee and Wisconsin's growth and economic
development. Like the real
Milwaukee Road; our imaginary empire, the
no longer exists. It lives on in memories.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!
This collaborative celebration of my father's 80th birthday is an
"on-line" tribute to Paul Breitsprecher. It was a great deal of fun to
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