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Since my daughter's Webkinz account expired I can't play Cash Cow 2, I searched online games. I don't like most online gaming, action, shooter, MMORPG, but I love word puzzles. Addicting Games Whizz Wordz is free to play and my new fave. Addicting Games is a free website. Whizz Wordz No user ID, email address, password, registration. Nothing to download. You may register for updates, competitive gaming and extended gaming options if desired, but for my few minutes of Whizz Wordz, nothing is required.
Whizz Wordz combines the speed word making of Boggle with the category scoring of Yahtzee. The game board resembles Boggle. Whizz Wordz letters are arrayed on the board and the gamer has two minutes to make as many words as possible from the letters. To select letters, use the left mouse button. To remove a letter from, left click it again. Letters may be reused. Whizz Wordz rejects misspelled or nonsense words, but doesn't detract points. The Whizz Wordz word bank is pretty generous and does allow names to be used for points. As players enter words, they are listed on the word list.
Whizz Wordz categories include:
-Three letter words (five points each)
-Four letter words (ten points each)
-Five letter words (twentyy-five points each)
-Six letter words (fifty points each)
-Straight (75 points awarded for making at least a three letter, four letter and five letter word, with additional points earned for words of six or more letters)
-Slammer (100 points earned for using each letter on the board at least once)
-+20 words (75 points earned for making twenty or more words of at least three letters)
Count (Similar to the 'chance' category in Yahtzee, points are added according above scoring-three letter (5), four letter (10), five letter (25), six letter (50)
Whizz Wordz points are 'penciled in' the score card as the gamer plays. When the two minutes are up, Whizz Wordz point totals in each category are listed. Player must choose which Whizz Wordz category in which to take the points, as in Yahtzee. As Whizz Wordz boxes are filled in with points, a player can no longer choose that category, even if she gets a higher score in that category. Gamers should choose a category and work toward that one for best scoring.
Needless to say, Whizz Words is very educational. For more fun, safe games visit me at www.freesafekidsgames.blogspot.com.
The debate between Sarah Palin and Joseph Biden has opened up the space between the stark differences these two Vice Presidential candidates offer for their party. In her own words-Sarah Palin said "I have only been in this for five weeks, so I am not sure what I would do concerning the economy for the American people." For one, I am not so much concerned with what Governor Sarah Palin is saying, I am more concerned in what can Barack Obama can do to help this economic stressed nation. I was not impressed with the debate at hand, more-so; I was disappointed that Senator Biden was not more aggressive and assertive in his direct approach to Sarah Palin cocky responses. This is not a time for friendly handshakes; just observe how much division between the two parties are. When Senator Biden wife reached out her hand to Governor Sarah Palin daughter, she politely shook her hand and then backed away from this grand lady-switching her eye-balls in absolute arrogance. This debate has not only been about who is best suited to take over the office of the presidency, it is more-so a testament on the delicate balance of our present economic status.
The working class American people have become disillusioned with the failed policies of the Republican Party and their failure to deal with the problems that surround the middle class of America. Governor Palin words and responses were a scripted recital to protect the campaign for Senator John McCain presidential quest. The fundamentals of our present standing economy is not resilient, the persistent bashings that Sarah Palin quoted to has become the same old stale recital.
This is a most dire and trying time that our nation and American middle class are going through, in fact, can we make it through this election in an honest way? This is a most dangerous and inopportune time that middle class Americans live. And so, by Governor Sarah Palin harping on the false statements made by the Republican conservatives denying Barack Obama guidelines, indeed she is completely clueless on her knowledge of corporate policy and essential economic issues that affect all Americans.
The scripted prompts may have temporarily paid off for Senator McCain campaign, but the empty promises that the Republican Party offer is simply a design of pipe dreams.
As a matter of fact, I stand on the side of the American people who seek equality and justice for all.
Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman, co-founders of LA-based Two Bit Circus, energize their audience with the STEAM Carnival, a way to make entertainment more enriching and education more fun. Armed with the knowledge that the U.S. may be short as many as three million high-skills workers by 2018, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math need to get more interesting in order to attract students to those fields of study. Bushnell and Gradman share their stories about how the need for art and creativity drove them from their "real jobs" to a job they can't get enough of.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Sometimes writing becomes difficult and you need a way to get yourself started again. For some people, freewriting is all they need. Others need more directed writing exercises to get their creative juices flowing again. Try these exercises to get into characters and restart your story.
Liar, Liar. Put your character into a situation where they have to choose between telling a lie and accepting some fairly dire consequences and write out what they would do. Do they lie quickly, easily, and without remorse or chose not to tell the lie at all no matter what the consequences? Perhaps they come up with a way to handle the situation without having to lie. This can help you get further insight into your character as a moral being.
Old Family Stories. Family members like to tell stories about one another, not necessarily the good kind either. What kind of stories would your character's mother tell about them if given the chance? What about their grandparents, or best friend? If it is a childhood story, how does the person in the story differ from how the character is now?
Talking Heads. This works as a dialogue/freewriting exercise. Take two characters (protagonist/antagonist, protagonist/sidekick, antagonist/minion, sidekick/minion, you get the idea) and write out what they would say if they were face to face. Let the characters say whatever they want, they might open up subplots you had not thought about or insight into the main plot you had not previously considered.
Letter to the Author. Step into your character's shoes and write out what they would tell you about your story in the form of an editorial letter such as you would see in the newspaper. You can even use the character to predict what is going to happen next from their point of view. This is their chance to give you their opinion of the story. (Examples from the National Novel Writing Month forums.) This is actually my favorite exercise.
The Other Side of the Story. It can be really difficult to incorporate a second person's viewpoint into a narrative, especially if the person in question is the antagonist. However, it can be useful to know exactly what your antagonist thinks about the situation. Take the time to write out a section of the story from the point of view of the antagonist. Give the character a chance to muse on how they would have handled a situation differently if they knew then what they know now, since this section of the story has already passed.
Dear Author (Letters from the Characters); National Novel Writing Month
A video about the program, educators and students learning with STEAM Education.