Frequently Asked Questions about posting on TeacherLore

What are the payment rates for Heritage Online?

For Heritage Project Demonstration Site teams that have contracted to provide words and photos to our online magazine, we’ve allocated up to $500 per issue.

Our rate for 500+ word articles is $100, including photographs that illustrate the writing. For photographs alone, payment is $50.

Teachers should select the writers who will be paid. Payment will be made after revisions suggested by the editor are made and the article is satisfactory. At that point, the writers will download our publishing contract, make 2 copies, sign them both and send them to the Project:

Katherine Mitchell, Editor
Montana Heritage Project
PO Box 672
St. Ignatius, MT 59865

We will return one contract to the author with a check.

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 09/30 at 09:36 AM
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How to write a headline for an online article

A headline on a web article is often the only thing the reader reads.  It has to stand on its own, giving the reader the quickest possible summary of what the article contains.

This headline will often appear out of context, in a list of articles on the site, in the hitlist generated by a search engine, or in a list of bookmarks in the user’s browser.  If the headline doesn’t give a clear sense of what the article is about, busy readers will probably not click on it to learn more.

To write a good web headline, try to summarize the key message of your article in a sentence with a subject and a verb, dropping out articles such as “a” and “the” when possible. Boil it down to the kernel message.

Here are some recent headlines from the Heritage Project site:

* Online Magazine ready for postings
* Does Everyone Need to Blog?
* How are Weblogs different?
* More on Web Blog Use
* LOC Veterans History Project Highlights more Stories of Sacrifice
* Heritage Project Helps Family Dealing With Grief

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 09/29 at 12:08 AM
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How do I include a link in my post?

1. Browse to the page you want to create a link to and copy its URL onto your clipboard.

2. Then open the “publish” form and start typing your post. When you get to the point where you want to insert the link, click the “link” button in the formatting table on the publish page just below the “title” field. This will open three windows in the succession.

3.  In the first window, paste the URL link that is saved on your clipboard.

4. In the second window, type the words that you want to become a hot link.

5. In the third window, type the title for the link. This will show when you hover your cursor over the link. You can leave it blank if you want, but it’s kind of cool and very easy. It’s useful when you want to give the reader more information about where the link goes.

Note: This works easily if you create your links as you go. If you create all your text then go back and try to add links, it gets a bit more confusing because Expression Engine will insert the link at the end of the text instead of where you put the cursor. So you need to cut it and paste it to the right place.

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 09/18 at 09:53 PM
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