Greetings, Last night I bought the $100 lap top, that is really $400.00. I'll let you know what I think about it. I went to to the blog http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com and clicked on the right side of the page under these words SUBSCRIBE TO CATEGORY FEEDS K-12 Newsletters Mailing List then clicked and it shows me this URLwhich happens to also be the feed you can subscribe to and also and also sorts all the messages I've posted for you to read.
http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com happy reading for today, <Karen> Monday, November 26, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/26/Which+Blogs+Should+One+Read+To+Be+Most+Up+To+Date+Ieto+Quickly+Know+About+Important+Stories+That+Propagate+Over+The+Blogosphere.aspx>Which blogs should one read to be most up to date, i.e.to quickly know about important stories that propagate over the blogosphere
If I can read 100 blogs, which should I read to be most up to date?<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/26/Your+Professor+Probably+Sucks+At+Using+Technology.aspx>Your Professor Probably Sucks At Using Technology Let?s get something straight here: technology is complicated, and it?s unreasonable to expect every professor to understand the nuances of digital projectors, editing software, classroom response devices, PowerPoint lectures or even God help you if this is true Internet browsers.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/26/Supercalifragalistic+New+Disney+Princess+Giselle+Has+An+Enchanting+Royal+Lineage.aspx>Supercalifragalistic New Disney princess Giselle has an enchanting royal lineage Here are some of the sources of inspiration behind Giselle. (Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.)
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/26/The+Campaign+For+A+CommercialFree+Childhood.aspx>The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Stop the NSBA who made no mention of the fact that it has become glaringly obvious that their primary purpose is to generate advertising revenue.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/26/Sight+See+Inspirational+Quotes.aspx>Sight See Inspirational Quotes INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES - by and FOR WOMEN - MUSIC QUOTES - COMPUTER QUOTES - TEACHER QUOTES AND BUSINESS QUOTES
Sunday, November 25, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/25/Sight+See+1000+SEARCH+ENGINES+And+The+Invisible+Web+FIND+THE+HIDDEN+NET.aspx>Sight See 1000 SEARCH ENGINES and The Invisible Web FIND THE HIDDEN NET Sight See: SPECIALIZED SEARCH ENGINES - Learn how to find and use the Invisible Web and Meta Search Engines at the Educational CyberPlayGround. Find a Guide to Online Research A visual mapping of Complex Networks and all the Free E-books you can eat.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/25/Americans+Close+The+Book+On+Recreational+Reading.aspx>Americans close the book on recreational reading "To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence" "We've got a public culture which is almost entirely commercial- and novelty-driven," says NEA chairman Dana Gioia. "I think it's letting the nation down."
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/25/LinkedIn+Is+In+Buyout+Talks+With+News+Corporation.aspx>LinkedIn is in buyout talks with News Corporation Linked in is the largest professional Networking site. Its biggest global competitor is Facebook.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/25/Warning+Easymusicdownload+Scam+Takes+Your+Money+Sends+You+To+Kazaa.aspx>Warning Easymusicdownload Scam takes your money sends you to kazaa Attention Teens and adults Sign up, to "legally download music" and avoid getting sued by the music industry, not true.
Saturday, November 24, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/24/Get+The+Educational+CyberPlayGround+Blog+Widget+For+Your+Website.aspx>Get the Educational CyberPlayGround Blog widget for your website Get the Widget for your website - Education, News, Law, Security, Literacy, K - 12, Internet, NetHappenings, Technology, Music, Science, Literacy, Arts,Books,
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/24/Education+Review.aspx>Education ReviewBi-weekly update on U.S. Department of Education activities relevant to the Intergovernmental and Corporate community and other stakeholders.On November 15, the non-partisan National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) released results of the 2007 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA), which provides comparable data on fourth- and eighth-grade reading and mathematics achievement in 11 of the nation's urban school districts.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/24/Social+Networks+More+Than+150+Friends+NO+WAY.aspx>Social Networks - More than 150 friends NO WAY
More than 150 friends?!The Wall Street Journal's "numbers guy," Carl Bialik zoomed in on that number - 150 - which many reporters have cited as the limit to the number of personal contacts any human being could possibly sustain. <http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/CommentView,guid,7967fe83-d0c5-458c-986f-c0270bc299d1.aspx#commentstart>Comments 
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/24/25+Million+Exposed+To+Risk+Of+ID+Fraud+In+The+UK.aspx>25 million exposed to risk of ID fraud in the UK A massive security breach involving the personal information of "virtually every child in Britain" has occurred in the United Kingdom. This is a clear illustration of risky it would be to have a national database of children's personal information in the US, which is what would be required in order to establish children's age verification online.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/24/Linux+Not+Just+A+Choice+But+An+Adventure.aspx>Linux, not just a choice but an adventure Over the past several years I've been playing with Linux to get an idea of what it's all about and how it can be used. It wasn't until recently that I felt comfortable telling my non-techie friends to jump in.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/24/Emphasis+On+FCAT+Pushes+Teacher+Out+Of+The+Classroom.aspx>Emphasis on FCAT pushes teacher out of the classroom Last month, I resigned as a five-year veteran teacher of Broward County schools. Letter to the editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Fort Lauderdale, Florida. FCAT equals Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/24/The+Flying+Spaghetti+Monster+God+Teaching+Intelligent+Design+Vs+Evolution+In+The+Classroom.aspx>The Flying Spaghetti Monster God. Teaching Intelligent Design vs Evolution in the classroom. Teaching Intelligent Design vs Evolution in the classroom. Is intelligent design religion or science? The appearance of the Flying Spaghetti Monster on the agenda of the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting gives a kind of scholarly imprimatur to a phenomenon that first emerged in 2005, during the debate in Kansas over whether intelligent design should be taught in public school sciences classes.
Friday, November 23, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/23/Steven+Van+Zandt+Says+Rock+N+Roll+Starts+A+Middle+And+Highschool+Music+Education+Curriculum.aspx>Steven Van Zandt says rock 'n' roll starts a middle- and high-school music education curriculum. Steven Van Zandt starts Middle School and High School Music Education Curriculum.T hat's guitarist/singer Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- a.k.a. Little Stevie, a.k.a. Miami Steve, a.k.a. Silvio Dante, Tony Soprano's consigliere -- at a sit down in the Capitol yesterday with Sens. Bob Menendez and Frank Lautenberg. <http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/CommentView,guid,5e7240b6-1fde-49e8-aa93-7e4f68fa7625.aspx#commentstart>Comments 
Thursday, November 22, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/22/BIG+BROTHER+BIG+BUSINESS+And+Cell+Phone+Secrets.aspx>BIG BROTHER, BIG BUSINESS and Cell Phone Secrets Award-winning correspondent, David Faber examines the rapid advance of technology which allows companies to monitor our every move and record our most private personal information. Driving habits are being recorded; employees are monitored; shoppers and diners are observed and analyzed; internet searches are saved and used as evidence in court. It is big business that collects most of the data about us. But increasingly, it is the government that?s using it. The documentary takes viewers inside the FBI, the Border Patrol, police departments and schools to see how they are using biometric technologies to establish identity. There is also a rare look inside a little-known division of AOL that works solely with law enforcement requests for information about AOL?s members.Faber also examines some of the downsides of the new surveillance society: a man whose cell phone records were stolen by his former employer; a women who lost her job due to mistaken identity; a man who discovered his rental car company was tracking his every move.BIG BROTHER, BIG BUSINESS takes an enlightening and sometimes disturbing look at how the growth of the information society may be eroding the freedoms many people take for granted.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/21/Larry+Lessing+Talking+Machines+Performance+Rights+Vs+Public+Domain+Works.aspx>Larry Lessing - Talking Machines - Performance Rights vs. Public Domain Works Educational CyberPlayGround - Music Culture - Internet Technology - Copyright vs. Copyleft, The Creative Commons Larry Lessig- How Creativity is being strangled by the law 3 stories - vocal chords of the millions will be lost. Music Deals, Music Contracts, Copyright Law, Music Downloads, Works for Hire, Agencies , Music Rights , License, Open Audio License, Open Source.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/20/English+As+A+Second+Language+Resource.aspx>English as a Second Language Resource Best resources for both reading games, traditional Language Arts and interactive Childrens Books Online that integrate technology into the classroom. Best resources for both traditional Language Arts and modern communications sites and applications on the web.Online stories and activities - Explore this site, you'll find lots of resources such as songs, simple texts, audio files and educational games for beginners.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/20/Playing+Multiple+Violent+Videogames+Increased+Their+Risk+Of+Being+Highly+Aggressive.aspx>Playing multiple violent videogames increased their risk of being highly aggressive.
Video games are very effective teaching tools for teaching aggression.<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/CommentView,guid,24c15bcb-c74e-4291-87e2-ea9870967e24.aspx#commentstart>Comments 
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/20/13+Year+Old+Commits+Suicide+Bullied+By+A+Mother+On+Myspace.aspx>13 year old commits suicide, bullied by a mother on myspace! Learn How to Handle CyberBullies. A 13 year old girl who was bullied at school struck up an online MySpace relationship with a 13 year old boy that went sour and turned to bullying. She committed suicide. It turns out that the 13 year old boy who taunted her was actually the mother of another 13 year old girl in the neighborhood. <http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/CommentView,guid,40b70e76-792a-450d-9eee-de8d618044c3.aspx#commentstart>Comments 
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/20/The+US+Department+Of+MisEdjukashun.aspx>The U.S. Department of Mis-Edjukashun Michelle Malkin our student?s test scores on a major international reading exam have been rendered invalid because the contractor who printed the tests misnumbered the pages?and the Department of Education failed to proofread the booklets! Comments anyone?
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/20/GRANT+OPPORTUNITY+DONORSCHOOSEORG.aspx>GRANT OPPORTUNITY: DONORSCHOOSE.ORG There's no cost to teachers or schools to participate. Public school educators propose ideas for needed resources. A nonprofit website that provides students with the books, technology, and supplies that they need to learn.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/20/The+New+York+State+Association+For+Computers+And+Technologies+In+Education.aspx>The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education Conference is happening now. Education Vendor Directory.
Monday, November 19, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/19/K12+Newsletters+Music+Education+And+Dance+Movement+Education+Resources+For+Music+Teachers+Classroom+Teachers+Phys+Ed+Teachers.aspx>K-12 Newsletters - Music Education and Dance Movement Education Resources for Music Teachers - Classroom Teachers - Phys. Ed Teachers
Friday, November 16, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/16/Educational+CyberPlayGround+Blog+Karen+Ellis+The+Face+Behind+The+Machine+This+Is+What+I+Do.aspx>Educational CyberPlayGround Blog - Karen Ellis the Face Behind the Machine - This is what I do.
In a nutshell, this is what I think about and publish.<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/CommentView,guid,72ce9e85-0c33-4eea-a659-f4cb6a9d39a7.aspx#commentstart>Comments 
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/16/Live+Search+Map.aspx>Live Search Map Live Search Maps are so INCREDIBLE if you haven't seen it you MUST.