¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤,¸¸,ø¤º Please link to the Educational CyberPlayGround http://www.edu-cyberpg.com Add your K12 SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT URL http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/schools/ Please Share and Add Your Song http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/ncfr/ Educational CyberPlayGround K12 Newsletters Mailing List ¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤,¸¸,ø¤º Greetings All, Happy Reading for today March 1 <Karen> 1) Citizendium: building a better Wikipedia http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/citizendium.ars Sanger issued his manifesto, a document called "Toward a Compendium of Knowledge." In it, he laid out the "serious and endemic problems" that he saw in the Wikipedia model: 1) The community does not enforce its own rules effectively or consistently 2) Widespread anonymity has a problemit's attractive to people who want to cause trouble, undermine the project, or simply troll 3) The community has developed an insularity that makes it difficult for people who are not already part of the community to get on board 4) The "arguably dysfunctional community" is not attractive to traditional experts such as academics 2) What are your Fair Use Rights? http://tinyurl.com/2nnj6v Boucher and Doolittle Introduce the FAIR USE Act of 2007 What is Legal in the K12 Classroom. U. S. Copyright Law that addresses fair use. Copyright Basics http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Internet/1copyright.html Which Videos Are Protected? Lawmakers Get a Lesson http://tinyurl.com/ynwxgx a letter to Brian Lamb on that topic ... http://public.resource.org/dear_brian.html 3) Microsoft Virtualization Licensing and Distribution Terms VMware White Paper http://www.vmware.com/solutions/whitepapers/msoft_licensing_wp.html Summary Microsoft is trying to restrict customers' flexibility and freedom to choose virtualization software by limiting who can run their software and how they can run it. Microsoft is leveraging its ownership of the market leading operating system and numerous applications that are market leaders in their respective categories (Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory) to drive customers to use Microsoft virtualization products. Their tactics are focused on software licensing and distribution terms (for SQL Server, Exchange, Windows Server, Vista) and through the APIs and formats for virtualized Windows. In particular, Microsoft does not have key virtual infrastructure capabilities (like VMotion), and they are making those either illegal or expensive for customers; Microsoft doesn't have virtual desktop offerings, so they are denying it to customers; and Microsoft is moving to control this new layer that sits on the hardware by forcing their specifications and APIs on the industry. Included below in this document are explanations with supporting details of some of these specific areas. Virtualization opens up new enabling models for IT customers and technology vendors. To fully achieve this vision, the industry must ensure fundamental market choice and ecosystem interoperability. Microsoft operating systems and applications are both market dominant and they deliver value to customers. However, customers and vendors require freedom of choice to implement and deliver applications and operating systems from any vendor with any chosen virtual hardware platform. Microsoft is not acting in customers' best interests when they attempt to force an integrated virtual hardware/operating system/application stack for their operating system and applications. Customers require an "any to any" interoperability model where Microsoft application stacks can run freely with licensing, open APIs, and support equivalence on non-Microsoft virtual hardware to Microsoft's own virtualization technologies. 3) The Power and Peril of praising your own kids http://tinyurl.com/3y7zud What do we make of a boy like Thomas? 4) How LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION EVOLVE IN HUMANS http://tinyurl.com/25mat4 5) Origin of English http://tinyurl.com/2ca5fs 6) UF prevents illegal downloads http://tinyurl.com/yocubq cGrid -- a program developed at the University of Florida that automatically kicks students off the Internet if they are caught connecting to peer-to-peer networks. The software, originally known as Icarus, has been developed for commercial release by a company called RedLambda. 7) Global science gateway formed http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=10 The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the British Library have teamed up to develop a global science gateway. The gateway is intended to makethe science information resources of many nations accessible via a single internet portal.
8) Open season for researchers http://education.guardian.co.uk/egweekly/story/0,,2011324,00.html Pressure is growing for academic publishers to put the fruits of publicly funded labour on the web -------- It's an A D thanks sponsors! --------- Advertise Your Services Educational CyberPlayGround Mailing List http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Community/Subguidelines.html Helps educators make the most efficient use of your resources Get your products or services noticed through support of the Educational CyberPlayGround, a clearinghouse of educational resources. Education Vendor Directory http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Community/Subguidelines.html -------- 9) Shop Class as Soulcraft http://tinyurl.com/l9exj anyone in the market for a good used machine tool should talk to Noel Dempsey, a dealer in Richmond, Virginia. Noel?s bustling warehouse is full of metal lathes, milling machines, and table saws, and it turns out that most of it is from schools. EBay is awash in such equipment, also from schools. It appears shop class is becoming a thing of the past, as educators prepare students to become ?knowledge workers.? 10) Programming Languages Summer School Workshop May 9-11, 2007 The University of Austin, TX http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/mckinley/pl-summer-2007/ As a joint effort of the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women (CRA-W) and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), we are organizing a summer school workshop in Programming Languages to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on May 9-11, 2007. The workshop is particularly targeted at women and under-represented minority graduate students and early-career faculty with research interests in programming languages. Through technical panel sessions with academic and industry leaders, as well as other informal activities, the summer school will provide mentoring for these students and faculty as they get started with their careers. 11) Educational feeds directory http://www.educational-feeds.com/ RSS feeds in education. 12) The Cat in the Hat's 50th Birthday: Teacher Activity Guide http://www.nea.org/readacross/activityguide.html Collection of classroom materials to celebrate the 50th anniversary (in 2007) of the publication of Dr. Seuss' beginning reader "The Cat in the Hat."Includes ideas for supporting literacy in the classroom, data on reading and literacy.
13) Rhythm, Steady Beat, Rhyming Words, Poetry Nursery Rhymes use rhythmic Word Syllables in Poetry like Dr. Seuss books. http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/rhythmsyllables.html The benefits of teaching rhythm syllables to children are well documented to improve reading. 14) How to get your credit card report repaired in 30 days. http://tinyurl.com/3xyley 15) The Economics of Gender Stereotyping http://tinyurl.com/3ar8h7 <>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<> Educational CyberPlayGround K12 Newsletters Mailing List Set Preferences Subscribe - Unsubscribe - Digest http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Community/K12Newsletters.html Copyright statements to be included when reproducing annotations from the Educational CyberPlayGround K12 Newsletter The single phrase below is the copyright notice to be used when reproducing any portion of this report, in any format:
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