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TV shows on the Web is growing
"This week, two research organizations, TNS and the Conference Board,
issued a report indicating that the number of people who watch TV shows online has doubled in the last year".
Why File Sharing is Not Theft
FREE DIGITAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS
At its heart, this is a fight about money, not about morality
Learn to Copyright your Photograph
Digital Eqcuitst Art Project (a mashup)
Elementary through High School Arts Curriculum Resources and Traditional Arts Resources.
On The Web a Video is Worth a 1000 Words and much more fun!
My Cousin David Goldenberg
A founding member of the Vitaphone Project, a group of collectors devoted to
saving early movie sound tracks, Mr. Goldenberg made a significant contribution
to film preservation recently when he provided the Library of Congress with the
only complete sound-track discs for the classic 1933 film The Emperor Jones.
LYRICS FOR CHOIR AND VOICE TEACHERS
Help With Our Internet Blocking in Schools Study
If you know of any public school students, teachers, school administrators,
school board members, parents, or recent public school alumni in the United States
who are willing to speak about the impact of Internet blocking on educational
opportunities, the EFF would like to make contact with them.
Please have them contact:
Will Doherty - wild at eff.org
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
21ST CENTURY LINGUISTIC RIGHTS
FILTERS, CENSORSHIP, ACCESS AND YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW.
How to Integrate Technology into the Classroom
Integrated Units Lesson plans
Middle School Thematic Integrated Unit
Social networking resources and tools
What every administrator, Policy Maker and Parent should know
NSBA Social Network Report
Defining Cultural Literacy and Technological Literacy
"Points of Viewing Childrens Thinking" by Ricki Goldman-Segall.
It's an ethnographic study (using video to collect data) of middle school
kids and how they think while using computers to create media products.
Multiple Intelligence defined:
Take the test see what kind of intelligences you are using.
100,000 eBooks easy to download at:
http://www.gutenberg.org [coming up on 25,000 eBooks]
Michael Hart http://hart.pglaf.org/
Oct. 29, 1991 "Internet" First Appears
Date: Oct 29, 2007 10:49 AM
16 years ago today the word "Internet" first appeared on a
front page or cover of the major media.
Wall Street Journal, Page One, the story about eBooks.
San Francisco Gallery Shows Hacker's Work as Art
Joe Grand has never really thought of himself as an artist, but on
Saturday night he's having his first gallery opening.
Grand is a hardware hacker: He's at home with a soldering iron in one
hand, the guts of some electronic device opened up in front of him. A
former member of the L0pht Heavy Industries hacker collective, he
designed the programmable conference badges used at this year's Defcon
15 hacker conference and a cheap RFID (radio frequency identification)
reader, soon to be on store shelves at Radio Shack.
Expanded Learning Time Schools
Step Inside An ELT School
The conversion of schools was made possible through the Massachusetts Department of
Education?s ?School Redesign: Expanding Learning Time to Support Student Success?
grant program which allows interested districts to redesign school days by adding 30% more time.
In 2006, the Legislature appropriated $6.5 million to extended-time schools, enabling ten schools
across five districts to turn their plans into reality and to open in September 2006 with a day at
least two hours longer than it was the previous school year.
Kuss Middle School in Fall River, Mass., the increased school day has raised teacher salaries,
which in turn led to an increase in applicants. Just three years ago, Kuss was labeled a chronically
failing school and had all electives stripped away to make room for more math and reading.
Last year, the school applied to be part of the Expanded Learning Time Initiative, which extended
the school day by almost two hours. Now in its second year in the program, attendance is up,
tardiness is down, and students are engaged in electives throughout the day.
Scholarships and Grants
"Target Field Trip Grants"
Target Field Trip Grants provide funding for scholastic outings in situations where monies are lacking. Maximum Award: $1,000. Eligibility: teachers, principals, paraprofessionals and classified staff in K-12 public, private or charter school in the U.S. Deadline: November 1, 2007.
"Fair Trade Study Grant"
The 2007-2008 Fair Trade Study Grant from Café Bom Dia and Sam?s Club is a weeklong, intensive study of how fair trade coffee is produced and the impact of such production on Brazilian communities. Grants will be awarded to teachers who express exceptional ideas on how to educate students on economic, social and business lessons. Maximum Award: $7,000 value. Eligibility: full-time junior high and high school teachers who teach at least fifteen (15) hours a week during the 2008-09 school year and dedicate at least five (5) lessons to topics related to Fair Trade. Deadline: December 15, 2007.
"General Mills Foundation Champions for Healthy Kids"
The General Mills Foundation Champions for Healthy Kids grant program awards 50 grants to community-based groups that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations that target youth ages 2-18. Deadline: January 15, 2008.
"Scholastic Lexus Environmental Challenge"
The Scholastic Lexus Environmental Challenge program is designed to educate and empower students to take action to improve the environment. The program encourages middle and high school students to develop and implement environmental programs that positively impact their communities. Middle and high school teams comprised of 5 to 10 students and one teacher advisor are invited to participate in four initial challenges, each addressing a different environmental element -- land, water, air, and climate. Maximum Award: $75,000. Eligibility: students in grades 6-12 and their teachers. Deadline: varies.
"Motorola Innovation Generation Grants"
The Motorola Innovation Generation Grants provide funds for initiatives that creatively foster a love of science early in life and show a new generation of inventors that careers involving science and math are important, challenging and possible. Priority will be given to programs that incorporate Motorola employees as volunteers. Maximum Award: $250,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: June 15, 2008.