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Greetings, Happy Reading For Today 1) New Pew Internet Data on Parents and Internet Use Summary:Teens who want to be safe are generally safe and that Teens who indulge in risky behavior put themselves at risk. Teens are generally safe online and that the profile of a teen who is not safe online is very similar to a teen that is not safe off-line. Teens who use social networks to flirt and encounter strangers, may also be using chat-rooms. We don't know If the survey differentiates between where stranger contacts were made. Stranger contacts attributed to social networking sites are actually attributable to chat-rooms.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project Report http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/225/report_display.asp Parents view the internet less favorably than in 2004; Teens are more likely than their parents to say tech devices are helpful Washington, DC - Parents are engaged with their children's media consumption, but have less positive views of the internet today than they did in 2004. A new data memo issued by the Pew Internet and American Life Project based on a telephone survey in October-November 2006 found that 59% of parents think the internet has been a good thing for their children, down from 67% in 2004. The majority of parents check up on their teens' internet use-65% say that they check to see what websites their teenagers visit. An even larger percentage of parents have rules about media consumption; 77% of parents have some sort of rule about what their regulated their teenage children's media use. The majority of parents also say that digital technology makes their lives easier, but their children are even more positive about the benefits of digital devices. 88% of teens report that information and communication devices make their lives easier, compared with 69% of their parents. 2) CREATING A TELEVISION AD FOR AN INTEREST GROUP http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_creatingad.htmparticipants are asked to introduce the lesson plans, resources, and techniques that have proven successful in teaching about Congress in their classrooms. A 2007 participant, Gregory Stewart, Whitewater High School, Whitewater, WI, presented his lesson entitled,
Background information for this lesson follows:It is important for students to understand what they, as citizens, can do to become involved in the political process. In addition, students need to understand the way in which bias and stereotyping are used by various media and interest groups to influence popular opinion. In this lesson, students examine propaganda and media bias and explore the ways interest groups get their message across through the use of media campaigns. Following the development of their own interest group, students develop an advertising campaign which includes the development of a radio and television commercial.
3) Video Production Curriculum http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/Video_Production_Curriculu.html Educational Technology Curriculum Scope & Sequence: Video Curriculum Grades K-8 Video Copyright Laws and Issues HOW TO VIDEO YOURSELF WITH A WEBCAM 4)The National Museum of the American Indian is pleased to announce the new Visual and Expressive Arts Grants program.
The National Museum of the American Indian Visual and Expressive Arts Grants program offers support to a wide range of arts activities with the goal of increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. The NMAI considers the recognition of living artists of the Western Hemisphere to be of primary importance and will direct support to projects that strengthen the scholarship in this underserved field and create opportunities for new and innovative work. Grant amounts will be from $7500 to $15,000. Applications are accepted in two funding areas: VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM <http://www.nmai.si.edu/vaeag/visual.html> Exhibitions and Installations/Publications and Critical Writing EXPRESSIVE ARTS PROGRAM <http://www.nmai.si.edu/vaeag/expressive.html> Expressive and Performing Arts Application receipt deadline: January 15, 2008 Awards announced: March 15, 2008 Grant period: May 1, 2008-April 30, 2009 The NMAI is able to present this opportunity thanks to generous support from the Ford Foundation's IllumiNation grant program http://www.fordfound.org/newsroom/view_news_detail.cfm?news_index=203 ********************************************************************* PLEASE ADD YOUR K12 SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT TO THE MASTER DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS ONLINE http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/schools/ The registry is organized by state and by grade level. The registry also includes sites for charter Schools, virtual schools, school districts, state and regional education organizations, state departments of education, state standards and state administrators. ********************************************************************* 5) Middle School Integrated Unit Lesson Plans for Cross-Curricular Thematic Instruction http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/Cross_Curricular_Thematic.asp For Ideas: An Interdisiplinary Thematic Unit for the United States Virgin Islands http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/culdesac/USVI/usvi.htmlA thematic reading module includes music, reading and technology integrated into the classroom.
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/whatresearch7.asp Virgin Islands Dutch Creole Language http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Linguistics/vi.html Anansi, Tekoma, and the Cow's Belly Folktale http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/bhm/tekomastory.html A Brother Anansi and Brother Tecoma Stories spoken inStandard English and Negerhollands English - translated and spoken by Dr. Robin Sabino.
Learn More American Virgin Islands Creole http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/aboutdialect.aspKwa is considered to be a language family. Kwa is not a language but a large cluster of more than one hundred languages spoken in south of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria. Twi (Akan Ashanti...) is a Kwa language. All Kwa languages are tonal languages. Ijo, spoken in the delta of Niger, is also a tonal language.
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