Greetings Go to http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/ Click on K-12 Newsletters best, <Karen> Thursday, November 08, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/08/Opportunity+For+High+School+Students+To+Qualify+Online+For+GSNs+20072008+National+Vocabulary+Championship.aspx>Opportunity for High School Students to Qualify Online for GSN?s 2007/2008 National Vocabulary Championship GSN Host Dylan Lane Discusses the Competition, Prizes and Goals in New Cable in the Classroom Podcast. About the ?National Vocabulary Championship? GSN?s National Vocabulary Championship (NVC) is a nationwide academic competition that offers high school students the opportunity to win money toward college tuition through local and national events.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/08/Souths+Schools+Swell+With+Poor+Kids.aspx>South's schools swell with poor kids In 11 states, over half of students live in poverty. Standardized high school exit exams put states to the test.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/08/Verizon+Business+Joins+Interent+11.aspx>Verizon Business Joins Interent 11 Internet2 has today announced that Verizon Business has joined Internet2 as a corporate member. The company plans to engage the consortium in several innovative ways, including collaboration with the Internet2 community on projects involving advanced optical networking as well as in important areas of next-generation content delivery and network security.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/08/Another+Amazing+Video+About+Teaching+And+Learning.aspx>Another amazing video about teaching and learning The piece is called, ?A Vision of Students Today,? and features a very large class of college students, sharing short notes about their personal and education learning experiences, and the vast gap that exists between the one that they have created (one that many of us remain ignorant of) and the one that we inflict on them.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/08/CyberSquatting.aspx>CyberSquattingCybersquatting Legislation Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) definition of cybersquatting
Wednesday, November 07, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/07/Find+Storytelling+And+Folktales+Classroom+Resources+For+Americans+And+The+Rest+Of+The+World+On+The+Educational+CyberPlayGround.aspx>Find Storytelling and Folktales Classroom Resources for Americans and the rest of the world on the Educational CyberPlayGround. The Greenwood Library of American Folktales. 4 vols. Edited by Thomas A. Green. 2006. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1592 pages. ISBN: 0-313-33772-1 (hard cover). This story of the trickster trying to imitate another occurs in other variants in the Southwest (See, for example, the Jicarilla Apache, "Tales of Fox: Fox and Kingfisher," p. 116). As in the tale types designated by folklorist Stith Thompson as animal tales, "The Coyote and the Woodpecker" offers a moral lesson. The philosophy of acceptance and noncompetitiveness is consistent with general Pueblo worldview and morality. (3:109)
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/07/NECC+2008+Housing+Reservations+Now+Open.aspx>NECC 2008 Housing Reservations Now Open The National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) Presented by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) 175 West Broadway, Suite 300, Eugene, Oregon 97401 1710 Rhode Island Ave NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 neccinfo@xxxxxxxx ? 1.800.280.6218 ? http://www.iste.org/necc/
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/07/Standing+In+The+Shadows+Of+Motown+Who+Are+The+Funk+Brothers+WEBQUEST.aspx>Standing In The Shadows of Motown - Who are the Funk Brothers WEBQUEST Meet my friends The Funk Brothers ~ Karen Ellis MORE #1 HITS THAN The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Combined HOW ALLAN SLUTSKY GET THE IDEA FOR THE MOVIE? This film is based on a book of the same title by Mr. Allan Slutsky that won the 1989 Rolling Stone/BMI Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. Mr. Slutsky a New Jersey-based musician, author, and movie producer who worked for 14 years in putting together the movie, told me that after a theatrical run, the film will go to cable and then be released on tape and DVD. The documentary movie has already played in Los Angeles for a week in December 2001 in order to qualify for next year's Academy Awards, but that its official world premiere will be in Detroit in January or February of 2002. Produced by Paul Elliott and David Scott, Executive Producers Allan Slutsky, Paul Justman, Sandy Passman and Karen Ellis Founder and CEO of the Educational CyberPlayGround, Honorary Funk Sister
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/07/How+To+Build+A+Web+Page+How+To+Build+A+Web+Site.aspx>How to Build a Web Page, How to Build a Web Site
LEARN HOW TO BUILD A WEBPAGE AND LEARN THE BASICS OF DESIGN WITH FREE TOOLS<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/07/WEB+CAM+CLICK+TO+SEE+ALL+THE+FISHIES+LIVE+Very+Fun.aspx>WEB CAM - CLICK TO SEE ALL THE FISHIES LIVE - very fun It?s a 4-story coral reef exhibit featuring over 150 species. It?s accessible directly from the NEA (with feeding times listed) or via this Earthcam page.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/06/For+College+Students+Time+Management+Is+The+Biggest+Research+Issue.aspx>For College Students Time Management is the Biggest Research Issue "Student researchers are keenly aware of the importance of effective time management," says John Law, ProQuest director of platform development, who led the study of student research habits. "They understand that their academic success depends upon their ability to find and synthesize a large volume of information, judge its relevance, and incorporate it into their academic experiences.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/06/NASA+Student+Opportunities.aspx>NASA Student Opportunities Registration is open for the 15th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race. The Cassini Scientist for a Day contest challenges students to be a NASA scientist studying Saturn.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/06/Virtual+Exhibit+Launch+Dane+Wajich+Danezaa+Stories+And+Songs+Dreamers+And+The+Land.aspx>Virtual Exhibit Launch: Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories and Songs: Dreamers and the Land The Doig River First Nation, an Aboriginal Dane-zaa group from northeastern B.C., has officially launched their virtual exhibit Dane Wajich Dane-zaa Stories & Songs: Dreamers and the Land. The exhibit showcases Doig River First Nation oral traditions and teaches about Dane-zaa history and culture through an exciting mix of video and sound files, photographs, and text. This online exhibit was developed in partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) at virtualmuseum.ca, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The exhibit represents the work of many people over several years.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/06/Announcing+The+American+Folklife+Center+Online+Card+Catalog+Covering+Field+Recordings+1930+To+1950.aspx>Announcing the American Folklife Center Online Card Catalog Covering Field Recordings 1930 to 1950 The Library of Congress's American Folklife Center (AFC) announces the release of its online card catalog.. This tool will enhance access to the most heavily used recordings in the American Folklife Center*s collections -- field recordings made primarily in the 1930s and 40s. It will be available on the Library of Congress web site starting on November 1, 2007. This new resource, entitled Traditional Music and Spoken Word Catalog, will provide researchers the convenience of accessing AFC *s card catalog without traveling to the Library.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/06/SF+Chron+American+Kids+Dumber+Than+Dirt.aspx>SF Chron: American kids, dumber than dirt My friend often summarizes for me what he sees, firsthand, every day and every month, year in and year out, in his classroom. He speaks not merely of the sad decline in overall intellectual acumen among students over the years, not merely of the astonishing spread of lazy slackerhood, or the fact that cell phones and iPods and excess TV exposure are, absolutely and without reservation, short-circuiting the minds of the upcoming generations. Of this, he says, there is zero doubt.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/06/Washoe+A+Chimp+Of+Many+Words+Dies+At+42.aspx>Washoe, a Chimp of Many Words, Dies at 42 Scientists had tried without success to teach nonhuman primates to imitate vocal sounds when R. Allen Gardner and Beatrix T. Gardner, cognitive researchers, adopted the 10-month-old chimp from military scientists in 1966. The Gardners, skeptical that other primates could adequately speak human words, taught Washoe American Sign Language, encouraging her gestures until she made signs that were reliably understandable.
Monday, November 05, 2007 <http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/Social+Networks.aspx>Social NetworksOpenSocial announcement <> Social Web: Positive side effect <> 2 new 'worlds' for kids 6+ <> Ultimate photo-sharing on phones <> New mobile 'social networks' <> How YouTube stardom works
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/NSSE+Annual+Report+2007+Available+Experiences+That+Matter+Enhancing+Student+Learning+And+Success.aspx>NSSE Annual Report 2007 available Experiences That Matter: Enhancing Student Learning and Success. NSSE is pleased to present the online edition of the NSSE Annual Report 2007: Experiences That Matter: Enhancing Student Learning and Success. The 2007 report examines NSSE findings and general themes, national benchmarks, and how schools and stakeholders are using NSSE results. Our online edition contains both the Annual Report 2007 and technical reports related to the 2007 survey.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/Inside+The+Mind+Of+A+9+Year+Old+FileSharer.aspx>Inside the Mind of a 9 Year Old File-Sharer Everyone knows that a significant number of file-sharers are teenagers and young adults and they get their share of press. But what about the true kids - the under 10?s ? TorrentFreak makes itself feel old trying to keep up with the agile mind of a 9 year old file-sharer.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/What+Adults+Should+Know+About+Kids+Online+Networking+Apophenia+Making+Connections+Where+None+Previously+Existed.aspx>What Adults Should Know About Kids' Online Networking - apophenia :: making connections where none previously existed db: There are sort of four properties and one key practice that are fundamentally different online. The key practice is that you have to write yourself into being. To a certain degree we do this offline as well, whereby you have a body that you're working with that you then accessorize to hell. Online you don't have a body, you don't have a presence, you don't have anything that sort of marks your existence. There are four functions that are sort of the key architecture of online publics and key structures of mediated environments that are generally not part of the offline world. And those are persistence, searchability, replicability, and invisible audiences. Persistence -- what you say sticks around. Searchability -- my mother would have loved the ability to sort of magically scream into the ether to figure out where I was when I'd gone off to hang out with my friends. She couldn?t, thank God. But today when kids are hanging out online because they've written [themselves] into being online, they become very searchable. Replicability -- you have a conversation with your friends, and this can be copied and pasted into your Live Journal and you get into a tiff. That creates an amazing amount of "uh ohs" when you add it to persistence. And finally, invisible audiences. In unmediated environment, you can look around and have an understanding of who can possibly overhear you. You adjust what you're saying to the reactions of those people. You figure out what is appropriate to say, you understand the social context. But when we're dealing with mediated environments, we have no way of gauging who might hear or see us, not only because we can't tell whose presence is lurking at the moment, but because of persistence and searchability.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/Hearing+Loss+From+Ear+Buds+And+How+To+Protect+Children+And+Yourself.aspx>Hearing Loss from Ear Buds and How to Protect Children and Yourself "Parent's can Learn the basics of children's health on the Educational CyberPlayground. My wife, who specializes in music induced hearing loss as part of her dual Audiology/Speech Pathology certifications, is currently involved in a research project that identifies the massive upsurge in this sort of damage. Earbuds are responsible for a large spike in significant hearing loss. The tragic thing about this sort of damage is that it can never be repaired, nor will it heal. It is permanent.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/Why+Free+Music.aspx>Why Free MusicThe framers of the US Constitution intended to "promote the progress of science and useful arts" by granting creative people temporary monopolies. But I feel that of greater benefit to society than copyright is that computers and the Internet enable digital media formats to be copied completely faithfully anywhere on Earth, and with near-zero cost.
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<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/Leopard+Upgrade+Woes.aspx>Leopard upgrade woes TIPS: Apple's upgrades have been flawless for so many years that I've grown to expect smooth sailing. Not this time.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/Internet2National+LambdaRail+Merger+Discussions+Terminated.aspx>Internet2-National LambdaRail Merger: Discussions Terminated Yesterday the NLR Board of Directors considered a motion to approve the proposed Definitive Agreement relative to the proposed merger with Internet2. For the second time the motion failed to pass, ending eight months of discussion.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/What+Is+Veropedia.aspx>What is Veropedia? REFERENCE: ENCYCLOPEDIAS: INTERNET: RESOURCES:Wikipedia: The Next Generation Wikipedia: The Next Generation It's called Veropedia. Its goal: To create something that students and teachers can rely on
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/Scholarpedia+The+Free+Peer+Reviewed+Encyclopedia+Written+By+Scholars.aspx>Scholarpedia the free peer reviewed encyclopedia written by scholars Scholarpedia the free peer reviewed encyclopedia written by scholars from all around the world.
<http://blog.edu-cyberpg.com/2007/11/05/U+Of+Oregon+Says+No+To+John+Doe+Fighting+The+Recording+Industrys+Antipiracy+Lawsuits.aspx>U. of Oregon Says No to John Doe fighting the recording industry's antipiracy lawsuits College librarians are leading a charge against measures in the House and Senate that would grant federal intelligence agencies great latitude in gathering data on library patrons.