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Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best. On January 8, 2011, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while meeting constituents in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. Her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, immediately flew to be by her side.

10 Amazing Tricks to Play with your Brain Mind is the aspect of intellect and consciousness experienced as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will and imagination, including all unconscious cognitive processes. Mind manifests itself subjectively as a stream of consciousness. Neuroanatomists usually consider the brain to be the pivotal unit of what we refer to as mind. open thinking » 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy Update December 3/09: There has been much interest in this list so I have transferred this resource to a wiki. This post will remain, but I would be happy if others contributed to the wiki version found here. Thanks for your interest in media education. Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy.

25 Free People Search Engines to Find Anyone I’ve been in this people search industry for over 3 years now and while researching, I found many free, high quality free people search engines to help you reconnect with friends, family, school friends or any other person from your past (or, in other words, find anyone for free online.) So I decided to put them in one huge list. Here they are:

Alex Frankel on How Employees Create Brand How are brands defined by their internal culture? How are customer-facing employees defining and marketing their company's brand? Alex Frankel, author of Punching In, came to Customer Service is the New Marketing to share his undercover experiences as a corporate culture chameleon. When Frankel started the project, he assumed that he would be an equally good worker in any environment. Flash Classroom Welcome to the Flash Classroom. There are heaps of great flash sites on the web but this is the one that's devoted to using Flash in P-12 classrooms. Our goal is to provide educators and students with the support, resouces and inspiration they need to exploit the full potential of Flash in the classroom. On this site you'll find a large collection of learning materials covering how to create animations, games and learning objects using Adobe Flash.

Twitter Search in Plain English - Common Craft - Our Product is It seems like everyone is using Twitter these days. You know, sharing little messages with each other on phones and computers. It turns out that all these little messages, if you look at them all at once, become an easy way to find people, news and trends. Let's get started by visiting Twitterville. This town represents all the people using Twitter. The 9th Annual Independent Games Festival DEVICE 6 Simogo (iOS) Finalist: Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Narrative, Excellence in Visual Arts, and Seumas McNally Grand Prize Honorable mention: Excellence in Design and Nuovo Award A surreal thriller in which the written word is your map, as well as your narrator.

Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Customer Community Brian Oberkirch of Small Good Thing moderated a wide-ranging exploration of customer service communities at yesterday's Customer Service is the New Marketing summit. (Flickr photo by dougfl07.) Matt Mullenweg of Automattic summed up the panel's threads well with a single metaphor: If everyone showed up to your house for a party, would you stay away? Probably not. You'd stay at home, make sure that everyone had a drink, keep weirdos from doing strange things off in the corner, and herd guests into the right room given their numbers and general mood. How does this simple concept apply to hosting a customer community?

Group conversations around images, docs and videos Ken Tothero · University of Texas at Austin VoiceThread conversations are media-centric, which keeps the discussions focused. They also provide an opportunity to reflect, resulting in higher quality input. And finally, the system just plain works. Moshi Monsters - Adopt Your Own Pet Monster! Welcome to Moshi Monsters. This website has been developed by Mind Candy. We imagine, build and breathe life into digital experiences that bring joy to the lives of families all over the world. Children of all ages love to explore the World of Moshi, but if you are under 16 we must get consent from a grown up. We take privacy very seriously, so before your child adopts their monster please review our key points in our privacy policy and T&Cs:

How to Write Powerful Bullet Points If you have sat through too many presentations where the presenter read the full text of their slides, you have probably wondered, “How can I avoid droning on and on and focus on just the key information that my audience needs?” One part of the answer is to create bullet points that you can expand upon. When using bullet points on a presentation slide, there are some key ideas that you should keep in mind.

Nine Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts You’re writing and podcasting and videoblogging your face off and it’s starting to feel like no one’s paying attention. You want to get the right comments, and meaningful conversations started, or you want your peers to come and start a lively discourse. How do you get your best posts out there in such a way that people will come by and add to the body of work? (Note first that I’ve said “best posts” and not “every post.” If you abuse any of this, it goes poorly for you pretty quickly.)

10 Future Web Trends We're well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0. Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), mashups (APIs), and much more. Currently the Web is still mostly accessed via a PC, but we're starting to see more Web excitement from mobile devices (e.g. iPhone) and television sets (e.g. Loic Le Meur Blog: How Do Geeks Get In Shape & 13 Tips To Ge I like to share my runs on Twitter and some of my friends reply often. This morning Mike Butcher said "Got any tips on getting in shape? You seem pretty good at it" so I thought I could share more and would love to hear how you get in shape. There are many geeks I know who care a lot about regular exercise, like Jyri who has shared many of my runs around the Golden Gate bridge, fidlr who runs too and tells me that "interval running" is called "wind sprints" in America or my colleague Cathy Brooks, Net who shared crazy runcasts like running on the Golden Gate bridge, Joi with his diets and various exercises and so many others. How do you do it?

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