mashable Rebecca Levey is a co-founder of KidzVuz.com, a video review site by and for tweens. She writes about technology and education at Beccarama and is a White House Champion of Change for Education. Follow her at @beccasara. On the face of it, my 10-year-old twin daughters are the poster girls for the "digital natives" generation. They've had a Leapster since age 4, and have been online since they were 5 — first playing on Webkinz, then Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters, and other online virtual worlds. They can navigate PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Photoshop like pros.
A reminder about WikiLeaks “Just in time to spoil the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the Obama Justice Department is trying to do what Richard Nixon couldn’t: indict a media organization. . . . Charging Julian Assange with ‘conspiracy to commit espionage’ would effectively be setting a precedent with a charge that more accurately could be characterized as ‘conspiracy to commit journalism‘” — James Goodale, General Counsel of The New York Times during its Pentagon Papers fight with the Nixon administration, writing in The Daily Beast, June 12, 2011. When, many years ago, I first read about the Nixon administration’s infamous break-in to the office of Daniel Ellberg’s psychiatrist as a means to discredit the Pentagon Papers leak, I was baffled by the motivation.
Posti Network - Social Network Education For Teachers Video Tutorials The following tutorials, generously supported by the Telematics Course Development Fund, provide full details about accessing and using the POSTi network. The POSTi Network Overview Back to Top Value (economics) Note that economic value is not the same as market price, nor is economic value the same thing as market value. If a consumer is willing to buy a good, it implies that the customer places a higher value on the good than the market price. The difference between the value to the consumer and the market price is called "consumer surplus". It is easy to see situations where the actual value is considerably larger than the market price: purchase of drinking water is one example.
Jenny Luca - Toorak College Information Fluency Program Toorak College Information Fluency ProgramCC BY-NC-SAAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlikeAt Toorak College the teaching and learning of information fluency skills is embedded in the dissemination of an integrated curriculum. The Information Fluency Program recognises the importance of preparing and skilling students to be active, productive and collaborative contributors in an increasingly global society. The Program is based on the standards developed by the International Society for Technology in Education(ISTE®) and compatible with the General Capabilities identified by ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) in the Australian Curriculum. It outlines, at each year level, relevant skills, learning tasks and applications that reflect 21st century learning and living. The Australian Curriculum includes seven general capabilities:
Stratfor, WikiLeaks and the Obama administration's war against truth WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a press conference in London, 27 February 2012, about the release of more than 5m emails from private intelligence firm Stratfor. Photograph: Kerim Okten/EPA WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website, has again published a massive trove of documents, this time from a private intelligence firm known as Stratfor. The source of the leak was the hacker group Anonymous, which took credit for obtaining more than 5m emails from Stratfor's servers. Anonymous obtained the material on 24 December 2011, and provided it to WikiLeaks, which, in turn, partnered with 25 media organizations globally to analyze the emails and publish them. Comfortably 2.0: The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit It's a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our K-8 #aurorahuskies students. I love utilizing props to try to get my point across to students. To me, it helps a student retain the lesson better. Let me introduce you to Mr.
Soft War = Smart War? Think Again - Foreign Policy Research Institute We Americans do not yet live in a post-American world. We have not yet become the Greeks to someone else’s Rome. We retain unprecedented hard power. We have more lethal conventional force at our disposal than any country in history. One of the things that should thus increasingly puzzle taxpayers is why Washington would want to retool our military to minimize these capabilities, and instead build capabilities that won’t advantage us at all.