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Search The Official New York State Sex Offender Registry - NY DCJS The Sex Offender Registry now posts multiple photos of registered sex offenders, as they become available, to provide New Yorkers with additional information to keep their families safe. The Registry also includes multiple names (aliases) and multiple home and/or work addresses in an offender’s profile, if applicable. By law, only information about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders is available via this public directory. By last name: To search by name, enter the offender's last name. Level 1 and Level 2 offenders are required to submit updated photos every three years, while Level 3 offenders must submit updated photos annually. Searching for Level 1 sex offenders (or those with a pending risk level): DCJS is barred by law from posting information on Level 1 (low level) sex offenders, or those with a pending risk level, on this public site. Disclaimer: The Sex Offender Registration Act requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to maintain a Sex Offender Registry.

Heritage Preservation: Ensuring the preservation of America's cultural heritage Digital Information Reading Strategies Anyone who has been to any of my presentations in the past couple of years knows that I’m passionate about teaching search skills. Not only search skills, but how search can and is truly changing our world. Search has the possibility to change our classrooms tomorrow because we can ask interesting questions that we never could ask before. If you are asking your students the same questions today that you asked before Google,it’s time to updated your questions. Things have changed….the world has changed and questions and information are the main reason why. In this TEDx Talk Dan talks not only about how search is changing our world but more importantly the reading strategies we need to be teaching today to our students around how to read digital information. I strongly encourage you to watch and listen to this video…what in it speaks to you about our current state of “reading and search skills” as they are taught in our schools today.

100 Breaths Meditation This exercise will help increase concentration by using the breath as a focal point for meditation. It should take between 10-15 minutes depending on your natural pace of breathing. This is a great technique to use in the morning before you start your day, or during a break at work. Posture Posture can be very important to help minimize discomfort and/or avoid falling asleep. If you find either of these positions too uncomfortable, you can choose to sit in the traditional cross-legged form (so called “indian style” that many of us learned in grade school) – where both feet are tucked under the knees or thighs. Your eyes can be opened or closed during the exercise, but it is probably best to start out with them closed so there are fewer distractions. Directions Focus your attention on your breathing and countdown each breath from 100 to 0. Tips: When you first start out practicing this exercise, you will probably experience many distractions. Breathing is like an anchor

TEL-ME-MOR - Welcome Library learning labs use connected learning principles to draw teens At the Chicago Public Library's YOUMedia centers, teens can explore their passions. Through mentoring and workshops, teens can experiment with a wide variety of tools and resources, from books to video editing software and SLR cameras. The first YOUMedia Center opened in Chicago's Harold Washington Library Center in 2009 and has expanded to four more Chicago Public Library branches. YOUmedia has a studio recording space where teens can use instruments and learn to mix tracks. YOUmedia often collaborates with authors, artists and speakers from various fields to enrich its workshops. In this instance, an expert in geo-caching explains the use of GPS for treasure hunting. The YOUmedia center hosts a weekly open mic night for singers, poets and spoken word artists. Teens can also use the center's computers to do homework or dive deep into any topic of interest. Connected learning labs for teens Instead of silence, laughter and chatter fills the room. "It's always packed until it closes.

Non-Programmers May Soon Be Able To Create Apps Too Do you have an incredible idea for a new iPhone/iPod touch app? Don’t have the time (or money) to learn iOS programming? In the future, Apple may make it easier for non-programmers to launch their own apps in the App Store, according to AppleInsider. According to a new Apple patent filing entitled, “”Content Configuration for Device Platforms,” the company makes the case that programming is much too difficult for the average person. Catering to both amateur and professional content developers, the new tool would completely eliminate the need to understand or access computer code. According to the filing: “The authoring tool also leverages a JavaScript library running in the background to enhance the code elements, by writing additional code that facilitates the smooth functioning of the objects defined by the code elements, even when those objects are implemented on diverse devices. Very cool, don’t you think? First filed with the U.S.

ISTweb - About IST Find the most recent information on EU Funding activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by visiting our ICT in FP7 website, which covers ICT in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) 2007 - 2013. European research activities are structured around consecutive programmes, or so-called Framework Programmes. The Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) set out the priorities - including the IST Priority - for the EU's research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities for the period 2002-2006. These priorities were identified on the basis of a set of common criteria reflecting the major concerns of increasing industrial competitiveness and the quality of life for European citizens in a global information society. For more detailed information about specific IST activities, visit the IST Activities page on this site. The proposals for FP7 (2007-2013) await approval and adoption by the European Parliament and Council IST Overview See also

A to Z Book Directory - Storyline Online A to Z Book Directory The House That Jane Built 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. All we can say is that they sound awesome, since apparently you can make your brain... #5. So you just picked up the night shift at your local McDonald's, you have class every morning at 8am and you have no idea how you're going to make it through the day without looking like a guy straight out of Dawn of the Dead, minus the blood... hopefully. "SLEEEEEEEEEP... uh... What if we told you there was a way to sleep for little more than two hours a day, and still feel more refreshed than taking a 12-hour siesta on a bed made entirely out of baby kitten fur? Holy Shit!

Open Books Radio Stage a Read-In | Book Week Online May 1-7, 2017 The best way to inspire kids to read... is to read. Your entire school can read together in celebration of Children's Book Week. While this can be done in classrooms, it's really more effective when the entire school gathers in the auditorium, gym, or cafeteria. Each student, teacher, and staff member should bring a book, magazine, comic book, newspaper, or other reading material to an all-school assembly. Everyone should read together silently. It's really a great idea to include non-academic staff in this event. You can also invite local officials, school board members, and other people from the community to the Read-In. Suggested schedule 8:50 a.m. Be sure to take pictures for the school newspaper and website. The ultimate purpose of this event is to encourage kids to read by showing them that "everybody does it."

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: New Evidence Atheists are heavily concentrated in economically developed countries, particularly the social democracies of Europe. In underdeveloped countries, there are virtually no atheists. Atheism is a peculiarly modern phenomenon. Why do modern conditions produce atheism? In a new study to be published in August, I provided compelling evidence that atheism increases along with the quality of life (1). First, as to the distribution of atheism in the world, a clear pattern can be discerned. The question of why economically developed countries turn to atheism has been batted around by anthropologists for about eighty years. Atheists are more likely to be college-educated people who live in cities and they are highly concentrated in the social democracies of Europe. It seems that people turn to religion as a salve for the difficulties and uncertainties of their lives. Even the psychological functions of religion face stiff competition today. Sources1. Barber, N. (2012). 2.