Archive for April, 2012


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Being in prison is inconvenient, but it has not stopped major drug dealers from carrying out a very profitable business.

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On April 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war. The memorial is located on 7.4 acres on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The Capitol dome is seen to the east, and Arlington Cemetery is just across the Potomac River to the west.

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1) Be there at 8 – Some schools are relaxed and are happy for you to go in a bit later but I always find its better to get in early as it gives you plenty of time to prepare before the children arrive…

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The recordings will be posted within a few hours of the close of the Summit HERE.

 

Final time zone schedules for the 2012 Social Learning Summit are below. Click on your time zone to see the detailed schedule with links to enter each session. Conversation-enabled descriptions of each accepted session can be seen HERE.

Attending

To attend the Summit you do not need any special training nor do you need to sign up in advance (although joining the Classroom 2.0 network will keep you informed through announcements about this and future events). The Summit will be held using Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please go HERE. “Step 1” will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then “Step 2” lets you actually go into a test session.

You do not need a microphone to attend the sessions, but if you have one you can use it to ask questions during any Q&A time in a session. A headset/mic combination works best for your voice participation, although you can use a stand-alone mic to speak and earbuds for listening. If you need to listen through your computer speakers, just be aware that there will be an echoing problem if you don’t turn off your mic when you’re not speaking (there’s no echo-cancellation in this environment).

Blackboard Collaborate has a number of great features, and short introductory video to the technology can be seen HERE. There is, additionally, web / print training material HERE (click on the “For Participants” link). The Collaborate user community is at http://www.WeCollaborate.com.

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Is the U.S. education system ready for a bailout?

 

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis
A few years back, the American auto industry was in serious trouble. Manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors and Chrysler were panicking. In tremendous debt, they were falling increasingly further behind their foreign competition by the day. Things did not look good. Sound familiar?
Today, the American education system is also failing. We are falling increasingly further behind our foreign competition; countries such as Finland and South Korea do much better than the U.S. when it comes to results released by OECD’s PISA report.

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A teacher of a school boy diagnosed with autism who is accused of mistreating the student has called those allegations “disingenuous.”…

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The SRT governors admits 60 percent of nation’s rail tracks are old and could cause more derailments like the one at Don Muang last Tuesday, but replacing them will be a long-term process.

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A teacher at a Catholic school in Indiana is suing the diocese where she worked after allegedly being fired because of in vitro fertilization.

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T&L’s Tech Forum Live Online on Livestream. Live coverage of selected sessions from Tech&Learning’s TechForum events plus other broadcasts. – Watch live streaming Internet TV.

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Your portfolio show is the culmination of years of hard work and creativity – so it’s definitely your time to shine! MOO can help you make a great first impression and we’ve got some top tips for a seriously successful show.

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