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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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The Good Friday of Robert Scobble

After a long advocate of PC's and Windows it seems like the famous Scoble is moving to Mac.

In the US is Easter but for other cultures is the celebration of Good Friday, Jen has brought this magnificent idea already spread between Helen Mowers and Wesley Fryer. Please, remember cybercompliment is the clue!

I don't think this is because of April Fool but certainly Blogger will be shortly a Pro service. (Will this blog jump on Wordpres?) So sad for Google bloggers now that we have better tools and Google Search Box has been enhanced to be used in your blogs and as an administrator you can also learn how your visitors navigate your site. OMG.

Many ways you can get visitors to your blog but try something else, why don't you start promoting your content is forums or with original projects as this offered by an former blogger: vator.tv.

You can also get into business speaking, writing and talking about sex. Any other ideas? Please leave note if you want to contribute with your very own experience.

Spanish: language of living in a ghetto?


Newt Gingrich. Thanks to Hispanic Tips

Sonopia: Make your own mobile network

This week was launched Sonopia, a social mobile network which allow you to connect with others who share your interests such as photos, mobile blogs. Sonopia works with Verizon to handle calls and data transfer, and lets anyone from a rock band to a church group set up their own mobile network brand(MVNO). Now anyone can set up their very own network. Want to spread a word about a new song release, an special event or keep everyone posted about what's going on in your personal business.

Since Sonopia doesn’t charge set-up costs, there’s nothing stopping you from setting up your own mobile network today. It might not make you a telecom mogul, but it could provide a nice additional stream of income. Give it a try.

It is very important now we can enhance our social networks beyond English speakers. The English has being supplanted of his throne[ES]. We used to think that majority of blogs were written in English, as if the Eastern civilizations were not important and central in the present world. All we know that there are tons of things in the network written in Japanese, Chinese, Farsi, Thailander, Korean, Malayan etc, but the concrete data just begin to appear.

Update:
Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37%, English second at 33%, Chinese third at 8%, Italian fourth at 3%.

State of the Live Web

Blogging has not peaked, it's just morphed into something else and has taken a different form (and will continue to do so) respect of the original concept of a blog.

Also, take into account the difference between “journalistic/trade/opinion” bloggers versus the 'OMGZ! Sanjaya is awfulz!' bloggers. My bet is that the amount of 'personal' bloggers is dying off as they move to social networks laden with RSS and other types of blog-like CMSes. So, blog consumption and usage has merely changed, morphed and evolved, not peaked.

The more people begin to blog, the more interesting conversations can take place. With this being a tool that can lead to dialogue vs. pushing content through, we are often engaged in writing thoughtful comments as well.

Hold up! Think Before You Post


Thanks to Christopher D. Sessums

Wednesday E&T Round Up

I am not in a good mood to spent time writing today. So excuse me for today but take a look of all this jewels already apread around the internet.

. You might be able to read Global Voices Online in Twitter. Kool!

. You surely like to subcribe to many blogs, but do you know what it will be the future of RSS. Now at least a have a clue.

. Are you a teacher? Well, then think twice when your teaching either English or Math. Wow! Tell this to a HS Teacher!

. Becareful Hillay. We already have evidence Obama has raised 25 millions!.

. Love to check out the buzz on searching? There you go, Live Search adds Firefox 3D support.

. I don't blog or link for money, status, pagerank or any other silly crap like that, because I have a life. So, 'Many talk the talk, but only a few walk the walk.' Share the love.

. Are you still jealous of Google develompent? That's nothing. Check its Global Domination Project.

. Don't always hate Windows. They've got better with those Automatic Updates.

. Can Podcasts or Videocasts ever challenge or replace the power of the written word online? Mmmm...Does readership really matter?. Too many questions but no answers.

Challenge: Get Out of Information Illiteracy

"We need to go beyond teaching learners how to 'recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.' That's a start. The bigger challenge relates to understanding what our new method of information access means to us - as individuals, as a society. Information literacy skills are important, but shouldn't be seen outside of a meta-understanding (implications, how information flows, how changed flow forces a re-creation of our institutions) of information and knowledge." -George Siemens


And now what's going on with the relationship blogging:

"It reminded me that I used to bookmark a favorite for everyone who has ever linked to me or commented on my blog. I did it with the intention of keeping track of these blogs and visiting them once in a while. But it was just a static file and most of the time I would forget it was even there so I've decided it's time that I took it to the next level." -Blog Bloke

What -You- Call The News

JibJab: What We Call the News| See Micropersuasion note

Thinking Blogger Awards!

I don't remember when Ilker Yoldas posted about his Thinking Blogger Award but looked pretty interesting and even when I am not being tagged on this one I would like to keep with the networking and propose my 5 Blogs That Make Me Think: Sorry, Ilker I am in violation of the very first rule, hope you don't mind:

1. Geekaholic by Adytia Mukherjee.

2. Weblogg-ed by Will Richarson.

3. PaulStamatiou by Paul Stamatiou.

4. Elearnspace by George Siemens.

5. InstaBLOKE by Blog Bloke.

Quoting The Thinking Blog, That was that! Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking! It is the first time I am starting something with my blog so I hope it doesn't come back to haunt me.

Happy link-love-sharing, whatever it is!

Update:
Jenny Ryan's Awarded Blogs.

I'm an American Goddammit!

This is not about April's Fool Day. This is a fact. Why the surveys need to have to many option where to chose from. Kathakali Chatterjee makes her point and says, "In reality, the idea of identifying oneself just by nationality is pretty amazing but probably a bit utopian. It’s almost impossible for me to identify myself as an Indian without connecting to my ethnicity, because as a concept the word “Indian” is nothing but a concoction of various cultural mix."

I can speak, read and write two other different languages than my own (Spanish). I don’t like any other food except what I am familiar with, I enjoy the literature in my own language, not only English, I mostly listen to salsa, reggaeton and modern songs which are not sung in Sapnish precisely. I enjoy reading quotes and I am not a professional writer!

Would it be a coincidence that keep linking to indian people? Not sure but sure I deeply respect what they do and how they think. This is to honor to many of the indian people who happenen to work with us. I don't know how is it written but, should I say Aslam Maleykum!

Greetings Prateek, wherever you are!

This is the price of a traditional education credentials

I was amazed after reading the six pages report that Webblogg-ed mentions. It all has to be with the elite education, yesterday we were talking in Edublogger Event07 about some topics that not necessarily apply to this case but must be considered in the wide spectrum. This is how our traditional school had been evaluating, grading and scoring. We already arrived to a new stage. The new, modern or after 20 century school. We don't need those traditional buildings in order to learn. Yes, I know . You will be saying, but who's going to certify that knowledge? The practice, showing up your expertise, proving yourself you are able to solve a problem!

The experience related in the NYT, is about Senior life in one of the best High School in Boston, the Newton North and what is takes to move up in get enrolled in the Ivy League. Where you are supposed to do well in class but still have time to go out as a normal 18 year boy or girl.

You have to get a elite delivering message if you want to pursue high standard and get accepted in named colleges in America. There is a lot of emphasis on nonconformity and those youngsters need to learn how to live with jam-packed schedule, multitasking and focus in a very narrow group of the most selective colleges countrywide.

The bar for achievement keeps being raised for each generation, the father of one of those girls said: 'Our children start where we finished.' And Sara Rimer, the author of this article in the New York Times adds: You have to be fluid and highly educated to survive in this new economy.

Should we be slaves of our fate? You have the answer!

Update:
Education Week also has its artcicle College Concerns.
 
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