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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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If you are a regular to Blog Education & Tech, you shall remember that I am a blogger and I'd written a post about education almost everyday since 2003. Education & Tech provides you with education news, expert tech advice, classroom management ideas, and social media tools for educators, administrators, parents and k-12 students.

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Teaching how to read and write in different modes

Pushing Writing Literacy from W. Richardson says all:

I always ask how many of the teachers in the room are teaching their students to read and write in different modes, in hypertext, with art and photos, in audio and video, using all of them combined. I’m surprised if I get more than a hand or two going up.

Exposure: Hispanic Students Don't Have the Same Oportunities as White Ones

The problems comes reflected of what's going on in society. Minorities for example can be heard throughout Radio or TV because big companies own such channels of distribution and then only people with those very same interest can use the waves to transmit messages to the consumers. Univision es a very large hispanic network but is the only one and it doesn't cover more than the 37 millions of hispanics in the US. How an black or Hispanic person can own a radio or channel of TV if they don't have the money to compete with big networks as MSNBC or any of the only six proprietors of the american opinion?

That's what happening in schools. A recent analysis of 93,845 public school enrollment data by the Pew Hispanic Center revealed some interesting findings. The Center examined ethnic make up in public schools between 1993-94 and 2005-06 and discovered that while non Hispanic white students were less isolated from minority students black and Hispanic students became a little more isolated from non Hispanic white students.

I would like to hear for example how many students from hispanic roots and studying in public school are trained in how to run a blog as an academic tool and what willbe the benefits of having a blogroll in one side of such a page. I would also like to get information of what will the impact on academic development if those same students learn how to optimize the observation and analysis of educational videos produced in YouTube but through the Firefox extention called, Better YouTube.

I have to say that in some cases from my very own experiences the parents had deep responsability on this matter. If kids spent more time with parents, if they were able to help them with homework, if they spend quality time with their family; hispanic students will outerperform those insolated ones in a very short time. Let us know your opinions.

Yahoo has awakened this week

I don't know if this has to be with my roots but since I started doing my activities online, the very first website I met was Yahoo (credit to MSN for its Messenger) and even when right now I've switched my main e-mail account to Gmail I have to admit I still love and admire Yahoo. Because I have an account as ISP with Verizon, I've got a pro account to my Flickr and all pictures stored in the old Yahoo were transferred without any problem.

We all know Yahoo has being mutating (I don't want to say , changing) and all credit goes to the new CEO. Yahoo is playing hard to compete with giant Google in searching, open API and SEO services. You don't need to forget about the Pipes services where everyone now can optimize his RSS subscriptions and get all updates in one single place.

Yahoo also has contenders for Tech buzz but certainly they are still in the game. And yesterday more than one of the most visible bloggers were talking about the new Kickstart, no matter whether this is the old College try, I've having my profile over there and I've just added the University where I got my degree back in my home country.

Did I mention FireEagle? Please, do your own searching... Not to mention what's going on in the neighborhood.(Last release).

Twitter News Network

We just went back to saving daylight time and I had to wake a bit earlier today and what I've found is this post from Guy Kawaski where himself show us how to post news though Twitter. The network is called Twitter News Network and the how-to is explained literally as follows:
1. Follow the Twitter Truemors account by clicking here.
2. Tell the world by sending your tweet to “@truemors”. For example, “@truemors Steve Jobs wore a white turtleneck”. (Inside joke—this really is news.)
3. Go here to see it (it appears after a few minutes.)

With the popularity of Twitter this is a promising project that many will be interested if Marina Martin is correct! But in the meantime please go and give it a try. You can also follow up TonNet in Twitter.
 
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