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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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Bluetooth and WiFi Effects On Phone Bridges

ISV PenandMouse As we wrote yesterday, tendencies in the near future are mobile and can be easily articulated with gadgets as the one you are watching on this post, the ISV PenandMouse [http://www.redferret.net/?p=10013]. You must be heard news about the free Wi-Fi service in Starbucks and other places in the States and this will be complete when this year a new chip, that includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules integrated in one, will make an appearance in gadgets and a broad range of devices by the middle of next year. Sizlopedia brigs the information and we quote which will be the benefits:
This means a consumer can use a mobile phone equipped with a Bluetooth wireless headset to make a call while using the same phone to simultaneously check information on the Internet via a WLAN network - without experiencing interference.

Also, by reducing two chips into one, will not only reduce the cost of devices, it will have effect on the power consumption as well, thus further enhancing battery live.

If this are the tendencies not only in technology but in the applications to the Higher Education then we should be looking out the development of the Phone Bridges considered as platform. Learningalliances.net makes a roundup of most platforms used by its effect and we think those might be used also in the eclassrooms, considering that bridge platforms can send "email announcements scheduling a call and make a recording of a call and serve up the recording to people who didn’t make it to the call."

The iPhone its only the beginning and while more and more students are having not only one cell phone, it's time to start searching for immediate application of mobile technology in the classrooms and as an instant medium of communication.

Are you using in any ways the phone bridges in the academic spectrum you are actually working?



Six Emerging Technologies For Higher Education

The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) jointly had produced The 2008 Horizon Report (pdf) which describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher
Education. This is:

a five-year qualitative research effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations

The 2008 report focuses on the following topics and whether you are an educator or parent you should read the pdf we just linked to:

1. Grassroots Video; today anyone can capture, edit, and share short video clips, using inexpensive equipment and free or nearly free software.

2. Collective Intelligence; emerging collective intelligence (explicit and implicit).

3. Social Operating Systems; using experimentation we'll continue the organization of the social networks around people, rather than around content.

4. Collaboration Webs; ownership of collaborative work and certification of authorship will have to solved.

5. Mobile Broadband; cell mobile distribution of content will grow.

6. Data Mashups; co-creation, mashups, remixes, and instant self-publication are being juxtaposed as regular data (Web 2.0)



Digital Literacy Skills: 27 Student Posted Questions to Be Answered!

It's being a while since we don't post about really related matters to this page and today we just found a new post written by the well known Wesley Fryer, where he writes from his own experiences what it means 'don't talk to strangers' and 'don't reveal personal information' and how this is related to digital citizenship.

It's no wonder he already answered seven of these questions but still we have 2 more to go. Are any of you fellow educators able or interested in answer at least one more of them?

I had picked only those relevant for us, but surely you can picked all list at techLearning.com


- Do you think the internet will ever be safe?
- How do you know if a person is safe enough to talk to online?
- What is the most difficult computer problem you have ever encountered?
- When do you know that you are being a bad digital citizen?


Challenging question for a regular parent but so easy answered for people who spent quite enough time online and knows the etiquette and procedures to follow under determined circumstances. Do not forget those question were brought by students, so they need or are in need of answers.

What it'll be your answer for any of my picked questions?

Photoshop: Brushes And Useful Resources

I won't provide detailed information here about all the Photoshop Brushes but I would like to introduce to you a very resourceful blog and webpage where you can find all (or almost all) information about graphics and illustration explained in a easy way in tutorial and how-to explanations that even the inexperienced can catch it in a fly.

Photoshop is so far, the most popular graphics editing program. Produced by Adobe, its latest version is CS3. Having hundreds of plug-ins, brushes and gradient packs, Photoshop is increasing in utility every day.

Why am I writing about graphics-illustrations.com? The answer is the picture below.

Entrecard Designs Silvia is the person behind all this work, she's Croatian and before establishing graphic-illustrations. com she was writing for blogspot hosting blogs but even when she's concentrated in her page she also holds two more pages Blogffiliate, Squidoo Photoshop Brushes and BSilvia.com where she continues working with Photoshop graphics (over 600 dollars you might need to get it) and where tallking about her home country, she points out:

...for many Croatians it’s just not easy to go to Croatia, spend time to find the old roots. And even if you go there for a few days the weather is lousy, it rains or it’s too foggy to make a nice shot of your ancestors place.

Silvia was holding a contest for Entrecard Cards and still is offering for free some over here. And that's how we met Silvia and how she was able to design some Entrecards, as that on top right of our page.

She's all into business but we haven't paid a buck and we are not being paid for this review. It's the quality of her job and the social networking which compel us to write about Silvia. She's updating her page every Monday and Thursday, so stay tuned and in the mean time check out her newest Valentine Photo Contest!


Why your Technorati Rank Is Also Important

I am struggling to comprehend the policy of ranking in Technorati, but same as Google PR and Alexa that is something we, as bloggers or webmasters can control. This page was a very respectable suited in Technorati with a rank over 230, then it was degraded to 110 and as for now it's in 55. I don't remember doing nothing wrong as far as I had erased some blogs that I really liked but they didn't honor me with a fave back. Is it a good reason to be degraded that far?

Now, I do know Technorati doesn't rank you high if your content is not good enough and keep a fresh posting policy. I am working so hard in offer this quality standard posts but I would also like to boost my Technorati rank. "A good rank in Technorati also helps you more in selling links or banners in your blog. That also goes to sponsored reviews ordered from you. Not only more links/banners selling or reviews, but for more price" says Rose from roseatemarketingtips.com and we do agree 100%. That's why every person who has a page or blog should be taking care of their traffic. Why is it worth to keep writing if nobody is going to read it, anyway?

So, please let's help each other to bring our rank up where it should be. And if you know what I did wrong to deserve such a treatment drop me a line.

Recoup your Technorati Rank Now


Let's partner, next to Bradblogging.com and increase our Technorati ranks! Please, add a Rel=”Nofollow” to each link in the list. However, new members that copy this list will not have to worry as Brad has done that for them.

Technorati Authority Increase:


Some basic steps to Explode Your Technorati rank:

1. Copy the list below into a blog post of yours.
2. Add your link to the list.
3. Comment on this post, so that we can update the List with your link.
4. Watch Your Authority Sky-Rocket.


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