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Education + Tech

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

Teacher + Scholar

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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Make your Blog Work...!!

This is a list of the 20 Tips That'll Make Your Blog Work, written by Tom Johnson. We think every blogger should have this in mind in wanto to keep up in business. Please add suggestions and make this list complete.

1. Pick a topic for your blog.
2. Encourage comments.
3. Make it easy to subscribe.
4. Include an About page.
5. Present your ideas visually.
6. Keep posts short and to the point.
7. Use subheadings for long posts.
8. Link abundantly. (Love link).
9. Make headlines descriptive.
10. Archive by topic.
11. Include a list of related posts beneath each post.
12. Allow users to contact you offline.
13. Present your real viewpoint. (Way to go).
14. Write for your future employer.
15. Include a Top Posts section.
16. Provide an index.
17. Get your own URL and match it to your blog’s title. (Mmm... still thinking of the money).
18. Include a Recent Posts section in your sidebar.
19. Reward commenters for commenting.
20. Post often.
21. Give credit. Do not steal content without at least linking back!!

The World is Talking. Are You Listening?

I won't even try to explain what I mean with this title. You better go and see for yourself.

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GVO en Espaniol [GVO in Other Languages]

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These Lessons Could Ruin your Life

Our fellow blogger Steli Efti presents his book about those 7 Lessons You Learned At School That Could Possibly Ruin Your Life. This is a eBook about the most important 7 Lessons to unlearn in life. No successful and happy human being has managed to become successful and
happy without unlearning the following 7 Lessons: download it!

Are you still thinking that blogging can be a factor to get into the labor market? If your answer was YES, you better take a hard look in Blogging Can Help You Get a New Job.

Tired of reading about sex and all that 'dirty' stuff! Please, do not go away, learn how to help your family and the reason why our girls are being sexualized.

I am among those first six thousand blogs that Technorati monitors. However I still find interesting this post related to Successful Blogging.

Are you being a successful blogger? Why don't share any input for our readers.

Please, Pay Attention!

Thanks to Wesley Fryer

Ethics: For Academics and Bloggers

I've spotted three post from Ken Smith who is writing about The Role of the Public Intellectual where Alan Lightman speaks about the style of writing and communicating of scientists in order to get understood for the average citizen.

'There is no need for this public writing to take place on blogs, but blogs do greatly increase the number of places for academics to practice communicating with a general audience, and they may also help us learn how to do so -- which may largely have to do with unlearning some of the ways of writing and speaking we've been rewarded for in our fields.'
Now these aren't news but must be considered. Parents with the highest literacy levels are more likely than other parents to be involved in their children's education, according to a report on adult literacy by the National Center for Education Statistics.

I am not sure if this will define Web 3.0 but again I have good reasons to rethink the mathematical equation: Web 3.0 =(4C + P + BV) [ES].

This has nothing to do with the Imus scandal but the Blogging Code of Conduct should come from bloggers themselves. I don't like to told what I have to do so when I am perfectly able to decide what is good and healthy for me better than nobody else. O'Reilly has a point but I will subscribe for the Anything goes. 'I do find disquieting the social pressure to get on board with this program.'

What would happen if you suddenly stop blogging

I've found quite interesting the conclusions Loren arrived after being inactive in the last couple of months, more concentrated in reading than writing. These are the four conclusions that make her think to blog each day than not:

1. YOU will miss the technical tips Bloggers used to share. Return the favor more often(link love).

2. YOU won't have the opportunity to cross check the perspectives people have on various news items. Every one of us must have at least two or three Thinking Bloggers which make us go back and analyse what they say.

3. YOU will discover not to rely 100% on aggregators (Digg, Slashdot, Techcrunch). 'Either the stories seem too arbitrary and disinteresting or they appear too homogeneous and tangential.'

4. YOU better start writing your very own content!
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