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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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Ethan Zuckerman's : Global Voices' Co-founder own History

"It’s hard for me to write about the rationale of Global Voices because the project isn’t my project alone. It began as a partnership and rapidly turned into a vast international collaboration. I know that Rebecca and I have different reasons for our involvement with the project, and I strongly suspect that my reasons are different from David’s, Amira’s, Ndesanjo’s, or those of any of the dozens of people who actually build the site every day. This post offers some of my reasons for being involved with Global Voices; my reasons may be close to, or far from, everyone else’s."

Knowledge Strategy

Mark in Anecdote makes a list of generic knowledge strategy objectives that includes:

1. Attract and retain the best people
2. Minimise the impact of people leaving – or better retain our knowledge
3. Build better relationships
4. Enhance collaboration
5. Build skills and know-how
6. Improve innovation
7. Improve how we learn from mistakes and successes
8. Improve ability to find relevant expertise
9. Better deal with complex situations
10. Improve ability to search for and find information
11. Avoiding reinventing the wheel
12. Finding and applying good practice
13. Encouraging people to call for help.

I am experiencing some changes in my place of work and I've found these objective quite useful. What about you? Do you think it will help in focusing your knowledge strategies?

Researchers need curiosity

I've been reading this post and made think twice about what are the skills needed to be an analyst include writing, public speaking, interacting with clients, listening, clear thinking (analysis) etc. . . . and those can all be taught. But more important than all of those is curiosity (Somebody disagree with Mr. Rubel?. And it can't be taught (at least not to adults already set in their ways.) Luckily, for analysts, attempting to satisfy one's curiosity IS the job. Yes, it's a great job.

The other unteachable skill analysts need: courage.

We're researchers. Other researchers (medical, scientists, sociologists, etc.) need curiousity too. Are you one of them? Do you need your curiosity in order to keep up with the blogging business and make your ranking grow?

The cure for boredom is curiosity; alas, there is no cure for curiosity.

Online Buzz: What's Going On Outside this Box

First of all the big hit is that Microsoft released Windows Live Hotmail. Nothing to do with the unlimited storage Gmail has to offer, though.

I've just downloaded Snap Links for Firefox and that whole history about the $ 55 million dollars is registered in the interview of Mitchell Baker, CEO of the Mozilla Foundation.

This is big. MySpace has bought Photobucket (and some are saying Microsoft is doing the same with Yahoo!). I know many of you still love MySpace but even when they became stronger buying Photobucket I still love Facebook.

If you're still struggling with your posts you better head up to Lorelle VanFossen' blog. She had written 101 ways to create original blog posts content! This is a way to know where can you get your readers.

Finally, AOL goes mobile (I am still waiting for YouTube to go also mobile) and another way to make money with your blog, selling text links.

Network Proximity to Everything is Miscellaneous

You and I pretty much know how important is to get into networks nowadays. The contacts you have will determine the level of success you get and while more connected you are the most chances you have. Explanation no necesary if you take as example what's going with Twitter, MyBlogLog, Explode, Spicy or Virb.

Today elearnspace starts talking about the learning side of social software. However, the study presented by Ideant shows deeply understanding of networking as it's a transitioning process from being merely a way to describe social realities to serving as a model for organizing them.

Others like Webblogg-ed are interested in new books about the new Theory of Digital Disorder, Will makes a good introduction of Everything is Miscellaneous written by David Weinberger.

Teacher Magazine will be read online only. I was expecting to go there and try to understand bette the concept explained through a meme: Differentiation.

Ahh... Do not forget to check out the The Best of the Blogs brought by Alexander Russo.

Beyoncé: Irreplaceable

Thanks to Yahoo Lyrics you can now learn your very own lyrics as this that I like very much, indeed.

To the left, to the left
To the left, to the left
To the left, to the left

Everything you own in the box to the left
In the closet that's my stuff, yes
If I bought it please don't touch

And keep talking that mess, that's fine
But could you walk and talk at the same time?
And it's my mine name that is on that tag
So remove your bags let call you a cab

Standing in the front yard telling me
How I'm such a fool, talking about
How I'll never ever find a man like you
You got me twisted

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'nout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute, baby

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'nout me
I can have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get to thinking you are irreplaceable.

... more.

The Z-List Network

I do really love links (not memes precisely. So, I've decided to promote the well know Z-List.

How can you participate? Please, follow the numerals and try to publish it in your blog as soon as possible:

1. Create a new post on your blog.
2. Copy and Paste the entire list of blog links below
3. Add any blogs that you want to include near the top of the list. (This isn’t compulsory, so you can either add as many blogs as you want or none at all.)
4. Include the blog where you first got the list from, on the list in your post.
5. Do not include your own blog links on the list in your post.
6. Make sure that all links point to each blog’s homepage.
7. Publish the Post.

Here are my adds

SuperCool Blog
Technical Bliss
Blogging to Fame -I've got the list from here

Thi is the list that I've got

Taking Over The Web One City At A Time
Irish in Denmark
Franciov Weblog
The Thinking Blog

Connected Internet
Mike’s Money Making Mission
Time to Budget
Can I Make Big Money Online

Flee the Cube
Blogging Secret
Blogging to Fame
Million Dollar Experiment heads Down Under
Quest to make money on the internet

Kumiko’s Cash Quest
Calico Monkey
Internet Bazaar
Shotgun Marketing Blog

Customers Rock!
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes!
Billions With Zero Knowledge

Working at Home on the Internet
MapleLeaf 2.0
Two Hat Marketing
The Emerging Brand

The Branding Blog
Drew’s Marketing Minute
Golden Practices

Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
Kinetic Ideas
Unconventional Thinking

The Copywriting Maven
Hee-Haw Marketing
Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn
Multi-Cult Classics

Logic + Emotion
Branding & Marketing
Popcorn n Roses
On Influence & Automation

Servant of Chaos
Presentation Zen
Dmitry Linkov

John Wagner
Nick Rice
CKs Blog
Design Sojourn
Frozen Puck

The Sartorialist
Small Surfaces
Africa Unchained

Marketing Nirvana
Bob Sutton
¡Hola! Oi! Hi!
Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid!
Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together
Community Guy
Social Media on the fly

Relationship with your Readers Matters

Susan Wu writes a blog about Web 2.0 and Venture Capital. What caught my attention is this post applied mainly to the market but pretty easy comparable with what you are doing with your blogs. Weblogs are the single most valuable piece of real estate for people who really thinks blogging is a serious activity.

She is talking about avatars and endorse MyBLogLog because it facilitates passive and serendipitous discovery. She also talks about the emotional relationships among users (in our case readers). How avatars are undervalued right now and why identity matters because you're more likely to invest in an avatar identity that is fun and cartoony than one that is photorealistic, given the current state of where blogger sentiment is.

In this post that I like a lot, Susan is asking for some answers. Will anyone of our readers might be able to answer at least one?

1. What happens in an online environment when there are absolutely NO cognitive barriers between our online and offline selves?
2. Why does an avatar matter at all?
3. What types of relationships do people have with each other online and how can an avatar make that more or less meaningful?

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