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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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Learning 2.0

Remote Access:
"We cannot be counters of grades and sorters of kids"

Or the Flickr experiences of Mr. Fisher's Class.

In other point, Hellen Holes states:

"Relationships with students and their families are far more important than any other benchmark or learning target. Teaching is leading someone to water, and having that someone trust you enough to drink it. Take time to go slow in the beginning so that you can go fast in the end."

Research: Educational Benefits of Socialnetworking Are Found

Now that our kids fletch train and buses to go early to school it's very important that studies like this one give parents and educators the peace to keep building up socialnetworks thanks to the knowledge and skills kids and teenagers have acquired. Catherine Gewertz reports in Education Week and says the survey was commissioned by the Alexandria, Va.-based National School Boards Association and among other things they've found that 96 percent of adolescents with access to cellphones and Internet-capable computers use them to build and maintain social networks(Nothing new here, though).

She also states: "The online survey of 1,277 9- to 17-year-olds found that 50 percent said they talk specifically about their schoolwork when they text-message by cellphone, or use their computers to instant-message, blog, or visit social-connection sites such as Facebook. Nearly six in 10 said they discuss education-related topics, including college or college planning, careers, and jobs"

Two points are being recommended: 1) Find ways to harness the educational value of social networking, such as setting up chat rooms or online journals that allow students to talk about and collaborate on their classwork, and; 2) Re-evaluate policies that ban or tightly restrict the use of the Internet or social-networking sites at school.

So, for God sake if you have a computer, let these guys learn how to use it! Still they'll be learning something new that very day.

Time spent studying does not equal learning

I remember when I was studying for HS tests and the time I used to spent trying to memorize facts that I've never used after. Being a good student meant to get higher grades and getting high grades meant to recite everything exactly as the teacher said.

The question is: How to learn more and study less, because as the author states, the time spent studying not always means learning. The answer is what has been called Holistic Learning, much related with the Holistic Education. There are some tools that can help you shift your learning habits so they become more holistic, why not give it a try:

1. Visceralize, take all of your senses and connecting it to information.
2. Metaphor, these are literary devices that link two things that normally don’t go together.
3. Ten Year Old Rule, “dumb down” an idea enough so it seems obvious to yourself.
4. Trace Back, relate that idea to another concept in your subject.
5. Refresher Scan, quickly link that information back to existing ideas through viscerlization and metaphor.
6. Compress Information, find ways to group information into smaller chunks of memory through pictures or mnemonics.
7. Write, cribble and use abbreviations to link the ideas together.

Abuse of Authority: Driver's License, Please

Now that the immigration laws are being enforced and regulations to protect national security are being placed as the last one in NJ were police officers might be able to ask for your identification and failure to do that will allow them to call USCIS for assistance. You, being a US national, American citizen can get all the mess Amor Righi got into.

He's pledging innocence and want to fight Civil Rights as Constitutions states and Ohio Laws establishes. He was arrested after calling 911 and asked for help while a Circuit City Manager refused to let him go their parking lot. Officer in charge asked for a Driver's license while Mr. Righi was walking, the officer didn't read his Miranda rights as it should be and fail to produce law evidence to justify the detention of Amor Righi. He's was accused of interfering official business!!

However, Ohio’s “stop and identify” law, says:

2921.29 (C) Nothing in this section requires a person to answer any questions beyond that person â € ™s name, address, or date of birth. Nothing in this section authorizes a law enforcement officer to arrest a person for not providing any information beyond that person â € ™s name, address, or date of birth or for refusing to describe the offense observed.

My question is if this is happening with a normal American citizen what poor immigrants should be waiting for? Please help Amor Righi, he's accepting donations through PayPal in order to fight his rights and has already decided to look for help in the ACLU. For updates follow up here.

YahooMail! Better than Competitors?

As I watched the video went to Yahoo for seeing the new features and what I've found is the "n" and "c" but not the "t" for text messages! Anyone can explain that?

Thanks to Digital Inspiration

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