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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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What You Might Be Missing in Tech

I did. That's why after spending some time reading my suscriptions and filtering all the bunch of information today I would love to tell you many things are going on. Last night for example I was talking with Applelens' webmaster and what I've realized was he didn't know about the Open Social event by Google today which by the way still is in hold at this time (13:25 PM). I did receive a heads up this morning about this topic by one of our ecuadoran friends , Inforc Ecuador. Before I even had a clue of what was going on around technolgy field and being this blog about those business I consider a responsability to share with my readers our most relevant findings.

I really admire the confort to make and publish video from Scoble who has the privilege of record his videos while driving. Amen! He's being at the top of the media bloggers who's being investigating about the evolution of RSS agregators. What for example what's happening with Bloglines now.

Did you ever thought about buying a new laptop or replacing that old one you are using right now? Just keep reading and get online or nerby Walmart. Anyway in order to save money you will have to sacrifice some useful features as those presented by Amit Agarwal.

Now, I don't want you get tired of reading the same thing in different blogs but at least allow to point out three more aspects of our hot findings today. Yahoo has released a very interesting update for Yahoo Messenger, now you will be able to see YouTube videos embed in the Messenger. Kool. I also get in touch with the new iPhone Paul Stamatiou just got and I am still thinking and waiting for the w960i but I am not sure anymore if the holding will pay dividends now that the gPhone is in its way!

Hold on, please see what's happening with Technorati, isn't that kool? Second by second it shows the changes in the blogosphere. Here the technology topic.

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsability

One thing almost all parents lack, is the great oportunity parents have to visit their son's schools and what a better opportunity to go and have meeting and chats with the teachers during the American Educacion Week scheduled to beging on November, 12th.

You should pay attention to this report: Childrens, Family, and Media: A Benchmark where the awarded Michael Cohen Group(Research & Consulting) arrive to interesting conclusions related to the Digital Divide in American Schools. A round of questions were answered during a chat-interview conducted by Janelle Callahan, associate of the EPE Research Center. What would it be you best answer for the following question:

Far too often teachers and school leaders assume that students have access to computers and the internet at home. Typically, homework and projects now require easy access to computers and the internet (even in the primary grades). Without it, low income students are "left behind." Not only do they earn poorer grades, they become "marginalized" early on...because they recognize that they are different. Can you suggest some realistic solutions, given the reality that income still dictates whether or not resources are available in homes and communities. -Annette Clayton, Lead School Social Worker, Newport News Public Schools

Everyone outside US thinks we here don't have poverty or social issues, that everything seen and taught in the American society should be imitated. Far from the real thing! The Cohen Group points: "this study serves as a benchmark, allowing us to measure change over time for years to come. Identifying change in dynamics such as media ownership, media use, and preferred content provides an invaluable tool for researchers, policy makers,educators, and others."

The results as they say, confirm mine/ours collective sense that media is increasingly integral to family and personal life. These are the five outstanding research conclusions:

1) A wide range of media and media technologies are owned and utilized by families
and young children.
2) Families and individuals at every economic level participate in media and
technology ownership and use.
3) There are differences in the incidence of ownership by income level for some
media, particularly in more expensive and emerging media technologies that are
less commonly found at lower income levels. Other technologies enjoy near
universal penetration.
4) Ownership and involvement in media and technology is about both affordability
and perceived value(s); not everyone necessarily wants all media.
5) The use of media—or the functions that media technologies serve—is similar
across the income spectrum. Once owned, there is little variation in how these
technologies are used.

How To Cheat Schools Under Internet Filters

Tips and workarounds are placed in two post and whether you are a teacher or student, you better pay attention to these unblocking hacks if you allow me:

Getting around shool site blocks - Scobleizer.

Access blocked websites at school or work
- Amit Agarwal.

Free Web Proxy Unblocker
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