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Archive for January, 2008

Edublogs launches Edublogs Magazine.

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Although I am little late on this, already lots of (unnecessary) talks floating around, but I have to mention : James and Lorelle VanFossen  launched a neatly designed, usable magazine for the edublogging community : "Edublogs Magazine".

The Edublogs Magazine features articles and posts by edubloggers from around the world and aims to provide news, views, information, ideas, help and stimulation for all those working with or studying education and technology.

Currently, the Edublogs Magazine feature the following post categories on:

  • Edublogs News features the news, information, and resources found around the Edublogs community of bloggers.
  • Blogging Students covers examples and interviews of students using blogs to communicate, learn, teach, fundraising, and more.
  • Blogging Teachers will showcase teachers using blogs and online technologies in their classrooms and life, having their say about the state of education.
  • Online Education looks at the industry and technology of online education and distance learning, bringing the classroom directly to the student.
  • Pedablogy is about the arts and sciences of teaching blogging and blog technology.
  • Professional Development covers training programs, workshops, conferences, special events, and news about professional education development.
  • Teaching Technologies offers articles on how on teaching technologies, how to teach, how to teach specific subjects, and products and services that may improve teaching techniques and skills.
  • Blogging Tips offers tips, tricks, and techniques on blogging, invaluable to the blogger or the teacher teaching blogging and web technologies.
  • Multimedia covers integrating modern multimedia technologies into blogs, websites, classrooms – all aspects from podcasting to moblogging.

Written by anol

January 31st, 2008 at 7:28 am

Donate $10, Blog, Twit.."Route Out of Poverty for Cambodian Children"

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UPDATE (22/02/08) From Beth: America’s Giving Challenge Official Results: We Came In First! Thank You Everyone!

Literacy is key to education and jobs for poor children. It’s a route out of poverty. One of the The Sharing Foundation’s programs is its Khmer literacy school. It helps farm children learn their native alphabet and numbers well enough to attend elementary school. The Sharing Foundation’s English Language Program offers village students, ages 8-18, the opportunity to learn English, allowing them to obtain jobs in tourism and word processing. These students are so dedicated that some meet on their own to study on weekends. The literacy school runs three sessions a day for 130 children of Roteang village’s poorest families. Ten bilingual Cambodian college graduates teach English to 500 students in 19 sections offered daily after school hours at the village school.

Propagating Beth’s message :
We have a chance to win $50,000 – if we get the most number of unique
donors. Right now we’re in second place with 7 more days to go. I’m
reaching out to my network to ask if they will blog or twitter about
the campaign, ask their networks to contribute the minimum donation of
$10. The contest ends on January 31st.

A Story about one child
http://tinyurl.com/2azmgf
Donation here:
http://tinyurl.com/yq6e2s
Campaign Wiki
http://americagivingchallenge.wikispaces.com/