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TED – The Best Kindergarten You’ve Ever Seen

Takaharu Tezuka describes the best kindergarten setting ever. The reasoning behind it and why it works. Kids are pretty resilient so why not let them play in this open environment where there is some danger to which they are exposed. Take a listen. The link is here.

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TED – The Danger of a Single Story

Hearing only one story can be a problem as it narrows your viewpoints. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie presents her findings on why the single tale is bad. There are also a few other TEDs related to the storytelling arena. Here is the video.

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Importance of Backup Details

Just because you backed up your data does not mean it is also safe. Do you encrypt, password or perform other asset protection? You need to make sure where you are putting things is safe, but also that the data being backed up has been protected. If the Air Force can have this happen so can you. So first lets make sure what you have […]

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TED – What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Adora Svitak, a child prodigy talks about how adults need to pay attention to the kids. Their actions and reactions play a role in learning, and the results can be staggering as well as educational for the adult. Here’s the video.

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How to Make Indie Drama Poster

As long as I am on the ‘movie theme’ how about making a movie poster for an Indie film. You know, the low budget, can’t really afford anything much less a graphic artist to spend lots of time, etc. The good news is you can do it yourself in a few steps. You’ll still need a couple of great images, but then maybe your star […]

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G-Chatter – Urban Dictionary

I came across this “desired” in a list of things a company wanted their applicants to have. The job was for a content creator. The content was mostly video in nature. Looked like a pretty fast paced place with an emphasis on “hot get the job”. I have to confess I had no clue on what “GChatter” was. So I Googled and the first and […]

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HTML Movie Poster

When creating assignments I always wanted to have something that students could use or get some enjoyment making. In the web world, it gets old making recipe pages and such. This project looks like it could be fun as well as be a useful part of the entire website assignment. With step by step instruction any instructor can take this and add their own insights […]

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