2011 Google 4 Doodle Winner gets $25 Grand for his elementry school

Matteo Lopez of South San Francisco, California for his logo named “Space Life.” featured on U.S. Google.com homepage tomorrow, May 20, 2011.

Matteo Lopez Wins The 2011 Doodle 4 Google Competition

Google has announced the winner of the 2011 Google 4 Doodle, “What I’d like to do someday.” The winner is Matteo Lopez of South San Francisco, California for his logo named “Space Life.”

He won a $15,000 college scholarship, a netbook computer and a $25,000 technology grant for his school, Monte Verde Elementary School. Plus his doodle will also be featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage tomorrow, May 20, 2011. In addition, the three national finalists, each of which will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.

PROTEST OF GRAMMY TRAVESTY NARAS ERASES 31 CATEGORIES FROM GRAMMYS

Protest NARAS Sunday, May 22, 2011 — 1 PM Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 East 3rd Street Open to the Public
GRAMMY WINNERS Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Hawaiian, Polka, Traditional World, and certain gospel, Blues, R&B, and Mexican categories, among others, have all been unceremoniously erased.

RESS CONFERENCE IN PROTEST OF GRAMMY TRAVESTY
PROTEST NARAS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sunday, May 22, 2011 — 1 PM
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street
between Avenues B & C
New York City
(212) 780.9386
Bobby Sanabria
May 9, 2011
Phone: 917.539.4647
nujackrican@yahoo.com
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The Great Google Book Grab

Google Books Digital Library and Bookstore and the monetiztion of libraries conflicts with copyright law.

                                  Boston Globe, July 24, 2009
Dan Clancy
Now that the settlement is dead, the Justice
Department should ask Google to stop all
scanning of in-copyright works, and place all
previously-scanned, in-copyright works that
were scanned without express permission
of the rights holder, in a dark archive. Google
can use them when opt-in permission of the
rights-holder is obtained, or when Congress
or the Supreme Court resolves copyright
infringement issues.

So what if we’re evil:
“We’re going full steam
ahead, no matter what happens with the settle-
ment.” —Dan Clancy, Google Books executive

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Library of Congress Teacher In Residence Program

K12 Applications now available to serve as Teacher-in-Residence during the 2011-12 school year

Applications now available to serve as Teacher-in-Residence during the 2011-12 school year
Since 2000, the Library of Congress has recruited teachers to work with Educational Outreach staff to help teachers incorporate the Library’s collection of over 16 million digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. Previous Teachers-in-Residence have led professional development workshops for teachers in Washington, DC, and across the United States. They have represented the Library at various conferences and meetings and developed teaching materials and lessons that use the Library’s digitized primary sources for national distribution.
The successful Teacher-in-Residence candidate will be innovative and collaborative, be fluent with the Library’s digitized primary sources with experience using them in instruction, and have a history of leadership and staff development. The Library will give preference to applicants who teach students considered to be underserved based on ethnicity, socio-economic status or geography.
The selected teacher will participate in this program via an intergovernmental personnel agreement between the Library and his or her home school district. The Library will reimburse the district for salary and benefits paid to the teacher during the school year, and will release the Teacher-in-Residence for all district holidays and vacations.
The teacher will receive a $1,500 monthly housing stipend if he or she teaches outside of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The Library cannot pay for travel or moving expenses.
In addition to assisting Educational Outreach staff, the Teacher-in-Residence will undertake a project to benefit his or her home school or district to be implemented during the following academic year. This project could be a workshop on teaching with primary sources for fellow teachers, a unit using Library of Congress primary sources, or some other product or activity using Library of Congress digitized primary sources that can be implemented with students or fellow teachers. As part of the application process, teachers should propose projects that were designed in collaboration with teacher colleagues and have the support of appropriate school and or district administrators.
To be considered, teachers should fill out and submit the attached application with an accompanying letter from a school or district administrator authorized to approve an intergovernmental personnel agreement. Applications will be evaluated based on the teacher’s creativity and willingness to contribute to the educational community as evidenced by his or her description of past activities and recommendation letters, and the feasibility and value of the project that the applicant proposes.
The Deadline for applications is June 17th. Please direct any questions to edoutreach@loc.gov
Educational CyberPlayGround

Bin Lauden DEAD

Details are beginning to emerge of the painstaking detective work that led to the raid, and one fact that has caught my attention is this: The property where he was hiding, while valued at $1 million, had no phone service, nor any Internet connection. This turned out to be a key red flag that helped bring an increase in scrutiny that in time led to the attack on the compound that PreDetails are beginning to emerge of the painstaking detective work that led to the raid, and one fact that has caught my attention is this: The property where he was hiding, while valued at $1 million, had no phone service, nor any Internet connection. This turned out to be a key red flag that helped bring an increase in scrutiny that in time led to the attack on the compound that President Obama ordered yesterday. A report in The National Journal mentions that it was the National Security Agency, which gathers America?s electronic intelligence, which determined, in some secret manner that didn?t tip off the government of Pakistan, that the compound had no phone or Internet.  Obama ordered yesterday. A report in The National Journal mentions that it was the National Security Agency, which gathers America’s electronic intelligence, which determined, in some secret manner that didn?t tip off the government of Pakistan, that the compound had no phone or Internet.
In the End, a Lack of Tech May Have Helped Bring Bin Laden Down
I did a little searching for “3G in Abbottabad” and found lots of ads selling 3G capable devices.  For example:
http://abbottabad.olx.com.pk/apple-ipad-64gb-3g-wifi-iid-166405314

News of Bin Laden’s death spreads via Twitter, New Yorkers take action

DIANE RAVITCH

K12 Education Deform Diane Ravitch speaks truth to power!

HOLD THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ACCOUNTABLE
School “Reform” Rhetoric: Intellectual Dishonesty and political Liars
Diane Ravitch ought to know cause she worked for Bush pushing his K12 education deform then realized she was working for the devil, and began to speak truth to power!
School For Profit School For Profit. K12 Inc., K12.com
K12, its employees and major stockholders spent about $44,000 supporting Luna; $25,000 of that was funneled to an Idaho interest group for independent advertising on Luna’s behalf.
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Iphone Spy tracks every move

Iphone Forensics Portect your privacy – How to get rid of that db file.

Iphone Tracker
http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker/
Several researchers at O’Reilly have discovered an extremely troubling feature of iPhones and 3G iPads running Apple’s iOS 4. In a blog post and accompanying video, the site details that Apple is storing the GPS coordinates of cellular iDevices locally, in an unencrypted and unprotected file. “Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps,” reads the post. “We’re not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it’s clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations.” O’Reilly goes on to note that along with a list of timestamped GPS coordinates, the file also contains a list of Wi-Fi access points that the affected device has been in range of. “Anybody with access to this file knows where you’ve been over the last year, since iOS 4 was released,” the brief continues. The file in question  named consolidated.db  is present in the backup file created when syncing a cellular iOS device with iTunes, and, obviously, on the iOS device itself. “Why this data is stored and how Apple intends to use it  or not  are important questions that need to be explored,” writes the team. Apple’s security team did not respond to O’Reilly‘s request for comment. The video made by the researchers is after the break.
The Dangers of iPhones Recording Your Every Move
By John Hudson 12:12 PM ET
Today, two British security researchers  raised eyebrows with the  discovery that the Apple iPhone records users’ every move for as long as a year. The information is stored on a file called “consoidated.db,” which includes latitude-longitude coordinates and a timestamp. The file is unencrypted, easily-accessible and the information is transferred to any machine the iPhone syncs with.
What if it got in the wrong hands? “Apple has made it possible for almost anybody – a jealous spouse, a private detective – with access to your phone or computer to get detailed information about where you’ve been,” said Warden
You can’t stop it “For now, there is no fix,” writes Sam Biddle at Gizmodo.

The Apple iPhone Location Data Issue:Apple disclosed that they were collecting location information last July in a letter to several Congressmen.  Not only did they disclose the amount and nature of that information, they also disclosed how that information was being used, and how users could stop it from being collected. Read the letter at the enclosed URL for details.

NO equal access to educational services for students with disabilities

new orleans schools miracle not so miraculous

The New Orleans Recovery District, nearly 75 percent charter schools, has won attention for its rising test scores. Bogus Testing and Assessment
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