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The Epoch Times, Circumventing the Great Firewall of China

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

I just came across The Epoch Times, a New York-based newspaper with an emphasis on China. I found it while reading about an environmentalist who was arrested last year. Because this newspaper is critical of the Communist Party, it is blocked in China. Thus, to read it, I need to use a circumventor. I’m currently […]

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Tags: blog · China · computer stuff · global issues resources

One Laptop per Child

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments

I’ve been interested in the idea of a $100 laptop for children in developing countries ever since I first heard of it. It seems to have become a reality and the laptop itself sounds pretty spectacular. It’s light, very durable, water resistant and very efficient in terms of power consumption. It includes open source software […]

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K12 Online Conference

October 9th, 2007 · No Comments

The K12 Online Conference is a free online conference inviting participation from educators around the world interested in using Web 2.0 tools and technologies in their teaching. The 2007 conference began with a pre-conference keynote on October 8. Over the following two weeks (October 15-26) forty presentations will be posted online to the conference blog […]

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Tags: audio · blog · computer stuff · conferences · ESL resources · k12online07 · professional organizations · theory

Podcast #10 – Boycott Activity

June 1st, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 This week, I talk about an activity that I’ve used a few times that teaches students about the concept of boycotting and asks them to do a bit of Internet research on the topic. I currently do a version of it that doesn’t require handouts, but the handouts that I used in the past […]

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