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Rachael Seals

World Wide Web 2 - 0 views

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    This article talks about how the world wide web was created and how it impacted society. It also talked about how effective the system is at retrieving information.
 Lisa Durff

Ethics of Linking: Jay Rosen - YouTube - 0 views

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    http://youtu.be/RIMB9Kx18hw

    Why you should hyperlink from your wiki pages.....
Jimmy Burke

Job Tracking Software Saves Label Fabricator 20 Hours a Week and Improves Productivity ... - 1 views

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    This is an article I found on how workflow software has decreased the amount of hours employees have to work.
Vicki Davis

Skin-deep? 200 high school girls give up makeup - TODAY Fashion & Beauty - TODAYshow.com - 2 views

  • Their message was heard loud and clear. The school-sanctioned club — Redefining Beautiful: One Girl at a Time — quickly grew to 200 members. Boys at the school even formed a support group to encourage the girls.
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    This is how movements now happen! Redefining Beautiful: One Girl at a Time has girls not wearing makeup on Tuesdays. T-shirts and, of course, social media, characterize what these girls are doing (and the guys who support them.)

    For pundits who think social media is a negative, this is an example of how this generation redefines the world using social networking to spread statements of a generation more quickly than books can be printed.
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    Read about this trend. It would make a GREAT movie.
Vicki Davis

Google Flu Trends - 0 views

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    Explore flu trends around the world. Great for class discussions. You can also download world flu activity data.
Trent H

The World Is Flat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 2 views

  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century is an international bestselling book by Thomas L. Friedman that analyzes globalization,
    • #1: Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/9/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold War, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
    • #2: Netscape--8/9/95: Netscape and the Web broadened the audience for the Internet from its roots as a communications medium used primarily by 'early adopters and geeks' to something that made the Internet accessible to everyone from five-year-olds to ninety-five-year olds. The digitization that took place meant that everyday occurrences such as words, files, films, music and pictures could be accessed and manipulated on a computer screen by all people across the world.
    • #3: Workflow software: The ability of machines to talk to other machines with no humans involved was stated by Friedman. Friedman believes these first three forces have become a "crude foundation of a whole new global platform for collaboration."
    • #4: Uploading: Communities uploading and collaborating on online projects. Examples include open source software, blogs, and Wikipedia. Friedman considers the phenomenon "the most disruptive force of all."
    • #5: Outsourcing: Friedman argues that outsourcing has allowed companies to split service and manufacturing activities into components which can be subcontracted and performed in the most efficient, cost-effective way. This process became easier with the mass distribution of fiber optic cables during the introduction of the World Wide Web.
    • #6: Offshoring: The internal relocation of a company's manufacturing or other processes to a foreign land to take advantage of less costly operations there. China's entrance in the WTO allowed for greater competition in the playing field. Now countries such as Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil must compete against China and each other to have businesses offshore to them.
    • #7: Supply-chaining: Friedman compares the modern retail supply chain to a river, and points to Wal-Mart as the best example of a company using technology to streamline item sales, distribution, and shipping.
    • #8: Insourcing: Friedman uses UPS as a prime example for insourcing, in which the company's employees perform services--beyond shipping--for another company. For example, UPS repairs Toshiba computers on behalf of Toshiba. The work is done at the UPS hub, by UPS employees.
    • #9: In-forming: Google and other search engines are the prime example. "Never before in the history of the planet have so many people-on their own-had the ability to find so much information about so many things and about so many other people", writes Friedman. The growth of search engines is tremendous; for example take Google, in which Friedman states that it is "now processing roughly one billion searches per day, up from 150 million just three years ago".
    • #10: "The Steroids": Personal digital devices like mobile phones, iPods, personal digital assistants, instant messaging, and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    This is all about the ten flatteners and what they are.
Michelle Rich

Globalization - 1 views

  • globalization” has quickly beco
  • me one of the most fashionable buzzwords of contemporary political and academic debate
  • Another German émigré, the socialist theorist Karl Marx, in 1848 formulated the first theoretical explanation of the sense of territorial compression that so fascinated his contemporaries
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    This is another web sites point of view on globalization.
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    Brief overview and introduction to globalization
Tinsley K

Globalization - 1 views

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    This explains the meaning of Globalization.
Kunjan P

Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0 - 2 views

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    This shows a lot of Web 2.0. It shows what it is and how to use it safely and correctly.
Tinsley K

Pros and Cons of Globalization - 1 views

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    This is about the pros and cons of globalization in the world.
Vicki Davis

PC World - 15 Hot New Technologies That Will Change Everything - 2 views

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    Great resources for people inventing things.
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    Great article on the technologies that will change everything. Wonderful for your movies.
Steve Madsen

Point, Click, Save Your Brain - 0 views

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    A possible social implication on the use of the web. May spark an idea for a segment of video?
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    Researchers studying the aging process have found that surfing the Web may improve the memories of middle-aged and older adults.
Kayla S

Globalization - 0 views

  • Globalization (or globalisation) in its literal sense is the process of transformation of local or regional phenomena into global ones. It can be described as a process by which the people of the world are unified into a single society and function together. This process is a combination of economic, technological, sociocultural and political forces.[1] Globalization is often used to refer to economic globalization, that is, integration of national economies into the international economy through trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and the spread of technology.
  • describes an ongoing process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a globe-spanning network of exchange
  • globalization is usually recognized as being driven by a combination of economic, technological, sociocultural, political, and biological factors
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  • Globalization (or globalisation) describes a process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of communication, transportation, and trade.
  • Globalization refers to the increasing unification of the world's economic order through reduction of such barriers to international trade as tariffs, export fees, and import quotas. The goal is to increase material wealth, goods, and services through an international division of labor by efficiencies catalyzed by international relations, specialization and competition. It describes the process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through communication, transportation, and trade.
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    Definition and examples of globalization
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    Definition of Gloabalization.
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    Definition of globalization: "Globalization (or globalisation) describes a process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of communication, transportation, and trade. The term is sometimes used to refer specifically to economic globalization: the integration of national economies into the international economy through trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and the spread of technology.[1] However, globalization is usually recognized as being driven by a combination of economic, technological, sociocultural, political, and biological factors."
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    Globalization refers to the increasing unification of the world's economic order through reduction of such barriers to international trade as tariffs, export fees, and import quotas. The goal is to increase material wealth, goods, and services through an international division of labor by efficiencies catalyzed by international relations, specialization and competition. It describes the process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through communication, transportation, and trade.
Vicki Davis

BLUE MEN - Inconvenient Youth - 1 views

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    In this case, arts, entertainment and leisure influences science and health -- viral videos and the new way that information spreads is fundamentally changing activism and promoting change.

    Talk about something to another person and just have a "jab session" -- make a video that goes viral and you can change the world.
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    Interestingly, inconvenient youth is built on the Ning platform. Fascinating use. This video from the blue man group on the environment has been widely viewed around the world. Such videos spark social change -- these are not TV commercials but viral videos that spread from blog to blog and email to email. How information travels has fundamentally changed.
Vicki Davis

Inconvenient Youth - 0 views

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    An inconvenient youth is working to change the view of the environment in the US. A new way of activism in the world.
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    Some students have started this to promote environmentally sound actions. This is run by students and I saw a little profanity on the home page.
Vicki Davis

Eco-Bunnies - 0 views

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    Businesses see that the way to influence education is to provide meaningful, cool video for school children. This project with students shows how education and teaching can change in a new way. Kids and teachers are connecting directly to companies and one another in cool projects like this.
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    Travelocity has worked to create a course on carbon offsets and wants help naming their eco-bunnies. This looks to be something fascinating for elementary teachers. Would love to hear what you think?
Vicki Davis

ExploraVision - 0 views

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    School competitions now center around online websites, they used to just be on paper! What a difference to get to see what kids suggest, it means that their influence is felt far beyond the classroom and can even influence the scientists who view their work.
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    Contest to encourage student to create a vision of the future of technology. This site shows the inventions and the awards. This is a neat competition and you might want to plug in your math and science program, particularly the gifted program. Competitions help your top students reach higher and are a very important part of gifted programs (and others too!)
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