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Jeff Johnson

Obama poised to be first 'wired' president (CNN.com) - 0 views

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    Judging by Obama's savvy use of social-networking sites during his campaign and the interactive nature of his transition team's Web site, Americans can expect a president who bypasses the traditional media's filters while reaching out to citizens for input, observers say. "The rebooting of our democracy has begun," said Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Forum and the techPresident blog. "[Obama] has the potential to transform the relationship between the American public and their democracy."
Dean Mantz

Inauguration Day Resources | Welcome to NCS-Tech! - 0 views

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    K-8 educational technology reources covering the Presidential inauguration.
Dean Mantz

grhartman's Bookmarks on Delicious - 0 views

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    Here is a list of website resources for Presidential Inauguration via GHartman on Twitter.
Dean Mantz

@Scholastic - 0 views

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    Meet Barack Obama courtesy of Scholastic.
Jeff Johnson

Writing Our Future: Letters to the Next President - 0 views

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    Letters to the Next President: Writing Our Future is an online writing and publishing project for students, ages 13 - 18, co-sponsored by Google and the National Writing Project. We invited young people to write about the issues and concerns that they feel are central to their future, issues they would hope our next president would act on. Topics were chosen by the students themselves to reflect their specific personal, regional, and age-related interests. Teachers and mentors guided students through the process of writing a persuasive letter or essay to the presidential candidates using Google Docs.
Jeff Johnson

Predict Electoral College Votes (CNN.com) - 0 views

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    Have students review the origin, purpose and function of the Electoral College. Ask students: What is the "winner take all" system? Are there any states that do not follow this system? If so, how do they determine their electoral vote allocation? How many electoral votes are needed to win the presidency? Next, divide students into small groups and assign each group a current swing state in the 2008 presidential race. Consult the CNN Electoral Map Calculator for a list of swing states. Then, refer groups to online resources, including CNN's Election Center 2008 on the CNN Politics site, to identify the following for their assigned swing state: * the number of electoral votes that are up for grabs * the state's key political issues * the U.S. presidential candidates' stances on these key issues * the state's demographic composition * the state's voting record in past presidential elections
Jeff Johnson

The Electoral Map: Key States - Election Guide 2008 - The New York Times - 0 views

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    The latest breakdown by The New York Times of which states are considered to be in play in the presidential election, along with how all the states voted in the past five elections.
Jeff Johnson

Pollster.com: 2008 National Presidential General Election:McCain vs Obama - 0 views

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    Charts, maps and award winning analysis of all national and state polls for the elections for President, Senate, Governor and U.S. House, updated constantly.
Jeff Johnson

The Measure of a President - 0 views

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    The Measure of a President: During the Presidential campaign, much has been made of Barack Obama's slender physique, with some commentators going so far as to argue that he is too thin for most Americans to relate to him. Does...
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