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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Daily Spotlight on Education 10/06/2009

  • QR Codes are an important new technology that use something called hardlinking.

    tags: virtual_communication, mobile, govt_business, education, www_world

  • Just got this in my email. I could see some really fun, funny public service announcements -- cross curricular project for science and technology. This is what they sent me:

    "The contest challenges students in grades 4 through 8 to use their biology and entomology knowledge, as well as their creativity, to create educational public service announcements (PSAs) that discuss the health and property risks posed by household pests. The grand prize winning entry will receive $3,000 for their school’s science department! We know that this award could mean a lot to one of the many schools in the country that are being forced to cut budgets and programs in this difficult economy.

    As a non-profit organization, NPMA is committed to science education, and never promotes specific products or services. I know that Cool Cat Teachers covers a wide range of topics, but we are hoping that the many science teachers who read your content would be interested in the contest for their schools. We would deeply appreciate your help in spreading the word about this fun and educational contest. The press release below has more information on the contest rules and details. Additional information, including sample PSAs and lesson plans for creating PSAs, are available at www.PestWorldForKids.org."

    tags: education, science

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