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Chinese students start mandated English as second language training in grade 3.
There will be more English speaking high school graduates in China this year than high school graduates in all of North America.
As promised, President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team have put his weekly radio address on YouTube so that all can see him deliver it. The plan is to continue doing this once he becomes president.
When students do work in Web 2.0 it is never done.
In a school once a teacher grades the paper the student is finished. In a Web 2.0 world, the student can post his/her paper on the net and people who are interested in similar topics may blog with the student.
Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti resigns By Jim Kirk | Tribune staff reporter 9:39 PM CDT, August 26, 2008 Jay Mariotti, the opinionated and polarizing sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times , told the Chicago Tribune he resigned on Tuesday after 17 years with the paper. Just back from Beijing where he wrote about the Summer Olympics , Mariotti said in a phone interview Tuesday night that he decided to quit after it became clear while in China that sports journalism had become "entirely a Web site business . There were not many newspapers there.'' He added that most of the journalists covering the Games were "there writing for Web sites.''
Your school district needs a vision of what you want to do with technology. You need to know what technology can do to engage students in 21st Century Learning Skills. Then you need to train administrators and teachers. Students get it and want to be engaged.
Ning hopes to compete with large social sites like MySpace and Facebook , by appealing to users who want to create networks around specific interests or have limited technical skills. 
The unique feature of Ning is that anyone can create their own custom social network for a particular topic or need, catering to specific audiences. Many educators are using ning for developing educational resources.
Features were customized so that participants could upload pictures and videos of student developed projects as well as links to blogs and Flickr.