Tuesday, September 12, 2006

[TIPS] - Goodsearch and Part 2

This article: http://snipurl.com/l602 explains why this website: http://www.goodsearch.com/ may be just what your school needs - an EASY way to make money. Every time you search from this site (search powered by Yahoo!) revenue is generated for the school that you have specified. Thanks to Deb E. for sharing that one. :-)

Oh, and thank you to those who have used the for:jgates513 tag in del.icio.us to share some websites with me. They'll become tips soon, too.

- - - - And Now, Part 2 of "Nothing Important Happened Today" - - -

Yesterday we learned that we're outnumbered by the people in China and India, and we didn't even factor in the rest of the world. Remember , "They've got more (hungry) honor students than we've got (fat and happy) students?" And did I mention that China will be the number one English speaking Nation soon?

Yes, well. so what?

Something else to consider: There are roughly 49 million computers shipped out each year world wide. But, according to Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the $100 laptop initiative, he will send between 50 and 100 million computers to (hungry) children world wide in the first year alone. The global competition will instantly heat up. Listen to his TED conference speech here: http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=n_negroponte

And another point from Karl Fisch's presentation, according to a former Secretary of Education, "The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn't exist in 2004." Whoa! How are we to prepare our kids for jobs that don't even yet exist? Well, Governor Rendell is trying to put a computer on each of the desks of the major subject areas all across PA. That should help, right? But, what will we do with those computers? I've got it! More powerpoints! Yesssss! That should do it. (Whew!) OK... next issue.

That's enough for one day. All is well with the world. My diary entry still reads, "Nothing important is happening today."

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