All Blog Posts Tagged 'government' (4)

Cost of Government Day

Yesterday was 'Cost of Government Day'. That's how many days the average workers works to pay off the total costs of federal, state and local government. Last year it was July 19th. In 2007, it was July 11. This year, it's 25 days later. Last year it was only 6 days later. I can't wait to see next year, with bailouts and more bailouts. What happens when it takes more than 365… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 12, 2009 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Rethinking Current Events with Newsvine



If there is one thing students and teachers despise it's clutter. One way teachers create clutter is asking students to print out a current event. Students print out weekly current events, read and summarize it, have it graded and then throw it out. I found more current events lying on my floor or in my trash than any other classroom document. Cringing already teachers? Fear… Continue

Added by Andrew Marcinek on April 14, 2009 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

eGovernment IT of the Future Must Include eEducation Initiatives - By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow





As eGovernment IT initiatives link Federal, State and Local Governments the systems will grow. One of the main objectives of a State Government is to make sure that education is taken care of, thus any future net-centric government IT initiatives must include education at the local level and perhaps allow for standardization of some material into bite size educational 3D Virtual Reality clips available to all… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on February 5, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Digital Education Revolution

In January 2008, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd announced the Federal Government's Digital Education Revolution - a $900m 4 year program which aims to achieve 1:2 (computer to student) ratio in all Australian secondary schools. Grants up to $1m are available to schools for computer hardware whereby the Federal Government enters into a funding agreement with respective Block Grant Authorities. The $900m figure was calculated on… Continue

Added by Chad Outten on May 16, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

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