Jacqui Murray's Blog – August 2009 Archive (8)

642 Hours to Complete Race to the Top Application

Wow. Is this normal? Anyone know?

Education Week: Heavy Lifting Ahead for ‘Race to Top’ Applications

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 20, 2009 at 11:29am — No Comments

US Navy Hospital Ship Provides Humanitarian Assistance

I have to share this blog. I posted it yesterday on my blog Sizzle in Science, and it is the most-visited site of any I have ever posted. I don't understand why. Read it and let me know if you have any ideas why?



The United States military has a program called ‘Humanitarian Assistance’ whose objective is not war. It encourages peace by strengthening the health and welfare of people throughout the world through the use of American know-how. This includes all active and reserve… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 17, 2009 at 10:51am — No Comments

5 Clues You’ve been Hacked and 8 Keys to Lock Down Your Computer

How do you know if your computer has been breached, hacked, cracked or otherwise compromised? If it won’t boot up or vomits up the Blue Screen of Death, it’s pretty obvious, but what if your intruder is more devious. Doesn’t want you to know he’s been there, so leaves none of the obvious signs?



Here are some clues:



* Applications… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 15, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

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

Top Ten Free Apps

This is a question I always get from parents of my tech students. My fellow-blogger, Dustin, has a good start, although I’ll add a few more tomorrow.
For now, read on--they're all Free (and critical)

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 10, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

There are few programs that say 'competence' more than Adobe Photoshop. If a student can accomplish this photo editor, he becomes the go-to guy for technology. He develops a confidence that carries o…

There are few programs that say 'competence' more than Adobe Photoshop. If a student can accomplish this photo editor, he becomes the go-to guy for technology. He develops a confidence that carries over into so many other skills s/he'll want to use with computers. On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher, I've itemized some of the favorites among my students, the easiest for a fifth grader to use when they're putting themselves into that… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 9, 2009 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Star Trek Wins Again–Fiction Becomes Reality

So often, StarTrek science predated reality. Here's another story of their amazing vision:

Transparent metal hints at nature of planets’ cores



Transparent aluminum, a sci-fi material brought to 20th century Earth by the crew of The Enterprise in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, turns out to exist after all – if…
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Added by Jacqui Murray on August 7, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Teachers Without Borders

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and will never be.



Thomas Jefferson recognized the relationship between education and freedom hundreds of years ago, so why do we still expect nations to do the glorious mountain building required of their future without the bedrock of teachers? We ask the world to ‘cut carbon emissions’ without teaching them science. We ask them to… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 5, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

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