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#1. September 26, 2012
Dropbox is one of my favorite cloud storage platforms because of the variety of tools they offer that make it dead simple.
Here’s a rundown of reasons to use Dropbox:
1) They have software for all the major computer platforms (Mac and Windows) that allow you to use Dropbox as a local folder.
2) They have apps for all the major mobile platforms, including iOs and Android.
3) They provide a very cool phone feature that automagically backs up the pictures on your phone to your Dropbox.
4) Your Dropbox files are available from any browser anywhere in the world, as well as automatically synced across all your computers and handhelds.
5) It’s FREE! You get 2 MB free storage, but your free account grows by 500 MB of bonus space with each referral you send to Dropbox, up to a limit of a whopping 16GB! So, open your own account, and then spread the word to your friends and family, using your special referral link.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Banned Books
by Barbara J. Feldman
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Banned Books Week (September 30 – October 6, 2012) is celebrated each autumn, promoting our freedom to choose, and the importance of the availability of books on all topics and about all viewpoints for those that want to read them.
ALA: Banned Books
The American Library Association is the main sponsor of Banned Books Week. Their website provides ideas on how to celebrate the annual event in your community or school, lists of frequently banned books, and resources for fighting a local challenge “A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.”
Banned Books Week
“Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.” With separate sections of resources for kids, librarians, teachers, parents, students, writers, booksellers and artists, this is another American Library Association website, created in association with about a dozen other official sponsors. Be sure to visit their YouTube page to view videos of readers reading from their favorite banned or challenged book.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic books are also frequently challenged, but I was surprised to learn about the existence of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. It is a non-profit “dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form.” Jump to Resources for articles on why comic books are banned, which comics are frequently challenged, and the history of comic book bans. “Comic books have been the object of legal controversy since the 1950s when the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency investigated the medium in response to public pressure about its content.”
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China National Day
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Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
Oct 2, 1869
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#6. Quote of the Week
“It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you cant do anything else, read all that you can.” ~~ Jane Hamilton ~~ (13 July 1957) American novelist. Click here for more reading quotes.
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