April, 2005

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just returned from a great trip. One of my stops was to the attend the Sixth Gathering of Social Entrepreneurs, organized by the Social Enterprise Alliance , and held in Milwaukee. It was great to have roughly 600 people all getting the energy of social enterprise. The biggest supporter of the conference was Steve Case's Foundation (the founder of AOL). I was able to introduce him, and it was great to hear from his presentation how he gets social enterprise.

Flickr Experimentation

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Instructional Materials Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. I love how flickr enables conversation around your photos and connections to people with same intense interests

NetCentric Advocacy: Wish you Were Here: Phone to Post-Card Ideas for Civic Engagement

Network-Centric Advocacy

vodafone is launching a very cool service that combines the cellphone with camera and a "postcard" maker. we need a similar advocacy tool to bridge the technical and non-tech public on advocacy efforts. a new way to "involve a friend

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

this month's wired magazine has an interesting article on the "reputation economy", multiple personality disorder, that holds some nice hidden lessons for building a successful online community. at it's core, your online community is

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was just at the Council on Foundations meeting in San Diego, courtesy of one of our funders (and generally cool people) , the Community Technology Foundation of California. We had a session on the applications of information technology to helping communities of color. I was talking about our human rights work and had some great discussions about working for immigrant rights and against trafficking.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Awesome announcement! Patrick Ball, our Director of Human Rights Programs, will be awarded one of EFF's Pioneer Awards next week. Since Patrick is busy working with the Truth Commission in East Timor, I think they are trying to connect him to the ceremony over the Internet! Electronic Frontier Foundation Announces Pioneer Award Winners I think this is a great recognition of Patrick's incredible contribution to the international human rights movement

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Oxford last week for the Skoll Summit was really great. I hadn't seen a city so focused on Fair Trade and social causes, but the Oxfam offices may have been a giveaway. I came away from the Forum with a bunch of ideas, which I have to reduce to something written: hope to link to some of those concepts here soon.

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Happy April Fool's Day!

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My laptop died last week in Chicago at the NTC. So, it was a bit difficult for me to find anything to laugh about. I couldn't find anything amusing for my favorite holiday, April Fool's Day and was just going to reference what I wrote on April 1, 2003.

NetCentric Advocacy: Earth Day Virtual March

Network-Centric Advocacy

on the first earth day, 20 million americans called for a cleaner, healthier environment. their activism helped secure the clean air, clean water, and endangeredspecies acts. now, 35 years later, with the senate's recent vote to drill

NetCentric Advocacy: Data in the Party: Whos On First

Network-Centric Advocacy

there is a really insightful article on the backend strategy failures of the dnc. building a database is not impossible. 2 million dollars into a messy strategy, a flawed data set and a poor strategy. democrats had plenty of opportunity

NetCentric Advocacy: Networks are really showing off at Tasteless and Funny: Bush Flags on Dog-Do-Piles

Network-Centric Advocacy

i don't really like this but it is worth capturing. i can only assume that there is noway one person has planted all 2000 flags. it is therefore a distributed art or political speech. a bit over the top but it is german

NetCentric Advocacy: Thats why we want you to call.U2 and Cell Phones

Network-Centric Advocacy

ahhh a new twist on the rock and roll and civic change. i love this story. i love the power of the teachable movement and the connection of voice to power in hand. then bono told everyone to take out their cell phones

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NetCentric Advocacy: Portable Bar-Code Scanners :Connected Via Phone to the Internet: Social Data Shopping

Network-Centric Advocacy

a handful of folks were riffing at the board meeting about ways we can turn the data-rich environment on products into a tool for advocacy and social change campaigns. we dreamed about a bar code reader that let consumers scan bar codes

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NetCentric Advocacy: New Strategic Planning in the Corporate World: Will Nonprofits follow in the next 5 years?

Network-Centric Advocacy

hype or pain. what is going to drive your group to think about strategy at a higher level? can you squeeze any more efficiency from the three staff trying to save the endangered species act? how about your one person staff dedicated

NetCentric Advocacy: Death of Environmentalism: Green Group: Lakoff: Fun for the Whole Crazy Family

Network-Centric Advocacy

In a high profile game of "he said, they said" a huge mess of fragile egos are being stepped on all over the place in the environmental movement. In a powerful one-two punch the "Death of Environmentalism" and the "Reframe" papers have

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NetCentric Advocacy: News Is. New site for campaign Strategists worth a visit.

Network-Centric Advocacy

here is an interesting set of materials by chris rose on campaign strategy in the uk. there are some great insights in the few pages i have seen so far. the site is worth a visit. news in the end is what we think it is and say it is

NetCentric Advocacy: Pew Profiles the Dean Activists: "Cyber-Soldiers" in the Network-Centric Campain World.

Network-Centric Advocacy

i have riffed before about the new leadership and skills that are going to be required to operate in self-organizing campaigns. i am particularly interested not in comparing these to the general public but to the current leadership in

NetCentric Advocacy: Wal-Mart Knows the Data Rich Compeditor has the Advantage: Just-in-time Delivery becomes Predictive Planning Tool

Network-Centric Advocacy

here is a great article about another one of the ways wal-mart exploits customer data. it is a classic case of the eventual power that smart supply chain management and just in time delivery becomes a powerful tool for short term

NetCentric Advocacy: Nice Space Maps of the Hood: Google Adds Imagery

Network-Centric Advocacy

google maps now has imagery! fly your area

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NetCentric Advocacy: Anton Van Leeuwenhoek - Biography of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek: Germs Microscopes and Networks for Advocacy

Network-Centric Advocacy

I have been using germs as a key indicator of what I mean about the leaps in "seeing" does to strategy. I have been talking about the impact microscopes had on germ theory and germ strategy. Geronimo Fracastorio (an Italian poet and

RSS Readers and the Search for Content

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I attended the " Tag You Are It " session at NTC by Ami Dar and Katrin Verclas and was exposed to a lot of new technology tools. So, I set up a little action learning project ( cambodia4kids ) to play with these tools to see how they might be useful for technology infused curriculum or nonprofit use. I love ( and hate ) how blogs, rss, tags, and these other tools are so right-brained and being able to indulge in some non-linear thinking.

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Cameras for Cambodia

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Before I go on about this interesting artist/social activist project, I found it in the blogsphere. I've been experimenting with cambodia4kids.org blog to test out the instructions/advice I'm reading on various npotech sites about blogs. My own little action learning project. I started to find great expat blogs about Cambodia, particularly sweetcucumber and started to follow the links of the comments and found another blog which referenced Elizabeth's project. I emailed her.

Getting Started, Blogging Tools and What Makes A Successful Blogger?

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Marnie Webb recently posted an excellent primer on selecting a blogging tool called "So you want get started blogging?" " I was in the process of pulling together this information for an afterschool program at ctc and a few others. I was hoping there was something very straightforward and easy to understand about the tool selection and I stumbled upon it. Talk about blogging as a source of discovery.

Gateway to Educational Materials

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The Gateway to Educational Materials is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. I used it while I was searching for lesson plans for the cluster workshop on Cambodian Culture I'm teaching for K-2 and it turned up resources that I hadn't seen before. The search engine uses a structured funnel approach.

What time is it in Cambodia?

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ClockLink.com provides analog and digital clocks that you can easily embed in your web page with any time zone of the world. I can answer the question "What time is it in Cambodia?" " without missing a beat. This could be an interesting resource for teaching time zones for social studies or math teachers. The world clock site made it easy to figure out what time zone Phnom Penh, Cambodia (GMT + 7:00). Then all I had to do was edit the script and paste it in to my post.

Info overload functions as roadblock to better memory

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An article entitled " Info overload functions as roadblock to better memory " The article makes the point that the problem is a loss of focus. People aren???t t paying attention, aren???t t taking the time to do one thing at a time and make the whole experience a permanent memory. I'm doing about five simultaneously posts right now

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Edupodder Home

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Edupodder is a site dedicated to exploring how podcasting can be used in education

lotusmedia 2.0 ? Connect!

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Ruby Senreich of Lotus Media just posted her excellent presentation "Network-Centric Advocacy" that she gave to participants in the Open Society Institute???s Connect US??? initiative. It provides some theory and practice on social networks and technology tools used to implement an effective grassroots movement for change

Blogging for students and teachers K-12

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Doing research right now to develop a simple blogging project as an afterschool project for grades 3-5. There is an interesting conversation going on in the nonprofit technology community about the benefits and barriers to blogging in the nonprofit organization setting. Here's a snippet of the parrall conversation in the educational tech world from Mark Wagner's "Educational Technology and Life" blog. This particular post even includes a podcast! Blogging for Teachers - Part 1.

Cambodia Culture Quest

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I will be leading several workshops called " Exploring Cambodian Culture " at the Sage School (preK-8 school for gifted students) during "Cluster Week." " Cluster Week concept is based on Joseph Renzulli???s s Triad Model of learning for gifted students where students participate in a variety of workshops that emphasize higher-order thinking skills, providing opportunities for creative and productive applications of these skills to real-world situations.

Technostress and Ergonomics

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My colleague, Cheryl Hanback, is working on a project for her masters degree in instructional design. She needs as many people as possible to fill out this 1-minute survey about pain incurred from sitting at a computer. link]. About eight years ago, I had a RSI injury from spending way too many hours in front of the computer and not taking breaks or using proper posture. When the doctor prescribed physical therapy and told me not use the computer so much, I initially resisted.

Digital Video in the Classroom

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I'm working with a newly established community technology center that is housed in an after-school program on an instructional technology plan for lab. One area we're looking at is digital video, so have been madly reviewing educational resources and options. I found a great resource, [link] which had exactly what I was searching for - a piece on strategies for multi-level projects

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

if your policy or issue-focused organization is like most, then chances are good that you maintain an online information library for your key audiences, with content organized around a pre-defined taxonomy. can you improve your users

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

skype, free software that lets you call people on their phones or computers, last week released a new version for windows. if your organization works internationally, skype can save you money right now. at least one of our clients

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

if you run an online community, or are looking to start one, take a look at dave pollard's recent post on different types of teamwork. his table on coordination, cooperation, and collaboration can help you tease out the features you