Friday, November 23, 2007

Good Charlotte - Hold On

Video about suicide prevention.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Beware of friends online

A picture is worth a thousand words. Do you know how many "words" your friends are saying about you online.

Little Red Riding Hood

A modern day version of Little Red Riding Hood.

SSK wins an Ipod

Super Safe Kiddo wins an Ipod, but is the Ipod really free...

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Video: RSS in Plain English

We made this video for our friends (and yours) that haven't yet felt the power of our friend the RSS reader. We want to convert people and if you know someone who would love RSS and hasn't yet tried it, point them here for 3.5 minutes.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Google Docs in Plain English

http://documents.google.com - Create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations online.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Did You Know 2.0

An official update to the original "Shift Happens" video from Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, this June 2007 update includes new and updated statistics, thought-provoking questions and a fresh design. For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com -- Content by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, design and development by XPLANE.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Inbox Zero

Google Tech Talks July 23, 2007

ABSTRACT

Google Tech Talks July 23, 2007

ABSTRACT

Merlin Mann, a well known productivity guru and creator of the popular 43 folders website will talk about Getting Things Done, the importance of getting your inbox to zero, and strategies for dealing with high volume email

Thursday, June 7, 2007

How NOT To Use Powerpoint By Comedian Don McMillan

Don McMillan gives a short comedy sketch (in the video above) around powerpoint presentations and the common mistakes that people make.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Microsoft Surface - The Possibilities

What is Microsoft Surface?
Microsoft Surface™, the first commercially available surface computer from Microsoft Corp., turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. The product provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface is a 30-inch display in a table-like form factor that's easy for individuals or small groups to interact with in a way that feels familiar, just like in the real world. In essence, it's a surface that comes to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more. Soon to be available in restaurants, hotels, retail establishments and public entertainment venues, this experience will transform the way people shop, dine, entertain and live.

How does Surface work?
At a high level, Surface uses cameras to sense objects, hand gestures and touch. This user input is then processed and the result is displayed on the surface using rear projection.

What is surface computing?
Surface computing is a new way of working with computers that moves beyond the traditional mouse-and-keyboard experience. It is a natural user interface that allows people to interact with digital content the same way they have interacted with everyday items such as photos, paintbrushes and music their entire life: with their hands, with gestures and by putting real-world objects on the surface. Surface computing opens up a whole new category of products for users to interact with.

What are the key attributes of surface computing?
Surface computing has four key attributes:
Direct interaction. Users can actually "grab" digital information with their hands and interact with content by touch and gesture, without the use of a mouse or keyboard.
Multi-touch contact. Surface computing recognizes many points of contact simultaneously, not just from one finger, as with a typical touch screen, but up to dozens and dozens of items at once.
Multi-user experience. The horizontal form factor makes it easy for several people to gather around surface computers together, providing a collaborative, face-to-face computing experience.
Object recognition. Users can place physical objects on the surface to trigger different types of digital responses, including the transfer of digital content.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blogger: How to start a blog

Step by step instructions for starting your own blog. Visit http://www2.blogger.com to start a blog.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Medieval Helpdesk

A.k.a. Medieval Helpdesk. This video makes fun of moderns newbie computer users by illustrating - in a way fully understandable to them - how silly some of their questions are by creating a similar problem in the Middle Ages.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline PSA

Lifeline Public Service Announcement with Kevin Hines
Produced by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, this PSA features John Kevin Hines, a suicide prevention advocate and suicide attempt survivor. The PSA was featured during The Learning Channel's broadcast of the documentary, Single Shot, Second Chance, and will be included on the DVD version of The Bridge, a documentary film by Eric Steel. For information about using this PSA, please contact the Lifeline Communications Team.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Piracy - understanding what's right and wrong and the law

Piracy often brings to mind parrots and yo ho ho! and bottles of rum. While copyright holders call copyright infringement piracy, the kids call it "life."

It is crucial that we look at ways of teaching responsible online behaviors and respect for the rights of others, including copyright holders.

Effects of Cyberbullying V-1

A Girl Like Me

Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves

Free Hugs Campaign. Inspiring Story! (music by sick puppies)

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need. Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.

In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Solution Focused Therapy

Example of the miracle question and more.

I'M TABOO: I Choose Abstinence

This is an entry for the sexetc.org I'M TABOO video contest. Do you feel pressured to have sex? Josh's teammates think that you need to have sex to be a man. See how Josh feels.

Teens reaching out to teens

Teen PEP (The New Jersey Teen Prevention Education Program) is a statewide sexual health promotion and peer education initiative that enables high school students to make healthy decisions. These teens perform skits and hold workshops to help other teens with any issue ranging from birth control to dating violence. Watch as they go more into detail on video for Sex, Etc. Your comments >>>

Teen Depression

Student's Suicide Confession Lands Her In Mental Clinic

WESH NBC Channel 2
Central Florida News

Student's Suicide Confession Lands Her In Mental Clinic

POSTED: 9:55 am EST February 27, 2007

APOPKA, Fla. -- An Orange County father is furious after school officials sent his daughter to a mental health clinic.

Jenny Helmick, a student at Wolf Lake Middle School, went to a guidance counselor and ended up spending the night at Lakeside Alternatives, WESH 2 News reported.

Her father, Paul Helmick, said the situation started with a movie about suicide prevention. The movie is part of a district-wide program that teaches students to ACT; Acknowledge, Care and Tell if they or a friend shows warning signs of depression or suicide.

Helmick said he believes the school's student resource officer acted way out of line by invoking the Baker Act, which allows law enforcement to take someone in for emergency evaluation.

Although she can forget her troubles when riding her go-cart around the family farm, Helmick said she'll always remember how she ended up at Lakeside Alternatives, by admitting she had once thought about suicide.

"I was pretty honest and I guess honesty can get you to a good place and get you in a bad place and at this point I think it's really messed my life up at this point so far," Helmick said.

Cappex.com - College Choices -- Top Ten Tips

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Time Management Tip # 1

Time is more precious than money. Magic trick illustrating how time, once spent, never returns.

Dove Campaign for Self Esteem

Time lapse video of photoshoot to photoshop: what it really takes to make a billboard photo... Students ought to check this out and better realize the influence that the media can have on their beliefs/perceptions.