Video about suicide prevention.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
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
Google Tech Talks July 23, 2007
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 14, 2007
Websites that give girls tips on becoming better anorexics?
Thursday, June 7, 2007
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
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
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007
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Friday, March 23, 2007
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 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.
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
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 >>>
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.