Friday, December 26, 2008

Turning Page, E-Books Start to Take Hold - USA
For a decade, consumers mostly ignored electronic book devices, which were often hard to use and offered few popular items to read. But this year (2008), in part because of the popularity’s wireless Kindle device, the e-book has started to take hold.... (NY Times).

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Reading Across Continents - USA

The Reading Across Continents project unites students and teachers from Washington, DC’s School Without Walls High School (SWWs) with their counterparts Abuja, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana through shared reading of the novels Copper Sun and Purple Hibiscus.
Interactive experience: Students and teachers are matched with an overseas buddy to talk about the books through blog and e-mail.
Cultural exchange: Teachers in both countries promote cultural understanding and the power of literature to inspire and challenge.
Professional collaboration: Teachers become colleagues as they talk about their own teaching and life experiences।

Friday, June 06, 2008

ZAC - Browser for Autistic Children - USA
ZAC is the first web browser developed specifically for children with autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and PDD-NOS. We have made this browser for the children - for their enjoyment, enrichment, and freedom. Children touch it, use it, play it, interact with it, and experience independence through ZAC.