Saturday, June 13, 2009

Clickable A4: The News: N. Korea vows to proceed with its nuclear program

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The A4:
From the LA Times: By Barbara Demick
9:52 AM PDT, June 13, 2009
Reporting from Beijing -- North Korea, calling itself a "proud nuclear power," vowed today to forge ahead with its nuclear program in defiance of the latest United Nations sanctions resolution. . . . more at

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
h Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) (Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국, Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk), is a state in East Asia, occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Pyongyang. The Korean Demilitarized Zone serves as the buffer area between North Korea and South Korea. The Amnok River is the border between North Korea and China. The Tumen River in the extreme north-east is the border with Russia.

The peninsula was governed by the Korean Empire until it was occupied by Japan following the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. It was divided into Soviet and American occupied zones in 1945, following the end of World War II. North Korea refused to participate in a United Nations-supervised election held in the south in 1948, which led to the creation of separate Korean governments for the two occupation zones. Both North and South Korea claimed sovereignty over the peninsula as a whole, which led to the Korean War of 1950. A 1953 armistice temporarily ended the fighting; however, the two countries are officially still at war with each other, as a peace treaty was never signed.[7] Both states were accepted into the United Nations in 1991.[8] On May 26, 2009, North Korea unilaterally withdrew from the armistice.[9] . . . more at

The Video
The winner of the 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary, Welcome to North Korea is a grotesquely surreal look at the all-too-real conditions in modern-day North Korea. Dutch filmmaker Peter Tetteroo and his associate Raymond Feddema spent a week in and around the North Korean capital of Pyongyang -- ample time to produce this outstanding film. Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs; from


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Clickable A4: The News: Iranian Election

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The Event:

From the New York Times
TEHRAN — The Iranian government declared an outright election victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday morning, and riot police officers fought with supporters of the opposition candidate, Mir Hussein Moussavi, who insisted that the election had been stolen. . . . more at
The Background:
From Wikipedia
This article or section contains information about an ongoing election.

Content may change dramatically as the election unfolds.

The 2009 Iranian presidential election was held on 12 June 2009 in Iran.[1] It is the tenth presidential election to be held in the country. If no candidate receives a majority of support, a run-off election will be held 19 June 2009.[2] The incumbent is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian reform movement has attempted to unite behind a single candidate. Former President Mohammad Khatami had been the leading opponent to Ahmadinejad until he left the race and endorsed former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi.[3] Former Speaker of the Majlis Mehdi Karroubi, another Reformist, is also running, as is former Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Mohsen Rezaee, a Conservative. The election has seen huge candidate rallies in Iranian cities,[2] and turnout was very high with around 75 percent of the electorate voting.[4]

With two-thirds of the votes cast, the Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran's official news agency, called the election for incumbent Ahmadinejad. At the time it was announced, he had received 66% of the votes cast.[5] Early local time on June 13, the Iranian election commission announced that Ahmadinejad had won with 65% of the votes, against 32% to Mousavi.[6][7]

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Mir Hossein Mousavi Music video for Iran Election June 2009

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Nominee Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Party Abadgaran Independent Reformist

Nominee Mohsen Rezaee Mehdi Karroubi
Party Independent Conservative Etemad-e-Melli

Clickable A0 through 8 : The Budget Maze from the Gotham Gazette

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:the Budget Maze Game

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Clickable A4 : Organizing for Health Care

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THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2009 AT 6:17 PM

Strengthening Civic Participation

Posted by Sonal Shah and Robynn Sturm

Sonal Shah is Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, White House Domestic Policy Council, Robynn Sturm is Assistant Deputy Chief Technology Officer
President Obama began his career as a community organizer. He understands the power of getting involved in our own communities to shape the issues that affect our lives. Local organizations and solutions are making a real difference in our lives. It is by working together to shape and influence government on the local, state, and federal level that we become more powerful and effective.
In our last posting for the Open Government Initiative, we explored how government can create more opportunities for participation in government. Now we address what government can and should be doing to support civil society – non-profits, faith-based organizations, professional associations, and neighborhood schools – in helping to educate and prepare the public to engage with critical public issues and play a more effective role in new, open public policymaking processes. Just as the scientific community trains its professionals to participate in peer reviewing government grants, we want to identify new opportunities and strategies for communities to create the civic literacy to support engagement.
What we learned in Phase I
You suggested a number of ideas in the Open Government Brainstorm. Some recommended training neighborhood facilitators in proven dialogue methods to engage a group on issues of common concern. Others underscored the need for civic toolkits, including neutral discussion guides to facilitate community discussions on how to address local problems. Still others suggested forums on national topics, such as combining deliberation and service on Martin Luther King Day and creating a website for groups across the nation to share their conclusions. You can find a longer list of Phase I ideas here.
How You Can Help
As we seek to identify immediate policy changes that will promote greater civic participation, we need to know from you:
  1. What is the appropriate and most effective role for the government to play in fostering greater civic participation? Should the government develop content, fund the work of organizations that teach civic education, establish platforms to connect communities to each other and to government?
  2. Do you know of best practices, whether from local, state or foreign governments, or foundations that foster and support civic participation? What are the most effective tools to get people to participate?
  3. What skills and subject areas are the most important for civic literacy today? How do we promote the kind of civic education necessary to enable people to make greater use of government data, like the information available on, or participate in online commenting processes, like this one or
As always, let us know at the OSTP blog.
And ..
The President makes clear that as Congress works through health care reform legislation, it must include fundamental changes that lower costs, ensure Americans have choices, and establish access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans. But what we cant welcome, the President says, is reform that just invests more money in the status quo reform that throws good money after bad habits. (public domain)
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Clickable A4: The Future of Education

The Words

Recently Dr. Wesch spoke at the University of Manitoba where he explained the the basis of this video in a talk entitled, "Michael Wesch and the Future of Education." I found it fascinating! He describes how he so naturally incorporates emerging technologies into his courses from the smallest seminar type class to the largest lecture theatre filled class.

More importantly he not only talks about the technologies but how he encourages extraordinary participation and collaboration from his students by engaging them in meaningful learning activities.

Although the video is 66 minutes long...pour a coffee, iced tea or glass of wine and enjoy this dynamic presentation from a master teacher."

Dubbed "the explainer" by popular geek publication Wired because of his viral YouTube video that summarizes Web 2.0 in under five minutes, cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch brought his Web 2.0 wisdom to the University of Manitoba on June 17.

During his presentation, the Kansas State University professor breaks down his attempts to integrate Facebook, Netvibes, Diigo, Google Apps, Jott, Twitter, and other emerging technologies to create an education portal of the future.

"It's basically an ongoing experiment to create a portal for me and my students to work online," he explains. "We tried every social media application you can think of. Some worked, some didn't."
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The video
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Clickable Newspaper Instead of the Textbook

QR codes are not yet mainstream in the States. Information rich QR codes, CodeZ QR for example, are growing at the enterprise level, but haven't yet gone mainstream. Given the $99 iPhone it's not far away. But TinyUrls are here now. There is no reason that TinyUrls cannot be added to a newspaper to create a new information product to replace one size fits all textbooks in K-12 education.

The Newspaper:
My California 21 is a unique history curriculum developed specifically to meet the needs of upper elementary and middle school students.

Newspaper format: 32 chronological issues resembling small newspapers present the story of California in a student-friendly, informal style that does not intimidate or repel young readers. will take your screen or smart phone to wikipedia.

The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered by James Wilson Marshall at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.[1] News of the discovery soon spread, resulting in some 300,000 men, women, and children coming to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.[2] Of the 300,000, approximately 150,000 arrived by sea while the remaining 150,000 arrived by land.

These early gold-seekers, called "forty-niners," (as a reference to 1849) traveled to California by sailing boat and in covered wagons across the . . .

Today will take your screen to YouTube.

Sooner or later it will be an information rich QR that will only need the click of a smart phone or a scanner pen to get this on your smart phone or flat screen.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

CK12 Foundation

The front of the card:
CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the "FlexBook," CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational content that will serve both as core text as well as provide an adaptive environment for learning.

In this video clips Murugan Pal, co-founder and CTO of CK-12 walks us through a demo of how a flexbook is created.

The back of the card:
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Imagine this was the screen of your smart phone.

Creative Services

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The Front of the Postcard

Noel Ward, Managing Director Brimestone Hill Associates has over 28 years experience in digital printing and marketing communications and research. He has managed or directed a wide range of market research and communications projects in the automotive, financial services, retail, and printing industries. For the past 15 years Noel has provided strategic marketing and communications consulting to print providers and technology vendors and written white papers, case studies, and produced corporate videos for industry leading companies.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Center for Public Integrity Needs Your Support

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The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy. We are committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world.

The Back of the Card:

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Organizing for Health Care

The front of the postcard:

President Obama has announced three bedrock requirements for real health care reform:

  • Reduce Costs — Rising health care costs are crushing the budgets of governments, businesses, individuals and families and they must be brought under control
  • Guarantee Choice — Americans must have the freedom to keep whatever doctor and health care plan they have, or to select a new doctor or health care plan if they choose
  • Ensure Affordable Care for All — All Americans must have quality and affordable health care

Now we have to show Congress where the American people stand.

The Back of the Postcard

President Obama lays out his three principles for health care reform and why we must enact them in 2009. Go to and declare your support for the President's principles. Plus the link to

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Home,The Movie - Postcard, Print Space Ad, Study Guide

Imagine if every classroom had a wireless or internet connect Flat Sreen TV and the teacher could get to this by using a hand held scanner pen (no keyboard necessary) to click on a Paper Study Guide. Then the kids could watch it on the cell phones, after the class was over, or the home Flat Screen and Share it with their family.

Then imagine if clickable postcards printernet published were handed out at every showing around the globe.

In 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price to pay is high, but it's too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely ten years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its spoliation of the Earth's riches and change its patterns of consumption.

More than a movie, HOME will be a major event all over the globe : for the first time ever, a film will be released on the same day in over 50 countries and on every format : movie theatres, TV, DVD and Internet.

On June 5th we all have a date with the planet !

The QR code or or Barcode goes to the 1:30:00 movie or to the trailer below.