Swine Flu Pandemic – Learn A Technique To Avoid Swine Flu Forever

The Swine Flu is becoming an epidemic that is sweeping across the nation. There is, however, a technique that can help you avoid infection without resorting to drugs.

Virginia Beach, VA 09/11/09 – The Release Technique is proud to announce that it offers a unique system by which individuals can release all of their negative thoughts and energy and avoid many health problems, including the swine flu.

The abundance course, based on techniques created by Lester Levenson, can teach anyone how to let go of their negative thoughts and better their lives without expending any real effort. Releasing negativity has been proven to lead to better health, more wealth, and a happier life.

Larry Crane is the teacher of the Release Technique. He was a close personal friend to Lester Levenson for over 20 years and learned a great deal about how to release away all of the stress and tension that holds most of us back and causes a multitude of illnesses.

Levenson once told him, "There is no such thing as a germ." While this may sound unbelievable, Crane took it to heart and released the negative energies that were causing him to suffer migraines, ulcers, frequent colds, and other illnesses. He says that he has not seen a doctor in 29 years.

Today, Crane is offering the Release Technique as a self help course sold over the internet. It contains the same information that he has been teaching to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies for the past 20 years and more.

The abundance course teaches an amazingly simple technique that anyone can use to release all of the negative emotions, stress, problems, and unconscious blocks that keep them from having the things they want in life. When applied the technique brings more happiness, more wealth, and better health to all who use it.

For more information about this simple technique that has the power to affect such a profound change in one’s life and even protect one from illnesses like the swine flu, visit http://www.TheReleasetechnique.co.uk

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Perfect Picture Lighting – Make Your Home Cozier with Picture Lights

Feeling Happier At Home:  Perfectpicturelighting.com offers gift certificates for their wide range of direct wire picture lights, architectural lighting and contemporary home lighting.  With hundreds of accent lamps for pictures, mantel picture lighting, antique brass and bronze antique lamps as well as modern pendant and sconce lighting, a gift certificate allows the giftee to choose from among hundreds of beautiful picture light options. 

Gift certificates for home decorating are an increasingly popular option, especially in these stressful economic times:  "Many customers say that their goal is to give a loved one the gift of something that they had been putting off, like redecorating a room. . . . It’s the best thing people can do to feel happier at home, plus it adds curb appeal and increases resale values, even when, obviously, these lights would travel with you when you move."  Moira Lumina adds that many customers are excited about making the small investment with the big home décor improvement that picture lighting represents.  “It’s a whole different level of refinement to have art with its own lighting, or family photos that are presented with illumination of its own.”  

It’s no surprise that we’re all nesting this season, favoring the joys of hearth and home and creature comforts over frivolity.  The national trend toward nesting continues as people opt to work with what they’ve got rather than put up the “for Sale” sign and move.  Stay-cations (when you stay home and relax instead of hitting the road and spending tons of money) make “home” the ultimate destination.  And quality lighting really changes the feel of a room, the warmth of a home. 

Further to economic considerations, energy efficient lighting home décor is a focus at perfectpicturelighting.com, where many energy saving light bulbs such as battery led light, compact fluorescent bulbs, led light bulb and mini led light glow within graceful lighting for wall art that will beautify and simplify your home.

Family Portraits Glow When Lit by Picture Lights – I spoke to my friend, a college professor of education, and she gave me this great idea:  “Here’s a step by step process to engage your family in personalizing your home.  The process gives everyone a sense of ownership and choice, which helps everyone feel more connected.  What better way to focus on the family?”  I call this project “Family Shrine” because it really puts a lot of loving focus on what makes the family feel good, and the results beautify your home and serve as a constant reminder. 

1.       Start by selecting a cherished family photograph; take votes to see which one it will be! 

2.       Now that you’ve engaged your family in picture selection, make decisions on matting and framing the picture (get it enlarged if need be).  When you frame the photo DON’T cover the image with glass – picture lights aren’t used with glassed over pictures.  (The money you save by not getting glass can help you with the rest of the project).

Here are some more decisions you all can make:

3.       Where in the house should it go? 

4.       Do you need to paint those walls? 

Great, you’re almost done.  Now for the finishing touch –

5.       A picture light will make that photo glow and serve as another source of light to the room.  Sometimes in the evening small cascades of light makes it feel homier than room brightening ceiling lights.  Find the best light for your “Family Shrine” at perfectpicturelighting.com.


Remember: Picture Lights Make Great Gifts – Give a picture light, or a gift certificate, for that perfect finishing touch – call 1-800-792-4457 or visit www.perfectpicturelighting.com to get great gift ideas.


Buy from either of our sites (www.perfectlygrand.com or www.perfectpicturelighting.com) and get 10% off on a purchase from the other site – offer good until January 31, 2010 (a code will be emailed to you after your first purchase).


How To Make Money Online – Brothers Create One Stop Shop For Web Entrepreneurs

There are thousands of websites offering information on how to generate income from home using the internet. Now, a great deal of this information is available on a single site.

World Wide Web 09/20/09 – Simon and James Marshall proudly announce the launch of their new website intended to be a one stop shop for those looking for ways to make money on the internet.

These two have become very successful on the internet, but it came only after long hours and months of research putting together the strategies that have led to that success. "We wanted to set up a site that covers all the different areas of making money online and provides great quality products to help. So many gurus and sites just give you a small piece of the puzzle and leave you to scratch around for the rest, we were fed up with that, " says Simon.

He and James decided it would be a great service to all those looking for ways to replace lost incomes caused by the downturn in the world’s economy by working on the internet. This site offers information about all types of internet based income, from affiliate marketing to writing for hire. There is something for everyone.

Visitors to this site will have access to an almost unlimited number of online success tips and programs that have already created vast fortunes for others who are now willing to share the secrets of their success.

As far as online resources go, this is one of the best yet in terms of the amount of information that is available that covers a vast range of marketing tips and tricks to pull in a larger income.

For more information about this site and the information being offered, visit http://www.Millionairesecretsdvd.Co.Uk/onlinesuccess/ and see what we mean.

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How To Be Healthy – Web Gets New Source Of Information About Health And Wellness

A new blog has been launched that is designed to provide information about health and wellness from a unique perspective.

The World Wide Web 09/20/09 – Sarah and James Kitchener are proud to announce the launch of their new blog aimed at providing readers with information about health and wellness from a unique perspective.

Visitors to the site will find a wealth of information about different health conditions and concerns, a huge range of products for treating different problems, and just general tips that can improve a person’s life.

Sarah and James Kitchener are focused on bringing useful and practical information to people about all types of medicine, including holistic medicine. "We were determined to put together a site that offers alternative and natural help and products to people, not synthesized in a lab. More and more people want natural and holistic help with their health, " says Sarah.

The internet is filled with sites offering misinformation about conditions and products that affect a person’s health. This site will be a source of valuable and useful information that anyone can take and use right off the pages of the blog.

The exact URL of the blog is http://www.4healthwellness.Com. Visitors are encouraged to read up on any condition that catches their interest, take advantage of the products mentioned on the site and any special deals that may be offered. In addition, Sarah and James welcome comments on the articles and other content offered on their blog and invite knowledgeable individuals to write more articles to be posted.

For more information, simply visit http://www.4healthwellness.Com and take a look at the current content. If there are any further questions, the Kitcheners can be contacted via the contact page within the blog itself. One can also read the about page to learn more about this couple and their interest in improving the health of everyone one human at a time.

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Mater Academy High School is Serious About Academics and Security

Mater Academy High School, a Miami-Dade Public Charter School located in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, has been recognized as one of our nation’s top 400 high schools. The school’s 2800 students are predominately Hispanic and many of them will be first-generation college attendees. Providing a safe and secure learning environment for their students, teachers, and staff is very important to the school’s administration.


Jorge Macho, Mater Academy’s IT Security Manager, says, “We were uncomfortable with the level of security at our school and felt our perimeters were not as secure as we would like them to be. We were experiencing many of the same problems other schools typically experience.”  To address these issues, the school recently installed the CyberLock Access Control System throughout their facilities. “We chose CyberLock because of its affordability and the security features it offered,” says Macho.


The school worked closely with Practical Products Group, an access control integration company located in Orlando, Florida. “The transition to CyberLock went smoothly because the system required little effort to implement. There are at least 200 CyberLocks installed throughout the school. All we had to do was replace the cores in our existing door locks with CyberLock electronic cylinders,” adds Macho.


The audit report of activity from the electronic locks and keys helps school administrators when security issues arise, and the expenses associated with re-keying have been completely eliminated. “CyberLock has been an excellent fit for securing our school. We are extremely happy with the system,” affirms Macho. Mater Academy plans to expand the CyberLock system to include the new 2-story building annex when construction is completed.


Just as Mater Academy has set high academic expectations for their students, teachers, and staff; they are highly committed to making their school a safe place to be. Macho states, “We take security very seriously. Our objective is to provide a safe learning environment where our students, teachers, and staff can excel.”


About Videx, the Manufacturer of CyberLock


Videx designs and manufactures access control and security products that are shipped directly from their headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon to customers worldwide. For information about CyberLock, please contact Videx by phone at (541) 758-0521, by fax at (541) 752-5285, by email at sales@videx.com, or visit our web site at: www.cyberlock.com



ST. LOUIS, MO., Sept. 25, 2009 – In a report to Congress in 2007, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), found that many school districts experience challenges in planning for emergencies. Of particular interest, were the unique difficulties rural districts faced in communicating and coordinating with parents, community members, and emergency personnel.  In interviews, about half of the officials in the 27 school districts GAO visited reported difficulty in ensuring that parents received consistent information from the district during an emergency.

To help rural educators enhance their school-to-home communications efforts during both emergency and nonemergency situations, the National Rural Education Association (NREA) has entered into a strategic partnership with SchoolReach, one of the fastest-growing parent notification services used by public, private and parochial schools in the United States.  Through this agreement, the SchoolReach system will be made available to NREA member schools at an exclusive discount. 

More affordable than hardware-based systems of the past, the SchoolReach system does not require on-site installation of any additional hardware, software or phone lines.  Most importantly, SchoolReach offers a Web- and phone-launch utility.  This means that even if a school loses its Internet capability, administrators can still initiate and complete a broadcast using any touch tone phone.

“Rural districts, just like their large district counterparts need to be able to quickly and effectively communicate with parents, staff and students for a variety of reasons,” said Dr. John Hill, executive director of the NREA.  “With this solution in place, our member districts can feel confident that they have access to a remarkable solution that will immediately increase their capacity to bridge the communication gap with their parents and community members at a very affordable price.”

The timing of the announcement coincides with the National School Safety Center’s America’s Safe Schools Week observance slated for October 18-24, 2009. 

“While most rural schools have existing safety programs complete with plans for disseminating important information to parents, staff and the community-at-large, deploying our advanced parent notification solution increase the timeliness and accuracy of those communications efforts,” said Paul Langhorst, chief marketing officer, SchoolReach.  “Working with small rural districts is our specialty because we understand their distinctive needs.”

SchoolReach’s expertise in rural district communication efforts centers on their industry-leading local telephone switch load balancing system.  This proprietary process matches the call receipt capacity of rural telephone offices with a compatible broadcast rate so when hundreds or thousands of calls are delivered, smaller telephone company switches don’t become flooded causing failure, blockage or even delays, when every second counts.

“The SchoolReach system puts the dialing power of thousands of phone lines at the finger tips of school administrators,” said Hill.  “That means not only more efficient communications but more personalized, accurate and timely communications, too.”


The NREA is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Through the years it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.



GroupCast is a St. Louis-based instant messaging notification service, delivering automated messages via three platforms: voice, email, and text messaging.  SchoolReach, a subsidiary of GroupCast, is the nation’s leading parent notification service among private schools, and the fastest-growing communications service used by public schools.  More information about GroupCast or SchoolReach can be found at www.groupcast.com and www.schoolreach.com or by calling 800-420-1479.

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Contest Seeks Innovation In 4G Wireless Broadband

RESTON, VA – Two organizations—one a non-profit leader in education and the other a commercial leader in 4G wireless technology—have teamed to sponsor a contest that will explore exciting educational uses for the next revolutionary technology: 4G wireless broadband.


The Source for Learning, Inc. (www.sourceforlearning.org) has created innovative nonprofit web-based learning resources that are used in every state and more than 50 countries.


Clearwire offers a robust suite of advanced high-speed Internet services to consumers and businesses. As part of a multi-year network build-out plan, Clearwire’s 4G service, called CLEAR™, will be available in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., and bring together an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility. Clearwire currently provides 4G service, utilizing WiMAX technology, in 14 markets and provides pre-WiMAX communications services in 40 markets across the U.S. and Europe. Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., additional information about Clearwire is available at www.clearwire.com.


The two companies are working together to help educators enhance teaching and learning through technology.



New Possibilities for Educators


A new dimension has been added to the learning experience: enhanced mobility. High-quality 4G wireless connectivity, with increased capabilities and speed, is now being deployed, and it will have a major impact on education—especially “anytime/anywhere” learning. But how will it actually be used?


Exciting possibilities are starting to be discussed—imagine, for instance:


  • A class goes to a field behind the school to research native animals and habitats. While there, with no wires needed, they use the web to learn more about what they find, and share the experience via live video feed with other classrooms—from the same school or from many schools, anywhere in the world.


  • A few students visit a location—for instance a “wind farm” where clean energy is generated. Other classrooms watch the visit live; they ask questions in real time as the students meet an expert and see the workings of the site. Through GPS tracking, the coordinates of the location are uploaded; that data is merged with Google Earth layers showing wind patterns and electric power needs, for a comprehensive understanding of the experience.


  • Following a video streaming introduction of a concept, students from many locations collaborate on an experiment with a teacher/scientist. Input from the students is incorporated live, and real-time video shows the results based on the students’ suggestions.



A Competition to Stimulate New ideas


Those are sample ideas; the sponsors want to stimulate creative thinking about how this new 4G capability and mobility will be used. So they’ve created a competition for U.S. educators (Pre-K through 16), asking them to use their imaginations about ways teaching and learning might be enhanced using 4G wireless broadband.


Grand Prize Winners of the competition will be invited to present their proposals at the Annual Convention of the National EBS Association in Henderson, Nevada (February 22-24, 2010) and will receive scholarships to cover one presenter’s travel expenses, with an additional reimbursement of $200 to each of their schools to cover related school substitute costs.


Up to ten runners-up will receive $100 Amazon gift certificates (one gift certificate per proposal). The presentations submitted by both winners and runners-up will also be exhibited online.


A quick summary of the process:


  • Initial entries—basically 500-word descriptions of the idea and its requirements—must be submitted online no later than 6:00 pm (Eastern Time) on November 1, 2009.


  • Up to 13 finalists will be chosen, and will submit more detailed descriptions of their ideas, including a PowerPoint presentation, by January 4, 2010.


  • The winners will be announced by January 25, 2010.


Clearwire and Source for Learning employees are not eligible to participate.  Additional details of all entry requirements and deadlines are found at www.4GWirelessEducation.com.



The Source for Learning, Inc. is a not-for-profit company offering teachers, students, and parents the web’s best collection of learning resources. Compiled and reviewed by education professionals, the resources cover countless subjects and support diverse learning styles. Together, they enhance education at every level.


The National Educational Broadband Service Association (NEBSA) is the professional association for nonprofit educational entities holding Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licenses. EBS is the designation for certain microwave broadcast frequencies established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide educational services.


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Predictive assessments help enhance one district’s performance

scantronMissouri’s Park Hill School District (PHSD), with 15 schools and more than 10,000 students, has seen a 17 percent increase in enrollment over the past decade. Teachers used classroom assessments, but the district lacked the capability to track data on student progress toward state standards, and also lacked predictive assessment data.

Park Hill struggled to measure its performance in the Missouri Grade-Level Expectations (GLE) and needed to help bridge the gap between everyday classroom instruction and the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP).

From 2002 to 2005, approximately half of PHSD students in grades 3-8 passed the MAP grade-level assessments in communication arts and mathematics.

“We were tired of being surprised by MAP scores at the end of the year,” said Jeff Klein, executive director of research, evaluation, and assessment for PHSD. “We would try to use MAP data to target instruction for incoming students in the fall but, during the year, teachers didn’t have a sense of whether they were making a difference toward those end-of-year standards-based outcomes.”

During the 2006-2007 school year, PHSD implemented the CTB/McGraw-Hill Acuity InFormative Assessment solution. Acuity helps classroom teachers diagnose students’ strengths and instructional needs while predicting student success on state assessments. The solution integrates predictive and diagnostic assessments, reports, instructional resources, item banks, and item authoring, all of which are aligned to state standards and designed to improve student achievement.


Hear Me Now

With school budgets slashed, teachers cut, and class sizes up, classroom overcrowding is becoming a fact of life in many parts of the nation. The growing number of students in the classroom — regardless of how focused they are — means more shuffling, more coughing, more movement, and more noise that interferes with their ability to hear and learn. 
While some money is available from the economic stimulus package designed to bolster education technology, as well as through local bonds in some states, schools have to apply those funds against a long list of needs. But while broadband connections, up-to-date computers, and e-books are necessary, a growing number of students may lose out on the most fundamental part of education—hearing and understanding the teacher.
As students in the back of class hear even less and teachers strain their voices to be heard, some educators are finally taking action by putting affordable, infrared wireless, classroom audio in the classroom.
“With larger class size and more background noise, it’s up to the teacher to project her voice to the back of class so every student can hear,” says Kelli Murphy, a high school chemistry and AP science teacher in Aliso Viejo, CA. “But unlike actors who can do a show then rest, teachers must project their voices all day long for the entire school year, which can be tiring and ineffective if the voice gives out.”
“A wireless infrared audio system now helps every student hear me clearly anywhere in class, and I no longer have to raise my voice,” says Mrs. Murphy, who uses a hands-free system by OWI Inc., a Carson, CA-based leader in advanced audio systems. “My voice stays strong till the end of the day, every day. I spend more time teaching and explaining, and less time repeating, which is especially helpful in lab work.”
Back to Basics
In good classroom acoustic environments, students with normal hearing recognize only 71 percent of the speech they hear. In poor listening environments, perception can fall to less than 30 percent.
Teachers need to be heard and understood for students to learn. How basic is that?
While many states have required classroom audio including amplification or headsets for students with hearing impairment, students with normal hearing remain unassisted. But what happens when students cannot hear the teacher clearly because they have the misfortune of sitting in the back of an overcrowded classroom?
Such students can quickly become bored or disengaged from the lesson, which reduces learning, lowers test scores, and contributes to behavior problems and the drop out rate.
To compensate for larger class sizes and more background noise, teachers must raise their voices. While this may work temporarily, it can lead to voice strain and more teacher absences to recover. One U.S. study found that teachers took an average of two sick days a year due to vocal disorders, with healthcare and replacements costing $638 million. 
More teacher absences, of course, diminishes student learning, while increasing cash-strapped schools’ outlay for substitute teachers.
Now Hear This
While educators have long heard that classroom audio can enhance instruction and reduce teacher fatigue, traditional systems have been too costly, complex, or cumbersome for widespread adoption. However, unlike previous wired systems, awkward headsets or hand-held microphones, newer, more affordable, wireless infrared systems such as OWI’s now allow more natural, hands-free speech. They do so with a clear, continuous signal, even when turning side-to-side anywhere in the classroom.
“The wireless system is so easy to use,” says Mrs. Murphy. “I just hang a pendant microphone around my neck, walk and talk in a normal voice, and every student in class can hear me through two speakers. It leaves my hands free so I can write on the whiteboard, demonstrate a lab, or operate a laptop while instructing.” 
“It doubles as audio support for classroom multi-media presentations when I put the pendant microphone by the laptop speaker,” she adds.   “If I want a private conversation with a student, I just switch it off at the pendant.”
Because the system supports two wireless inputs, it can be used for co-teaching.
“Another teacher and I use the wireless system to co-teach our Halloween lab, where we combine two classes to demo light and chemo-luminescence,” says Mrs. Murphy. “It’s a seamless presentation, where we’re both heard, and it saves the cost of doing an extra lab.”
The system is more natural, comfortable, and effective than those using a headset or hand-held microphone, according to Mrs. Murphy. “The wireless pendant microphone is so small and lightweight that I sometimes forget I have it on,” she says. “But when every student hears me clearly, it helps with attention, understanding, and classroom management. It saves my voice so I have more to give my students.” 
Classroom audio and installation such as OWI’s can be surprisingly affordable for educators, due to secure, plug-and-play design and laborsaving infrared wireless technology.
“Because it’s self-contained and there’s nothing to be hard-wired, it cuts installation time in half, compared to typical installs,” says Kevin Murphy, the audio installer from Paramount, CA-based Herzog Electric who installed Kelli Murphy’s classroom audio system. “Basically, mount the console, route the wires to the speakers and infrared device, plug in the wires, and you’re done.”
Unlike freestanding or rack-mounted systems that can be tampered with, the classroom audio system’s console is wall mounted in a secure, lockable enclosure where it won’t take up closet space and there’s no tangle of wires.
“There’s plenty of power in its 70-watt amplifier and two speakers for a big classroom like a chemistry lab,” says Mr. Murphy. “Add another two ceiling or surface mounted speakers, and you’ve got audio for a big multi-purpose room.”
“Classroom audio systems like OWI’s are an economical solution for educators who want to ensure that students can hear them clearly despite growing class size, and for educators who want to protect their voices,” he concludes.
Due to OWI’s commitment to providing easy to use, affordable classroom audio, they’ve joined forces with other leading audio-video companies to create CLASSPAC, an interactive website that makes it easy for educators and installers to design, budget, and specify the system components of their desired, plug-and-play, classroom audio-visual systems.
For more information about OWI or its products, contact OWI, Inc. 17141 Kingsview Ave., Carson, CA 90746; phone (310) 515-1900; fax (310) 515-1606; or visit the web site: http://www.owi-inc.com.

Online high schools test students’ social skills

As online high schools spread, educators are ramping up efforts to counter the social isolation that some students experience, reports the Wall Street Journal. At the same time, sociologists and child psychologists are examining how online schooling might hinder, or help, the development of social skills. "For online high schools, the biggest obstacle is addressing the social interaction for the students," said Raymond Ravaglia, deputy director of Stanford’s Educational Program for Gifted Youth. "At that age, people really crave social interaction." Elizabeth Birr Moje, a professor of education at the University of Michigan who has studied online learning, says "there are some huge advantages" to online high schools, including an individualized pace and better access to multimedia content. "The disadvantage is that you may not learn to work with other people quite as well," she adds. Other education researchers believe online students will be better prepared to interact in an increasingly digital world. "What they learn while in the online high school will make them more adaptable thinkers," says Rand Spiro, a professor in education psychology at Michigan State University. Online learning, he says, takes students deeper into academic subjects more quickly…

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