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April 25, 2012

This works!

Technology Teacher

So you’ve created a great-looking Prezi and can’t wait to embed it on your blog. But wait a minute–the embed code doesn’t work. And worse yet, your usual strategy of using VodPod as a way to embed media doesn’t work either. What do you do? Well, if you are like me, you start researching online to find the answer, because it is usually there. And I found it and it works!

Click this link to view my tutorial:

Below is an example of an embedded Prezi

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  2. Interracial couples now make up 8.4 percent of all marriages in in America, double the number in 1980, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. 

    In 2010, 15 percent of all new marriages in America were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity. In 1980, the rate was just 3.2 percent.

  3. The statistics indicate that Americans’ tolerance for mixed-race couples is growing, too, especially among young people and those who live in the West and Northeast part of the country.
  4. The Pew Research Center study, released Feb. 16, 2012, analyzes how interracial unions and
    the mixed-race children they produce are challenging typical notions of
    race in America.
  5. Interracial marriage was considered illegal in 16 states until 1967, when the U.S. Supreme Court finally struck down all anti-miscegenation laws.
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    Interracial Marriage Rates Soar: Four
    decades after it was decriminalized. #cheatsheet
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    Did you know that interracial marriage has only been fully legal across the United States for 45 years? Wow.
  8. Earlier this week, HBO premiered “The Loving Story,” a documentary film about the Virginia couple who are the namesake of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision. Richard Loving is white and Mildred Loving is black. Virginia’s “Racial Integrity Act of 1924, forbade them from marrying in their home state, so they wed in Washington, D.C. When the couple returned to their rural home in Virginia, police raided their home in the middle of the night and arrested them.
  9. During the Supreme Court hearing, when asked by his lawyer if he had
    anything to say, Richard Loving reportedly told the justices, “Tell the court I
    love my wife, and it’s just unfair that I can’t live with her in
    Virginia.” Here is the full text of the court’s decision:
  10. Learn more about the documentary on the film’s official website.
  11. In the 45 years since Loving v. Virginia, interracial relationships and marriage have become much more common. Celebrities are a testament to that.

The University of Connecticut recalls the untimely death of one of its athletes two years ago, when 20-year-old UConn football player Jasper Howard was fatally stabbed after a campus party.

Hartford Courant sports writer Desmond Conner noted the Jasper anniversary in a blog post. Conner’s report includes a picture of the Howard tribute in the lobby at the Burton Family Football Complex.

Two Years Later, Today The Sad Anniversary Of Jasper Howard’s Death – UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of UConn cornerback Jasper "Jazz" Howard tragically, senselessly and needlessly killed at a party on campus. He was a good, respectful kid who wanted nothing more than to take care of his family, fiancée and baby girl.
Followers of UConn Athletics official Twitter account widely shared its Howard tribute of “Live 365”
In Memory of Jasper T. Howard – Jazz – Remembering #6 today. Live 365. #UConnFootball
October 18, 2011

John Lomax III, 22, of Bloomfield, Conn., the man who fatally stabbed Howard, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in April 2011.

UConn football player’s killer gets 18-year term

VERNON, Conn. — The man who fatally stabbed University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard during an on-campus fight in 2009 tearfully apologized to Howard’s family Friday as he was sentenced to 18 years in prison. John Lomax III, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit with his hands and feet shackled, sobbed loudly as he told Howard’s family that he regretted what he did.

Two UConn football players hold up slain teammate Jasper Howard’s jersey and helmet as they run on the field before the WVU vs. UConn game on Oct. 24, 2009 at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Archived video from the October 2009 candlelight vigil for Jasper Howard on the Storrs campus after the UConn football player’s death.

Jasper Howard candlelight vigil at UConn 10/21/2009.
Photo by Jeremy Pollack on flickr

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests grabbing more attention from the media, and show up on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

As the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement spreads around the country, New York Times reporter Brian Stetler took note of the news media’s burgeoning attraction to the ‘Occupy’ protesters:

“… the movement, which slowly gained speed last month, entered the nation”s collective consciousness for the first time last week, when President Obama was asked about it at a news conference and when national television news programs were first anchored from the Wall Street protest site.”

Nice NYT home page link for my #Occupy media story. 18-29 year olds are paying far more attention to protests than 65+:
October 13, 2011’s David Moran produced this video when the protests arrived in Connecticut capital city on Oct. 5.

UPDATED: Occupy Wall Street Hits Connecticut [VIDEO]

The populist-themed, and increasingly popular, Occupy Wall Street movement hit Connecticut’s capital city on Wednesday, as dozens of protestors of all ages and races gathered before the entrance to Bushnell Park in Hartford to express their dissatisfaction with what they termed income inequality and corporate greed.

Occupy Hartford protesters set up camp on a city-owned lot (it’s hardly a park) at the corner of Farmington and Broad streets, not far from the state Legislative Office Building, The Hartford insurance company and The Hartford Courant. The city isn’t giving them a hard time, yet.

Occupy Hartford Can Stay

As the "Occupy Wall Street" protest continues in Manhattan, so does "Occupy Hartford," and Connecticut demonstrators have scored a big win. The group met with Hartford officials on Tuesday after the city expressed concerns about the health and safety of protesters who have been camping in tents in Turning Point Park since last Friday.

Meanwhile in New Haven, a group of comedic counter-protesters from Yale announced plans to “protest the ‘loafing and incoherence’ of Occupy New Haven protesters while armed with ‘posters and Febreeze.’

Elis plan to occupy Occupy New Haven

Some Yalies want to Occupy Wall Street. Others just wish that protestors would take a shower. A group of Yale students created a Facebook event titled "Occupy Occupy New Haven" Monday night in response to Occupy New Haven, the Elm City’s manifestation of the protest movement sweeping the country.

Ten University of Connecticut students took up the ‘Occupy’ torch on Oct. 5, as reported by the Daily Campus. 

UConn students join Occupy Wall Street
October 9, 2011

The UConn students followed up by creating a ‘Occupy UConn’ Facebook group. As of this writing, the group has 69 Facebook followers. The Facebook group does not make it clear who is behind it.

Occupy UConn

Occupy UConn – I saw the best minds of my generation occupying our cities… – Description: Join the occupation movement that is currently taking place throughout our country in major cities and college campuses. Join the 99% of people in this country that believe that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way things are going.

Hartford Courant columnist and blogger Rick Green highlighted another Connecticut/UConn connection to the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement.

Occupy Wall Street Spokesman Is A Nutmegger: Tyler Combelic is a UConn grad from Meriden.He tells CNN:"We d…
October 5, 2011

Saw this blog post make the rounds on Twitter. Although the post is 7 years old, I felt it’s worthy of archiving here, for my own personal  reference.

“Practical Theory: What Makes A Great Teacher?”

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Do we need a code of “global” journalism ethics now that interactive communications technology makes worldwide distribution possible for each and every story published online?

Here’s what the UW Center for Journalism Ethics says on the subject:

“News media now inhabit a radically pluralistic, global community where the impact of their reports can have far-reaching effects — good or bad. News reports, via satellite or the Internet, reach people around the world and influence the actions of governments, militaries, humanitarian agencies and warring ethnic groups.

A responsible global ethic is needed in a world where news media bring together a plurality of different religions, traditions and ethnic groups.”

Read more here:

Sounds a lot like E pluribus unum: “Out of many, one.”

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