From: Laura Bashlor <email@example.com>
Subject: [Fwd: EduCenter Journal Vol 1, #9]
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 13:49:52 -0400
Return-path: <DebbieCCC@talkcity.com> Return-Path: DebbieCCC@talkcity.com Received: from axon.net.au ([184.108.40.206]) by gatecoms.gatecom.com (8.7.3/8.6.12) with ESMTP id IAA16072 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Mon, 30 Sep 1996 08:30:18 GMT Received: from [220.127.116.11] by axon.net.au with SMTP (Apple Internet Mail Server 1.1.1); Mon, 30 Sep 1996 18:29:09 +0000 X-Sender: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 01:29:00 -0800 To: Debbie From: Debbie@axon.net (Debbie Blailock) Subject: EduCenter Journal Vol 1, #9 /@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/ The EduCenter Journal The Official Publication of the TalkCity Education Center Serving parents, educators, and students of the online community. http://www.talkcity.com/educenter Volume 1, Number 9 September, 1996 /@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/@\@/ In this Issue: *Hosts Needed *Web Pals and Student Live Chat *Letters Conference *JAMZ *"Who Elects the President" *EduCenter Conference Highlights- October, 96 *Getting Connected to the EduCenter *Editor's Notes ========================================== Hosts Needed ========================================== The EduCenter, ParentChat, and YouthOnline forums are looking for innovative, friendly folks to join our EduCenter team. If you or someone you know is knowledgable in topics that are of interest to educators, parents or students, and has a gift for gab, please contact DebbieCCC@talkcity.com for more details on becoming an EduCenter Staff member. ========================================== Web Pals and Student Live Chat ========================================== Many of you have contacted us regarding matching your class with Web Pals or Net Pals for interactive chat. The exciting part is that we have requests from all over the world! The Talk City EduCenter can help you arrange these technological interactions for your classes. Our Web Pals program will assist you in finding other classes to correspond with via email. We also can assist with bringing classes together for open discussion, special projects, and hosted conferences. Right now we have classes in every time zone just waiting to find a class to work with in Talk City. We can furnish private meeting areas, and moderated "adult supervised" conferences in order to keep the online exposure a safe and fun experience for all involved. If you are interested in Web Pals, contact JanisCCC@talkcity.com or CCCat@talkcity.com. For Live Chat opportunities, contact DebbieCCC@talkcity.com ========================================== Letters Conference ========================================== Thursday, October 3, 1996 7:00pm PT #EduCenter Letters tell a lot about us as people, as a civilization, as a sign of the times. The chat is based on an online magazine called Letters, published by Chris Ott. LETTERS MAGAZINE aims to publish interesting correspondence of all kinds. The October issue of LETTERS Magazine, dedicated to Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Politicians, is now available at http://www.signature.pair.com/letters/ Join us for our live chat based on the content of the October issue. For more information regarding Letters Magazine Conferences at TalkCity, please contact DianeCCC@Talkcity.com. ========================================== JAMZ ========================================== The EduCenter has joined forces with the folks from Ingenius to bring the JAMZ web site to "live chat" in Talk City. JAMZ is a 24 hour online clubhouse designed for kids 8-14 years of age. The JAMZ chat areas are broken into 6 main categories; The Know Zone, Sportz, Gamez and Online, Artz and Entertainment, Science and Stuff, and Global Update. Beginning October 1st, Talk City EduCenter and Youth Online staff will be hosting a series of one hour chats that fit with the JAMZ core topics. Check out the JAMZ web site at http://www.jamz.com for all the details! The schedule for these conferences is as follows. *Thursday/Music Happenings/ 4:00-5:00pm PT *Friday/ Gaming Central /5:00-6:00pm PT *Saturday:/TV Tune In /8:00-9:00am PT *Saturday/ Web Chat /5:00-6:00pm PT *Sunday/Football Huddle/3:00-4:00pm PT ========================================== Youth Election Alliance 96 "Who Elects the President" ========================================== According to the US Census Bureau, 45% of persons 18 years of age reported voting in the 1994 U.S. national congressional elections. This data suggests that an interest in the democratic voting process must be encouraged in today's students=tomorrow's voters and decision makers. "Who Elects the President" is designed to: *Involve students in the democratic voting process with a classroom or school balloting for US President/Vice President. *Determine how balloting outcomes compare from an announced optional balloting and an unannounced mandatory balloting. *Provide relevant data for analysis by students. *Promote informed voting by providing online political resources and an evaluation checklist. *Encourage critical thinking regarding the democratic voting process by providing data and questions to consider for discussion and writing. *Provide cross-curricular election-related activities The Talk City EduCenter and Youth Online forums will be joining the efforts of YEA96 to provide a series of live chats for program participants and interested parties. For more information on how your class can participate check out the Who Elects the President web Site located at, http://www1.minn.net:80/~schubert/VoteOv.html or contact Nancy Schubert, program coordinator at email@example.com. ========================================== EduCenter Conference Highlights- October, 96 ========================================== The EduCenter, ParentChat and YouthOnline channels host more than 65 conferences each month to offer you a wide variety of education and parenting related discussion topics. To see a complete listing of our live events, check out our Events Calendar at http://www.talkcity.com/educenter/events or use Talk City's "What's on Now" calendar located at the TalkCity web site at http://www.talkcity.com. Here's a sampling of some of the EduCenter events for October. We hope you will join us! **Monday Technology in Education/6pm PT /#EduCenter Military Family Chat /7pm PT /#ParentChat **Tuesday Topics in Education /6pm PT /#EduCenter Parent Issues /7pm PT /#ParentChat **Wednesday Open Chat /6pm PT/ #EduCenter Parents for Quality Education /7pm PT /#ParentChat **Thursday EduChat /6pm PT/ #EduCenter **Fridays EduIssues/ 6pm PT/ #EduCenter Friday Night at YouthOnline/ 7:30 pm PT/ #YouthOnline **Saturday Saturday Night Special/ 7:30pm PT/ #YouthOnline **Sunday Reboot Trivia Game/ 6pm PT/#YouthOnline ========================================== Getting Connected to the EduCenter ========================================== Getting connected to the EduCenter is now EZ! Talk City introduces EZ Talk, a java based chat client you can locate straight from the Talk City web site. Just point your internet browser to http://www.talkcity.com and select either the EZ Talk connection method or the Global Chat method to join one of the Talk City Towntalk rooms. To find the EduCenter, ParentChat, or YouthOnline channels you can type /list for a view of available channels, or type /join #channelname to enter. If you get to Talk City and can't find our road signs, ask any of our CCC's (City Conference Crew) who will be more than happy to help you find your way. ========================================== Editor's Notes ========================================== Please send any comments, questions, or criticisms to Debbie Blailock, DebbieCCC@talkcity.com EduCenter, ParentChat, and YouthOnline staff will process each letter and respond in future issues of the EduCenter Journal, or reply personally by email. Your feedback is appreciated and encouraged. The EduCenter Journal is sent to multiple recipients each month. If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, or are receiving multiple copies, please notify DebbieCCC@talkcity.com Thank you for your support of this and other Talk City Forums. See you in the "CITY"!