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  • Kids Graduating with Technology Article Written by Liza Wisner - Founder of Texas TechiesMy kids are so amazing. They consistently surprise me by doing and saying amazing things. However, the way in which they are learning to do and say things has been changing rapidly since the dawn of the new millennium. They now communicate with their grandparents, play games with their friends, and learn how to solve math problems or read, all on computers and mobile devices before they are even 5 years old.From the moment they take their first steps, they begin taking advantage of the vast number of apps and unlimited access to rich content made possible by the technological advances of the previous decade. For example, 70% of children ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2012, 3:45 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • Chit Chat for Facebook to Protect Children and Their Privacy Did you know that there is a Facebook application that can protect your children and their privacy? The system is called Chit Chat. It allows you to access Facebook chat on your desktop, and they recently partnered with United Parents to launch "Chit Chat: United Parents". United Parents is a solution that allows parents to protect their children online whilst respecting their privacy.The United Parents system analyses behavioural parameters of online chats to identify and flag potential predators, cyber bullies, as well as self inflicted threats. In the short time since its launch, the system has identified issues on a variety of issues, ranging from suicide related discussions to sexual conversations with strangers.It is designed around the idea ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2011, 2:13 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Looking for a Tutor in the UK? TutorHunt.com http://www.tutorhunt.com/Are you in the UK? There is a great website that provides a completely free service for tutors whereby you can find the nearest tutor that lives in your area and matches your requirements. Their service is used by thousands of parents and students.
    Posted Dec 20, 2011, 1:53 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Winner Announced: Texas Techies Animator 2011 Texas Techies Organization, Grande Communications and Celebration Nation proudly hosted the Texas Techies Animator 2011, a competition where we invite all area school children (Kindergarten - 12th Grade) to create an animation using the software Scratch.  For this year's competition, the challenge was centered around a single theme,"The Oceans", and we allowed the animators a great amount of creativity in their interpretation and execution of that theme. Over 200 Corpus Christi area school children participated in the Texas Techies Animator 2011 competition and spent the past two months creating their own animations, games, stories, art and music for submission to the Texas Techies Animator 2011 competition. Forty-Nine (49) projects were successfully submitted and qualified in the semi-finals ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2011, 6:21 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • Finalists Announced: Animator 2011 Texas Techies Organization is pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s Animator 2011 competition.  The finalists will compete in the Animator’s Showcase to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and will wi n a brand new Netbook Computer, courtesy of Grande Communications. Over 200 Corpus Christi area school children registered for the competition and spent the past two months creating their own animations, games, stories, art and music for submission to the Texas Techies Animator 2011 competition. 49 projects were successfully submitted and qualified in the semi-finals.  11 students made the final cut and were selected as the finalists.  The Finalists are: First Name Last ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2011, 5:08 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Semi-Finalists Announced: Animator 2011 Texas Techies Organization is pleased to announce the semi-finalists of this year’s Animator 2011 competition.  Over 200 Corpus Christi area school children registered for the competition and spent the past two months creating their own animations, games, stories, art and music for submission to the Texas Techies Animator 2011 competition. 49 projects were successfully submitted and qualified in the semi-finals.  The Semi-Finalists are: First Name Last Name School Name Grade Teacher's Name Project Submitted Anjelica Aguilar King High School 11th K. Hewett Jelica Jeremiah Alvarez Miller High School 9th J. Ray Stealers David Bell King High School 12th K. Hewett Treasure Hunter RICARDO CARDOZA King High School 12th  K. Hewett FISHING TRIP Mike Cartier King ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2011, 5:24 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • JOB: Production Assistant We are now looking for......you to join our wonderful team of Texas Techies!Are you Enthusiastic and Outgoing ?Are you Technology Literate ?We provide Training and Teacher Certification!The positions are usually Part-Time / Contract / InternshipCompensation: $8 - $15 per hourLocation: Corpus Christi, TexasE-mail Resume to:___________________________
    Posted Aug 28, 2011, 6:12 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Texas Techies Animator 2010 Winners Announced   Corpus Christi area school children registered for the competition and spent the past two months creating their own animations, games, stories, art and music for submission to the Texas Techies Animator 2010 competition. 43 projects successfully qualified in the semi-finals.  10 students made the final cut and were selected as the finalists. We are pleased to announce that Joshua Holzworth from Richard King High School is the winner of our Texas Techies Animator 2010 competition. The judges chose her entry out of 10 finalists who competed. Joshua, a 12th grader, is a student of Katherine Hewett, the Digital Technology teacher at Richard King High School. He received his brand new Apple iPod touch and championship award at the event ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2010, 3:56 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Animator 2010 Guidelines for Finalists Texas Techies Organization is pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s Animator 2010 competition. The finalists will compete in the Animator’s Showcase to be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and will win a brand new Apple iTouch, courtesy of Grande Communications. Over 100 Corpus Christi area school children registered for the competition and spent the past two months creating their own animations, games, stories, art and music for submission to the Texas Techies Animator 2010 competition. 43 projects were successfully submitted and qualified in the semi-finals. 10 students made the final cut and were selected as the finalists.The Finalists are: First Name Last Name ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2010, 12:55 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • Animator 2010 Finalists Announced Texas Techies Organization is pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s Animator 2010 competition. The finalists will compete in the Animator’s Showcase to be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and will wi n a brand new Apple iTouch, courtesy of Grande Communications. Over 100 Corpus Christi area school children registered for the competition and spent the past two months creating their own animations, games, stories, art and music for submission to the Texas Techies Animator 2010 competition. 43 projects were successfully submitted and qualified in the semi-finals.  10 students made the final cut and were selected as the finalists. The Finalists are: First Name Last ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2010, 12:56 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • Coastal Bend Day of Giving - Nov 16, 2010 10 South Texas Foundations 33 Nonprofit Organizations $202,000 in Matching Grants 1000s of Community Partners Did you know, for $100 CASA of the Coastal Bend is able to buy presents for six to 10 children in foster care. Giving together on November 16th, so much can be accomplished!!!! http://www.coastalbenddayofgiving.org/ In the fall of 2009, Coastal Bend Community Foundation joined with eight other groups to provide $150,000 in matching funds for a one- day, internet-based campaign, called the Coastal Bend Day of Giving.  Last year 25 worthy charities in our area shared in the results.  In the campaign, over $402,000 was raised for the needy in our communities. On November 16th, the Coastal Bend ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2010, 3:50 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Google and SBA Launch “Tools for Online Success” Small Business Partnership By: John Hanke, Vice President of Product Management, GoogleGoogle and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced an exciting new partnership aimed at providing resources and tools that can help small businesses learn how to succeed online. “Tools for Online Success” is a website featuring videos and tutorials from small business owners who have used the Internet to grow their businesses, and advice from Google’s experts.You can visit www.google.com/help/sba for the full rundown and tutorials, but here are a few easy tips that all small business owners should be employing:Establish an online presence: As more and more people get online to find information and local searches grow, an online presence ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2010, 9:58 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • Technology in Education - New Horizons IntroductionMany people warn of the possible harmful effects of using technology in the classroom. Will children lose their ability to relate to other human beings? Will they become dependent on technology to learn? Will they find inappropriate materials? The same was probably said with the invention of the printing press, radio, and television. All of these can be used inappropriately, but all of them have given humanity unbounded access to information which can be turned into knowledge. Appropriately used-- interactively and with guidance-- they have become tools for the development of higher order thinking skills. Inappropriately used in the classroom, technology can be used to perpetuate old models of teaching and learning. Students can be "plugged into computers" to ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2010, 9:39 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • New Local Web Design Company...simple and affordable Texas Techies has teamed up with 4B Productions to provide affordable web design services.4B Productions is located in Skidmore, Texas specializing in quality web design and development.  They provide personalized customer care to businesses in South Texas.  They make it simple - offering professional, affordable website design packages, as well as, maintain established websites.4B Productions offers a wide array of services such as website design, graphic design, and cloud computing.  They strive to create professional websites that will effectively promote products and services.  Their goal is to make your website building experience pleasant, easy, affordable, and most of all enjoyable.  Contact them today and get your website started immediately!Maxie Beyer, Owner and Web DesignerLocated in Skidmore, Texas ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2010, 5:32 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Help Your Child Learn to Read: Online Classes http://www.texastechies.org/onlinekids                              Learning to read is a milestone in every child's education. Most children begin to read at six or seven years of age, but for some children who have trouble grasping the alphabet, phonetics, and the letter and word decoding required for reading success, a new Internet program can help.        ClickN' KIDS, Inc, an Agoura Hills, CA based firm that develops online educational software, has introduced ClickN' READ Phonics. ClickN' READ Phonics contains 100 precisely sequenced, research based lessons designed by nationally recognized research professor Dr. J. Ron Nelson. The result is a beginning reading program that is beyond compare and has redefined computer based instruction. It is the first of it's kind to ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2010, 9:14 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Online Reading Program for Kids ClickN READ Phonics teaches the entire kindergarten to 3rd grade phonics curriculum taught at USA public schools through 100 interactive cartoon animated online phonics lessons. Children learn english correctly in a phonics game-like environment that is great fun and easy to use. ClickN' READ Phonics contains 100 precisely sequenced, research based lessons designed by nationally recognized research professor Dr. J. Ron Nelson resulting in a beginning reading program that is beyond compare and has redefined computer based instruction. All other phonics products and programs are simply toys when compared to ClickN' READ Phonics. The program is designed for children as young as 4 years old and teaches the complete K-3rd grade phonics curriculum taught at USA public schools ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2010, 8:18 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • Money Skills for Kids - Cool Program! Free Financial Curriculum for Kids Whether you're a classroom teacher, a program director, or a college instructor, you understand the importance of a solid financial curriculum. Now, by using Hands on Banking—the free, fun, and engaging financial program from Wells Fargo—you can help students of any age build a brighter financial future. The Hands on Banking online financial courses include free instructor guides with classroom lessons and activities that will help you guide students through real-life scenarios, group discussions, and other activities designed to teach valuable money management skills and help them take control of their finances. All without endorsements or commercials. The Hands on Banking curriculum is designed for four age groups: Kids—4th and ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2010, 3:10 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • In the News: Computers, art keep us busy during summer By Sarah Tindall / Special to the Caller-TimesSunday, June 13, 2010 CORPUS CHRISTI — Summer is in full swing! The frantic pace of the school year has ground to a halt and the season of bathing suits and evenings spent out in the front yard is officially upon us. Breathe it in — no homework! Remember when you finished school and you thought “Yes! No more homework for me, ever!” And then you realized just about the time your first kid hit first or second grade that you had years of homework that you’d have to help with. This is a great time for your kids to learn a new skill, while their little minds are not being crammed full ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2010, 2:00 PM by TexasTechies .org
  • In the News: Stranger Danger-kids and internet safety Don't talk to strangers on the computer, either By Sarah Tindall, Corpus Christi Caller Times CORPUS CHRISTI — Stranger Danger: our kids know the drill about don't talk to strangers. If someone tries to talk to them, they know to run away shouting "Stranger!" The safety of our children is parent's top concern, and we work hard to keep them safe whenever they are outside of the house. But what about inside? The Internet is the portal for millions of strangers to gain access to your family every minute of every day, and we as parents are learning that we must be just as vigilant about Stranger Danger on the computer as we ever were at the park ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2010, 5:06 AM by TexasTechies .org
  • Invest in yourself...train online through lynda.com Our online training is comprised of highly interactive courses presented through the Internet. They are geared toward end user applications such as Microsoft Office. Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week: Learn what you need to know right when you need it. E-Learning is always available! Free 24 hour pass to lynda.com. Focus on what you Need: Skip what you know or don't need. Repeat difficult course sections. It's your choice! Determine Your Knowledge Base: Questions, exercises, quizzes, and simulations all help you to determine your level of knowledge. Control the Pace: Learn quickly, or take your time. You're always in control. Large Breadth of Courses: Courses range from Web development to project management to ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2010, 6:13 PM by TexasTechies .org
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