My summify for 16 Jan 2012

America’s Teachers See Growing Poverty Up Close

Sunday, January 15 2012

@TeacherArthurG — Naison writes: “We have a President who holds an ‘education summit’ that includes the nation’s top business leaders and foundation heads, but no teachers; we have billionaires lobbying to privatize education and break teachers unions; we have an organization that purports to work for educational equity that encourages its recruits to leave teaching after two years because they can influence policy more by moving into other, more prestigious careers, rather than spending a lifetime as a ‘mere teacher.'” Diego Johnson,…

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

Sunday, January 15 2012

@GeorgeMonbiot — “What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior can you begin to piece together [his actions]?”  (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant moment after I…
Since 2007 Bill Gates has given away 48 percent of his net-worth for charity [Infographic]

Sunday, January 15 2012

@TweetSmarter — Say what you will about Bill Gates but there is no denying that he has had an impressive impact on our society during his leadership at Microsoft and continues to be a force of change through his foundation along with his wife Melinda.According to the figures in the infographic Bill Gates has given $28 Billion to various charities since 2007, which apparently accounts for almost 48% of his net-worth.One of his biggest charitable efforts has been towards t

33 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Monday, January 16 2012


IBM makes 12-atom magnetic memory

13 January 2012 Last updated at 09:47 ET The groups of atoms were built using a scanning tunneling microscopeResearchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms.Currently it takes about a million atoms to store a bit on a modern hard-disk, the researchers from IBM say. They believe this is the world’s smallest magnetic memory bit.According to the researchers, the technique opens up the possibility of producing much denser forms of magnetic computer memory…