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Digital Literacy Certificate
Sixty seven of my students have successfully passed the Digital Literacy Certificate exam that was sponsored by Microsoft Corporation. The students had online lessons in the following areas: Computer Basics The Internet and World Wide Web Productivity Programs Computer Security and Privacy Digital Lifestyles Students were required to take an exam that tested their knowledge in these areas. Congratulations!

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 6:22 AM

AHOY! Getting ready for Microsoft Academic Days on Game Development
Alfred Thompson who works for Microsoft invited me to go to this event. Alfred is a former high school computer science teacher and I worked with him on the Microsoft Faculty Advisory Board. He works hard promoting high school programming for his company. So why the AHOY? Well, this event is on the Disney Wonder Ship and it sails to Nasseau, Bahamas and the Disney Castaway Island. I'm sure you think that I'll be getting a good tan during my time there but the agenda is packed with interesting speakers ......

Posted On Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:23 AM

Orlando, FL Code Camp is next month!
I'll be speaking at this very popular code camp on Saturday, March 24th at Seminole Community College. My session will be on Best Practices to Learn Dotnetnuke. This session is geared toward helping you learn Dotnetnuke. Learn first hand how this Microsoft MVP was able to create a web portal for his students to use. He then developed curriculum for Microsoft Corporation. This curriculum is being used by high school and college students and is available to developers as well. Attend this session and ......

Posted On Sunday, February 11, 2007 6:56 AM

Putting my FOOT forward for VISTA
This week several Microsoft MVP’s volunteered their time to help Microsoft promote VISTA in different retail stores. We were all part of the FOOTS (FEET ON THE STREET) program. To prepare for this event, we all received the necessary training material that was needed so we can review in advance. There was also a live webcasts that we could attend and a chance to ask any questions we might have. A large package was already delivered to our store with the label Hold for Microsoft Trainer. When the ......

Posted On Saturday, February 3, 2007 2:58 PM

Annual Technology Night
Tech night 07 was a great success at Lake Highland Prep. There were close to 50 students and parents in attendance to listen to Tom Carbone who is the Technical Director at the Florida Interactive Academy in Orlando. Tom has many years of game programming experience working for Microsoft and Electronic Arts and other companies as well. He spoke on how math and science are used to create video games. Tom spoke about mathematics and the skills programmers must have to create games. His emphasis on ......

Posted On Friday, February 2, 2007 12:22 PM

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