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27 YEARS LATER . . . . . 1989 - 2016
One reason this community formed is purely out of necessity. We're social creatures with shared core values, that's why we connect. If folks have a problem with their school, administration, kids, internet, or technology they often find themselves turning to CyberPlayGround community members called RingLeaders for help, making the bonds between us stronger. There's this feeling that you're part of something special, which ties into the sense of "we-ness." We aren't mainstream, we are marching to a different drum, and we understand something that not everyone else can understand. We know something the others don't.
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GLEASON SACKMANN #10 on Newsweek's prestigious List of "50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet." Newsweek, Dec 25, 1995 / Jan. 1, 1996
on the net since 1991, has hosted K12 Internet History since 2000.
Karen Ellis continues to distribute NetHappenings Mailing List which is primarily focused on events effecting the net and K12 Education with the emphasis placed on both news and resources. For Media, Business, Government, K12 Teacher, Administrator, Librarian, Ed Tech, or Parent.
ABOUT GLEASON SACKMANN Internet Pioneer
First to wire North Dakota's K-16 schools to the internet who retired in 2004.
1998 awarded SIG/Tel Educational Telecomputing Outstanding Service Award.
1996 rated #10 on Newsweek's prestigious List of "50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet." Newsweek, Dec 25, 1995 / Jan. 1, 1996
Began listening to shortwave broadcasts in 1956.
Email is still the best application ever invented.
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The Hot List School Directory was the first internet resource that started in1993.A Master Registry of K-12 Schools started in 1993.
DOES YOUR SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE A WEBSITE?
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If your school has a website please put it in the registry which is organized by state and by grade level. The registry also includes sites for school districts, state and regional education organizations, and state departments of education, charter schools, virtual schools, state standards, and state administrators.
Webmasters Please UPDATE your 'OLD' links from the following:
What is the dream?
Almost every great community has a shared passion, dream, or purpose. What great thing could this community accomplish?
The core energy of the community drives the community forward in good times and bad. Call it a dream, a purpose, a mission, a raison d'etre, whatever you like, but identify it quickly and then work collaboratively to ensure everyone shares in it.
What are the legends?
Great communities have stories and legends that provide color to the mission. In my experience it is extremely hard to effectively capture passion in the words of a mission or purpose statement.
But passion comes through clearly in stories. A picture is worth a thousand words, and if a picture of the mission can be painted through a story, it will become even more real to members and potential members.
What are the values?
In most cases communities emerge from a group of individuals who find they share not just a common purpose, but a common set of values. Sometimes community efforts fail because, although members share a common mission, they disagree on how it should be accomplished. Often, these differences can be traced back to differences in the personal values of the members.
Figuring out if there are common values within the community will help potential members decide for themselves whether they are a good fit for the community. If their values do not match the community values, they will opt out on their own.
BTW Using email to share feedback only goes so far. It's a great tool for communication, but not so much for collaboration, sharing, and transparency. Avoiding email for feedback might actually help employees do their jobs.
Jacob Richman Internet Consultant ~ "I have been subscribed to Net Happenings for many years. It is a great resource of information. I always post my important website announcement to the list and I know it reaches a large educational audience. Thanks!! for all your good work in running the list".
Mike Moore ~ "Just a note to say how happy I am with the results of my ad published this morning in NetHappenings. In just 5 hours I have received 59 visits to my webstore. Needless to say I'm thrilled and will definitely continue to advertise with you".
Librarian Ms. Erin Heaton ~ "It is a terrific resource and one I plan to share with my graduate students".
Katie Warren Glendale Unified School District ~ Thank you so much for your bi-weekly updates. They are very informative and helpful.