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CEO Karen Ellis ~ Entrepreneur, Publisher, Educator, Author, Speaker
- on the net since 1991 BIOGRAPHYThe Educational CyberPlayGround The Educational CyberPlayGround

 

Educational CyberPlayground, Inc. ® website launched 1999

2 Grammy Awards "Standing In The Shadows of Motown " ® 2003
A documentary film about The Funk Brothers who were a relatively unknown group of musicians have played on as many No. 1 one hits as the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles.

National Children's Folksong Repository™ 2003

Guavaberry Books™ 1990
STARTED SELLING DOMINO ON AMAZON 1999.

Interests:
Advising or consulting on serious, innovative projects. Generally prefer board roles working with entrepreneurs that also have the goal of improving the world, as well as launching ultra-successful products and businesses.
Non-profits using innovation, particularly technology, to improve society by using technology to integrate literacy and music into K-12education.
Game application and development for 360 xbox Kinect.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Educational CyberPlayground ®
Guavaberry Books™
Domino Book and Cassette
Domino Book and music CD
Domino Music CD
National Children's Folksong Repository™
National Children's Folksong Repository Video
Irish American Vernacular English™
2 original Anansi Folktale E-books
*Online Webquests and Interdisciplinary Online Curriculum
Special Edition - Changing Girls' Attitudes About Computers
Women's History Month
International Gender Equity Resources
What you can do to help GRRLS get into technology!
Best Online Resources For Women and Minorities in Science and Tech
Tech-Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age (2000)
Become a Lifeguard and Guard our Airwaves
World Trade Center Crisis Curriculum™
Black History Month All Year Long™
St. Croix Virgin Islands Curriculum™
Standing in the Shadows of Motown Funk Brothers Webquest™
Indigenous Folksong Reading Curriculum™
Education Vendor Directory Database™
School Directory © 1993
National Children's Folksong Repository Database™
How To Use the Internet - A Beginners Tutorial ©1999

SKILL SET

* Impresario
* Vision and Persistence
* Excessive effort, Luck, and using Other people’s code
* smart creative who embodies technical knowledge with creativity which is key to organizational success
* Story Teller - Video Producer
* Interactive Communications Manager
* Online Mailing Lists (Community, Creation, Development and Maintenance)
* Copyright, Intellectual Property
* K-12 Online Education
* Online Curriculum Content Provider
* Online Marketing
* Producer Educational Instructional DVD
* Research
* Site Architecture
* Search Engine Optimization
* Security and Privacy
* Dreamweaver, Drupal

Website Development Clients

 

AUTHOR / PUBLISHER OF PRINT & ONLINE MEDIA

2013

Site Design STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN LIVE! TOUR James Jamerson Jr. and Allan Slutsky

 

 

2012

Editor Watch Know Learn

2010

Interviewed by Julie Sabatier producer of Doing It Ourselves radio show
DIY Rituals piece. Episode #34: November, 2010:
Speaking about Children's PlayGround Games, Chants, Songs and Ritual
National Children's Folksong Repository
Oregon Public Broadcasting 91.5FM opb.org/radio
Saturday, December 4th, 2010 12:00 PM PST
"DIY Rituals" episode as part of "OPB Mix."
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 8:00 PM PST

2009
Lived in Shanghai China for one year with the Great China Firewall

11/18/10 The Shortest Route to Prison? 140 Characters
A Chinese woman sentenced to a year in a labour camp could be the first person in the country persecuted over a tweet, human rights groups said Cheng Jianping has wound up in a Chinese "re-education camp" with a record-breaking five words on Twitter. Mocking nationalistic vandalism that flared up around a Chinese-Japanese dispute over the ownership of uninhabited islands, she retweeted another's message and added the ironic admonition, "Charge, angry youth!" This was identified by Chinese authority as a violent exhortation and Cheng Jianping http://twitter.com/wangyi09 has wound up in a Chinese "re-education camp" with a record-breaking five words on Twitter. Mocking nationalistic vandalism that flared up around a Chinese-Japanese dispute over the ownership of uninhabited islands, she retweeted another's message and added the ironic admonition, "Charge, angry youth!" This was identified by Chinese authority as a violent exhortation and Cheng was arrested, then sentenced to a year in a rural work camp. Cheng Jianping, 46, was convicted on Monday of "disturbing social order" after she retweeted a Twitter posting that mocked anti-Japanese protesters and suggested they attack the Japanese pavilion at Shanghai's World Expo.

2008
"Laproscopic Robotic Radical Prostatectomy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer". Produced 31 minute Educational DVD titled

2007
Karen Ellis Webcast presents the links between Language, Culture, and Music.
 

American Book Award by Professor Dan Cassidy Acknowledgement for contributed research in ISBN: 9781904859604
"How the Irish Invented Slang Subtitle: The Secret Language of the Crossroads"

CyberPlayGround Blog publishing NetHappeings, K-12 Newsletters and Network Newsletters.

Interviewed by Washington Post reporter Jennifer Huget for Steve Case's RevolutionHealth.com about children and cell phone use.

2006
Guest Lecturer Linguistic Rights re: The People's Right To Know - digital democracy. Honoring the work of Scholar Peter Tamony.
Crossroads Irish-American Festival 2006  March 1 - 11, 2006, San Francisco
The Crossroads Irish American Festival is an annual event which celebrates and explores the Irish-American experience and its creative energies, historical reflections, and cultural expressions. This years Crossroads 2006 programming will feature Irish-American musicians, writers, scholars, social justice activists, journalists, politicians, professors, law enforcement professionals, nuns, community leaders, poets, and Nobel Prize nominees.

National Children's Folksong Repository™ [NCFR] BLOG

2005
Appalachian Fiddle Workshop taught by Dr. Alan Jabbour produced with flash

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill publishes "A Tisket A Tasket"a sound recording copyright 1979 published by Guavaberry Books in Domino 1990 by Karen Ellis in the 2005 Teachers first Edition Spotlight on Music Series page T107 and CD Grade 1 Disc 4 track 31,32,33

2004
Launch the National Children's Folksong Repository
[NCFR] Website
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR

2003
National Children's Folksong Repository™ Video Producer, Director, and Editor
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR/ecprm.html

2 Grammy Awards "Standing In The Shadows of Motown "™ a documentary film about The Funk Brothers who were a relatively unknown group of musicians have played on as many No. 1 one hits as the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles.
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/

2002
Publish Hot List of Schools Online K12 Master Registry Database
over 4000 schools web sites in the database since 1993

2000

Publish NetHappenings™, K-12 Newsletters™, Network Newsletters™
CreoleTalk™ Mailing List

1999
Publish Educational CyberPlayGround Inc.

Publish Education Vendor Directory™
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Directory/

Publish ECP K-12 Online Curriculum Content Provider
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/

Publish 2 original Anansi Folktale E-books
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/

Download, read, and hear each story narrated in both American Virgin Island Creole and Standard English, plus find out how these stories survived in tact from the original storyteller. The Virgin Islands Dutch Creole folktale below was collected by a Dutch anthropologist, J. P. B. de Josselin de Jong, who visited the Virgin Islands in 1923. De Josselin de Jong does not say who told him this story. However, we do know that all of the people who told him stories lived on St. Thomas and St. John and that they spoke both Dutch Creole and Virgin Islands English.

1998
Publish Cul De Sac Mailing, ISSN: 1531-7196 Owner/Moderator
Diversity University Collaboratory Mailing List ISSN:1529-7861 Owner/Moderator

1996
Guavaberry Books Products and Services online
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/PS/Home_Products.html

1995
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
publishes "A Tisket A Tasket"a sound recording copyright 1979 published by Guavaberry Books in Domino 1990 by Karen Ellis in the Teachers Edition of Share the Music page T26 and CD then published again in the 2005 Teachers Edition Spotlight on Music Series page T107 and CD Grade 1 Disc 4 track 31,32,33
We taught them in our classrooms. Sue Snyder, Margaret duGard, Renee Boyer-White and Ivy Rawlins were on the authorship team. The materials include songs, listenings, dances, instrumental pieces, poetry from African and African-American sources, and they are all meet the standards of authenticity and age appropriateness. There are lessons which teach musical concepts and skills, and there are program ideas. There are musicals as well, and lessons based on African proverbs and stories. African and African-American musicians are interviewed.

1993
School Directory / NetHappenings Mailing List

1991
Computer / Modem starting to Archive K-12 Information Online

1990
Publish Guavaberry Books
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/GuavaberryBooks/

using a Mac and PageMaker publishes "Domino" book and audio cassette Traditional Children's Songs, Proverbs and Culture from the American Virgin Islands

1977 - 1979

60 Traditional Children's playground Game Songs collected from the children of Ricardo Richards School on St. Croix United States Virgin Islands.

1970 - 1973

 


AUTHOR and THOUGHT LEADER

30 year Journey from the Meat Space PlayGround to the Cyber PlayGround™ 1976 - 2006
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/GuavaberryBooks/Domino/More_About_My_Work.html

Reasons To Play On The CyberPlayGround
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Reasons_to_play_here.html

How To Use the Internet - A Beginners Tutorial
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Read_This_First.html

ECP Copyright, and Privacy Statement
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/copyright.html

Personal Mission Statement
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Mission_Statement.html

ECP Mission Statement
Improving literacy through arts education and advocacy by providing collaborative and interdisciplinary resources for understanding world culture.

2002 "Bury Dead Education Dots With Dignity" quote Washington Post
eSchool News Online http://www.eschoolnews.com/News/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=4004

2001 The Importance of Crafting Culturally Relevant Content http://www.digitaldividenetwork.org/content/stories/index.cfm?key=160
As more and more classrooms are wired, the Internet provides teachers a new gateway to relevant, diverse and engaging content. The CyberPlayGround portal offers an interdisciplinary guide to using the Internet to deliver online curriculum. It provides comprehensive learning resources for different cultural and ethnic groups, and also for those with different approaches to learning

2000 What Is A Thematic Reading Curriculum
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/Cross_Curricular_Thematic.asp

1997 Panelist for the The First Virtual Online Conference on Technology And Music
"The Oral Tradition and the New CyberPlayground"
Education Kennedy Center of Performing Arts -- ArtsEdge Website
The Role of Technology in Elementary Music Education

1990 "Domino" book and audio cassette Traditional Children's Songs, Proverbs and Culture from the American Virgin Islands

1979 Original Live Sound Field Recording
Certified # 881999 ©SRu 7- 675 ©1979

American Folklife Center: Original Live Sound Field Recording ©1979
The American Folklife Center was created by Congress in 1976 and placed at the Library of Congress to "preserve and present American Folklife" through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibition, public programs, and training. At the time Dr. Hickerson was head of acquisitions.
On November 17-18, 1978, just over two years after its creation, the Center organized a symposium on the Archive of Folk Song in honor of the Archive's 50th anniversary. Implicit in the celebration was the fact that a few months earlier, on July 31, the Archive had been transferred from the Library's Music Division to become part of the Center. Founded in 1928 within the Music Division, the Archive made important contributions to ethnography, folklore and folk music research, public programming, and cultural documentation and preservation in every decade of its distinguished history. Its heads included Robert W. Gordon, John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Benjamin A. Botkin, Duncan Emrich, Rae Korson, Alan Jabbour, and Joseph C. Hickerson. Though originally named the Archive of American Folk-Song, it had begun documenting folk music beyond the borders of the United States as early as 1935, when Alan Lomax recorded in the Bahamas, and by 1940 it had expanded its documentary scope well beyond folk music into folklore, verbal arts, and oral history. Since the 1950s it had been named simply the Archive of Folk Song. www.loc.gov/folklife/. ( This photo was taken during the 1957 Folksmiths tour of summer camps. (L-r): David Sweet, Joe Hickerson, Chuck Crawford, Ruth Weiss, Sarah Newcomb.)

In 1979 Joe Hickerson was the director of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress and accepted my sound field recording.


EDUCATOR

Present: Expert serving the K-12 Community

2007 - Educational CyberPlayGround Blog

2004 Took over NetHappenings copyright 1989, Network Newsletters, K-12 Newsletters mailing lists and K-12 School Directory from Internet Pioneer Gleason Sackmann.

1999 Launched Educational CyberPlayGround portal

1996 Part-time Faculty at Rosemont College, graduate school program in Writing and Publishing.

1996 Publish Guavaberry Books Website online

1990 Substitute Teacher Delaware County and Montgomery County School Districts, PA

1983 6th Grade Middle School Teacher in the San Diego Unified School District - California

1981 Adult Night School San Diego Unified School District - California

1978 Thematic Reading Curriculum developed raising reading levels of American Virgin Islands Creole and Spanish speaking elementary students St. Croix, U.S., Virgin Islands

1977 Elementary Teacher Ricardo Richards School, St. Croix United States Virgin Island

1976 Music Therapist -- Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic
Emotionally disturbed children and their families age 3 to 18 years old in short term treatment setting. Where the brilliant clinician Dr. Salvadore Minuchin father of "Family Therapy" first brought his technique.

1975 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
B.S. in Education, Presidents Scholar, Magna Cum Laude

1973 Memphis State University Orff Schulwerk Teacher Certificate 3rd Year Jos Wuytack and Traude Schratenecker

1970 and 1971 Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto
Orff Schulwerk Introductory and Intermediate programs.
First - Second Year Doreen Hall, Traude Schratenecker, and Jos Wuytack
Student of Traude Schrattenecker who developed the dance pedagogy with Orff and Keetman. Schrattenecker was a student of the Mother of Modern Dance, Pioneer Mary Wigman and in performed onstage with her troupe.
In 1963 when I was in 5th grade I was the student of Mrs. Fanabel Kremens who was my first Orff teacher at Oak Lane Day School. She, had just received her training directly from Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman in the class of 1962 at the Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto. Sadly Fanabel Kremens passed away March 1 2015 at 95 years old, and Margaret Murry my Orff Teacher who brought Orff to Canada also passed away in the same year.
See the 1963 Student Class Picture of Kremins, Hall Keetman and Orff.
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PRESENTATIONS

- PETE & C - Hershy PA Educational Technologists 2/22/05
- University of the Sciences - Philly PA 5/2/00 to Graduating Science Teachers, Mentors, Faculty, Admins, Master Teachers
- COMPUTERS IN SCHOOL LIBRARIES 2001 THE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE FOR INFORMATION AGE LIBRARIANS March 13-17, 2001 Washington, DC

RADIO INTERVIEWS

- 2010 OPB Broadcast: DIY Rituals Oregon Public Broadcasting 91.5FM Hear the "DIY Rituals" episode as part of "OPB Mix." Saturday, December 4th, 2010 12:00 PM PST and Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 8:00 PM PST
- 1993 WXPN 88.5 FM "Kid's Corner" focus Children's Playground Poetry during Black History Month 1993 Interview by Kathy O'Connell in Philadelphia
- 1999 "The Digital Age" by Jim Leonhirth focus on Technology

TELEVISION INTERVIEWS

- 2000 AND 2001 CN8 Comcast Newsmakers aired 4 million Comcast Subscribers NJ, PA, DE

IN THE PRESS
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/AboutUs/press.html

- 2001 Educational CyberPlayGround Founder Karen Ellis meets Rod Paige Secretary of Education http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/AboutUs/RodPaige.html

Affiliations

LinkedIn
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
Systers
DC WebWomen
Philadelphia New Area Media Association
Copyleft Music
Grey Ribbon Campaign calls for Open ICANN Board Meetings
ICANN At-Large Membership Study Committee
Creative Commons
World Intellectual Property Organization
40+ mailing lists

MORE AWARDS

 

URL WIRE FEATURE

URLwire for Monday, February 5, 2001 FEATURE Black History Month Online Best Sites Guide

 

Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc. USA TODAY HOT SITE PICK

USA TODAY The Educational CyberPlayGround provides teachers, parents, librarians, home schoolers and regular folks a "webliography" of links to educational resources in a wide range of subjects. With a cool choice of site maps to browse from. http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/

 

 

USA Today Best Bet
USA TODAY
Best Bets

[was] http://www.edgate.com/usatoday/best_bets/index.php Archive: Keywords (case sensitive): Educational CyberPlayGround
Search Results Title: The Educational CyberPlayGround Description: A helpful resource to teachers, parents, librarians, home schoolers and even those with little or no on-line experience, to use the Internet effectively.

Thinking Outside The Box
Earthlink.net
Featured Site
bLink Magazine
August 2000
http://www.earthlink.net/blink/aug00/cover6.html#thinking
EarthLink member Karen Ellis founded the Educational CyberPlayGround to provide a community for intuitive learners, adult learners, and educators working with students on the Web and in classrooms. Using her experiences teaching movement, dance, and elementary education to young people in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Ellis set up a learning site that celebrates diversity in students' backgrounds while highlighting the variety in students' preferred approaches to learning. When you access her award-winning site, you can choose the map that matches your learning style (intuitive, logical, or visual) by clicking on the "search this site" pull-down menu. Explore playful educational approaches to music, arts, literacy, and technology. Then sign up for her high-quality, low-volume mailing list: Diversity University Collaboratory, an exciting community of students of all ages and teachers who share ideas about how you can learn without leaving your cultural identity behind.
URL: http://www.edu-cyberpg.com Publication Date: 01-09-1999
New York Times Site of the Day Award
NYT Site of the Day Award
link
The main purpose of the Educational CyberPlayGround is to help all teachers, parents, librarians, home schoolers and regular folks, even those with little or no online experience, to use the Internet effectively to aid teaching. The site offers well-organized links in the areas of curriculum, arts, the Internet, linguistics, music, teachers, literacy and technology.
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