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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy New Year

Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! I'm hoping to bring you more reviews and giveaways in the 2013. Posting this past year has been a challenge for me because of the immense changes and challenges in 2012. 2013 will be a fantastic year for you and me! We have to claim it! Take care and see you in 2013!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Guest Post by Mark Victor Hansen: Computers help reveal innate intelligence

Ten years ago, Kaiser Elementary School was run by Mrs. Chris Jurenka. My kids used to go to that school. The students were really diverse in culture and language. They also had kids who had some kind of learning disability because of which they were really quiet. Mrs. Jurenka spent $150,000 to get computers installed in her school. Each child with a learning disability had a computer in front of him. The next thing you know, these kids were interfacing with the computers. Soon, through the computers, they were sharing their feelings and were actually able to express themselves. The program was further expanded to teach all the kids English. This was a major success too.

Another, more recent, instance I can recall is one of this boy who was featured on 60 minutes. This little kid was inarticulate. But with a palmtop, he openly voiced his desires, feelings and wants. All it took was a palmtop – and I think that shows us something really important.

Kids with learning disabilities are not quiet because they’re not intelligent. They’re quiet because they have no real medium through which they can communicate. Computers are actually solving this problem. Kids can interface with computers really easily, irrespective of their disabilities. You can see their true intelligence through this interaction – you can see what they think, how they feel, what they want and so much more.

Moreover, this technology is not one that only a few people can afford. Computers today, are within everybody’s reach, even if you think that they’re out of your budget. Public libraries are free over most of U.S, Canada and Europe. Each public library has sections dedicated to computers. So if you want to use one, you’re absolutely free to walk in and use it. Computers aid many kids in overcoming the barrier of communication. Once this barrier is eradicated, the kids are able to shine and their true genius becomes apparent.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Coming Up on The Elements of Review

Well this year has flown by. I wanted to update you on a couple of things happening on the blog. I have signed up for the December Blog Hop being organized by Bloggy Moms.

And I'm excited to tell you that Dermagist has kindly offered me another product to try and review.  There will also be another Dermagist giveaway. So stay tuned!

Will be reviewing more products in the near future as well.

I would like to wish everyone happy holidays.  Can't wait for 2013!