Gentle Place News
Gentle Place Publishing and Things Related
Issue Number 6
April to August 2008
We have changed the format again - trying to make sure that as many people as possible can read the newsletter on their first attempt. Let us know what you think of the new layout.
And Things Related
Just a reminder that this newsletter is about Gentle Place and things that have sprung up around the work of Gentle Place. In addition to the artciles and links that are listed elsewhere in this newsletter, "things related" includes the following projects:
It also includes a number of one-page, one-subject informational pages hosted as sub-domains at Yen 9. As these projects expand in number or in content we will list them here.
Before Micro Steps was created we considered calling the organization "Drawing Forth." After purchasing a web domain we concluded that we should utilize it to build an educational web site. Since then, Steven has been using it as a blog on the subject of education and specifically about the concept of drawing forth. Check it out at: http://drawingforth.org/
New Micro Steps Projects
Micro Steps (http://www.microsteps.org) has completed a few more small projects and is in the process of several new ones. You can see those projects at: http://www.microsteps.org/reports.phtml. There are two new projects of special interest.
The first children's rhymes contest has been launched. There are cash prises of $1000. You can find more information at Contest Link . You may participate in several ways. First, send the link to your friends of all ages. You can stimulate the arts and help impact the culture of children in a new and wonderful way. You can also download small posters (from the contest link above) and print them out. Put them up in your city or town, your school or university, at your religious institution or any other suitable place. If you are interested you can also donate towards this project at: Donate Link . Donations of any amount are appreciated and are tax deductible.
Another new Micro Steps projects is working towards the development of a new concepts driven curriculum. The project is called "100 Concepts" and it is just getting started. You can take a look at this project at: http://100concepts.com/. If you would like to participate in this project, you are most welcome.
Micro Steps has also helped to facilitate research into virtual learning platforms in association with and on behalf of Western Institute for Social Research (W.I.S.R.) We evaluated several hundred programs in varying degrees of detail and have made recommendation to W.I.S.R. This unique institution of higher learning hopes to enhance and make more accessible their educational offerings through the implementation of on-line education.
In keeping with the dignity and purpose of the Fred Mortensen web site, we have removed the advertisement links. We have also had another contribution to this site in the form of a play translated from Italian. Check out the new look of the site at: http://www.fredmortensen.org/
Yen 9 has continued to grow incrementally. Beyond being a low cost web host we have added other services to make it even easier for people to have a web presence. We have added a "C/V Resume Service" and a "Life Book Service." The resume service allows an individual to send a Word document by email and have Yen 9 put it up as a single page web site. In a similar manner the "life book" service allows someone to create a single Word file that documents their life story or the story of someone they love or respect. Take a look and see if any thing is of interest: http://www.yen9.com/
New VideosWe have put two new videos on You Tube. Check them out at:
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