Black Education / Schools : Akaba House Home Schooling Resource Center

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    The word "technology" appears a total of 5 times on the site. 3 of them are used in the names of schools. It does not explain anything about technology.

    Children have to deal with the future. How much has technology changed the world since 1900? In the future the people that don't know technology will be stuck at the bottom.


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    Mack Reynolds on Africa, Islam, utopia, and progress

    It's surprising you don't hear more about Mack Reynolds. By all accounts he injected his stories with radical politics and anti-imperialist utopianism, and he was certainly a precursor of the New Wave. He was well-regarded in his day, and a...
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    Both of these books are now free on the net.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32390/32390-h/32390-h.htm

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30639/30639-h/30639-h.htm

    These stories are from the early 60s and there is a third book to the trilogy that isn't available yet. But it is about Africa and Black Americans in Africa though it was written by a White man. The trilogy is about technology and cultural change but involves power games against Europeans and Americans.

    Since the stories are so old there are a number of aspects missing from the current world situation like the fall of Russian Communism, the rise of Chinese psuedo-Communism, Peak Oil and Global Warming.

    And of course there is the internet which makes the distribution of these books and vast amounts of other information possible be it correct or not.

    Malcolm and Martin could have both read these back in the day. I wonder what they would have thought.


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    Thank you for your references. If the future of technology is of concern to you I am not sure why you say my site does not contain it.

    http://overstandinguniversity.com/AkabaHouse/computer.html

    There is a lot of information hee. including the California content standards for what children should be learning at a particular grade level. information from the writing center at CSLA for transitioning between high school and college writing,courses on learning, Chines, Swahili and Spanish, geography. It would take more than a minute to absorb the richness of the information found here.
     
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    Thanks sister River for sharing.

    I believe in the need to emphasize math, science and technical educational standards. I also know that many of the students who I work with in the home schooling and tutorial program I am employed tend to have higher mathematical skills but have deficiencies in writing.

    I know students who have advanced calculus ability but cant write a persuasive essay.

    So major props on making writing a fundamental and major component of your program.
     
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    Brotha Omo,

    It feels really good to know that what I am doing is actually helping people. And props to you for your work. Let me know how things work out.
     
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    I saw that page.

    I think we have a different concept of what understanding technology means. That is using technology. Web skills is programming an HTML interpreter.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dg96tefnEU

    SF & von Neumann machine basics

    A quick description of the core of a von Neumann machine. The movement of electrical signals along the buses. AllDaySCIfi
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    Assembly programming means understanding the internals of the CPU.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HteDBfSJ9zo

    Intro to Breadboard Electronics

    In this podcast, Bre Pettis shows you how to set up a breadboard for power and then play around with electronics on it Note: In the podcast, I mention Charle...
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    My site is for grade school kids. I tried to offer useful information. I did not try to offer everything anybody would ever want to know.

    How many industries in our society require knowledge of the inner workings of a CPU? This is extra-curricular. There is room for it but it's not the touchstone of educational value.
     
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    Why is curiosity supposed to be restricted by what industries want? I built that plastic model engine in grade school. It is no more difficult to understand than a CPU.

    Are CPUs as difficult to understand as some would have you believe? My college course forced us to learn twos-complement arithmetic and it is totally unnecessary for computer comprehension.

    Double-entry accounting is 700 years old. How hard can it be if it is that old? We are being told stuff is more difficult than it really is and then sold books with crappy explanations.


    http://www.bsu.edu/news/article/0,1370,-1019-11714,00.html

    Almost all computers are von Neumann machines but I never heard the term in 4 years at IBM and never saw it in any documentation. But TIME magazine could tell everyone in 1999. IBM hired John von Neumann as a consultant in 1952.

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,990606,00.html

    John von Neumann: Computing's Cold Warrior

    Virtually all computers today, from $10 million supercomputers to the tiny chips that power cell phones and Furbies, have one thing in common: they are all "Von Neumann machines," variations on the...
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    sister river,

    I posted this link in a thread you started back in 2007, its the same effort that was started in Brother's Chat, which is now closed. However, Sister Destee continued the effort and created the school http://destee.com/forums/showpost.php?p=597150&postcount=8
    ...please see the thread titled: Our own Black People School !

    Perhaps you where unaware of the continual efforts, and we still have the same folk that can make this a success...Peace In my sister friend:

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48391
    http://destee.com/forums/showpost.php?p=659171&postcount=40


     
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    Thank you for the Thank You Proverbs31Woman, this can happen, if we take it serious enough...Peace In my sister friend.


     
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