With a technology called VoIP, the cost of long-distance calling can come down to nearly nothing. It can also enable simultaneous file sharing and instant messaging. With the cost of everything else going up, it is worth noting that the cost of voice communications has come down drastically in the past 10 years.
Two conservation ecologists are doing research that indicates that the decreasing amounts of time youth spend playing outdoors is causing them to have more interest in video games and television than in nature.
CYFAR 2009 workshop identifying technologies and how to incorporate them into day-to-day work life to simplify and manage tasks. Basic technologies and some newer technologies are presented with overviews of how these tools can be used to help with work activities.
In response to the horrific events that have hit home in the past decade—including Sept. 11, the Virginia Tech shootings, and numerous floods, tornadoes, and fires—communities across the nation have turned to technology to prepare for future disasters.
The ever-present cell phone and Blackberry don’t have to distract from your conference experience—they can enhance it! Learn to use mobile technologies to facilitate your interaction with presenters, share opinions of a session, and meet others with similar interests.
CYFAR 2009 workshop that explores the background and history of a youth project that uses photovoice and participatory video. Photovoice is a method that enables people to define for themselves and others, including policy makers, what is worth remembering and what needs to be changed.
The integration of technology into community program efforts is important. The Technology Utilization Plan should convey how technology resources (i.e., hardware, software, etc.) will be used to support and enhance the educational program at local community sites.
Explore how technology is a vital part of today’s life and society, and why it should be part of your CYFAR program. Discover the tools you can use to Find Information, Find Friends, Work Together, and Have Fun, and see these tools in action.
Technology Guiding Principle CYFAR program has adequate information and communication technology infrastructure, and it models effective and innovative applications for professional development, educational programming, online collaboration, and scholarship.
Is it possible to display details on a map from a distance in space of 12,000 miles while traveling at speeds of roughly 7,000 miles an hour? This GIS-based activity provides an innovative and relevant opportunity for youth to answer this question, using their school grounds as canvas to create and plan a drawing of their choice.