Tag Archive: digital

Best on the Web – Affordable Internet for Families

The world has gone digital. Today, the Internet is no longer just a convenience. It has become essential for success. That’s why Comcast created Internet Essentials to bring affordable home Internet to students and their families. With Internet Essentials, families can do all the things they want to do online, like email, homework, sharing photos, job searches, paying bills, watching videos, downloading music and much more.

Qualifying customers receive:
• Fast home Internet for just $9.95 a month + tax
• No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fees
• A low-cost computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax
• Access to free Internet training – online, in print and in classroom

A household is eligible to participate if it meets all of the following criteria:
• It is located where Comcast offers Internet service
• It has at least one child receiving free school lunches under the National School Lunch Program
• It has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
• It does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

Starting in the 2011-12 school year, families may sign up by calling 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376). For more information visit: InternetEssentials.com

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Best on the Web – Free Images, Music & Video

Digital images, music, video, and text can enhance a paper, a presentation, or promotional material. The Internet makes it is easy to search and find the content you want, but often the content you find is available through paid memberships and other fee-based services. If you just need one photo or one song, paying for access to thousands more doesn’t make sense. Creative Commons is working to improve the way people create and share digital content such as music, video, photos, and more. The goal is to increase access to content while protecting the rights of creators. There are so many ways you can use the content you find on Creative Commons: boost your school assignments, add video and sound to professional presentations, share music and videos with friends, create effective church bulletins and club brochures, and the possibilities go on. CreativeCommons.org is an informative website where you can read more about the project and get started with their easy-to-use search feature. Type in your search subject, select the content format you want to browse, and then download the content you want. But remember: Creative Commons licenses vary item to item. Familiarize yourself with the different licenses and approved uses.

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