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Event Title: Research on Using Technology in Adult Basic Skills Learning
Event Type: LINCS Community Discussion
Date(s): May 9 - 13, 2016

Dear LINCS Community,

LINCS is excited to announce its next discussion: "Research on Using Technology in Adult Basic Skills Learning."

Today is World Backup Day ! No green hats or colored eggs but a happy reminder to do a backup of your data so you wont have a sad day at some other time.

For the official website and pledge to do more to protect your vital information visit

Hashtags for the day include:

# Worldbackupday  


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Celebrate then Clear your calendars!


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Dear Reader


 I have been following a recent discussion on MAP's Non-profit tech talk email group and thought it would share with you whats been going on.

Splashpad, an internet security firm, released their yearly list of the passwords most commonly found on computer systems. For the 4th year in a row "123456" and "password" are the top two used passwords.  Below is a list of the other 23  and it can not be stressed enough that is you are using any of these or a derivative such as the ever popular "password1" that you should change it immediately. Attached is the complete press release from Splashpad.  


Want to do social media for your CBO or school but not sure how to develop a strategy ? Allee Creative , the brilliant people behind the SPCLC social media training are having a webinar tomorrow, don't miss it!

During the all to quick holiday break I managed to find a few minutes to check through my DVR to see if there was anything worth watching and discovered a number of things of the last few months that I recorded but never got around to watching. Ok, I did watch Godzilla vs Megagodzilla 2 but deleted it to make room for yet another episode of Jake and the Neverland Pirates for my kids. Among the myriad of the shows that filled the DVR's memory were many about tech, education and diversity.

They say that public speaking is one of the things people are most afraid of. For me it is heights. I do still go on scary amusement park rides but the thought of standing on a tiny rock on top of a moutain scares the begeezes out me. I also belive in our modern office culture one of the new things people dread, is the request to sponsor someone else's cause. Be it via Girl Scout Cookies or band trips, many people find asking to give to someone elses charity a bit discomforting. If this is you STOP reading right now.

This the season for sharing and showing love to others so as an update to my last post let it be known that the Hennepin County Library System also allows for access to and it's 3000+ business, technical and creative videos. In addition many libraries offer other online resources that can be useful to our students including language programs like Rosetta Stone and Transparent Language all for the price of a library card.





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