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Thursday, December 7, 2006

Sgt. Darian Interactive

Calling Sgt. Darian Interactive..... I bet you didn't know that in my spare time I'm an Army Sergeant barking out orders in an online training exercise. The folks at iMedia-it are leaders in the development of performance based on-line learning. By infusing cutting-edge gaming technologies into objective based scenarios, critical thinking and decision points are exercised beyond traditional training approaches. I think I got carried away a couple of times when I kept saying...Your score is unacceptable.. My other favorite line, "Let's get started soldier. You have a lot to accomplish." They do quite a bit of work for the Army. I'm one of 16 characters in the latest online training video. Marcos handled the audio, Shari made sure I didn't miss any words in the booth..Roosevelt, Shari and Leslie cheered me on in front of the blue screen at the studio where my "green room" was green like the walls, clothes, boots, t-shirts and all. The Animators, flash designers, and multi-media video group hangs out in the pit. There are programmers, instructional designers and my stylist involved in making sure my character is on-line ready. They've been designing training programs for about 10 years, that's why the Army looks to them for the latest online tools... BY the way, some of the 3-D Effects are outstanding. There's a lot of creativity over there with Vincent and the crew. Check out a few great websites. http://www.imediait.com/ http://www.generalsoundwave.deviantart.com/ http://www.2cents.tv/

GREAT Author! Karen Ward

My sister Karen Ward is a GREAT writer. She has a passion for young people and enjoys inspiring and encouraging them. She has an innovative book, "It's All About School." She also has networking opportunities and seminars planned to get young people talking about their challenges and issues. They'll also come up with solutions they can implement. There's a great opportunity to support a solution-based organization by putting your company's name or logo on the back of the latest edition. The book has been enhanced with open discussion questions, advice from educators, youth comments and a listing of community resource agencies. Various topics in the book include, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, bullying, gang involvement, and peer mediation. Gracious Hands Literary Company will have a book give-away for youth on Saturday, January 13, 2007.
Support young people....Support the book, "It's All About School," www.gracioushandsliterary.com or e-mail Karen at kwgracioushands@yahoo.com