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Longtime Pacifica publication transforms to PacificaOnline!

For Immediate Release — June 17, 2010 | Pacific
: DoDEA  Pacific | DSN: 644-5657


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OKINAWA, JAPAN — June 17, 2010 — On the 35th Anniversary of the Pacifica publication, DoDEA Pacific has released a new online edition to meet modern expectations.

Similar to previous editions, the online version includes photos and accompanying captions organized into three key areas of active learning: classroom, cultural and extra-curricular activities. PacificaOnline! also includes video submissions that capture innovative lessons and activities.

“We are working very hard across DoDEA Pacific to continue transforming our schools for 21st Century learning,” said DoDEA Pacific Director Diana Ohman, “and it’s vitally important that our products and services incorporate 21st Century technologies for our students and families.”

The photos and videos provide a visual narrative for the rich and rigorous learning environments found in DoDEA Pacific schools. PacificaOnline! was developed by area office staff with all content provided electronically by teachers and educational technologists across the DoDEA Pacific schools.

The new version is based on widely-available technologies such as HTML, Javascript and Adobe® Flash. Requirements include a standard, modern web browser and the Adobe® Flash Player 10 plug-in. Late-model computers with legacy web browsers and plug-ins may require updates.

The latest Adobe® Flash plug-in can be obtained here:

PacificaOnline! can be accessed here.

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