Showing posts from September, 2009

Google Apps for Education in Maine 207 Webinar

Maine 207 has been steadily adopting more of Google's Apps over the past 2 years. These free resources have been quickly accepted by our students and staff. Sign up for our webinar next week and find out why and how we chose to partner with Google with their Apps solution for student Email and Documents. We will also share where we think we are headed with the Apps Suite from here. Joining us will be representatives from Google and SADA Systems (the company we have hired to automate our account maintenance). Please sign up and attend if you are able. Google Apps Education Edition at Maine Township High School District Tuesday, October 6, 2009 11:00 a.m. PDT (GMT -07:00, San Francisco) Have questions for us or the Google Apps teams? Submit them here .

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/28/2009

Khan Academy The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. We have 900+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan. tags : math , Video , youtube , science , physics , finance , education , khan Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/25/2009

iTunes_U_Copyright_Overview.pdf (application/pdf Object) Excellent copyright information for teachers from Apple tags : copyright , Fair Use Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/23/2009

HOW TO: Set Up a Winning Facebook Fan Page But what about your business? Does it use Facebook (Facebook)? If you’re a business owner, you really need to set up a Fan Page, or else you risk being left behind as more businesses shift to social networks like Facebook. This post is a beginner’s guide to setting up and getting the most out of a Page on Facebook for your business. tags : facebook , Social Network Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/17/2009

YouTube - The Internet Explained Basics of how the Internet works tags : Internet Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

How Does The Internet Work?

Our Internet is slow right now. I was asked by one of our student journalists to explain how the Internet works and why is it suddenly slower this year. Mark Ordonez and I put this response together. How do you think we did? What could I add or change? 1. How does the internet actually work? The Internet itself is a series of lines that are connected by pieces of equipment that send information to and from computers located all around the world. The lines can be electrically based (phone lines, T1, T3, etc) or can be light based (fiber optics). When a connection is made to a location it connects to pieces of hardware called routers and switches. These pieces of equipment determine where to request information from or where to send it. Each router, server, and computer has an address, called an IP address, that allows other computers to find it. To give a concrete example: If you are in the library at Maine South and you go to Google for a search. You first enter in a URL (universa

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/15/2009

YouTube - Did You Know 4.0 tags : didyouknow , web2.0 , future , technology , staffdevelopment Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/14/2009

List of keyboard shortcuts for Word 2002, Word 2003, and Word 2007 The following is a list of keyboard shortcuts that are available in Microsoft Word 2002, in Microsoft Office Word 2003, and in Microsoft Office Word 2007. This list is a compilation of the individual keyboard shortcut lists available in Word 2002 Help and in Word 2003 Help. Note Shortcut keys mentioned in the Help topics, menus, and dialog boxes refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other layouts may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard. If you are using a different language keyboard layout from the version of Word you are using, you may have to make adjustments when using shortcut keys. tags : office , shortcuts Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/05/2009

Around the Creating a Bootable WinXP USB Flash Drive to create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows XP, Vista, and/or 7. And, the tool that you use is the same one to create a bootable GNU/Linux drive (which I explore here)--UNETBOOTIN. The steps for Windows weren't that hard, either. tags : windows , spyware , boot , usb Education Week: Filtering Fixes The Internet filters used in most schools allow educators to carefully screen Web sites by keyword or category to ensure that students can’t access obscene images, get diverted by online games, hack in to confidential files, or use software programs that can damage school computers. That security, however, has come at a cost, many observers say. tags : filtering , Internet , InternetSafety Why Do Workers Reject New Technologies? Why Do Workers Reject New Technologies? September 3, 2009 It’s a familiar situation: a company adopts a new software tool and tells its workers it will make their job faster and easier.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/04/2009

Create and Collaborate on Online Diagrams - Try it Free | Creately Online diagramming application tags : mindmapping , diagramas , diagram , collaboration , web2.0 , diagrams , tools , flowchart Draw Anything Easily Create fast, professional looking diagrams with Creately's large library of objects and easy start templates. Now you can draw anything easily. Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

What do you think of this email regarding a cellphone policy

Someone forwarded me this email titled: Inappropriate Cellphone Use on the Rise I have removed the name of the school from the letter. What do you think of the policy? Student Cell Phone Use Cell phones are not to be on, used, or visible during the school day. Students may not use phones in the classroom, restroom, hallway, or cafeteria from 7:45-3:15. Students MAY use cell phones before and after school. The first time a student is in violation of this rule, he/she will receive two detentions and the cell phone will be confiscated and returned to the student at the end of the day. If it occurs again, the student will receive progressive discipline from that point on . It is OK if the student asks to take the battery out before turning the phone over. If you have concerns (reasonable suspicion) that the phone was being used for inappropriate activity we will investigate further when the student comes to pick up the phone. If the student refuses to

My Bookmarks and Annotations 09/01/2009

16 Apps That Make Sharing Large Files A Snap So why would you use an file-sharing app anyway? Actually for many reasons: for larger files, for privacy, multiple files, file format support, and more. In this post, I compare 16 file-sharing services. I took three main issues under consideration when creating the comprehensive app list below: Free, Fast, and Useful . . . Most of the services suggested require no registration. None of them will ask you to download anything to your computer, and all of them are easy to use, and worth using. It is actually great to see services, such as Yousendit, MailBigFile, and Rapidshare, that are still relevant and are good choices, but if I had to pick one it would be Mediafire. tags : filesharing , tools , sharing , file , share , files , software Seth's Blog: Getting serious about your meeting problem Do you have one? Some folks are going to eight hours of meeting a day. At Ford, they used to have meetings to prepare for meetings, just to be sur