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Funny Beards Selfie

Funny Beards Selfie is a funny app that puts a beard (and a smile!) on your face. Just take a picture of yourself or your friend and...

December 4, 2014 by Acvitus

Do city schools really need tablets?

A lot of traction has been made in cities around the launch of new, cheap tablets, software applications for school curriculum, and pilots in schools with tablets. But it's the children in villages who really need tablets.

December 7, 2012 by

Kickstart new Google web fonts

As a Free Software stalwart, I’ve long considered Google Web Fonts a magnificent service: the fonts are Free, and Google hosts them for free, so that everyone can have web fonts on their websites.I also came across Kickstarter a few months ago, via the educationalist Phil Shapiro, and have indeed contributed to the book Don’t Go Back to School.

February 2, 2012 by

Secure Lockdown Internet Explorer Edition

Lock down Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and create a virtual embedded environment. Inteset's inexpensive Secure Lockdown version 2.0 - Internet...

November 10, 2014 by Inteset Systems

IBM, New York university team on energy management for schools

For the past 10 months, apparently, IBM has been working with the City University of New York (CUNY) on analytics software specifically focused on helping schools in the New York public school system better-manage their energy consumption. But, frankly, I don't see any reason why this technology couldn't be applied to other public school systems in the future, with some localization.

March 23, 2011 by

Secure Lockdown Multi Application Edition

Lock down Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Inteset's inexpensive Secure Lockdown v2 - Multi Application Edition is ideal for kiosks, trade shows,...

November 9, 2014 by Inteset Systems

Microsoft software: Academic buyer's guide

Just navigating the various licensing models for Microsoft software is enough to make school IT decision-makers move to open source. However, there are ways to make fully, legally licensed Microsoft software relatively affordable in K12 and higher education.

June 13, 2010 by

13" MacBook Pros provide new options for schools

Most people know that I'm a big proponent of netbooks in school. Cheap, easy Internet access with basic productivity and communications software is more than enough for the average student and 95% of what he or she might need to do, making the purchase of high-end Mac hardware a waste of money.

June 8, 2009 by

Is "market share" thinking "old school" thinking?

The tech industry spends a lot of time talking about market share. Whether it's hardware (iPod, iPhone, Macs ...) or software (Windows, Linux, Mac OS, browsers ...), we seems to want to read a lot into this particular metric. But is "market share" thinking "old school" thinking?

May 24, 2009 by

It's 1,100 systems and counting for open-source refurbishment advocates

It's almost back-to-school time here in New Jersey, so I thought it appropriate to update the Installfest for Schools item that I covered in late May.To refresh your collective memory, Untangle and the Alameda County Computer Resource Center got together at LinuxWorld earlier this month to encourage volunteers to refurbish old computers with free and open source software from Ubuntu/Canonical and Mozilla, with an eye to placing the systems in school districts that could use a little extra help.

August 14, 2008 by

In-class computers vs. labs

Most of our decisions have come together fairly well on our elementary/middle school tech refreshes, particularly in terms of platform and software. However, there is some debate about using computers in several small lab stations in individual classrooms vs.

June 27, 2008 by

OK, folks...if you want Windows it's going to be Vista

So here I am, gathering requirements from the various school principles and power users around the district as we really flesh out plans for a tech refresh (exactly what software do we need to support and why, who could use mobile computing, where could a smartboard or projector enhance instruction, etc.).

June 24, 2008 by

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