Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Tech FAQ

The Tech FAQ

At the Tech FAQ, the technical answers you have been looking for are answered in detail, yet in a way the average person can understand. The problem with many technical websites that seek to explain technical questions is they are frequently over the comprehension level of those individuals searching for the information in the first place. We pride ourselves on answering all of your toughest technology questions, yet in a way that you can comprehend. If you want to know what VoIP is or how to rid your computer of spyware, not to mention learning how to network your home office you will find all the answers at the Tech FAQ. Every day new questions and answers are added to the Tech FAQ to provide you with answers to all of your technical questions in one convenient location.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Teacher-student Web friendships

Teacher-student Web friendships restricted by Lamar school board | | The Clarion-Ledger:

"The Lamar County School Board approved the staff policy against online communication and text messaging between teachers and students at its July 7 meeting."

Thursday, July 24, 2008


iAlertU - Mac freeware at - Download iAlertU Here:

"iAlertU is the first of its kind alarm system for your Apple MacBook computer. Basically iAlertU is a car alarm for your Apple Mac. iAlertU uses the built in sudden motion sensor (SMS) device to detect movement of your Apple MacBook and triggers an audible and visual alarm. The alarm can also be triggered by keyboard and mouse/trackpad movement."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The 10 Commandments

The 10 Commandments of Web Design

To try and make sense of it all, canvassed a broad range of Internet luminaries to discover the design rules they live by right now. Contributors ranged from the guru of Web usability, Don Norman, co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, to the design director of, Khoi Vinh, and John Maeda, president-elect of the Rhode Island School of Design.

What makes you hard to replace?

Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog - Blue Skunk Blog - What makes you hard to replace?:

"Schools will have higher expectations made of them to teach more children to higher levels, to reduce the drop out rate, to teach HOTs, to supply a stream of future engineers and scientists, to keep children safe and healthy - and all with fewer dollars."

Web Resizer

Web Resizer - Crop & Resize Photos Free Online - Optimize pictures for websites and email

This free online image Web Resizer helps you optimize photos for web or email. Easy to use with excellent results! Features include: 1) reduce image size, 2) crop photos, 3) sharpen, 4) resize - change width and height, 5) rotate, 6) adjust contrast, brightness, saturation, 7) convert photo to black and white, 8) add a border, 9) no registration required, and 10) free!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan's 10 Secrets To Reaching the Top:

"Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player that ever lived. Was he genetically predisposed to be faster and stronger, or was it his iron discipline that was responsible?

After completing my master's degree in Biomedical Science I can say, with some facts and knowledge to back it up, that genetics only partially added to the phenomenal talents of this outstanding athlete. He competed against people that were taller, stronger, faster, and younger than him. Despite the challenges he still came out on top. Let's take a look at the grains of wisdom that put him at the top of his game as well as his businesses."

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Skitch is updated

Skitch is updated. Skitch is awesome - MacUser:

"Skitch lets you capture any part of a screen, window, desktop, etc., as well as resize them to your heart’s desire. It also converts images into .jpg, .png, and .tif formats among others."

Sorry, PC users..this is for Mac OS only!


E-Portfolios for Learning: ISTE's Debate on Portfolios replacing Standardized Tests:

"Are Digital Portfolios a Realistic Alternative to Standardized Testing? ISTE’s magazine, Learning & Leading with Technology, wants your opinion. If you would like to share your thoughts on this topic, reply to Paul Wurster ( with a 25–50 word response by July 15. They are going to select 6–8 of the best comments they receive (attributing them with name, affiliation, city, and state) and publish them in the September/October issue of L&L."

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Create ePortfolios with Acrobat 9

Adobe Education Leaders: Create ePortfolios with the Amazing Acrobat 9

"Electronic portfolios have gained popularity in education as a means of presenting collections of documents and resources. Electronic portfolios can assist in recording and archiving an individual’s projects, interests, and accomplishments over a period of time. They can also be used to compliment professional development and career advancement."