Friday, October 31, 2008

Recover Lost Computer Files

Recover Lost Computer Files with Undelete Plus |

"How many people out there have deleted something by accident, or if not by accident, have you ever deleted something out of anger (like your ex-girlfriend’s pictures)? No hands? Well, if you don’t want to admit it haven’t done it, you will need the program Undelete Plus in case you ever do it in the future.

Undelete Plus is a free file recovery utility that easily brings back those files that somehow got lost or ended up deleted by some random occurrence.

Undelete Plus is an extremely easy to use program."

Perfect Color Schemes

How to Search For the Perfect Color Scheme |

"For anyone like me who’s basically ‘design-challenged’, here are two awesome tools which will help you get perfectly color coordinated."

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Sonzea - Syncopation

"Syncopation from Sonzea provides a hands-free solution to keep your iTunes® music collection synchronized across multiple computers running Mac OS X. Once installed on two or more Macs, Syncopation goes to work, finding music that is on one computer but not the others, and automatically transfers the songs between them so that they both contain your complete music collection. Leave it running in the background and it will keep your iTunes libraries up-to-date. When you make changes to your song files on one computer, Syncopation updates your other computers with those changes. If you add files to one of your computers, Syncopation replicates the new songs to your other computers, whether they are iTunes Music Store purchases or tracks ripped from your own CD’s. Syncopation works over your Ethernet or wireless network."

Free Mac Software

plyxim dot com

Some good freeware here for the Mac...(sorry Windows users!)

15 Hot New Technologies That Will Change Everything

PC World - 15 Hot New Technologies That Will Change Everything:

"The Next Big thing? The memristor, a microscopic component that can 'remember' electrical states even when turned off. It's expected to be far cheaper and faster than flash storage. A theoretical concept since 1971, it has now been built in labs and is already starting to revolutionize everything we know about computing, possibly making flash memory, RAM, and even hard drives obsolete within a decade."

Google Earth *PRO* is FREE for Educators! | Welcome to NCS-Tech!

Google Earth *PRO* is FREE for Educators! | Welcome to NCS-Tech!:

"It’s time to start sharing the wealth from Google Teacher Academy and I’ll start with “the good stuff.”

Did you know that Google Earth Pro is *FREE* if you are an educator? Yep! Basically, all you have to do is download the PRO trial version at and then forward the answers to these questions to GEEC [at]

Check the link above!"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ten Movie LOLcats

Ten Movie LOLcats - Miss Cellania - Miss Cellania:

"I collected these over the past year or so, mainly from Fark and I Can Has Cheezburger. Can you decipher which movie each cat represents? If you can't recall all of them, the answers are in the comments."

I love LOLcats! If you haven't seen the site, check it out and icanhascheezburger

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lawmakers want to limit educators' compensation

Lawmakers want to limit educators' compensation | | Asbury Park Press: "The state Senate Education Committee advanced a bill Thursday to limit retirement compensation for school administrators — a hot issue in New Jersey — but not without debate."

Coming to a state near you?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Three things Apple won't do

Three things Apple won't do | Apple - CNET News:

"Turns out, a high percentage of the rumors and leaked images of the notebooks announced Tuesday were right on target: The price drop, the aluminum casing across the entire product line, the new unibody construction process, the black bezeled displays were all mentioned on Apple rumor sites and gadget blogs before CEO Steve Jobs took the stage Tuesday.

But, as would be expected, several of the most widely circulated pieces of speculation proved false. In brief comments after his keynote speech, Jobs did something he doesn't usually do, and clarified what isn't on his company's immediate notebook road map. Three of them are some of the most oft-repeated rumors of future Apple products. Here's why touch screens, Blu-ray, and Netbooks are not what Apple has in store for us anytime soon."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New 'MacHeads' trailer surfaces

New 'MacHeads' trailer surfaces | Apple - CNET News:

"Tuesday afternoon, the producers of the forthcoming film, MacHeads, released a new trailer. The film is scheduled for a fall release. No word yet on how it will be distributed.

The film, as noted here in January, will take a close look at what Wired writer Leander Kahney has termed the 'cult of Mac.'"

Monday, October 13, 2008

OpenOffice 3 ready for download: thriftmac

OpenOffice 3 ready for download: thriftmac:

"I get the feeling that the high demand is due to an overwhelming number of people hoping this version of OpenOffice will be the one that allows them dump Microsoft Office once and for all."

It just hit version 3, which not only brings a slew of new features but now runs natively on Mac OS X.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

K12 Online Conference 2008

K12 Online Conference 2008: FREE

"The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2008 conference theme is “Amplifying Possibilities”.

This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote the week of October 13, 2008. The following two weeks, October 20-24 and October 27-31, forty presentations will be posted online to the conference blog (this website) for participants to download and view. Live Events in the form of three “Fireside Chats” and a culminating “When Night Falls” event will be announced.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in both live events during the conference as well as asynchronous conversations. More information about podcast channels and conference web feeds is available!"

Free Alternatives to 10 Popular Commercial Mac Applications (Part2)

Free Alternatives to 10 Popular Commercial Mac Applications (Part2) |

"Due to the popularity of my first article regarding free alternatives to commercial Mac applications, I’ve decided to roll out a second part, shining the spotlight on more free applications for MakeUseOf’s Mac adopters. I hope you’ll like these applications just as well as their commercial counterparts, maybe even more since they’re free!"

What's Your Story?

The Fischbowl: What's Your Story?:

From the Fischbowl:

"I think this is a story that could/should be shared in a variety of our classrooms, from Language Arts to Social Studies to Consumer and Family Studies to Art to Photography to Theater and most likely others. It should be shared because it's important, because it's a story that fits well into each of those content areas, and because it should serve as inspiration to our teachers and students to figure out their own story and then tell it in a similarly moving and graceful way."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The School Law Blog: Education in the 2008-09 U.S. Supreme Court Term

The School Law Blog: Education in the 2008-09 U.S. Supreme Court Term:
"Covers news and analysis on legal developments affecting schools, educators, and parents.

Mark Walsh has been covering legal issues in education for more than 15 years for Education Week. He writes about school-related cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in lower courts."

Principal's Policy Blog

Principal's Policy Blog

This is a blog you might want to keep up with since he posts federal laws and rulings that could affect your district.


The Edjurist - Information on School and Educational Law - Blog - Just Fire Them All:

"This Mt. Vernon, Ohio teacher religion case just gets worse and worse. It has gotten so bad I am extremely surprised the lawyers for the school district even let this get to trial. If I were the school's lawyer in this case, I would settle no matter the price. I have blogged about this case before, and in that post you can hear the teacher try and defend himself (unsuccessfully). Anyway, now that testimony has begun the focus has shifted to the administration (the ones with the deep pockets). Here is what the superintendent had to say on the stand:"

Monday, October 06, 2008

Five Best Media Converters

Hive Five: Five Best Media Converters:
"We've all been there: you've downloaded an episode of your favorite TV show to watch on your commute or stream to your living room, but the file you downloaded isn't supported on the device you want to use it with. Once a significant obstacle to enjoying your media anywhere, this problem is easily solved by any number of free media converters"

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wallpaper Your Desktops by Context

Featured Desktop: Wallpaper Your Desktops by Context: "Reader karindalziel uses multiple desktops with activity-themed wallpapers to help keep each desktop organized and streamlined for that activity. Her setup uses five different wallpapers like so:"