Thu 06 March 2008

Beware of that Firewire port!

There is a new technique that allows an attacker to unlock a Windows machine or login without a password. This vulnerability also affects OS X. Right now the hack currently requires a Linux laptop, but it could conceivably make its way to modified iPods.

To protect yourself you'll need to …

Tue 18 December 2007

Personas for Firefox - Theming without restarting

When we first started recommending Firefox, one of the first features that the students found was the ability to change themes. Unfortunately, changing a theme is a pretty heavy weight process, requiring a restart of Firefox. Mozilla Labs has been working on a different theming process, Personas, which doesn't require …

Tue 11 December 2007

The oral tradition in the 21st century

The Our Stories™ project helps people share the stories of their lives, no matter where they live or how their stories unfold. We're providing resources to create and share personal stories from all over the world, starting with children in developing countries who are using One Laptop per Child (OLPC …

Mon 10 December 2007

The $50 interactive whiteboard

Take a \$40 Wiimote, an infrared emitting pen and you have the makings of an interactive whiteboard (No Nintendo Wii required). Johnny Chung Lee has been experimenting with the Wiimote. The Wiimote connects to the computer over bluetooth, and inside it is an infrared camera that can track up to …

Sun 09 December 2007

Film enjoyment can be contagious, applying this research to the classroom

Reading over at and the original article at ScienceDaily it appears that film enjoyment can be contagious:

Over the course of the film, movie-watchers influence one another and gradually synchronize their emotional responses. This mutual mimicry also affects each participant's evaluation of the overall experience -- the more in …

Tue 06 November 2007

Are those meetings worth it?

From PayScale Meeting Miser - Meeting Cost:

Are your meetings worth every penny? Find out with the new Meeting Miser. Just enter the attendees and start the timer. This handy gadget knows that time is money and will calculate exactly how much you're spending ... or wasting.

The site uses actual salary …

Fri 21 September 2007

Websites to create newsletters, brochures, albums, and cards

From the NCS-Tech blog: Meet your “Maker” - Newsletters, Brochures, Albums and Postcards

Thanks to a tip from my friend and colleague Nancy Sharoff, I am pleased to tell you about these VERY cool and FREE of course services offering fast and easy creation of professional looking newsletters, brochures, photo albums …

Sun 31 December 2006

Daily Links

Mon 30 October 2006

Of course you're busy, aren't we all?

A great article, I don’t want to look busy, sums up our preoccupation with being busy perfectly.

Our culture is obsessed with being busy. When’s the last time you asked someone about their job or life and they didn’t use the word busy? It’s worn like …

Thu 12 October 2006

Google for Educators

Google, at Google For Educators, is now offering educational resources for using Google products in the classroom:

Google recognizes the central role that teachers play in breaking down the barriers between people and information, and we support educators who work each day to empower their students and expand the frontiers …

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