Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 03/11/2011

  • Sandboxie – Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing

    If you are having trouble with your web browser making changes to your hard drive or if you have a person on staff who ALWAYS gets viruses from the Internet, Sandboxie might be an option for you. Free (after 30 days you get a 5 second nag screen while launching the internet) you install it and it doesn't allow the web browser when run in Sandboxie to make any changes to the hard drive. May be helpful for some of you. I'd like to know more about other options!

    tags: education browser it virus

  • ELEV8ED

    Elevate the education conversation with your voice! We encourage students to submit videos that…

    Offer new ideas for what education could be, and/or
    Inspire others to transform education, and/or
    Propose specific actions you or others can take to improve education in your community

    Video Guidelines: 2 – 3 minutes long (not a hard and fast rule), use first names only, please only show youth age 13 or older and who have given you permission to be in the video, use family-friendly language, give credit to your sources, and remember: your audience is the world!

    Two of the top 5 are Flat Classroom related videos.

    tags: education innovation flatclassroom

  • OpensimWorlds

    A wonderful collection of free worlds!! Start with these! There are also some very cool worlds that meet standards! Like:

    “Title: CSI Virtual World
    Author: Greenbush Education Service Center
    Description: CSI Lab is a project based virtual world where students solve crimes by testing virtual blood samples and inspecting collected evidence. These exercises are designed to address the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards 1a-d, 2a-d, 4a-d, and 6a-d”

    tags: education learning opensim

  • How do I enable Instant Hypergates (Blamgates) on my Grid? – Kayako SupportSuite Help Desk Software

    Blamgates are cool. The let you instantly teleport from one grid to another. The default is that they are disabled in OpenSim but you can turn on this functionality.

    tags: education learning opensim hypergrid

  • Backing up and restoring an OpenSim region using OAR – Kayako SupportSuite Help Desk Software

    Here is how you do oar files on open sim. It is a simple way to share islands and move them around.

    tags: education learning

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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