Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end user desktops, smartphones …Continue reading...
Designing a well-organized and professional teaching portfolio can give you an edge in a competitive job market, and help you score high marks on your school's teacher evaluation form. It is, however, a time-consuming endeavor (the average portfolio takes about two to three days of work), and once built, your portfolio will require regular attention.
For education or business, you can literally save thousands of dollars with some of these Open Source replacements for high dollar proprietary programs and their expensive license agreements. And upgrades? No problem there either. they generally are available at no charge as well!! Security fixes and bug patches are released much quicker than any proprietary programs also!!
Eyes on the Solar System is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time.
When migrating to Linux from Windows, a common question is "Where can I get an application for Linux that is similar to XYZ program on Windows?" Fear not! Listed below are programs that could be considered roughly equivalent to certain popular Windows applications.
Here's a list of popular MS Windows software replacement programs that are open source. Many of them are free for downloading, using and ,for those that know how, customizing. You would never have to pay an other licensing fee...ever!!
August 11, 2014 This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk.
Interesting findings from this relatively well laid out study. There are a few questions this study does not address, such as the quality of interaction, or lack thereof, when the discourse ends at #2. What about when the student demonstrates the knowledge and critical thinking with their initial response? These would be an interesting study to address what happens with that initial student reaction.
Khan Academy viewer and explorer Khan Desktop was created as an open source educational software that makes use of resources made available to the (Khan Academy viewer and explorer Khan Desktop was created as an open source educational software...
While not strictly "open source", this is a very interesting means of decentralizing the internet that creates a network that can not be easily taken down or "controlled/censored" by anyone, anything or any government.