The Kinect Effect in Education

As a gamer and someone who’s excited about the potential for gamification in education and the way in which we can apply incentives and other features of gaming to the learning process, I am a huge fan of Kinect. I’m a fan of the opportunities it’s going to open up for new user interfaces, the…


Interesting Links Post 31 October 2011

Busy week last week. You may have read about my two days in Atlantic City (Kinect-ing at the NJSBA Annual Workshop). Real  work. Enjoyable work but none the less it was work. Friday I visited a career technical high school, Upper Cape Cod Tech, and had a wonderful visit with students and faculty alike. And…


Partner Webcast: Cloud Services Prep for EDU Providers

Oxford Computer Group has scheduled a webinar that will touch on the Identity Management issues that need to be addressed for cloud services, including Live@edu and Office365. Friday, November 11th, 2012, 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Duration 30 minutes. Registration Link: http://www.oxfordcomputergroup.com/news/events/webinar-cloud-services-prep-for-edu-providers-278.php Webinar Description:  Cloud Services Prep for EDU Providers This 30 minute webinar is intended…


How do YOU pronounce FOPE? Sign in for the first time

If you are an Exchange Online or Outlook Live tenant administrator, then you can access the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Administration Center via a hyperlink in the Exchange Control Panel. And with a few additional steps, you can login directly to the FOPE Admin Center. Accessing the FOPE Admin Center from the Exchange…


How do YOU pronounce FOPE? An Introduction

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is the default messaging security solution for Exchange Online (Office 365) and Outlook Live (Live@edu)! The transition to FOPE for existing Outlook Live domains is nearly complete, and all new tenants are provisioning with FOPE from from the start. Both services can now benefit from FOPE’s enterprise-class reliability, multi-engine…


Who says a 5th grader can’t run a business?

Defining and setting goals is a difficult process. Setting life goals and attempting to answer that big question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is perhaps one of the most challenging of all. Attempting to answer this depends on our stage of life, frame of reference and personal aspirations, all of…

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Preaching to the STEM Choir

This week I received an announcement about yet another “STEM Summit.” My first reaction was – are these STEM Summits just “preaching to the choir?” Now as a preacher’s kid the term “preaching to the choir” has real meaning to me. On one hand it means talking to the already converted – those who already…


October Tech Student of the Month – Shashank Srinivas

October is reaching its end which means its come time to announce our next Tech Student of the Month! This month, we are pleased to highlight Shashank Srinivas, a striving scholar at Arizona State University and a member of Team Note-Taker, the second place winners of the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in Software Design!…


Kinect-ing at the NJSBA Annual Workshop

Normally the conferences I attend are about educational technology or computer science education. Events like ISTE, MASSCue, TCEA, SIGCSE or CSTA’s CS & IT. But the last two days I have been at the New Jersey School Board Association annual workshop. We’re hear talking about Kinect in Education. Yesterday we had a talk on their…


Mini-Grants for Collaborative Projects to Include Disabled Youth in CS

Passing along this announcement from the CSTA Blast announcement list. Computer science has a lot of opportunity to help differently abled people but to maximize the value need to think about including them in the process. In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Computer Science Collaboration Project (CSCP) has announced the availability of…