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Educational Software
« on: January 05, 2008, 06:37:38 PM »
So I will take a hint from Tinjaw and start a new topic.  I am always on the look out for any kind of Windows software written for education that is free.  It seems we are always looking for typing programs particularly for K-2 grades.  Trying to find free networkable, server installed software is has been difficult. 

Also if anyone has any free server software that will help administer a Windows network running Windows 2003 I would love to hear it.

Since our 3 schools are each in a different town that is 7 and 12 miles apart and 19 miles from end to end, I do a fair amount of running.  If it wasn't for UltraVnc I would go crazy.

Thanks in advance,

Dave

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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 10:31:48 PM »
what about this: OpenEducationDisc?

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This is a modification of OpenDisc by Teachers and Computer Specialists with a passion for education. It provides students with quick, easy and powerful tools specially selected to solve their educational needs.

http://theopendisc.com/


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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 07:31:31 AM »
techidave,

Why don't you go round up some of your k-12 buddies and come up with some "Coding Snacks For Educators". Have them join DC and contribute to the conversation. One of my New Years anti-resolutions was to do a coding snack each month for 2008. It would be nice to have at least one be for educators.

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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 07:50:19 AM »
yes, is there anything in particular you're looking for? :)

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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 12:09:02 PM »
One of the things alot of our users struggle with is how to easliy resize pictures for the web or to send via email.  Our yearbook and web design classes use Adobe Photoshop but it is too difficult for the avarage user.  Our current web hoster doesn't allow uploads any larger than 1 meg in size.  They have not been able to tell us what size to resize them to or what program to use other than Photoshop.

I have looked on the net for programs but most have more than one option to resize them to.  I believe that something like 320 x 240 or 96 dpi would work but do not know for sure.

Its too bad there isn't some program that would allow us to browse for the location of the picture and select it and then have a "web" button or "email" button that would automatically resize it to the correct size and also be below the 1 meg limit.

Any ideas??

Dave

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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008, 10:27:33 PM »
I had suggested that we should do some educational software reviews back in August, although it seems nothing ever became of it.

I would still like to see some added to the site. I think it would be of real value.

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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008, 10:32:37 PM »
Its too bad there isn't some program that would allow us to browse for the location of the picture and select it and then have a "web" button or "email" button that would automatically resize it to the correct size and also be below the 1 meg limit.

iirc, if you're using WinXP you can right-click on a image then choose "Send To" > "Mail Recipient" then Windows will prompt you to resize the image to suit e-mails.

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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008, 10:44:11 PM »
Thank you Lanux, I will give that a try.  I wasn't aware XP had a built in to handle this.

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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008, 10:57:49 PM »
you're welcome, techidave.. here are some links to get you started.. :)

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Why don't the Resize Pictures dialog appear while sending picture to e-mail?

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Re: Educational Software
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 08:31:33 AM »
http://oedb.org/libr...chers-&-students

i think this is related....