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The Spirit of the Game

The Spirit of the Game

There is a blog I have been following for a while called Akimbo. It is authored by Seth Godin, a marketing professional who has moved into the advice/education sphere and he provides great insights into human behavior. He provides ways of thinking about how we do things so that we can improve our selves, our sphere of influence and ultimately, our world.

One of his more recent blogs is called 'The spirit of the game.' It is about a half an hour and is well worth the listen. The rest of his blog posts are also worth delving in to, but this one hit home with me and I wanted to share it out with you.

Power Teacher Pro

I have collected the videos I sent via email, for you here. Introduction
Part Two

Traditional Grade Calculations/Categories
Creating Assignments

Understanding Points and Weighting

Assistive Technology Tools and Resources for WCSU Educators

Last summer I had the opportunity to sign up for an online course called “Spreading the Word about Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning: Tools and Strategies for ALL students.” The Education Cooperative (TEC) and The Reading Institute (TRI) provided two blended thirty-hour professional development courses in Eastern and Western Massachusetts to help educators explore their own use of technology and use technology more effectively in the classroom. The course included 2.5 face-to-face days and monthly online sessions and it was facilitated by two professional instructors, Jennifer Edge-Savage and Mike Marotta.

I took the opportunity to take this class with the sponsorship of the Windham Central Supervisory Union and Special Education Department. In this course, we have been studying and exploring different teaching strategies for Assistive Technology (AT) and Universal Design for Learning as well as assisting and peer-to-peer collaboration on many individual and group…

Linux on Chromebooks? And Goodbye to That Green "Secure" Lock on Google Chrome

Say Goodbye to That Green "Secure" Lock on Google Chrome CNET | Google is phasing out the green lock icon and "Secure" label next to URLs on Chrome — pointing out that safe websites should be the norm on the internet. Right now, all HTTPS websites show that lock and label if you're visiting the page on Google's Chrome browser — telling you that you're visiting a secure page that's encrypted and protected from cyber attacks. Google's goal is to make sure 100 percent of the internet is HTTPS, and it's getting pretty close. Why Linux Apps on Chromebooks Are a Really Big Deal (Really!) Computerworld | Though it wasn't in the keynote, a massive new development did sneak its way into Chrome OS during Google's I/O conference last week: the quietly announced ability for Chromebooks to run Linux apps as if they were native applications. "Linux apps," you're probably thinking. "Yawn. What's next — support for OS/2 programs,…

G-Mail Upgrade

Greetings all,

Google is making changes to your email...It has been a while...2011 was the last time they made an upgrade.

In 2015, the company released a new email interface called Inbox. This tool was created to bring the mobile workspace and Machine Learning together to make your email communication more efficient.

The new Inbox interface did not get too much traction, so they have integrated the best of Inbox with Gmail and now provide some interesting new tools for you to use.

In order to use the new features, you will have to opt-in by clicking on the small gear in the upper right-hand corner.

Presently, it is not available for our domains, but will be coming in the near future.

Please read the articles below to learn more:

Wired Magazine
CNBC - Video

Phone System Fraud Information

PBX Fraud Information - TDS Business

phone system. Unfortunately, the owner of the telephone system is responsible for toll charges, not the provider. Why do these activities occur? Telephone hackers can infiltrate vulnerable PBX systems to make international and long distance calls, listen to voicemail or monitor conversations. Victims of hacked PBX systems ...