Monday, April 14, 2008


Have you heard about FreeRice? FreeRice delivers free rice to needy people around the world. On the website, students can practice their vocabulary for the SAT and in the process "win" free rice for the needy. The online vocabulary game is fun to play and you feel good about doing something worthwhile for others.

Teachers are using the website with their classes and encouraging their students to get involved!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Vista for Schools?

A friend and mentor recently told me about his district's experience with Microsoft Windows Vista. Last summer, his school district purchased 800 new computers pre-loaded with Windows Vista. After two months of trying to resolve innumerable problems between Vista and various printers, educational software programs, scanners, cameras, and Eagle software, the IT department solved the problems by reformatting the hard drives and installing Windows XP.

Macs anyone?