"I think you have to build a network infrastructure that accommodates this while keeping your 'private' data secure. I have drawn up some diagrams for my district to consider (we are much smaller) and the concept is fairly simple. Depending…"
"These are the same issues every generation has faced with some added twists... some good, some bad. It is much more likely that you will be 'caught' doing bad things (good), but it is much more likely that the punishment will be severe.…"
"I have to be honest that I do not have any experience with Blackboard, but I can not fathom a district adopting it if they already have Moodle in place. With the economy the way it is that just doesn't seem to make financial sense."
"Depends on the teacher and the net book chosen. I thinks the 10" screen models can be used by adults with out too much hand cramping and they have the power for what 90% of the users want to do and they can do 90% of what the remaining users…"
"Three years ago we significantly expanded the number of computers on the north side of campus. In order to save money we took the MS Office licenses we had available at the elementary level and applied them to the new computers. We then implemented…"
It ties in with Active Directory and allows for a single user name and password to be used to gain entrance.
Internal users (assuming AD) will not have to login due to Kerberos passing 'identity' to Sharepoint.
"I have often asked this question myself since I am a big fan of FOSS.
At one institution we all had laptops and with administrative control were free to install anything we wanted. This was very liberating because if I saw anything I wanted to try…"
"Its not just Education either ... the federal government spends BILLIONS every year on software licenses to MS, Oracle, and the like ... throw in what state governments spend on software licenses and we would be well on our way to paying for things…"
"Actually, we are using OpenOffice in our elementary and middle schools, as well as other Open Source applications: Firefox, Wordpress, Moodle, and much of the server capability made available in Apple's X-Serv (which we use throughout our…"
"You wrote, "Most teachers still are not techies and they weren't willing to play with anything that was even a little bit new. One has to wonder how books and pencils ever got adopted."
This reminded me of a blog post about how…"
"I know of several implementations that have been successful - one is the implementation of open source software in the Maine one to one initiative (they adopted the use of open source software in their project): NVU for web-edit, OpenOffice and…"
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