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Technology & Learning, 2008
Maintaining secure, convenient administration of the PC system environment can be a significant drain on resources. Deskside visits can greatly increase the cost of supporting a large number of computers. Even simple tasks, such as tracking inventory or updating software, quickly become expensive when they require physically visiting every…
Descriptors: Computers, Information Technology, Life Cycle Costing, Computer Software
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2007
Look no further than to the popularity of C-SPAN's annual video documentary competition for middle and high schoolers, and it's obvious that video editing, and the technology that comes with it, is important to today's students. In the past it was a complex, involved, and expensive process. Video editing is now within the reach of anybody with a…
Descriptors: Photography, Educational Technology, Editing, Computer Software
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2007
In this article, the author relates how he discovered that not all Wi-Fi networks are secure. As such, he developed several strategies on how he can be secured whenever he connects to the Internet through a Wi-Fi connection. He discusses how one can change passwords, explains the process of encryption, and provides suggestions on other security…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Internet, Computer Peripherals, Telecommunications
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2007
Interactive whiteboards have made quite a splash in classrooms in recent years. When a computer image is projected on the whiteboard using an LCD projector, users can directly control the computer from the whiteboard. In some systems such as Smart and Mimio, the finger is used in place of a mouse to open and run programs or move windows around. In…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Visual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2006
A podcast is a method of distributing multimedia files, usually (but not limited to) audio in the MP3 format, over the Internet to subscribers. Anybody can be a subscriber--one only needs the proper software to receive the subscription. In this article, the author discusses how to create one's own podcast. Before creating the podcast, one needs a…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Software, Multimedia Materials, Computers
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2006
Interactive whiteboards are desirable peripherals these days. When hooked up to a computer, the whiteboard's screen becomes a "live" computer desktop, which can be tapped to pull down menus, highlight, and move or open files. Users can also circle relevant sections on the projected image, draw geometric figures, and underline. Then they can save…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Peripherals, Visual Aids, Technology Uses in Education
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2005
According to InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, by the end of this year more than 55 percent of all U.S. households will own at least one digital camera. With so many digital cameras in use, it is important for people to understand how to organize and store digital images in ways that make them easy to find. Additionally, today's affordable, large megapixel…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Photography, Visual Aids, Computer Peripherals
Milone, Michael N., Jr. – Technology & Learning, 1995
Describes three schools that are successfully developing digital multimedia portfolios for use by students and teachers. A sidebar provides information on the tools (software and hardware) helpful in setting up digital portfolio projects. (JKP)
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
Technology & Learning, 1995
Reports on the results of a survey of software publishers and market researchers for educators that was conducted to determine development, purchasing, and upgrading plans for educational computer technology. Highlights include operating systems, including Macintosh, DOS, and Windows; equipment needs, including memory, monitors, and special…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Peripherals, Computer Selection, Computer Software Development