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Looking for electricity simulation software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Wylie Dec 6, 2009. 7 Replies

Copy. Paste. Copy. Paste. Copy...

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So close, and yet so far

Posted on March 2, 2008 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

Cross posted from the Nebulog

I recently heard about Wubi - the windows installer for Ubuntu. This utility is listed as a beta release, but it seems fully functional. The very special thing about Wubi is that it allows one to install Ubuntu Linux onto an existing Windows partition. The end result is a dual-boot configuration, without the need for separate partitions. And, since Wubi is installed through windows, it can be uninstalled… Continue

Ubuntu on Dell - Good news. I think.

Posted on February 24, 2008 at 11:50am 0 Comments

(Cross posted from the Free & Open Source Software group)

Dell is now shipping consumer computers loaded with Ubuntu 7.10 and an assortment of applications. I see this as a good thing - it exposes a large consumer base to Open Source computing, and also presents an alternative to that greatest of horrors, Windows Vista. At present there does not seem to be any savings over similarly configured Windows boxes, but it means that the consumer is getting a machine with all the correct… Continue

Shhhh! Don’t tell them they’re learning…

Posted on January 27, 2008 at 3:19pm 0 Comments

(Cross posted from the Nebulog to Commun-IT, Classroom 2.0, and …


Taking the Plunge: Firing up a class wiki

Posted on December 6, 2007 at 2:22pm 1 Comment

I did it.

I created a collaborative space for my senior Biology class. I logged on to Wikispaces last night and created a private Wiki just for us - a communal spot to deposit resources, where the students can contribute rather than simply consuming what I can find.

Let me back up a bit...

For the last few years we have been exploring educational technology in our school, a K-12 independent school in Toronto. We have Smart boards…


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At 8:48am on October 13, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back(
amelia_herbert23@yahoo.com)I will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks

At 2:00pm on December 6, 2009, suehellman said…
Hi Ed --

It's great to so many Canucks in here in CR 2.0. You might want to join a group called "Canadians Mashup". If you join, please use the Welcome forum at http://www.classroom20.com/group/canadianmashup/forum/topics/welcome-to-canadian-mashup to introduce yourself.

-Sue in Surrey, BC
At 2:58pm on August 22, 2008, Kevin said…
Thanks. Maybe you can just pass this information along to any middle school science teachers that you know. Have a great year.
At 4:46am on August 22, 2008, Kevin said…
Hi Ed,

I'm not sure what grade you teach, but I've started a Ning site for middle school science teachers. If you are interested, check it out.


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