Monday, April 18, 2016

Free software in education

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users. On March 17, free software icon Richard Stallman spoke to a crowd of nearly 200 attendees at the ‘Logiciel libre et votre liberté’ conference at Dawson. The Free Software Foundation is working to secure freedom for computer users by promoting the development and use of free (as in freedom) software and documentation

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Office Mix an extension to PowerPoint

Office Mix was apparently created with educators in mind. It is a free add-in for PowerPoint with everything you need to easily create and share interactive online lessons. With Office Mix, you can add:
  • Audio and video narration
  • Real-time digital inking
  • Screen recordings that show actions you take on your computer
  • Quizzes and polls
  • Simulations, videos, and live web pages
… all from within PowerPoint. Publishing a mix is as easy as uploading it to the web and deciding who can view it. The people you share it with can view your mix in any web browser on any device. Office Mix shows you data about who watched your mix, how much time they spent on each slide, and how they answered your quiz and poll questions. You can even export that data to Microsoft Excel for further analysis.