Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Academic Earth

Okay, this site is not exactly geared towards elementary students, but HOLY COW it is incredible! Academic Earth is the host of over 1500 video lectures from universities like MIT, Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton and Yale. The site is free, but you must register. Top scholars share their knowledge on subjects ranging from Astronomy to Economics, Biology to Philosophy, and Entrepreneurship. Amazing!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Help! I can't open this file at school!!!

Have you ever completed work at home, emailed it to yourself to find that you are unable to open it? How about when a student or parent emails a project, and you cannot view it at all? Chances are, the version that was created off-site is from a newer version of Microsoft Office. Downloading the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack will solve the problem. The converter will allow you to open, edit and save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 files.

Just click the download button, save the converter to your desktop, then double-click to launch the installer. That's it!