Tag Archives: WEB

Convert FILES on the WEB

Everyone has had that document that they can’t load up or the version is wrong and you still need to view.  Or you need to send a file to someone, but they don’t have the necessary program to be able to open the file.

Found a FREE service on PC MECH that is WEB based – so you don’t have to install anything and you get your new document emailed to you.  Being that it is WEB based, I wouldn’t want to send any private information, but for general type documents etc – this service works really well. 

With the popularity of eBooks, wouldn’t it be nice to take those large PDF files and convert them to your Kindle format?   Convert PDF files to eBook formats (epub, fb2, lit, lrf, mobi, oeb, pdb, pml, rb, tcr)

ZAMZAR – Free online file Conversion

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Knowledge & Information for PARENTS

I have been thinking…  I have posted before that I believe – we as TECH people have a responsiblity to keep not only kids save, but parents as well when they are on the internet.  We may take the information we know for granted, but many parents just don’t know and really don’t have the time to figure things out.  We need to HELP!

Most districts have parent section for getting information about the school and kids on the WEB, how about putting up important information that can keep them and their children save when at home.  This information would have to be front and center  – opening page of the Parent WEB – it will have to be updated, but keeping a history area of information as well.  You might want to have a TIP of the month put into the NEWSLETTER as well.  Some of you might already be doing this and that is great.

Getting this started at your district would be very simple, I have posted over the last few weeks about 5-6 items that you could include right away.  I will continue to include items of interest on security and internet safety that you can use as well.

Let me know what you think and if your already doing this, I would be interested in hearing about what you have done in this area.  Honestly – I will be looking into starting this in both my girls schools.

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History can repeat itself – WEB SCAMS are remade & Improved

Get educated…

Saw this great post this morning and wanted to share it. I have been very lucky with my home systems and making sure my wife and two daughters are protected and educated. It worked till about a year and half ago when one of my systems was hit – not sure who did what… hours later and fresh install was the best way to handle.
Knowing is half the battle….

These scams which were determined based on the most frequently identified by PandaLabs include:

Nigerian Scam (of course)
Lotteries
The Girlfriend Ploy
Job Offers
Facebook / Hotmail
Compensation
The Mistake

FULL ARTICLE AND DESCRIPTION OF EACH SCAM

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Internet Explorer 6 Transition TIPS!

I am not sure if this is an issue for the K12 market, but am aware of many business it is.  Do you need to continue to run Explorer 6 for specific application?  Well Microsoft put up a great post with several options that might assist you in the short-term.  You do have to be aware running 6 does put you at a greater security risk, the newer versions have improved drastically.
Take a read!

Tools To Make Working With Internet Explorer 6 in Windows 7 Easier

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