Here are some useful technology resources for schools. No one is paying us to place these links here.  They are here because they work.

OpenDNS

OpenDNS can provide a small school with FREE content filtering.  Setting it up is easy.  Create an account at OpenDNS.com and select the categories you want filtered.  Then make a simple setting change in your DSL or cable modem and install a small client on one computer in your school and you now have free content filtering.  Get started now!

nComputing

One computer can power up to 100 workstations for a faction of the price of a stand alone computer. ncomputing.com

Adeona

adeonalogoIf theft of resources is a concern, then this FREE resource can provide a solution.  There are similar commercial offerings, but they don’t allow you to keep your privacy.  I quote:  “Adeona is the first Open Source system for tracking the location of your lost or stolen laptop that does not rely on a proprietary, central service. This means that you can install Adeona on your laptop and go — there’s no need to rely on a single third party. What’s more, Adeona addresses a critical privacy goal different from existing commercial offerings. It is privacy-preserving. This means that no one besides the owner (or an agent of the owner’s choosing) can use Adeona to track a laptop. Unlike other systems, users of Adeona can rest assured that no one can abuse the system in order to track where they use their laptop.”  On a Mac notebook it will even log a picture of the user. adeona.cs.washington.edu