Modern library design

Library layout

Here are some links to good sites with ideas on library/media center design.

Oregon Media Streaming Media RFP

Our goal is to provide equitable access to appropriate digital content that is tied to Oregon standards and supports improved achievement in Oregon schools.

Download the RFP (Oregon Streaming Media RFP.pdf)

Important Dates:
January 23, 2008 - Streaming Media System RFP Posted
February, 28, 2008 - Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m.
March 1-14, 2008 - Proposals reviewed, provider demonstrations
March 21, 2008 - Provider recommended to Oregon ESDs
April, 2008 - Provider will be recommended to the School Boards for approval.

EdTech Lunch-N-Meet - Nov. 09 - Mediacasting

Nov 9 2007 12:30 pm
Nov 9 2007 4:00 pm
EdTech Lunch N Meet

12:30 – 4:00 @ NWRESD - Flyer - Directions
Topic: Mediacasting

Super video converter

super video converterThis program is called Super and that's a perfect name for it. It is a video converter importing and exporting a wide range of formats. This is now on my "must have" list of free software to install in all PCs running Windows.

You can download the most current version from the Super web site at:

Or use the copy I've provided in the files section below.

OCTOBER 22 - TESA and District Testing Coordinator (DTC) Training for WASHINGTON COUNTY - Click here for Sign Up

Oct 22 2007 1:00 pm
Oct 22 2007 3:00 pm

Training Location and Information:

NWRESD Washington Service Center, 5825 NE Ray Circle, Hillsboro - Map

See attachment below for additional information.

Astoria Technology Tools In-Service Oct. 12 2007

Oct 12 2007 8:00 am
Oct 12 2007 4:00 pm

State-wide In-service: Astoria Tech Day
Astoria High School

[ sign up using link at bottom of page ]


Power Publishing - Three for free



GIMP is a photo and image editing package. You can also use it for drawing and painting. It produces bitmapped images and can save files in many different formats.

Inkscape is a vector based drawing and illustrating program. It produces SVG (scalable vector graphics) files. It can be used for logos, fliers, and technical illustrations.

Scribus is a desktop publishing program. It supports publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.


This course is published on the NWRESD Moodle server at: You may view the course online or download it and install it on your own Moodle server. See the bottom of this post for links to software download sites.

NWRESD - Aug. 23 In-service Web 2.0

Web 2.0 tools for productivity and fun.

Free Windows software

I just got a new MacBook with an Intel processor and thought it would be useful to document all the free software I put on it after I installed Windows XP on it. These programs are all free to use. I'll post another article with all the free Mac software I find.

You should install Apple's Boot Camp software so you can dual boot with Apple and Mac OS X. You will have to buy a Windows license. I'm still working on different versions of Linux to install but the Knoppix Live CD runs just fine. I'm also using VMware Fusion to run virtual sessions in Mac OS X.

Read more to see the list...

Inkscape - vector graphics editor

Inkscape screenshotInkscape is a graphics editor similar to Illustrator and Freehand. It uses the SVG (scalable vector graphics) format. When combined with the SVG free clipart library, you have a powerful graphics package and instant library of quality graphics.

Supported features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.

Inkscape runs on Linux, OS X and Windows platforms. It is released under the GNU General Public License so it is free to use and redistribute. This means you can freely install it on all your computers and give it away to your students and staff.

There are some good tutorials on the Inkscape home page:


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