Mr. Guillaume's Educational Links

Open Source
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Every computer Operating Sytem (OS) and software has its strengths and weaknesses. I believe that when the code of computer operating system and/or software is free (meaning the source code is available) that only then can you begin to protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and maleware. If everyone has the right to view the source code there are a lot less places for the bad guys to hide.

Your choice should be based on what works best for you, not what everyone else uses. Open Source Software is always free to try. Only when people are fully informed will they able to make the best decisions regarding what OS and software they should use. Being part Hawaiian and living in Hawaii; I feel a clutural obligation to share my assets (software & everything else) with others; Free and Open Source Software allows me to do that ethically.

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What does Free Software mean? To use free software is to make a political and ethical choice asserting the right to learn, and share what we learn with others. Free software has become the foundation of a learning society where we share our knowledge in a way that others can build upon and enjoy.

Currently, many people use proprietary software that denies users these freedoms and benefits. If we make a copy and give it to a friend, if we try to figure out how the program works, if we put a copy on more than one of our own computers in our own home, we could be caught and fined or put in jail. That’s what’s in the fine print of the license agreement you accept when using proprietary software. You bought and paid for it but you don't own it!

What would you think if you went to Lowes or Home Depot and bought a shovel then got home and found out that there was a license on the shovel that only allowed you to dig on weekday mornings and weekend nights? You would think that was rediculous wouldn't you?

Link to Free Software Foundation

University of Hawaii at Manoa Online Learning Academy

The Online Learning Academy offers free online math and science tutoring for all Hawaiʻi Department of Education students (K-12) state-wide. Tutors are available to help with classwork or homework during our hours of operation.

The University of Hawaiʻi's Online Learning Academy (OLA) provides FREE, one-on-one math and science tutoring, by highly-qualified college tutors, for all Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) students state-wide. Students can log into our online tutoring room Monday through Friday, 9am to 10pm and Sunday, 5pm-10pm for help with classwork and/or homework. We offer tutoring in the following subjects: pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. The OLA offers free AVID tutorial support for DOE students state-wide. This tutoring involves inquiry-driven, collaborative tutorial activities that support academic achievement.


Khanʻs Academy

The Kahn Academy A not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Service Learning
   A Comprehensive Service-Learning Resource

Service learning is a method of teaching that combines formal instruction with a related service in the community.

I like what many people are doing and envisioning their community as the Golbal Community by utilizing organization such as KIVA.KIVA

A good example of that is Punahou Schools    Punahou Schools logo   and their partnering with KIVA that has several ways were students/alumni/parents can be involved.

Flipped Learning

Launched spring of 2012, the mission of the Flipped Learning Network™  is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning.

It started with a simple observation: Students need their teachers present to answer questions or to provide help if they get stuck on an assignment; they don’t need their teacher present to listen to a lecture or review content. From there, Bergmann and Sams began the flipped classroom. They found that their students demonstrated a deeper understanding of the material than ever before. Once you flip, you won’t want to go back!

Google Apps Education Edition is a broad IT solution that schools can use to bring communication and collaboration tools to the entire academic community for free. Google manages all the technology details, so you can focus your time, energy and budgets on teaching your kids. Students, teachers and staff can share ideas more quickly and get things done more effectively when they have access to the same powerful communication and sharing tools.

Google Apps Education Edition lets tech administrators provide email, sharable online calendars, instant messaging tools and even a dedicated website to faculty, students and staff for free. There's no hardware or software to install or maintain, since everything is delivered through a standard web browser - anytime, from anyplace. And please don't forget Google Translate, check it out at the top of this page.

Google Apps for Education Offical Web Site

How about google Forms?   Learn more about it: 80 ways to use Google Forms in your classroom

Googleʻs Resource for Teachers Offical Web Site

Likelike Elementry Schools web site was built using Google Sites. Google redirects (through DNS) the old address (Hawaii DOE) to

TED logo     Check out TED ED

Founded in 1984 (as a one-off event) TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading", consistent with its origins in the Silicon Valley.

Since June 2006, the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license, through As of November 2011, over 1,050 talks are available free online. By January 2009 they had been viewed 50 million times. In June 2011, the viewing figure stood at more than 500 million, and on Tuesday November 13, 2012, TED Talks had been watched one billion times worldwide, reflecting a still growing global audience.

QR Codes
QR Tutorial Find out more about using QR Codes for education. Example

Do we need teachers? Sugata MitraSugata Mitra presents his research in this TED Talk Hole in the WallJust a hole in the wall

   Even the necessity of college is coming under question by ABC Reporter John Stossel in this YouTube video.

Cyber Security Information

Cyberbullying Research Center
National Crime Prevention Council


"Bullying" means any written, verbal, graphic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward other particular student(s) and the behavior causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s); and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s).

"Cyberbullying" means electronically transmitted acts, i.e., Internet, cell phone, personal digital assistance (PDA), or wireless hand-held device that a student has exhibited toward another student or employee of the department which causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s) or school personnel and is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment.

What do I think about Cell Phones in School?
Caution Corrupt Click to see bigger images.

Live Stream


This is an App on both Android and iOS operating systems.

Cops Confiscate Phone as “Evidence” After Two Cops Shot in Ferguson, but Video Survives via Live Stream

Congratulations to the University of Hawaii !

University of Hawaii logo for recognizing and using Sakai logo Itʻs Open Source Software!

The E-Mail is provided by Google!

An example of Ignite in Honolulu

Ignite is a global event, organized by volunteers, where participants are given five minutes to speak about their ideas and personal or professional passions, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced.

This is my first attempt at trying to create content on YouTube.

MICROSOFT  The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS), in partnership with Microsoft Corporation, is pleased to provide Digital Literacy and Microsoft IT Academy Programs for technology training and preparation for certifications for all of Hawaii’s library patrons. The Microsoft IT Academy is the first training program to launch under the HSPLS HI Tech Academy initiative and is expected to reach nearly one million HSPLS card holders, from keiki to kupuna, across the State of Hawaii.
The Microsoft IT Academy program includes training and certification in Microsoft products, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, in addition to advanced subjects such as programming, Web development and database development. The program’s digital literacy program will provide resources to equip Hawaii’s library patrons with the technical skills needed to become more employable and successful in the 21st century workplace.

The Microsoft IT Academy and Digital Literacy Program can be accessed at HSPLS libraries or remotely through the library system’s website, The Microsoft IT Academy provides e-learning, certification preparation, and official Microsoft course materials, which will help users to qualify for and acquire industry-recognized Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate, or Microsoft Certified Professional certifications.

SKETCHUP is a 3D modeling program optimized for a broad range of applications such as architectural, civil, mechanical, film as well as video game design — and available in free as well as 'professional' versions.

The program highlights its ease of use, and an online repository of model assemblies (e.g., windows, doors, automobiles, entourage, etc.) known as 3D Warehouse enables designers to locate, download, use and contribute free models. The program includes a drawing layout functionality, allows surface rendering in variable "styles," accommodates third-party "plug-in" programs enabling other capabilities (e.g., near photo realistic rendering) and enables placement of its models within Google Earth.

In April 2012, Google, the previous owner of SketchUp, announced it will sell the program to Trimble, a company best known for GPS location services.

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What would you say to a free, open-source 3D program that had almost everything you could find in those expensive professional applications that cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars? It may sound too good to be true, but Blender 3D delivers amazing power at an unbeatable price. This programs rivals 3D software produced by the leading companies Autodesk, Electric Rain, NewTek, and Strata.

Used by profesionals daily. Check out a Art Gallery made by Blender 3D.

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GIMP has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. Why spend hunders of dollars for Adobe Photoshop? Try it what do you have to loose? GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

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Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. They aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

Google CardBoard


A Squishy Circit

Squishy Circuts are a way to allow very young children to play with the idas of celectrical circuts. Devolped by AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas, Ph.D. of the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering.

Squishy Circuts web site. Short cut to the project and buy a kit at Maker Shed.

These are my study notes from the Substitute Teacher Course

Notes (this is a .pdf file)

Ideas for Vertical Laptop Storeage Docks