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#1 groovicus

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 06:29 PM

groovicus,

You know I've been interested in Dreamspark for my students (still waiting approval from my school district) and now this IT Academy sounds very promising for them, too. When I click on the link you provided, though, I get a SERVICE UNAVAILABLE window.

Can you check this out? I want to show this to my students first thing Monday morning! Thanks :thumbsup:

Edit: Must have been a Microsoft error -- it loads now. Thanks for the info. You do great work :flowers:

Edited by txtchr, 09 May 2009 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:01 PM

If you can, let faculty at other schools know. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 03:21 PM

I will certainly pass on the word to all in my district and others that I know who may possibly be interested. This is a tremendous opportunity for our students.

Once again, thanks for bringing this to our attention. You have done a very good deed :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:18 PM

I forgot to mention that there are free videos available for anyone that wants to view them on topics such as Silverlight, Web 2.0 Dev, etc.

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 07:08 PM

How to redeem the IT Academy Student Pass?

1. Get your access code by selecting Get Key button below.
2. Redeem your access code at the IT Academy Student Pass Web site

there is no button saying "get key" :thumbsup: help anyone?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:50 AM

You need to have a Live ID to sign into the web page. Once you have that, then you will see the button to get the key.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:28 AM

Is this offered for a limited time only?

I'm really interested with this but I a lot of activities consume most of my time lately.

Edited by cosmic_sniper05, 30 July 2009 - 12:28 PM.

Let's have a mental fusion!
Let us do our part to make this world a truly symbiotic place.

For other computer problems, this blog might be helpful:
http://cosmicsniper.blogspot.com

#9 groovicus

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:36 PM

It has been going on for the last few months, and as far as I know, there is no deadline on it yet.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:35 PM

Thanks again for the info. . .
Let's have a mental fusion!
Let us do our part to make this world a truly symbiotic place.

For other computer problems, this blog might be helpful:
http://cosmicsniper.blogspot.com

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:14 AM

I'm out school because i just graduated from highschool. my question is do you have to be a student for this

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:14 AM

Yes, you have to be a student.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:25 AM

How to redeem the IT Academy Student Pass?

1. Get your access code by selecting Get Key button below.
2. Redeem your access code at the IT Academy Student Pass Web site

there is no button saying "get key" :thumbsup: help anyone?


You have too be a student too get a code, they are distributed at your school, if they are part of the program.
If I am helping you and I do not respond within 24 hours, please send me a PM. :)

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:31 PM

Dreamspark is a software package, correct?

So, if I as a teacher submit for my school to become part of the program, but the school feels that some of the software offered within the package is "not appropriate", is there any way for my students to participate and gain access to what the powers-that-be feel is appropriate? Or is Dreamspark then not available at all to them?

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:52 PM

Dreamspark is a program (not the software kind) that allows students free access to software. I can't imagine that a school has any say in what a student chooses to use at home. The only thing the school has to do with it is to verify that the person applying is actually a student. I also can not imagine what software on Dreamspark would be considered "not appropriate." :thumbsup:




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