Latest from Christopher Dawson
Android is the only potential competitor for iPad
HP's Slate computer, while still not available, is the closest thing to market so far that could be pitted head to head against the iPad. Despite some bumps for early adopters, though, the iPad has the potential to be mighty successful, especially with a new smaller version already in the works and a large ecosystem of apps and developers who cut their teeth on the enormously successful iPhone.
Is an unlocked Google phone finally the phone for schools?
Cell phones in schools are usually discussed in the context of being banned or the latest sexting scandal. However, how will our students ultimately access the countless terabytes of data they will need to process? If you said "On a smartphone," you're probably correct.
One Call Now works like a champ
We ran our first test of our automated calling system, One Call Now, this morning and should be able to use it tomorrow morning for that ice storm the forecasters keep discussing. The system, with either a single phone call or a web-based wizard, allows me to call every teacher in the district, every student, or any of 83 subgroups of these populations.