Three educational netbooks go head to head. Check out the shootout results on ZDNet Education.
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Ubuntu continues to emerge as a leader in mainstream Linux distributions and is increasingly friendly to the average end user. Much to the chagrin of Linux purists, who are more concerned with the raw power and customizability of the OS rather than developing a mainstream alternative to Windows, Ubuntu and other distributions like OpenSUSE and PCLinuxOS continue to march ahead with distributions that are truly usable in most educational settings.
A few days ago, I posted my thoughts on the Mimio interactive whiteboards we installed. Overall, I liked them much more than I expected and the wow factor for students and staff was actually more helpful than distracting.
Got dark fiber near you? New E-Rate rules will mean that schools and libraries will finally be able to tap this resource for the good of their students and communities.
Just as 1:1 efforts were gaining momentum, serious errors in judgment in a Pennsylvania school district threaten to put on the brakes.
21st century skills, revisited in my well.
Have Bill Gates and Barack Obama been talking? Because Bill Gates has some big plans for community colleges.
This is one from the overstepping-your-bounds-big-time-buddy department: The principal at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey, sent an email to parents Wednesday morning telling them to ban their children from social networks and thoroughly police their electronic communications. This was not a suggestion or even an invitation to start a dialog with kids, parents, and the school about social media and cyberbullying.
If you listened to Apple's CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, on Tuesday's analyst call, the answer would be a fairly definitive no. The education market just stinks all around:You read the same things we do about the state budget situations and the school districts are under a lot of pressure in pretty much every state around the country.
A reluctant trip to Concord on Patriot's Day actually turned into an inspiring look at the beginnings of modern pedagogy and a preview of what we might do with the resources at our disposal.