There are countless turnkey student information systems available, but Filemaker makes a compelling case for creating your own - fast.
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If you can't sell the books, you might as well catalog a few billion words or map the human body in 3D, right?
One of my kids was issued an Alphasmart today. His handwriting is almost as deplorable as mine and he has a tendency to crush netbooks in his bag or locker or wherever.
The real problem that bothers me more than anything else, though, given the state of database and data mining technologies and the general interconnectedness of everything we do, is the inability of any of many information systems to talk to more far-flung systems.
Yesterday I wrote about some data analysis I need to do. It turns out, there is quite a lot of analysis that needs to take place, along with fairly serious data management, especially as we start to relate MCAS scores with other data (SATs, special education testing, socioeconomic data, etc.
Last night I wrote a piece about the use of 802.11n, asking for opinions on whether it was worth it (or even a good idea) to roll out Draft-N routers (the response was mixed, but the general consensus seemed to be to stick with cheap 802.
I just finished installing OpenSUSE 10.2 on my laptop.