I won't even try to predict how Ed Tech will look in 2020. Ubiquitous WiFi was barely conceivable in 2000; we were just happy that we finally got to party like it was 1999. I can take a pretty good stab at the next couple of years though. Let me know what you think once you've read my musings.
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Here are my top 10 stories of 2009 worth a second look...what are yours?
As I was pitching my largely Mac-based tech refresh proposal tonight to the financial powers that be in our town, one member of the finance committee asked, "Have you heard of the laptops going to third world countries? Can we use those $100 laptops?
"What are they up to now? Cheetah? Leopard? I don't care, just bring it on.
I posted the first part of my evaluation of an Apple MacBook for an educational deployment Wednesday morning (MacBooks - to deploy or not to deploy, part 1). While of course sparking the usual Mac vs.
After reading Marc Wagner's post "Don’t be fooled, Linux is not free," I was struck by a few items. First and foremost, Marc is right.
Maplesoft announced today that it had added Vista support for the latest version of its Maple mathematics software (see It runs on OS X, now it runs on Ubuntu...Still no Vista).
Last night I wrote about thin clients, PC over IP, and desktop virtualization. These all have the potential to make system admins' lives easier, especially in education where there often aren't many of us.
Adobe's Creative Suite 5 provides a surprisingly compelling set of reasons to bite the bullet and pay the licensing costs, even in cash-strapped edu settings.
Does the new OLPC roadmap preclude the use of Windows? It sure looks that way, but I'm inclined to think that some big compromises will be necessary to get any new OLPC hardware out of the gates (no pun intended).