What does it mean when even our applicants for medical residency programs cheat?
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As I was setting up a cart of Classmate PCs this week, a parade of students back and forth from the bathroom had to stop and comment or ask questions about the diminutive machines. "They're so small!" "So are you," I'd reply. "Are those the new computers?" "Do we get to use them?" "Are they for all of us to use? Even the Kindergartners?" I even had one third-grader tell me, "My dad has a netbook; he hates it."
I'm back from paternity leave...A "motivational speaker" today gave me reason to pause for a few hours and come back with a fresh outlook.
Set to launch this month, Wolfram Alpha promises to be the next big thing from the same guy who transformed mathematical software. Ahead of its launch, though, we're seeing some details emerge that may position it as more of a Google Supplement than a Google killer.
Many administrators, teachers, and parents simply associate MySpace and FaceBook with the term social networking, possibly adding Twitter to the mix and generally writing off the technology as an unsafe liability. However, we all need to expand our view of what social networking can be.
Here I am again at the X2 Aspen Community Conference. While X2 Aspen information is obviously of most interest to X2 Aspen users, users of the countless SIS products out there should feel free to chime in and let us know where their SIS is ahead, behind, or otherwise heading in completely different directions.
I'm at the X2 Development Corporation Community Conference for the next two days. It's an annual event that our SIS vendor puts on to bring together end users (power, guru, new, and otherwise) and, not surprisingly, build community among their growing cadre of school districts.
OK, so the great and powerful GOOG probably didn't give a lot of thought to my model of electronically distributing textbooks for use on commodity netbooks when they announced their upcoming e-book initiative.
Not long ago, I wrote a post concerning what I saw as a high price and somewhat limited value for Dell's new educational netbook, the Latitude 2100. It seems, however, that a lot of school districts disagreed.
For the first time since I've been teaching I have a high-end physics class this semester. Everything I've taught to this point has been computer application electives, introductory physics, or remedial math, all of which present a variety of challenges in addressing student needs and keeping kids on track.