I'm just not seeing it, folks. Is a "rah rah, stay in school" speech from the President really such a bad thing to let kids watch online? It's better than most of what they watch on YouTube.
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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.
This post is coming in a bit late today since I was without Internet access for the entire weekend! I'm between ISPs right now and, although I timed the cutoff of my first to dovetail with the installation of the second, delays in turning on my DSL service meant that I was Net-less for 3 days.
Oh, Borders...I love your Seattle's-best-coffee-serving stores, but apparently you missed the memo: the black and white e-reader has been done already.
Oh, right...that would be me. And (surprise!) Verizon is to blame.
I can't decide if I should be applauding a school in Wauwatosa, WI, for taking a tough stand on student discipline or appalled at a lack of reason in the case of a girl arrested for texting in class on February 11th. I think I'm appalled.
In a column that spends a lot of time talking about how to engage kids using technology, I'd like to take a minute and talk about turning off the technology. Don't worry, it's only for an hour.
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.
A lot of politicians are bandying about the idea of licensing unused or underutilized radio frequencies to create a free, nationwide broadband network. As the US gets repeatedly dinged for a lack of broadband penetration, especially in the inner city and rural areas, an initiative like this would have massive implications for educational technology.
We all know the expression: Keep it Simple, Stupid! or just KISS for short.