In my last post, Are We Screwing Up The iPad, I made reference to the term “digital native” and “digital immigrant.” It is not that I like those terms first coined by Marc Prensky recently 10 years ago as a service detriment to a generation of struggling teachers, but it has become the accepted nomenclature in education. My lazy writing disservice by continuing to use this term only perpetuates this asinine idea that our brains cannot grasp certain technology in [...]
Windows has a tendency to accumulate errors and problems over time. While some of this virtual wear and tear can be delayed by rigorous system maintenance and keeping malware at the gate, the time will come when you will be forced to reinstall your system. A Windows re-installation is a tedious process. It takes time and once the new installation is in place, you essentially start from scratch.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
WASHINGTON — It's a startling statistic on the state of American schools: An estimated 280,000 teaching and other education jobs could be lost in the coming year, according to the White House. As the Senate prepares for a showdown vote on the jobs bill Tuesday, President Barack Obama is promising to not only save the education jobs at risk, but to support a total of 400,000 education jobs by actions such as rehiring teachers already laid off.
Gaming industry leaders fear that a lack of computer science teaching in schools is denying youngsters the opportunity to learn how to use computers creatively and will leave the country bereft of necessary skills, as Rory Cellan-Jones reports.
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that schools and libraries that receive funding from the federal E-rate program monitor minors' online activities and block or filter content that is ...
Systems where people are treated more or less the same suffer because there will always be a number of “free riders” and because some people may feel their contributions aren’t sufficiently recognized. That said, merit payp for teachers isn’t the answer. Here’s why.
Steve Jobs’s death certificate shows he died at home in Palo Alto, California, of respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 5. His occupation was listed as “entrepreneur” in the “high tech” business.
How much information about your daily life gets recorded by big business and Big Brother? Play this simple scenario by conducting your normal transactions as you would on any given day and we'll show you how often you feed information about yourself to corporate and government databases.
Google Plus has been, by some accounts, the fastest growing social network in history. New numbers indicate, though, that traffic to the site is dropping fast after initial interest. Personally, I find myself more drawn to it every day, because I get so many responses when I post things there. (Disclosure: that could be in part because Google recommended me as a user there, meaning I have twice as many social connections there already as I have on Twitter.) Many people say they don't find it compelling though. We asked on Twitter and on Facebook and most people said that...