On Farming….. and Phishing

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes, you just have take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Yesterday, the sun came out after several dreary days of rain, so I took the opportunity to go out and do a bit of yard work. There’s a … Continue reading

Tech or No Tech in the Classroom? The debate Continues.

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Came across this: Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – Lingua Franca – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education. I suspect it is because we are starting a new school year that this topic is popping up a … Continue reading

What Schools Must Learn From LA’s iPad Debacle | WIRED

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What Schools Must Learn From LA’s iPad Debacle | WIRED. Just catching up: this is from a few months back. We dealt with this back in the early 90s when our oldest was in school. It’s sad, but not surprising … Continue reading

The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight. I guess when Apple can’t compete using its beauty and amazing marketing, it simply tries to squash the competition by what amounts to censorship. In the trial, … Continue reading

It Turns Out that Learning About Computing is NOT like Learning to Drive a Car

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Why all our kids should be taught how to code: m.guardian.co.uk. I’m just sayin’ …… almost everything we have done over the last two decades in the area of ICT education in British schools has been misguided and largely futile. … Continue reading

Computer Literacy: Does knowing how to drive = understanding cars?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Of course not. So why do people believe that they “know” about computers simply because they can use Word, or iTunes, or some other app? (Or even a lot of apps…) It is high time that we accept the fact … Continue reading

Can computers take the place of teachers? – CNN.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Can computers take the place of teachers? – CNN.com. By Sugata Mitra, Special to CNN September 26, 2010 11:48 a.m. EDT Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer deserves to be. This is a rewording by David Thornburg … Continue reading