Never Mind the Laptops

Never Mind the Laptops

And to their prospects? Today, these are questions that all parents, teachers, school administrators, and politicians must ask themselves. Bob Johnstone provides a definitive answer to the conundrum of computers in the classroom.

Author: Bob Johnstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595288427

Category: Education

Page: 351

View: 374

"What we all hope for our children's education is undiminished curiosity and creativeness, and solid practical preparation for adult work. Today, there's no doubt that easy access to computers is vital for students. Bob Johnstone has brilliantly and passionately told the story of the worldwide struggle to make today's equivalent of the pencil accessible to all students." -Victor K. McElheny, author of "Watson and DNA" If every kid had a laptop computer, what would difference would it make to their learning? And to their prospects? Today, these are questions that all parents, teachers, school administrators, and politicians must ask themselves. Bob Johnstone provides a definitive answer to the conundrum of computers in the classroom. His conclusion: we owe it to our kids to educate them in the medium of their time. In this book he tells the extraordinary story of the world's first laptop school. How daring educators at an independent girls' school in Melbourne, Australia, empowered their students by making laptops mandatory. And how they solved all the obstacles to laptop learning, including teacher training. Their example spread to thousands of other schools worldwide. Especially in America, where it inspired the largest educational technology initiative in US history-the State of Maine issuing laptops to every seventh-grader in its public school system. This lively, intriguing, anecdote-rich account is based on hundreds of interviews. In it, you'll meet the visionary leaders, inspirational principals, heroic teachers, and their endlessly-surprising students who showed what computers in the classroom are really for.
Categories: Education

Never Mind the Laptops

Never Mind the Laptops

The laptop lab she knew was never going to be as good as a proper laptop classroom, ... though in emotional terms the experience had 298 Never Mind the Laptops.

Author: Bob Johnstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469720531

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 312

"What we all hope for our children's education is undiminished curiosity and creativeness, and solid practical preparation for adult work. Today, there's no doubt that easy access to computers is vital for students. Bob Johnstone has brilliantly and passionately told the story of the worldwide struggle to make today's equivalent of the pencil accessible to all students." -Victor K. McElheny, author of "Watson and DNA" If every kid had a laptop computer, what would difference would it make to their learning? And to their prospects? Today, these are questions that all parents, teachers, school administrators, and politicians must ask themselves. Bob Johnstone provides a definitive answer to the conundrum of computers in the classroom. His conclusion: we owe it to our kids to educate them in the medium of their time. In this book he tells the extraordinary story of the world's first laptop school. How daring educators at an independent girls' school in Melbourne, Australia, empowered their students by making laptops mandatory. And how they solved all the obstacles to laptop learning, including teacher training. Their example spread to thousands of other schools worldwide. Especially in America, where it inspired the largest educational technology initiative in US history-the State of Maine issuing laptops to every seventh-grader in its public school system. This lively, intriguing, anecdote-rich account is based on hundreds of interviews. In it, you'll meet the visionary leaders, inspirational principals, heroic teachers, and their endlessly-surprising students who showed what computers in the classroom are really for.
Categories: Education

Never Mind the Web

Never Mind the Web

That is, if I lend an electronic copy of Anna Karenina to a friend and the copy of it still remains on my laptop or any other digital reading device, ...

Author: Miha Kovac

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780632162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 973

This key book examines the role of the printed book in contemporary societies, its demographics and its relation to the other media. It analyzes the differences among various national book industries throughout Europe and the USA, and the reasons and impact of the differences. Both the effect of digital technologies and the reasons why e-books did not substitute the printed book, as predicted in mid-nineties, are explored. A comprehensive overview of the diversities and similarities that exist among various national book industries and among various publishing fields throughout the developed world Analyses the development of all book professions (librarians + booksellers + publishers) Builds a link between research methodologies used in book history and on contemporary publishing research
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Laptops For Dummies

Laptops For Dummies

Never mind its weight. Never mind that most luggable computers never ventured from the desktops they were first set up on — luggables were the best the ...

Author: Dan Gookin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119740285

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 879

The latest on getting the most from laptops and tablets Not that long ago, laptops were seen as luxuries. Now they’re practically an essential for many people, and—as faster computing power and super-sharp displays make many of them the equal of a desktop—the new wave of lightweight laptops is increasingly replacing the home PC with its bulky tower and multiple cords. Plus, you can use your laptop when chilling on the couch or venturing out for a quick coffee! In this fully updated edition of Laptops For Dummies, bestselling tech writer Dan Gookin takes a friendly walk through everything you need to know, from the basics (if you’re new to laptops) all the way up to the latest hardware and tech updates—including the recent release of Windows 10. Along the way you’ll learn how to synchronize your laptop with other machines, coordinate email pickup across devices, and beef up your security. You’ll also learn how to Choose the right laptop Check out tablet options Troubleshoot problems Maintain and upgrade Whether you’re choosing a new laptop or want to maximize what you’re getting from the one you have, Laptops For Dummies has you covered, wherever you want to work—or play!
Categories: Computers

Never Mind the Botox Meredith

Never Mind the Botox   Meredith

As she opened it, a ping on Ryan's laptop made her look round. There was a new message on his screen. The team are looking great, thanks!

Author: Penny Avis

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783060740

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 710

Never Mind the Botox is a series about four professional women all working on the sale of a high profile cosmetic surgery business. Each book reveals how the women cope with one of the most glamorous but challenging deals of their careers, and the dramatic impact it has on their personal lives.
Categories: Fiction

Never Mind the Bullocks

Never Mind the Bullocks

... as he got into bed next to me in his coffeestained Tshirt and drawstring linens and we spent the evening watching The Hurt Locker on my laptop.

Author: Vanessa Able

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857889284

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 248

**A Scotsman Non-Fiction Book of the Year** Vanessa Able wanted a truly independent Indian adventure, but nothing prepared her for the noise, chaos and terror of driving 10,000 km around the subcontinent or for finding the love of her life. Behind the wheel of a yellow Tata Nano (the world s cheapest car), Vanessa steers the reader through a hilarious, high-octane adventure. Taking any help she can get from loopy spiritual gurus to professional driving instructors, and even a divine insurance policy she drives her way around an alien road network through India s white-knuckle traffic where vehicle size, full-beam lights and roads that simply disappear seem to trump all common sense. Narrowly escaping death by truck, she learns the real rules of the road, the vehicle pecking order, what to do when the SH11T hits the fan and to appreciate the true kings of the dusty tarmac: the bullocks. En route, she falls hopelessly in love with a mathematician named Thor who might be, ironically, the worst driver she s ever met. Their romance does not start promisingly the first rendezvous is interrupted by that universal passion-killer, Delhi belly but will they survive unexpected sheep-jams, a car full of elephant slime, and the endless cacophony of horns?
Categories: Travel

Education Nation

Education Nation

Some laptop programs allow students to take their computers home; ... On the cover of the book documenting this story, Never Mind the Laptops by Bruce ...

Author: Milton Chen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470875453

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 719

An educational innovator who worked at Sesame Workshop and The George Lucas Educational Foundation offers a new vision for learning As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we're moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks-and teachers locked away in classrooms. In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media-from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation-to support a vision for a new world of learning. This book, in six chapters, explores the "edges" in education—the places where K-12 learning has already seen revolutionary changes through innovative reform and the use of technology. Examines ways in which learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technology Explores the ever-expanding world of technology for breakthroughs in teaching and learning Includes many wonderful resources to support innovation in schools across the nation This important book offers a clear vision for tomorrow's classrooms that will enhance learning opportunities for all children.
Categories: Education

The Charisma Machine

The Charisma Machine

The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child Morgan G. Ames ... being the only light source in a village (never mind how the laptops were recharged).

Author: Morgan G. Ames

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262353908

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 243

A fascinating examination of technological utopianism and its complicated consequences. In The Charisma Machine, Morgan Ames chronicles the life and legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and explains why—despite its failures—the same utopian visions that inspired OLPC still motivate other projects trying to use technology to “disrupt” education and development. Announced in 2005 by MIT Media Lab cofounder Nicholas Negroponte, One Laptop per Child promised to transform the lives of children across the Global South with a small, sturdy, and cheap laptop computer, powered by a hand crank. In reality, the project fell short in many ways—starting with the hand crank, which never materialized. Yet the project remained charismatic to many who were captivated by its claims of access to educational opportunities previously out of reach. Behind its promises, OLPC, like many technology projects that make similarly grand claims, had a fundamentally flawed vision of who the computer was made for and what role technology should play in learning. Drawing on fifty years of history and a seven-month study of a model OLPC project in Paraguay, Ames reveals that the laptops were not only frustrating to use, easy to break, and hard to repair, they were designed for “technically precocious boys”—idealized younger versions of the developers themselves—rather than the children who were actually using them. The Charisma Machine offers a cautionary tale about the allure of technology hype and the problems that result when utopian dreams drive technology development.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Never Mind the Botox Stella

Never Mind the Botox  Stella

I want to get on with it, mind. How soon can you fit me in?' Stella paused and picked up her laptop. 'Let me just have a look at what I've got on.

Author: Penny Avis

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781838595869

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 689

Stella Webb is a successful but bored cosmetic surgeon whose career is going in a very different direction to that of the A&E doctor she's dating.
Categories: Fiction

The Laptop

The Laptop

Most people set money as a goal, only all she ever wanted was happiness, ... never mind confusing herself with demonic wishes, if in fact that laptop ...

Author: David Zink

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468963984

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 580

A used Laptop, purchased at a second hand shop turns nightmarish after Aunt Margret gives it to her spoiled nephew as a Christmas gift.
Categories: Fiction

Never Mind the Bonus

Never Mind the Bonus

Even when he took holiday, he was working from his bank laptop and easily able to cover his tracks – even though, under US law, currency traders are ...

Author: Vic Daniels

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 9781905641871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 141

View: 630

Edited by Here Is The City publisher Vic Daniels, 'Never Mind Your Bonus' is a compilation of the best, most amusing, entertaining or just plain eye-opening stories from the vaults of one of the world's most popular financial markets websites. With an exclusive audience of financial markets professionals, based in over 150 countries and territories, the website delivers a brand of up-to-the-minute comment, news and opinion that has tens of thousands of investment bankers, asset management and hedge fund professionals logging in each day. The book provides an entertaining look at the underbelly of the financial markets, revealing what's really going on in that opaque world. This is a must read for anyone who works in the financial markets, or hope to make a career therein.
Categories: Business & Economics

Hacked Attacked Abused

Hacked  Attacked   Abused

There are also various other basic pieces of hardware that can yield commercial information ; never mind laptops , if a serious intruder wants to get your ...

Author: Peter Lilley

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749438746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 442

Businesses are totally dependent on technology, yet the users of such are ignorant of the risks inherent in it. This work gives case studies and preventative advice for all levels of management.
Categories: Business & Economics

Laptops All in One For Dummies

Laptops All in One For Dummies

Never mind the alphabet, 802.11b was the first technology in this series to reach the market. The a specification came a short time later.

Author: Corey Sandler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470768231

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 295

The all-in-one guide to buying, using, securing, and transporting a laptop—it's ten books in one! If you want to take a computer with you on a trip, to a coffee shop, or into the kitchen when you're cooking, laptops are just the ticket. They're portable, powerful, and popular—but they're not desktops, so you’ll want to know what you’re doing from the get-go. This terrific, ten-minibooks-in-one book covers all the bases: how to choose the best laptop for you, what you need to know when you’re on the road, how to get more productive and more. Shows you how to keep your laptop running smoothly and safely at home, at work, in the classroom, and on the road Includes ten books in one: Choosing the Best Laptop, Setting Up Your Laptop, Running Basic Windows Operations, Using Common Applications, Playing with Multimedia, Managing Your Power Supply, Upgrading Your Laptop, Networking and Linking to the Internet, Protecting Your Laptop, and Troubleshooting Common Problems Offers advice and tips on using your laptop safely and efficiently, including what accessories you need Reflects the very latest technologies, including Windows 7 and the new Microsoft Office 2010 This easy-to-follow For Dummies guide tells you everything you need to know about laptops!
Categories: Computers

ParaSpheres

ParaSpheres

If a laptop wants to live a long life , the most important skill that laptop can learn is
to keep the relationship with the Human at the friendship level . Humans do not
know how to handle intimacy , and laptops aren ' t much better , never mind what
 ...

Author: Rusty Morrison

Publisher: Omnidawn Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122202083

Category: Fiction

Page: 637

View: 777

Exploring the porous boundary between mainstream literary fiction and the genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, this collection of short stories juxtaposes the conventional and the fabulist?with dazzling results. In Rikki Ducornet's ?Lettuce,” a petitioner in a futuristic totalitarian state pays with his life when he requests permission to grow lettuce; ?Birthday of the World,” by Ursula K. Le Guin, is narrated by a woman whose brother destroys their culture when he decides he wants to be God; and the disillusioned wife in Carol Schwalberg's ?The Midnight Lover” finds the perfect marriage partner in her dreams, only to be divorced by the dream lover. Containing 50 works by genre writers Kim Stanley Robinson and Michael Moorcock and noted literary authors Laird Hunt and Brian Evenson, this compilation expands the fiction subgenre that has been called ?speculative” and ?slipstream.”
Categories: Fiction

Never Mind the Quantocks

Never Mind the Quantocks

... rescue work – stump up for equipment and I learnt from an issue of Mountain Rescue magazine that Goodyear paid for a new tranche of laptops for MRTs.

Author: Stuart Maconie

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 9781446355732

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 269

View: 787

In this hilarious and heart-warming collection of essays, the bestselling author reflects on a life spent exploring the British countryside on foot. From the splendor of the Pennines and the Lake District to the drama of the Dorset coast; from the canals of the Midlands to wildest Scotland, this book is an attempt to explain a passion for walking and the delights it can bring. Culled from Stuart Maconie’s monthly column in Country Walking, it’s full of the beautiful places, magical moments and wonderful characters he has encountered on his travels. It discusses such intrepid adventures as taking on the famous “Wainwright” fells of the Lake District, walking Hadrian’s Wall with colleague Mark Radcliffe, and why the most important things to carry in a rucksack are a transistor radio and a small bottle of red wine. Praise for Stuart Maconie “Maconie makes a jovial, self-deprecating narrator. Sharp and funny.” —The Guardian “He is as funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell.” —The Observer “Stuart Maconie is the best thing to come out of Wigan since the A58 to Bolton.” —Peter Kay “An heir to Alan Bennett . . . stirring and rather wonderful.” —The Sunday Times
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Never Mind the Pexit

Never Mind the Pexit

As she watched the rain and the birds and thought about questions to which there were no answers, Geoff worked on his laptop at the dining table in the ...

Author: Penistone Writers' Group

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244763541

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Never Mind the Botox

Never Mind the Botox

ATMOSPHERE – ***** Who needs foam? IN A NUTSHELL – A lot of noise for a small laptop. TWEntY FOUR WORKING FoR THe nME ARCTIC MONKEYS - WEMBLEY.

Author: Mitch Stansbury

Publisher: M-Y Books Limited

ISBN: 9781909271807

Category: Humor

Page: 198

View: 540

We, four suburban forty-somethings, had all but ignored live music, proper live music, for twenty years - The Banshees, Buzzcocks and The Smiths happened so long ago that they might have been in a different life. Live music now was a mum from Doncaster pretending to be the blonde one from Abba, and we needed help. Thankfully, it came, as our children found indie-rock, and demanded to see it up close. A night at Wembley with The Killers kick-started a five year odyssey of seventy nights, a hundred bands, and all of this – Superheroes in spandex, Viking Metallers in a strip-club, cross-dressing sax players, foam-parties, typewriter solos, half-eaten birds, demented babysitters, homicidal ticket-touts, terrifying body-art, the world's laziest roadie, and of course, some dad-dancing. We've met an 80's legend playing drums in a punk covers band, and been stalked by a masked man in a gay night-club. We've been derailed by the Pope, and insulted by a singer who then bought us all a drink, and even, briefly, had rock stars' arse in our hands. Well, in my hands. Fleeting it may have been, but he hasn't called, or even sent a text. Never Mind the Botox is a journey of mild, middle-aged rebellion, as once or twice a month, we try not to stand out in a crowd thirty years younger - we usually fail. Sometimes the children keep us company, others we leave them at home, but there is always, along the way, some fun to be had. And so what if we can't hear the next morning. Old-people need rock'n'roll too.
Categories: Humor

Never Mind the Gunners

Never Mind the Gunners

... written word I could find about the club, later still (following the acquisition of a laptop) by meticulously compiling copious statistics about them.

Author: Graham Lister

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752498928

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 787

This is the definitive quiz book on the Arsenal Football Club, meticulously researched to provide fans of the Gunners of all ages with an informative, entertaining, challenging and enjoyable test of their knowledge of this great club. Populated by the many characters, heroes and occasional villains who have helped create a rich footballing legacy during 126 years of history, and full of themed questions on all aspects of the club, this is the ideal companion on those long trips to away games, for settling arguments and for finding out just how much you and your Arsenal-supporting friends really know about the legendary Gunners.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

The laptop computer is a significant improvement over pen and notepad. ... prohibit the use of even a pen and notepad, never mind a laptop or other device.

Author: Leonard Bickman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412950312

Category: Social Science

Page: 661

View: 530

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools. - twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management; - emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints; - new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection; - a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action; - a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.
Categories: Social Science

Never Mind The Botox Rachel

Never Mind The Botox  Rachel

She got up, opened her laptop and started typing. Recommendations for improvement During the course of our review, ...

Author: Penny Avis

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781780889214

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

View: 611

Rachel Altman is a corporate financier with a prestigious accounting firm who's desperately trying to keep on the straight and narrow. Hopelessly led astray by her bar-diving boyfriend, she gets the chance to turn things around when her boss gives her the break she's been waiting for. But the deal doesn't go as planned...
Categories: Fiction