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

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"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

The Charisma Machine

The Charisma Machine

The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child Morgan G. Ames ... It would
let a group of laptops share one internet connection that might be on one edge of
town (never mind how abysmally slow that connection might become).

Author: Morgan G. Ames

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262537445

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

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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

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
computer industry could offer an audience wanting a portable computer. In the
end, the ...

Author: Dan Gookin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119740285

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 564

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 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 , this would be the
same as if after a printed copy ... In terms of printed books , 48 Never Mind the
Web.

Author: Miha Kovac

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 184334405X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 321

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

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: 324

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

Learning and Leading with Technology

Learning and Leading with Technology

Alibrandi NEVER MIND THE Never Mind the LAPTOPS Laptops — Kids ,
Computers , and the Transformation of ... the experience of educators and
students at the all - laptop school , Methodist Ladies ' College in Melbourne ,
Australia .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006162679

Category: Computer literacy

Page:

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Categories: Computer literacy

Laptop of the Gods

Laptop of the Gods

know enough to blush to his roots at 'Shiva's lingam — never mind the quality feel
the width!' (8), along with 'Stepping the Giants' Causeway!', followed by a list of
extraordinary lengths (9.5!). He had just been trying to puzzle out 'Best broom' ...

Author: Peter Chippindale

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 0671855689

Category: Computers

Page: 420

View: 952

It is December 1999 and, as the millennium approaches, all is not well in the Land of the Gods. The deities, engrossed in their petty squabbles, are bored out of their immortal skulls with the hapless earthlings in their charge. So when GOD, the central computer running the universe, offers them the alternative of endless virtual reality games in Mega Retroland, they jump at the chance to shrug off their responsibilities forever. While GOD continues to send streams of inconsequential e-mails, it seems only mighty Jupiter, and his equally powerful consort Juno, are left to care about the disintegration of mortal society. Until Cupid hacks into GOD's mainframe and uncovers a sinister plot, masterminded by the Beast in the Machine. Suddenly the race is on. Are the gods doomed? Or can they fight back in time to save not just themselves, but all of us on Planet Earth?
Categories: Computers

Res Gestae

Res Gestae

Out of Retirement : The Eyes Have It I me cry back ” but never actually went By
Mike Murphy required us to take out expensive ... Note : I have no idea if Never
mind the “ laptop advantage ” amount of Socratic fear or dynamic public letter we
all ...

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ISBN: UOM:35112203554318

Category:

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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Prometheus, $28 (300p) ISBN 978-1-59102-462-0 ustralian technology writer
JohnA: (Never Mind the Laptops) heralds what he believes will be a revolution in
lighting: light emitting diodes, or LEDs, "tiny specks of semiconductor material
that ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036083582

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Lisette s Paris Notebook

Lisette s Paris Notebook

Never mind. We remedy all tomorrow. For now you had better eat your chèvre
and then sleep.' I wanted to set up wifi on my laptop but apparently one couldn't
do that in the evening. Perhaps it interfered with Madame Christophe's digestion?

Author: Catherine Bateson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781952535819

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 543

What do you wear to Paris? Ami and I discussed it for hours but I still couldn't think of anything suitable. Ami said a trench coat with nothing underneath but your best underwear. That was only if some boy was meeting you at the airport, I said. Eighteen-year-old Lisette has just arrived in Paris (France!) - the city of haute couture and all things stylish - to practise her French and see great works of art. Her clairvoyant landlady Madame Christophe forces her to attend language lessons with a bunch of international students but soon Lise discovers she's more interested in studying boys than art or verbs ... When the undeniably hot Anders jogs into her life it feels too good to be true. Things get even more complicated when she is pursued by Hugo, a charming English antiques dealer. Can she take a chance and follow her own dreams? How far into the future can Madame Christophe see? And could Lise really be falling in love - in Paris?
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Laptops and Literacy

Laptops and Literacy

... and Telecommunications , 2003 ( pp . 2413 – 2416 ) . Chesapeake , VA :
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education . Johnstone , B . (
2003 ) . Never mind the laptops : Kids , computers , and the transformation of
learning .

Author: Mark Warschauer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066810394

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 629

Examines laptop use in classrooms and how it influences literacy, discussing reading and writing challenges of the twenty-first century, the history of computer use in schools, research on schools implementing one-on-one computing, and other related topics.
Categories: Education

Travels with a Laptop

Travels with a Laptop

If you look at the difficulties encountered in so - called mature democracies , such
as Canada , never mind France and Italy , you would think we would be a bit
more patient . But we are seeing ourselves again . Independent Africa did not
have ...

Author: North-South Institute (Ottawa, Ont.)

Publisher: North-South Institute/L'Institut Nor-Sud

ISBN: NYPL:33433049249539

Category: Developing countries

Page: 327

View: 535

Categories: Developing countries

The Old New Thing

The Old New Thing

ma urer Turns out that you can ' t install Windows via xcopy A colleague of mine
reminded me of a story from Windows 95 . A major ... Never mind that the old
machine was a desktop and the new machine was a laptop . Never mind that
they ...

Author: Raymond Chen

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: UVA:X030114960

Category: Computers

Page: 517

View: 974

"Raymond Chen is the original raconteur of Windows." --Scott Hanselman, ComputerZen.com "Raymond has been at Microsoft for many years and has seen many nuances of Windows that others could only ever hope to get a glimpse of. With this book, Raymond shares his knowledge, experience, and anecdotal stories, allowing all of us to get a better understanding of the operating system that affects millions of people every day. This book has something for everyone, is a casual read, and I highly recommend it!" --Jeffrey Richter, Author/Consultant, Cofounder of Wintellect "Very interesting read. Raymond tells the inside story of why Windows is the way it is." --Eric Gunnerson, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation "Absolutely essential reading for understanding the history of Windows, its intricacies and quirks, and why they came about." --Matt Pietrek, MSDN Magazine's Under the Hood Columnist "Raymond Chen has become something of a legend in the software industry, and in this book you'll discover why. From his high-level reminiscences on the design of the Windows Start button to his low-level discussions of GlobalAlloc that only your inner-geek could love, The Old New Thing is a captivating collection of anecdotes that will help you to truly appreciate the difficulty inherent in designing and writing quality software." --Stephen Toub, Technical Editor, MSDN Magazine Why does Windows work the way it does? Why is Shut Down on the Start menu? (And why is there a Start button, anyway?) How can I tap into the dialog loop? Why does the GetWindowText function behave so strangely? Why are registry files called "hives"? Many of Windows' quirks have perfectly logical explanations, rooted in history. Understand them, and you'll be more productive and a lot less frustrated. Raymond Chen--who's spent more than a decade on Microsoft's Windows development team--reveals the "hidden Windows" you need to know. Chen's engaging style, deep insight, and thoughtful humor have made him one of the world's premier technology bloggers. Here he brings together behind-the-scenes explanations, invaluable technical advice, and illuminating anecdotes that bring Windows to life--and help you make the most of it. A few of the things you'll find inside: What vending machines can teach you about effective user interfaces A deeper understanding of window and dialog management Why performance optimization can be so counterintuitive A peek at the underbelly of COM objects and the Visual C++ compiler Key details about backwards compatibility--what Windows does and why Windows program security holes most developers don't know about How to make your program a better Windows citizen
Categories: Computers

Falling for Leigh Mills Boon Heartwarming A Brookhollow Story Book 3

Falling for Leigh  Mills   Boon Heartwarming   A Brookhollow Story  Book 3

She popped a chunk of muffin into her mouth and poised her hands over the keys
. “Ready,” she said, her mouth full, a crumb falling onto the keys. Sliding the
laptop away from her, Logan picked it up and closed the lid. “Never mind,” he
said as ...

Author: Jennifer Snow

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781474006965

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 616

Can she be his cure for writer's block?
Categories: Fiction

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

Nothing like that had ever happened before . Oh , sure , I had lost a paragraph or
two when my big computer froze , but my little laptop had always been completely
reliable . I had never lost a word never mind an entire column . I was startled ...

Author: Jonathan Dobrer

Publisher: D'Anca-Wells & Assoc

ISBN: 0962139025

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 484

Amusing and heartfelt essays about modern life in the 21st century. Very touching, witty and often hilarious, and sometimes sad, these essays touch and explore loving, growing, living and surviving the new millennium.
Categories: Humor

U S News World Report

U S  News   World Report

Truth is , we ' re giving you everything you need in a laptop . A book so good you
... But you need your laptop in your lap , not on somebody ' s workbench . That ' s
why we ... But never mind all of that . back our notebooks . We get them back to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002591315

Category: United States

Page:

View: 794

Categories: United States

Business Week

Business Week

And it's free the first year : Truth is , we're giving you everything you need in a
laptop . A book so good you can't put it down . And coverage so ... But never mind
all of that . back our notebooks . We get them back to you . Pronto . How pronto ?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822017510975

Category: Business

Page:

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Categories: Business

Forbes

Forbes

Iput a Vista laptop in a bedroom on the second floor of my house and unplugged
the cable Tv line from the bedroom TV and ... For now Microsoft offers the best
way to get a glimpse of the future—never mind, for a moment, that there are some
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019464384

Category: Business

Page:

View: 800

Categories: Business

CIO

CIO

And it's free the first Truth is , we're giving you everything you need in a laptop A
book so good you can't put it down . ... But you need your laptop in your lap , not
on somebody's workbench . ... But never mind all of that . back our notebooks .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924078739814

Category: Executives

Page:

View: 423

A resource for information executives, the online version of CIO offers executive programs, research centers, general discussion forums, online information technology links, and reports on information technology issues.
Categories: Executives

Ethnography

Ethnography

( Typically , laptops with a hard disk and the Macintosh laptop ( Dynamac ) fall at
the high end of the scale , approximately $ 5 , 000 . ) Prices for ... or implicitly
prohibit the use of even a pen and notepad , never mind a laptop or other device .

Author: David M. Fetterman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015015282869

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 870

This textbook provides an up-to-date account of ethnographic research methods. Using examples from many social science disciplines, the author introduces: paradigms used in ethnography, field work, equipment needed, analysis of data, differences and similarities between qualitative and quantitative approaches, the nature of the environment of contemporary ethnographic research, and writing the report. Throughout the author provides insights into putting people at ease and research ethics; he also includes a thorough introduction to microcomputer hardware and software useful in ethnographic studies.
Categories: Social Science