Never Mind the Laptops

Never Mind the Laptops

Extraordinary though it seems, the decision to go ahead with what was probably the most revolutionary program in MLC's history never came up for a vote at council, was never even debated. “David would have regarded it as a management ...

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

Aristotle s Laptop

Aristotle s Laptop

There was no scope here for any kind of sustained thought between the stimulus and the response, never mind Aristotelian isomorphic behavior. We saw in Chapter 4 how the work of Lashley and his student Donald Hebb, addressed the masses ...

Author: Igor Aleksander

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814425629

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 185

Aristotle's convincing philosophy is likely to have shaped (even indirectly) many of our current beliefs, prejudices and attitudes to life. This includes the way in which our mind (that is, our capacity to have private thoughts) appears to elude a scientific description. This book is about a scientific ingredient that was not available to Aristotle: the science of information. Would the course of the philosophy of the mind have been different had Aristotle pronounced that the matter of mind was information? This “mind is information” assertion is often heard in contemporary debates, and this book explores the verities and falsehoods of this proposition. Contents:Overview: From Aristotle to the Bits of an Informational MindShannon: The Reluctant Hero of the Information AgeBillions of Brain Cells: Guesses and ModelsImagination in the Circles of a NetworkPhenomenal Information: The World and Neural StatesInformation Integration: The Key to Consciousness?The Joy of Seeing: Gathering Visual InformationThe Informational Mind: Oxymoron or New Science?The Unconscious Mind: Freud's Influential VisionAristotle's Living Soul Readership: Philosophers, scientists and those interested in consciousness and machine consciousness; readers of multidisciplinary books on machine analyses of consciousness. Keywords:Aristotle;Consciousness;Machine Consciousness;Artificial Intelligence;Philosophy;Information;The Information Age;Information Theory;Automata TheoryReviews: “Individual chapters of this book might be used to introduce postgraduates to information theory, and this book is recommended for a university that offers courses in consciousness studies and/or in the history of science. In particular 'Shannon: The Reluctant Hero of the Information Age' provides some interesting information about several people from different areas of expertise who worked in Bell Labs and MIT.” Online Information Review
Categories: Computers

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.

Author: Dan Gookin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119740285

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 440

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

Technology and Education

Technology and Education

Never Mind the Laptops. New York: iUniverse, Inc. Kay, A. (2005). The Dynabook revisited: A conversation with Alan Kay. The Book and the computer: Exploring the future of the printed word in the digital age. Retrieved May 26, 2005 from ...

Author: Sharon Y. Tettegah

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780762312801

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 604

Provides a presentation of policies and practices of technology in K12 schools. This book lays out the foundation of what schools should be concerned about involving various aspects of technology and its impact on school administration and teaching. It introduces technology, policy and philosophical discussions on the use of technology in schools.
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning  Second Edition

Laptop learning: A comparison of teaching and learning in upper elementary classrooms equipped with shared carts of laptops and permanent laptops. ... Never mind the laptops: Kids, computers, and the transformation of learning.

Author: Rogers, Patricia L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605661995

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2612

View: 708

Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Laptops also greatly facilitate communication from the field to the research center through interactive ... Certain people will explicitly or implicitly prohibit the use of even a pen and notepad , never mind a laptop or other device .

Author: Professor Leonard Bickman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076190672X

Category: Social Science

Page: 580

View: 629

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods is a comprehensive, intelligent & authoritative guide to researchers who need to select & use the most suitable approach, specific designs, & data collection procedures for their applied research.
Categories: Social Science

Using Technology in Foreign Language Teaching

Using Technology in Foreign Language Teaching

Never Mind the Laptops. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse. Kandil, A. (2001) Reading Speed and Arab Students in The Process of Language Learning: An EFL Perspective. In Z. Syed, (Ed.). Conference Proceedings, Teacher-to-Teacher Conference (p.

Author: Rahma Al-Mahrooqi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443870047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 771

Language learning is a complex and challenging endeavor. For students to achieve the desired proficiency in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) their institutions need to invest time, effort and huge resources in order to cater for different learning styles. To be cost effective, many language-teaching institutions strive to provide intensive foreign language (FL) instruction to reduce the time period needed to learn the target language. This explains the current interest in combining differe...
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Story of Maine in 112 Objects From Prehistory to Modern Times

A Story of Maine in 112 Objects  From Prehistory to Modern Times

n March 2000, amid a state budget surplus, then-Governor Angus King announced his | plan to place laptop computers in the ... As Bob Johnstone notes in Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning: Initial ...

Author: Bernard P. Fishman

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 9780884485865

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 232

PUBLISHED WITH THE MAINE STATE MUSEUM Founded in 1836, the Maine State Museum is America’s oldest state museum and is known to many as “Maine’s Smithsonian” because of the breadth and diversity of its holdings—nearly a million objects covering every aspect of the state’s cultural, biological, and geological history—and the thousands of stories its collections tell. For this book the museum selected and photographed 112 artifacts and specimens that, together, tell an epic story of the land and its people from prehistoric times to the present. It is a story covering 395 million years, a story told with a walrus skull and fossils, tourmaline and spear points, mammoth tusks and bone fishhooks, Norse coins and caulking irons, militia flags and survey stakes, treaty documents and wooden tankards, a temperance banner and a locomotive, Joshua Chamberlain’s pistol and a cod tub trawl, a Lombard log hauler and a woman’s WWII welding outfit, L. L. Bean boots and German POW snowshoes, and many more objects from the museum’s collections. Short narratives written by museum curators are woven around each item—including photos of related objects—and the ensemble has been honed, polished, and introduced by museum director Bernard Fishman. This is a book that historians and Maine residents and visitors will delve into again and again, unearthing new treasures with each reading.
Categories: History

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 of the book ... 48 Never Mind the Web.

Author: Miha Kovac

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780632162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 997

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

Never Mind the Bullocks

Never Mind the Bullocks

The issue of where he was going to sleep didn't even arise, 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. I fell asleep before the film ...

Author: Vanessa Able

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857889284

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 447

**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; others don't, for reasons of theft and damage. ... On the cover of the book documenting this story, Never Mind the Laptops by Bruce Johnstone, the laptops look bigger ...

Author: Milton Chen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118157404

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 876

"In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media--from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his current role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation--to support his vision for a new world of learning. Presented in five parts and divided into "module" chapters, this book examines the ways in which K-12 learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technology. Due in large part to new technologies, over the lastfew decades we've witnessed a huge shift in how we imagine teaching and learning. A good example is the educational revolution sparked by Sesame Street--which in its first season had a goal of teaching preschool-age children the numbers 1 to 10. At the time, experts dismissed it as an unrealistic goal since many kindergarten students were having trouble mastering this simple counting. Yet the research proved that preschool-age children learned those skills and many others directly from the TV screen. NowSesame Street's curriculum teaches the numbers from 1 to 40. In today's digital age the number of new ways to teach and learn is ever-expanding and includes: television, Google, YouTube, TeacherTube, Facebook, iPhones, video games, GPS devices, open source textbooks, interactive whiteboards; and there are countless examples of ways technology positively impacts student learning--from voice-recognition software that helps children learn to read to translation tools that help teachers communicate with non-English speaking parents. As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we're quickly moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks--and teachers locked away in classrooms."--
Categories: Education

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies Innovations Methods and Ethical Issues

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies  Innovations  Methods  and Ethical Issues

Laptops change curriculum and students. Education World. ... 1:1 learning: Laptop programs that work. Washington, DC: ISTE Publications. Cuban, L. (2002). ... Never mind the laptops: Kids, computers, and the transformation of learning.

Author: Hansson, Thomas

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 574

View: 785

"This book provides a collection of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. It includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a must-have for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Laptop

The Laptop

She was having a hard time deciding what she was going to do with what money she had, never mind confusing herself with demonic wishes, if in fact that laptop was capable of changing life's destiny.

Author: David Zink

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468963984

Category: Fiction

Page:

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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 supposed to take a complete break of at least 10 days once a year, in order that any ...

Author: Vic Daniels

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 9781905641871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 141

View: 791

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

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools

Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning. Seattle: iuniverse. Kafai, Y. B. (1995). Minds in Play: Computer Game Design as a Context for Children's Learning. Hillsdale, N.J. Lawrence Erlbaum ASSOciates.

Author: Steve Humble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134797882

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 347

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools sets out the what, why and how of coding. Written by industry innovators and experts, it shows how you can bring the world of coding to your primary school practice. It is packed with a range of inspirational ideas for the cross-curricular teaching of coding, from demystifying algebra in maths, to teaching music, to designing digital storytelling, as well as an insight into the global movement of free coding clubs for young people such as CoderDojo and Girls Learning Code. Key topics explored include: what we mean by ‘coding’ understanding and teaching computational thinking building pupils’ passion for and confidence with technologies artificial intelligence systems how gender impacts on coding STEM learning and Computer Science using Minecraft to improve pupil engagement fun projects using a Raspberry Pi. Designed to be read from cover to cover or dipped into for ideas and advice, Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools offers all teachers a deeper knowledge and understanding of coding that will help them support and inspire the coding generation. It is cool to code!
Categories: Education

Hacked Attacked Abused

Hacked  Attacked   Abused

Every executive worth his or her position must have a personal digital organizer and laptop and the latest all singing ... There are also various other basic pieces of hardware that can yield commercial information ; never mind laptops ...

Author: Peter Lilley

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749438746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 435

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

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

View: 319

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

A Portal 2 Story Blue Sky

A Portal 2 Story   Blue Sky

As Garret started to move, Wheatley attempted to snatch the laptop up out of his reach a second time, but Garret was ... Me, here, big old wire stuck in my neck- and while we're at it, never mind it being your flipping laptop- if it is, ...

Author: Luke.c

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326862084

Category:

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Lonesome Lies Before Us A Novel

Lonesome Lies Before Us  A Novel

“You should hear what kids are doing these days on their laptops. Never mind laptops—their phones.” He peered down the bluff, expecting the tinder of dry grass to be ablaze. “What about backing instruments?

Author: Don Lee

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393608823

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 998

A contemporary ballad of heartbreak, failure, and unquenchable longing, this novel presents Don Lee at his best. Yadin Park is a talented alt-country musician whose career has floundered—doomed first by his homely looks and lack of stage presence and then by a progressive hearing disorder. His girlfriend, Jeanette Matsuda, might have been a professional photographer but for a devastating heartbreak in her teens. Now Yadin works for Jeanette’s father’s carpet-laying company in California while Jeanette cleans rooms at a local resort. When Yadin’s former lover and musical partner, the celebrated Mallory Wicks, comes back into his life, all their most private hopes and desires are exposed, their secret fantasies about love and success put to the test. Drawn to the music of indie singer-songwriters like Will Johnson, who helped shape the lyrics in this book, Don Lee has written a novel that unforgettably captures America’s deepest yearnings. Beautifully sad and laced with dark humor, Lonesome Lies Before Us is a profound, heartfelt romance, a soulful and memorable song.
Categories: Fiction

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Laptop computers are truly portable computers for use in the office, on a plane, or in the field. ... Certain people will explicitly or implicitly 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: 714

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