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
"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.
Never mind the weight. Never mind that most never ventured from the desktop
that they were set up on, luggables were the best the computer industry could
offer in the arena of portable computing. The problem with the Osborne was not
that it ...
Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
With a generous dash of humor and fun, bestselling author Dan Gookin shows people how to select the right machine and tackle typical laptop challenges Laptop sales recently surpassed those of desktop machines-a trend that seems likely to continue A must for laptop newbies as well as road warriors who need to get the most out of their machines Covers synchronizing with the desktop, accessing the desktop remotely, coordinating e-mail pickup between two machines, wireless networking, managing power, and securing a laptop
Laptops also greatly facilitate communication from the field to the research center
through interactive electronic mail ... 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
Category: Social Science
The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.
... 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
Author: Mark Warschauer
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.
( 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
Category: Social Science
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.
Ask a villager you might meet at a highway stop - over if he can find someone to
fix a laptop that's acting weird . He may never have seen a laptop or even heard
of it . ... In India , we live by that mantra , never mind how daunting the task !
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
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.”
Even worse , it was reasonable to expect that either the device would break down
in about two or three years , or new technology will be developed that will force
us to buy new devices , as with mobile phones and laptops , and then a new ...
Author: Miha Kovac
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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
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
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
Laptops change curriculum and students. Education World. Retrieved ... 1:1
learning: Laptop programs that work. Washington, DC: ISTE ... Never mind the laptops: Kids, computers, and the transformation of learning. New York: iUniverse
Author: Hansson, Thomas
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
"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.
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 ,
Never mind late planes and bad hotels - the road warrior's real nightmare is an
epic tech meltdown . ... 4 COFFEE GETS ON THE COMPUTER Even the most
organized travelers sometimes space out and get separated from their laptops .
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Think of it : by installing an inexpensive PC card , your laptop can suddenly send
and receive data at a very high speed , to ... More than any other networking
technology , people just think it's cool to use wireless ( never mind that it is
Author: Rob Flickenger
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Building Wireless Community Networks is about getting people online using wireless network technology. The 802.11b standard (also known as WiFi) makes it possible to network towns, schools, neighborhoods, small business, and almost any kind of organization. All that's required is a willingness to cooperate and share resources. The first edition of this book helped thousands of people engage in community networking activities. At the time, it was impossible to predict how quickly and thoroughly WiFi would penetrate the marketplace. Today, with WiFi-enabled computers almost as common as Ethernet, it makes even more sense to take the next step and network your community using nothing but freely available radio spectrum. This book has showed many people how to make their network available, even from the park bench, how to extend high-speed Internet access into the many areas not served by DSL and cable providers, and how to build working communities and a shared though intangible network. All that's required to create an access point for high-speed Internet connection is a gateway or base station. Once that is set up, any computer with a wireless card can log onto the network and share its resources. Rob Flickenger built such a network in northern California, and continues to participate in network-building efforts. His nuts-and-bolts guide covers: Selecting the appropriate equipment Finding antenna sites, and building and installing antennas Protecting your network from inappropriate access New network monitoring tools and techniques (new) Regulations affecting wireless deployment (new) IP network administration, including DNS and IP Tunneling (new) His expertise, as well as his sense of humor and enthusiasm for the topic, makes Building Wireless Community Networks a very useful and readable book for anyone interested in wireless connectivity.
SECRETS BY JEFF CARLSON MOBILE MAC Laudable Laptop Stands BOY ,
DID WE EVER GET A GOOD LAUGH OUT OF THE COMbustible PowerBook
5300 . Quite the scorchin ' deal , eh ? ( Never mind that only a few batteries in a
be : ' Never mind if our farmers are committing suicide , our development
indicators on laptop purchases , internet connections , software development and
hardware production are very buoyant and the donors are very impressed ?
Author: Gita Dewan Verma
Category: City and town life
This book is a chronicle of our times, offering a glimpse into what needs to be done, to redress the chaos that is urban development. Written with honesty, it is the story of the slumming in our cities and how a large number of urbanites living on pavements came to be slumwalas and how a number of urban development walas are letting our cities slowly die.
Out in the living room, Sam streams CNN with one of Henri's laptops on his thighs
. Luckily Henri's wireless ... One survivor. “And how do I look at her, Sam?” “Never mind.” The survivor is an old woman. Definitely not one of us. “The Loric fall in ...
Author: Pittacus Lore
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Four thrilling bestselling novels are included in this collection: The Power of Six: I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us. There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? I am Number Seven. One of six still alive. And I'm ready to fight. The Rise of Nine: The stakes are higher than ever as John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest of the Garde before it's too late. During the dangerous mission at the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John found and rescued Nine. But even with their combined powers, special abilities known as Legacies, the pair barely escaped with their lives—and they lost Sam in the process. In order to save our world and their own, John and Nine must join forces with Six and Seven who have been battling the Mogadorians in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India. The Fall of Five: To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. When the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Lorien symbol—they know they are close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it's too late. The Revenge of Seven: The fifth book in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered. The Garde are broken and divided once again, but they will not be defeated. As long as one still stands, the battle for Earth's survival is not lost.
To my mind , it is clear that both ways of knowing are essential to our modern way
of life , yet far too many people are turned off to science and mathematics at an
early age , and they never really understand all but the simplest of ideas and ...
Author: Michael R. Fisch
Publisher: World Scientific
Life, Laptops and Liquid Crystals connects the science of one of the icons of the digital age, the laptop computer, with life itself via liquid crystals, the phase of matter essential to both. The book begins with a review of basic chemistry and physics, then goes on to discuss semiconductors, polymers, liquid crystals, and the molecules of life. Applications of these basic concepts to electronic devices, liquid crystal displays, art, and of course the laptop computer, complete the text. Physics, chemistry, materials science, electronics, and biology are all essential to understanding those topics. The necessary concepts in each field are developed with an eye to emphasizing molecules and molecular interactions. Each chapter concludes with review exercise, as well as references and research questions that encourage the reader to explore the topics in more depth.