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Melissa Seifman

Computer Hardware in Plain English - Common Craft - Our Product is Explanation - 19 views

    Great site with videos 3-5 mintues covering various computer topics. Great for introducing topics such as blogs, twitter, hardware, sofatwere, etc.
youssef saber

your computer guide - 0 views

    your computer guide. brose through hundreds of tips right here. find all you need about computers : internet, hardware and software, security, networking and more
Phil Ashman

Arduino Tutorials « t r o n i x s t u f f - 15 views

    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Maggie Verster

5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010 -- THE Journal - 25 views

    With technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts themselves. To help, THE Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came up with a short list of top tech trends you'll want to watch in the new year.
Giovanni Cerri

Watch online TV on Your PC with SatelliteDirect. Over 3,500 HD Channels - 0 views

    SatelliteDirect's online TV technology allows you to watch over 3,500 HD channels right on your PC. There are No subscriptions/monthly fees, NO hardware to install and NO bandwith limits.
David Freeburg

iPad vs. iTouch: Classroom Throwdown - 0 views

    The iPad is a very intriguing piece of hardware. It appears to do a lot of things well. It might be really great for me, but will it be great for my classroom?
celestino arteta

The Fizzbook Spin Tablet Style Laptop Computer - FizzBook - 13 views

    Un hardware doble, por un lado tablet pc y por otro portátil tradicional: pero todo en uno. Una muy buena solución
Jennifer Carey

Poll Everywhere - A free/Cheap Alternative to Polling Hardware - 0 views

    A very cool free/cheap tool for in-class polling using cell phones or twitter!

htc Desire 650 a new budget smartphone Price, Specifications and Release date - Gadgets World - 0 views

    Having recently emerged first indications, has HTC introduced the Desire 650, a new entry-level smartphone, trying mainly to a "upbeat" design apart from the competition and provides a hardware equipment in the lower middle class
Aman Khani

Understanding IT Infrastructure Management Services - 1 views

    A perfect and flawless IT infrastructure needs the proper and secure setup of the resources such as hardware, software, storage and other applications. It can be done only by designing the infrastructure in a systematic way.
Aman Khani

Top 5 Benefits of Using MPLS IP Connectivity - 0 views

    By using MPLS IP connectivity solutions, you can reduce IT cost for organizations up to 25%. Due to a range of factors including, it reduces the cost of communication tools and telecoms hardware.
Judy Robison

Easy classroom computing - 28 views

    "The ubermix is an all-free, specially built, Linux-based operating system designed from the ground up with the needs of education in mind. Built by educators with an eye towards student and teacher empowerment, ubermix takes all the complexity out of student devices by making them as reliable and easy-to-use as a cell phone, without sacrificing the power and capabilities of a full operating system. With a turn-key, 5 minute installation, 20 second quick recovery mechanism, and more than 60 free applications pre-installed, ubermix turns whatever hardware you have into a powerful device for learning."
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How Fast Does Your Network Need to Be? - 0 views

    How Fast Does Your Network Need to Be? Even the fastest network isn't as fast as a modern PC. When your employees load applications or files off the network, delays can interrupt the flow of their work and reduce productivity. But you can cut delays by making your network as fast as technology and your budget allow. Traditional networks, which transfer data through cables and hardware routers, still offer the best performance. Ethernet, the most common traditional LAN signaling method, transfers...

Online Vmware Training - VMWare Certification | Kernel Training - 0 views

    Certified online VMware Training by our experienced real time experts aimed to provide VMware education across the world provides a complete virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.
Vahid Masrour

Negroponte: One Laptop Per Child is now a $75 Android Tablet - Google 24/7 - Fortune Tech - 44 views

    No keyboard :( but a fantastic pricing. I want a couple (one for my son, one for me). I hope they deliver on their promise. And that CPU better deliver all the stuff it says too.
Ted Curran

[Must Read!] Advice for Small Schools on the LMS Selection Process | e-Literate - 0 views

  • Migration is inevitable:
  • Migration can be an opportunity:
  • All of these systems are pretty good: It’s easy to get worried about making a “wrong” decision and picking the “inferior” product. The truth of the matter is that, given the needs of your institution (both present and foreseeable future), any of the major systems available in the US that I have some familiarity with (ANGEL, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Sakai) will provide you with adequate functionality.
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  • Accept the possibility that you may have Stockholm Syndrome:
  • If you are an LMS support person, then it is likely that you are too close to the day-to-day operations to have good perspective on all aspects of how well your current system is meeting your school’s needs. Make sure you get input from people with a broad range of experiences, roles, and perspectives.
  • All of these systems are pretty bad:
  • all of these systems will probably fare pretty well. But part of that is because our expectations are low. The state of the art in LMS design is frankly not great.
  • Having a system with 39,000 seldom-used features that require a course to learn how to use is not as valuable to you as having a system with 39 features that most people will find useful and can figure out how to use on their own.
  • You may not be a good judge of usability:
  • a system seems easy to use once you know how to use it.
  • Your current faculty LMS heroes may be the worst judges of usability: There is nobody on your campus more likely to have Stockholm Syndrome than the faculty member who taught her first online class using your current LMS, has never used anything different, and has devoted literally hundreds of hours to optimising her course—squeezing every ounce of value out your current system by exploiting every weird little feature and even figuring out how to turn a couple of a couple of bugs to her advantage. There are ways in which her perspective will be extremely valuable to you (which I’ll get to shortly), but judging usability is not one of them.
  • Somebody who has taught using multiple LMS’s could be a good judge of usability: Faculty members who have taught using 2 or 3 (or more) LMS’s generally have some sense of what differences between platforms really matter and what differences don’t in a practical sense.
  • The quality of the support vendor is almost certainly more important than the quality of the software:
  • Don’t assume that you know what the deal is with open source:
  • Your relationship with your LMS is not that different than your relationship with GMail or Yahoo! Mail. It’s hosted on somebody else’s servers; you don’t know anything about the details of the software—the programming langauge it’s written in, how much of it is open source, what the architecture is, what hardware it runs on, etc.—and you don’t care.
  • What matters to you is that the thing that appears in your web browser works reliably and does what you need it to do. Go to the open source LMS support vendors. Tell them what your requirements and capabilities are. Either they will be able to meet your needs or they won’t. Don’t decide in advance of getting the facts.
  • Don’t worry too much about the long-term financial viability of the vendors:
J Black

The 21st Century Centurion: 21st Century Questions - 0 views

  • The report extended literacy to “Five New Basics” - English, mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. A Nation At Risk specified that all high school graduates should be able to “understand the computer as an information, computation and communication device; students should be able to use the computer in the study of the other Basics and for personal and work-related purposes; and students should understand the world of computers, electronics, and related technologies."That was 1983 - twenty- six years ago. I ask you, Ben: Has education produced students with basic knowledge in the core disciplines and computer science TODAY? Are we there yet? OR - are we still at risk for not producing students with the essential skills for success in 1983?
    • J Black
      I had never really considered this computer science has been totally left out of the equaltion....why is that? Cost of really delivering this would be enormous -- think how much money the districts would have to pour into the school systems.
  • On June 29, 1996, the U. S. Department of Education released Getting America's Students Ready for the 21st Century; Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge, A Report to the Nation on Technology and Education. Recognizing the rapid changes in workplace needs and the vast challenges facing education, the Technology Literacy Challenge launched programs in the states that focused on a vision of the 21st century where all students are “technologically literate.” Four goals, relating primarily to technology skills, were advanced that focused specifically on: 1.) Training and support for teachers; 2.) Acquisition of multimedia computers in classrooms; 3.) Connection to the Internet for every classroom; and 4.) Acquiring effective software and online learning resources integral to teaching the school's curriculum.
    • J Black
      we are really stuck here....the training and support -- the acquisition of hardware, connectivity etc.
  • Our profession is failing miserably to respond to twenty-six years of policy, programs and even statutory requirements designed to improve the ability of students to perform and contribute in a high performance workplace. Our students are losing while we are debating.
    • J Black
      This is really, really well said here...bravo
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  • In 2007, The Report of the NEW Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce: Tough Choices or Tough Times made our nation hyperaware that "World market professionals are available in a wide range of fields for a fraction of what U.S. professionals charge." Guess what? While U.S. educators stuck learned heads in the sand, the world's citizens gained 21st century skills! Tough Choices spares no hard truth: "Our young adults score at “mediocre” levels on the best international measure of performance." Do you think it is an accident that the word "mediocre" is used? Let's see, I believe we saw it w-a-a-a-y back in 1983 when A Nation At Risk warned of a "tide of mediocrity." Tough Choices asks the hard question: "Will the world’s employers pick U.S. graduates when workers in Asia will work for much less? Then the question is answered. Our graduates will be chosen for global work "only if the U.S. worker can compete academically, exceed in creativity, learn quickly, and demonstrate a capacity to innovate." There they are
    • J Black
      This is exactly what dawns on students when they realize what globalization means for them..the incredibly stiff competition that it is posed to bring about.
  • “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."
    The report extended literacy to "Five New Basics" - English, mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. A Nation At Risk specified that all high school graduates should be able to "understand the computer as an information, computation and communication device; students should be able to use the computer in the study of the other Basics and for personal and work-related purposes; and students should understand the world of computers, electronics, and related technologies." That was 1983 - twenty- six years ago. I ask you, Ben: Has education produced students with basic knowledge in the core disciplines and computer science TODAY? Are we there yet? OR - are we still at risk for not producing students with the essential skills for success in 1983?
James OReilly

ThinkBalm publishes business value study « ThinkBalm: Immersive Internet insights & expertise - 0 views

  • Nearly 30% of survey respondents (19 of 66) said their organization recouped their investment in immersive technologies in less than nine months, once their project(s) launched.
  • The top motivations for investment in immersive technology in 2008 /1Q 2009 were enabling people in disparate locations to spend time together, increased innovation, and cost savings or avoidance.
  • Early implementers are choosing the simplest use cases first. The most common were learning and training (80%, or 53 of 66 respondents focused on this use case) and meetings (76%, or 50 of 66 respondents). Some intend to take on more complex use cases in 2010 or 2011.
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  • Immersive technology won out over a variety of alternatives primarily due to low cost and the increased engagement it delivers. The leading alternatives were Web conferencing and in-person meetings, followed by phone calls.
  • Work-related use of the Immersive Internet is in the early adopter phase. Before it can pass into the early majority phase, practitioners and the technology vendors who serve them must “cross the chasm.” The most common barriers to adoption are target users having inadequate hardware, corporate security restrictions, and getting users interested in the technology.
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