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Claude Almansi

Make: Online | Walled Gardens vs. Makers - 0 views

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    Cory Doctorow. Make. June 2011. "Consider the iPad for a moment. It's true that Apple's iTunes Store has inspired hundreds of thousands of apps, but every one of those apps is contingent on Apple's approval. If you want to make something for the iPad, you pay $99 to join the Developer Program, make it, then send it to Apple and pray. If Apple smiles on you, you can send your hack to the world. If Apple frowns on you, you cannot. What's more, Apple uses code signing to restrict which apps can run on the iPad (and iPhone): if your app isn't blessed by Apple, iPads will refuse to run it. Not that it's technically challenging to defeat this code signing, but doing so is illegal, thanks to the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which makes it a crime to circumvent a copyright-protection technology. So the only app store - or free repository - that can legally exist for Apple's devices is the one that Apple runs for itself. Some people say the iPad is a new kind of device: an appliance instead of a computer. But because Apple chose to add a thin veneer of DRM to the iPad, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applies here, something that's not true of any "appliance" you've ever seen. It's as if Apple built a toaster that you can only use Apple's bread in (or face a lawsuit), or a dishwasher that will only load Apple's plates. Apple fans will tell you that this doesn't matter. Hackers can simply hack their iPads or shell out $99 to get the developer license. But without a means of distributing (and receiving) hacks from all parties, we're back in the forbidden-knowledge Dark Ages - the poverty-stricken era in which a mere handful of ideas was counted as a fortune."
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    We discussed this article in the forum of lascuolachefunziona.it. Someone objected that the iPad was a great tool and gave far more liberty to developers than traditional print publishers. I retorted that it was precisely because the iPad was such a great tool that its proprietariness about content for it was irritating. Then Elena Favaron made an illuminating comparison: "There are also people who make coffee machines that work only with dedicated coffee capsules, and there are folks who even buy them..."
Bonnie Sutton

Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms? - 2 views

****************************** From The Los Angeles Times, Saturday, February 4, 2012. See http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120205,0,639053.column .. Our appreciation to Monty Neil, ...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 07 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

The Great Tech War - 1 views

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/160/tech-wars-2012-amazon-apple-google-facebook?partner=homepage_newsletter ilbert Wong, the mayor of Cupertino, California, calls his city council to order. "...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 18 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Harry Keller

You Can't Afford Apple's Education Revolution - 3 views

Apple is picking low-hanging fruit, as usual, and making a nice profit at the same time. Will they remain an isolated provider of online texts for iPads at high prices, or will they move to expand...

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Bonnie Sutton

The Years Worst Tech Trends.. - 1 views

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2011/12/the_year_s_worst_tech_trend_complexity_.html 011 Was a Terrible Year for Tech All our devices got more complicated. And they won't get si...

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Bonnie Sutton

STEM TO STEAM - 1 views

Collect articles and browse other HuffPost members' collections. I'm one of many nerds who started programming with an Apple II. I bought the first Mac in 1984, right before I got on a plane t...

STEM to STEAM American Competitiveness art and design iPod

started by Bonnie Sutton on 07 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

A New Yorker travels South (by Southwest) - 1 views

A New Yorker travels South (by Southwest) http://thedailyirv.com/?p=65 I made my first trip to South by Southwest (SXSW ) this week and I enjoyed it. If you have any doubt about the innovative spi...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 16 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Why education inequality persists - and how to fix it - 1 views

By Valerie Strauss This was written by John Jackson, president of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, and Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew professor of education at New York University. ...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 17 May 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Steve Jobs on Technology and School Reform - 1 views

by larrycuban The untimely loss of 56 year-old Steve Jobs and the obituaries that followed reminded me of what he told interviewers about technology and school reform. Jobs recorded these inter...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 10 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

ISTE REPORT - 4 views

Web News Briefs 1. My ISTE 2011: Takeaways from a conference To me, ISTE - with some 13,000 attendees from 68 countries having converged on Philadelphia this week - is like looking out the window...

Anne Collier NetFamily News on ISTE horizon report

started by Bonnie Sutton on 01 Jul 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

America's Next Educational Crisis - 1 views

America's Next Educational Crisis Posted: 07/ 1/11 11:51 AM ET http://www.huffingtonpost.com/franklin-schargel/americas-next-educational_b_883381.html High-quality teachers are critical to acc...

162 Keys to School Success Franklin Schargel Teacher training education career

started by Bonnie Sutton on 02 Jul 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Labour market scrambles for new tech stars - 1 views

By April Dembosky in San Francisco and Maija Palmer in London A war for talent is raging in Silicon Valley where internet companies, from big groups such as Google down to the smallest start-u...

started by Bonnie Sutton on 06 Jul 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Why Tablets in the Classroom Could Save Schools $3 Billion a Year - 1 views

Why Tablets in the Classroom Could Save Schools $3 Billion a Year Submitted: March 29, 2012 - 4:08pm Originally published: March 29, 2012 Last updated: March 29, 2012 - 5:58pm Source: Wall Street J...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 03 Apr 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

What teachers don't need (but are getting anyway) - 1 views

What teachers don't need (but are getting anyway) By Valerie Strauss This was written by Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina. A version of th...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 18 May 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

The New Digital Divide - 2 views

December 3, 2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/opinion/sunday/internet-access-and-the-new-divide.html The New Digital Divide By SUSAN P. CRAWFORD FOR the second year in a row, the Monday...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 04 Dec 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

The ten most popular eSN stories of the year - 2 views

The ten most popular eSN stories of the year Here are the most popular eSchool News stories of 2011. Recently, we published our editors' picks for the 10 most significant ed-tech stories of 2011...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 03 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012 - 2 views

12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012 FILED UNDER: Culture, Learning Methods, Tech Tools http://mindshift.kqed.org/2012/01/12-education-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2012/ Looking ahead a...

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started by Bonnie Sutton on 05 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Teachers Resist High-Tech Push in Idaho Schools - 0 views

By MATT RICHTEL POST FALLS, Idaho - Ann Rosenbaum, a former military police officer in the Marines, does not shrink from a fight, having even survived a close encounter with a car bomb in Iraq. He...

High tech push online Idaho tablets Laptops vanguard. teacher back

started by Bonnie Sutton on 04 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
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