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.

Never Mind the Laptops

Author: Bob Johnstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595288421

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.

Never Mind the Laptops

But in fact there was money—a grant of $200,000 from the Gates Foundation to
Snohomish buy laptop computers. Cornwell got on the ... Gates Foundation. For
her part, though in emotional terms the experience had 298 Never Mind the
Laptops.

Never Mind the Laptops

Author: Bob Johnstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469720531

Page: 360

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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.

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
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Never Mind the Web

Author: Miha Kovac

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9781843344063

Page: 204

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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

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
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ParaSpheres

Author: Rusty Morrison

Publisher: Omnidawn Pub

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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.”

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 .

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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?

Lisette s Paris Notebook

Author: Catherine Bateson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952535816

Page: 304

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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?

Laptops and Literacy

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Laptops and Literacy

Author: Mark Warschauer

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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.

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 ...

Travels with a Laptop

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

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

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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 ...

The Old New Thing

Author: Raymond Chen

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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"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

Business Week

... AT & T WireLast year , revenues surged 41 % , to $ 7.6 billion . less ' operating
loss swelled to $ 666 million in Never mind the sinking stock indexes : If Wall
1999. ... or fax ( 321 ) 728-1711 PCs and laptops talk real big about business .
Until.

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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 ...

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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 .

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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.

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 .

Ethnography

Author: David M. Fetterman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

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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.

Reamde

Never mind, I used something called Tigmaster.” “You should use mine; it is way
more secure than Tigmaster. ... Fridge-opening and beer sound effects as
Wallace went on: “As you saw, I transferred the file to my laptop right there in the
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Reamde

Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006210134X

Page: 1056

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“Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.” —Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations—whether he’s reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace—not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichton—once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high—and a new world—for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.

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 ...

Laptop of the Gods

Author: Peter Chippindale

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671855680

Page: 420

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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?

Superstar India

Ask a villager you might meet at a highway stopover if he can find someone to fix
a laptop that's actingweird.He maynever have seena laptop or even heard of it. ...
In India, we live by that mantra, never mind how daunting the task! Have brain.

Superstar India

Author: Shobhaa De

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184754248

Page: 408

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Vintage Shobhaa Dé, with scathing take-offs on everything, from the caste system to male chauvinism, from sex to social pretension . . . in other words, it's all great fun'-Economic Times Watching the preparations for independent India's 60th birthday in 2007, Dé-poised then to enter her own sixth decade-was struck by the thought, 'Surely my life has taken the same trajectory as the country's!' While she reflected on this, many more questions arose: Does India really deserve to congratulate itself? Has it lived up to the early promises it made to its people? Does Dé herself believe in India? In Superstar India, an intimate confession to her readers, Dé answers these questions and discovers a jawan-young-India, ready to find its place in today's world. Witty, passionate and gloriously opinionated, Superstar India celebrates the spirit of a nation that is certainly not about to lose its glow.

PC Computing

Stephen Manes Hope Springs Eternal for the Ever - Elusive Pocket - Sized PC
THE ONLY LAPTOP COMPUTER I EVER ... Never mind that the official mass
storage deAfter playing with it a bit , I was about to vice was your ever - unreliable
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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
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Business Marketing

That laptop , he ex tel is ramping up production of the Mr. Grove , she adds ,
brings a great plains , has been returned to ... P - 6 , successor to the Pentium ,
and P - 7 . tion between technology and the appli“ Well , never mind , ” says Mr.
Grove ...

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