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.
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).
Even when it was off, a laptop could act as a relay in the network (never mind the
Author: Morgan G. Ames
Publisher: MIT Press
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.
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.”
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
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.
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
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
Piles of leverarch files, laptops and coffee cups were scattered across a large
desk. A petite brunettein anavy suit jumped up to greether. 'Hi, I'mRachel,'
shesaid. 'Hi, Rachel. Good to meet you. I'm Alex. Do have time for a quick chat?' '
Author: Penny Avis
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Alex Fisher is a high-flying lawyer close to making partner and busy planning her perfect wedding to Elliott. But life suddenly becomes complicated when she's faced with a hot junior lawyer on her team and an actress threatening to jeopardise the deal by exposing her dodgy cosmetic surgery...
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
"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.
Never mind the laptops : Kids , computers , and the transformation of learning .
Lincoln , NE : i Universe . Kalyuga , S . , Ayres , P . , Chandler , P . , & Sweller , J .
( 2003 ) . Expertise reversal effect . Educational Psychologist , 38 ( 1 ) , 23 – 31 .
Author: Louanne Smolin
The question of whether technology has lived up to its potential in educational settings has been debated for decades. This volume seeks to bring new perspectives to bear on that question. Chapters include such topics as learning from current research related to ICT in education, the multiple and complex digital divides that impact students and teachers, and promising technology related professional development practices. Brings together the unique perspectives of leaders from diverse areas of the educational technology spectrum, including those involved in research, policy, and practice Chapters include new research data related to the impact of technology on learning as well as what is being learned about technology in teacher preparation
... 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.
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
Publisher: Penguin Group
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.
... s " most sincere ” singersongwriters ; never mind the “ clackety - clack of
laptops surfing the free WiFi " and the " decor straight out of the Whole Earth
Catalog ” – just tap into the “ very neighborhoody " vibe , “ sweet patio ” and
Author: Zagat Survey (Firm)
Based on the opinions of in-the-know night-crawlers, this guide takes you on an insider's tour of San Francisco, rating and reviewing hundreds of establishments and offering essential indexes to help you make the right choice for any evening.
... thevillage chaiwallahin possession ofunimaginable skillsat fixing laptops! It
isthis very neversaydie attitude thatmakes India incredible. 'Impossible is nothing'
, an Adidas ad reminds the world. In India, we live by that mantra, never mind
Author: Shobhaa De
Publisher: Penguin UK
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.
( 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
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.