We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the...– Thomas Jefferson
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take...– Thomas Jefferson
Digital access, collaboration a must for students... →
Students increasingly are taking education into their own hands with personal technology experiences, a trend with important implications for schools In a national survey that reveals K-12 students’ use of technology at home and at school, students overwhelmingly agreed that access to digital media tools and the ability to collaborate with peers both inside and outside of school can greatly...
Google Releases CloudCourse, an Open Source... →
Google made a number of announcements in the past week that are of interest to educators: opening Google Wave to the public and extending Google Voice accounts to students. But one announcement that didn’t receive much press was its release of CloudCourse, the new internal learning platform. “I would love something from Google. Moodle is still very basic, Blackboard is worse....
What students want most from ed tech? “it’s all... →
Julie Evans, CEO of the nonprofit group Project Tomorrow, discussed the latest findings from her organization’s annual Speak Up survey of students, parents, teachers, and school administrators. The newest findings from the student data reveal two significant trends, Evans said. No. 1, “it’s all about mobile, mobile, mobile” with today’s students, she said: They’re interested in using “the...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their... →
“Speak Up 2009: Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Schools,” the latest education technology survey from the nonprofit group Project Tomorrow, identifies the emergence of “free agent learners”—students who increasingly take learning into their own hands and use technology to create personalized learning experiences. The three elements identified in the...
Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted...– Albert Einstein
How Google Books Works (via @HowStuffWorks) →
“When Sergey Brin and Larry Page launched Google, they created an Internetjuggernaut that made information easier to find. But they realized that without the information contained in humankind’s decidedly analog books, there would always be a gaping hole in online information.”
First Look: Android 2.2 Before It Lands on Nexus... →
Slideshow Contents: Froyo JIT Compiler Enterprise Functionality App Data Backup API Cloud-to-Device Messaging API Data Tethering, Portable WiFi Hot Spot Android 2.2 boasts data tethering and a WiFi hot-spot capability. Android 2.2’s New V8 Engine Voice Input Intentions Adobe Flash 10.1, Air Support Android Market Search Update All! Over-the-Air Downloads
Adobe TV: WIRED introduces an rich, immersive digital magazine experience available on the iPad, and created in collaboration with Adobe using Creative Suite 5 and new Adobe Digital Publishing technologies.
Where the army is, prices are high; when prices rise the wealth of the people is...– Sun Tzu “The Art of War”
Dell Streak Tablet, Unlike Apple iPad, Is Also a... →
Slideshow: “Dell introduced the Streak, a tablet with a 5-inch touch screen and the Android OS, May 25. Unlike the Apple iPad, the Streak is also a phone, offers multitasking and can support Adobe’s Flash for viewing video and animations. Its size, however, may give some consumers pause. Some analysts have called it an oversized Android smartphone targeted at high-end consumers wanting a...
Google’s Pac-Man Logo Costs Society $120,483,800... →
Interesting site to showcase the best Web 2.0...
Worldwide Broadband Speedtest.net Index: South... →
Methinks: Would you believe 26th? At least we beat Canada. Sorry guys.
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work.– Milton Friedman
Excellent article on "The Golden Age Of IT Has... →
“The simultaneous transcendence of predictive analytics, real-time computing, and mobile power is creating tremendous new opportunities for CIOs” Highlights: 1) IT vendors lived in parallel universes 2) CIO as High Priest is over and done 3) helping CIOs build their way out 4) rise of predictive analytics 5) rise of real-time computing 6) mobile’s promise is about to...
5 Use Cases for The Real-Time Web (via @rww) →
1. Finance 2. Enterprise 3. Education 4. Science 5. Publishing
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can...– Stephen Hawking
Trends Slideshow: Big Changes Ahead for IT (via... →
““The IT function of 2015 will bear little resemblance to its current state,” says a research report from the Corporate Executive Board. The outlook is for “fundamental changes in how the function is organized and managed.” Some predictions on trends, and outcomes for the IT shop.” Methinks: This a very good list and insightful. As Technology as a Service...
H-1B Workers Earn More Than U.S. Workers, Finds... →
“A University of Maryland report claims to dispel the idea that programs such as H-1B visas and foreign workers are cheap sources of labor for American companies. The study finds foreign workers in the United States have actually earned more than U.S. tech professionals. The study’s authors, professors Sunil Mithas and Henry Lucas, recently spoke with eWEEK on the implications of wage...
First you start with a computer, then you build a... →
Stewart to Wrap Up Global Education Conference
Rockford, IL – Jeffrey Stewart, Chief Technology Officer at Trekk Cross-Media, will deliver the closing keynote address at the Global Education for the 21st Century Conference to be held June 10-11 at the Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center for Career Education in Rockford, Illinois. Stewart’s address, “Communications Trends Affecting Business and Education,” will examine how cloud computing,...
12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made... →
This Web-only article is a special rich-media presentation of the feature, “12 Events That Will Change Everything,” which appears in the June 2010 issue of Scientific American.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.– Albert Einstein
FCC Report Cites "Increasing Concentration" of... →
“In its 14th annual report to the United States Congress on wireless competition, the Federal Communications Commission said that far from diversifying, the sector is actually concentrating in fewer hands.” Methinks: Is this a good thing? In the most advanced wireless countries there are only one or two providers. Are more competitors better? Discuss
10 Burning Questions Steve Jobs Needs to Answer... →
Did the iPhone 4G Really Leak Out? When Will Printing Be Coming to the iPad? Does Apple Hate Google Now? Is Apple Most Scared of Google or Microsoft? Does Apple Have Plans for the Web? Who Will Take Over When Steve Jobs Leaves? When Will the iPod Be Discontinued? Is Mac OS X or iPhone OS Key to Apple’s Future? Is Apple’s Policy of Secrecy Best for the Company? Will Apple Ever...
Flowr Is Facebook Skinned for the Enterprise (via... →
I’ve started to take a look at Flowr and it looks promising! Many of the key collaboration and networking features are there. I am very interested in seeing how Google Apps might be integrated. This is a key piece. Perhaps it will do what Wave has not found the answer to yet… true integration of working together on documents, wikis, etc.
You cannot stop innovation.– Sun Tzu “The Art of War”
Android Froyo Is a Slap in Apple’s Face (via... →
“It plays nicely with Flash and HTML 5. It does native and web apps. It makes devices run faster than the iPad. It streams music from iTunes or any other desktop music library. It does painless, wireless tethering. It makes transferring apps from the desktop to mobile completely automatic.”
What is the future of the Internet? (via... →
Inside this Article What is the future of the Internet? Net Neutrality and Proprietary Platforms The Internet and Human Intelligence Lots More Information See all Web Design & Development articles
3 convertible tablets that mean business (via... →
“While Apple’s iPad has captured the public imagination, these 3 PC tablets will help with the heavy lifting.”
HP Lab Delivers Blueprint for Data Center Powered... →
Hmm, if the ‘by-product’ of each head of cattle can be converted to about 3 kWh of electricity each day, and my house consumes almost 100 kWh each day… I would need about 30 head in my yard. I’m going to need a much bigger pooper scooper! This is actually increasing popular on large hog farms where the animals are raised indoors making collection viable. The operating...
Microsoft sues Salesforce.com over 'crown jewel'... →
One of the nine patents that Microsoft alleged Salesforce.com infringed is entitled “System and method for providing and displaying a web page having an embedded menu,” while another is labeled “Method and system for stacking toolbars in a computer display.” Methinks: Yes, too broad. I’m sure I have violated some of these along the way.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.– Stephen Hawking
10 Big Questions About Google's Future Success... →
What Will Happen to the Nexus One? Will Chrome OS Appeal to Users? Will Android Run on a Google Tablet? Is Google Gunning for Apple? Will Google Keep Bing Down? Can Google Change the Mobile Industry? Will Google’s Advertising Efforts Get It in Trouble? Is Cloud Dominance in Google’s Plans? Can Search Thrive Indefinitely? When Will Google Stop Targeting Microsoft?
Google Apps Poster Child Switches to Microsoft... →
Methinks: It will be interesting to see how these contracts and the competition plays out. This customer jumped back due to pricing rather than functional differences.
HP wants Palm OS for Web-connected printers, Hurd... →
Microsoft is an important partner, he says, but for some devices HP wants its own OS
Google To Launch Amazon S3 Competitor ‘Google... →