Are you an iPad reader AND writer? via... →
8 highly useful apps for reading and writing on the iPad
States collaborate on new national exams (via... →
Two coalitions are competing for federal funding to develop the next generation of high-stakes tests Methinks: This is a very positive step forward. Standardized multiple guess tests do not assess anything but the ability to win trivia contests. Having 50 separate standards and tests are even worse… how do you compare anything? By having common core standards (only a third of what school...
5 Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Learn Math Online... →
I love it when there are fun ways to integrate technology into education! 1. Multiplication Hip-Hop for Kids 2. Rockin’ the Standards 3. DreamBox Learning 4. KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun 5. Brainology
When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called...– Bill Clinton, 1996
The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution– Albert Einstein
Take a look this @mashable list of 5 Companies... →
Here are some companies that may not be rband names, but are impacting your mobile experience. Thank you www.Mashable.com for compiling. 1. Monotype Imaging Did you say Monotype? Yup. Fonts that make your tiny display look great. 2. Gorilla Glass That’s glass, not plastic on most high end devices. 3. ARM Architecture ARM has strong armed (sorry) the competition for low power yet...
Additional States to Adopt Google Apps in Schools... →
Wow. Where is Illinois on the list. Of course not, adopting new things that costs less is too progressive and upsets the natural order of state bureaucracy, no? Oh yeah, it would mean we would actually need to allow kids to access the real world, use cutting edge communication and collaboration tools they use at home and with their friends out side of school. Oh and perhaps that would mean the...
Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble Heat E-Reader Wars... →
More evidence of growing competition in this space. Haven’t seen a reason to trade in my Kindle 2 yet.
Good Insights RT @cioinsight IT Careers: 13 Most... →
Research survey in which 128 IT decision makers were asked about their changing staffing needs. -According to Forrester, this shift can be traced to a number of emerging trends: -Maturing technologies such as software-as-a-service and business intelligence are changing IT skills requirements; -The growing array of outsourcing options have altered in-house staffing priorities, with more...
Top 10 Programming Languages to Keep You Employed... →
10 Essential Apps Every iPad Owner Should Have... →
I cannot diagree with their picks. You thoughts? iBooks Netflix Pulse News Reader The Weather Channel Max Penultimate Pandora Documents To Go iWork Pages, Numbers and Keynote A1 Perfect Web Browser Kindle
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.– Edward R. Murrow
I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I...– Thomas Jefferson
Technology Review: Flexible Touch Screen Made with... →
Graphene, a sheet of carbon just one atom thick, has spectacular strength, flexibility, transparency, and electrical conductivity. Spurred on by its potential for application in new devices like touch screens and solar cells, researchers have been toying with ways to make large sheets of pure graphene, for example by shaving off atom-thin flakes and chemically dissolving chunks of graphite...
VMware's Maritz: OSes are having their jobs stolen... →
“Virtualization and open development frameworks are squeezing out operating systems in data centers, VMware President and CEO Paul Maritz said Wednesday at the Structure 2010 conference in San Francisco.” Methinks: And i agree with with Maritz, this is a good thing. Virtualized servers, OS’s and application services made available as a commodity is driving down prices...
FCC votes to reconsider broadband regulations (via... →
Agency’s move marks another step toward net-neutrality rules—and is likely to be challenged in court Methinks: Not having Net Neutrality rules is akin to private tollways determining what carriers, vehicles and cargo can be carries on our roadways. Is that what you want?
The Future of Location Data, Beyond Social... →
“Data about the geographic locations of people and things will in the near-term future become a massive flow of sensor, satellite and citizen input made freely available to developers through government and other collaboration programs. It will be available in real time, to and from mobile devices, and be machine processed to pick out objects and patterns that can be used as hooks for...
Barnes & Noble Launches $149 WiFi-Only Nook -... →
Nice price drop! Desperate or influential? I’ve tried the Nook in the store, but didn’t like it enough to stop using Kindle. What is your experience?
Newspapers Are Still Dying, But the News Is Not... →
Methinks: In fact a huge new, albeit freelance, market for journalist is emerging. Truly exciting stuff. Oh and don’t forget, it is not content but convenience people are willing to pay for.
The years teach much which the days never knew.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.– Isaac Asimov
The only real valuable thing is intuition. The intellect has little to do on...– Albert Einstein
Coming in July -> Verizon Set to Enter Cloud... →
“The service will become available in the United States and 16 countries beginning in July. It enters the market against a flock of competitors such as Amazon.com’s Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Google’s new Gdrive and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.” Methinks: This is the year we will be utilizing online storage instead of offsite tape. the more vendors, the merrier!
Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.– Horizon, “Electronic Frontier”
Information is the currency of democracy.– Thomas Jefferson
Adobe Flash (Full Version) Working On The Evo And... →
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what...– Harry S. Truman
The power of imagination makes us infinite.– John Muir
All great truths begin as blasphemies.– George Bernard Shaw
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.– James A. Garfield
I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.– Harry S. Truman
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We...– Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Desktops and Notebooks: How Netbooks Are Fighting... →
Methinks: Netbooks at around the 9-10 inch form factor and $200-$300 have an excellent future. I think that tablets and pads with multi-touch displays will take the lions share of the media consumer market share. Less expensive netbooks with keyboards will win favor with content producers (and students). Full sized laptops and desktops? They will soon become a minority device for heavy duty...
The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.– Harry S. Truman
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.– Harry S. Truman
"Everything is pointing to the inevitable,... →
RT @eWEEKNews Connected Digital Living Conference Demonstrates Future of ‘IT Everywhere