Source: The Los Angeles Times
quote: so that students start using the Windows operating system early, and this will hopefully lead to loyalty to the OS as they upgrade over the years.
quote: Obvious solution: attach the tax money to the child, not the district. Let the parents send the kid to whichever school they want. Within 5 years, a revolution in performance, competence, and satisfaction. But the Obamabots will never allow it to happen.
quote: The problem is that all of this is theoretical and no one has built a system to do this.
quote: The problem is we're putting the cart before the horse.
quote: Technology can be effective, however we need a system in place first. Parents need real feedback on the students homework assignments and tests daily. With real feedback, a way to reinforce the lesson, and a way for parents to get involved then we will produce better students.
quote: More teachers vs more effective teaching through technology. Decreasing burden of teaching and allow larger class room sizes by providing electronic testing methods that allow instant grading. Lower cost of materials and video conferencing for students who are out sick or parent teacher conferences.
quote: The most crucial part of school is social interaction.
quote: Here's the beginning of the breakdown in your logic. No, it is not, and never has been, and never will be, the most crucial part of school. Lessons on social interactions should be handled by the parents, never the teachers.
quote: and look where the japanese is now. Huge budget deficit, enormous national debt, ridiculous inflation, government expense is almost twice the national tax revenue.
quote: OK I see you're an 'expert' on every topic
quote: The only place I know of
quote: An iPad will not teach you how to use a computer or give you the skills that job seekers will need.
quote: - Apple stock will hit 1000 - Android is a disaster for Google - Google is abandoning Android - The devices that people use to get 90% of their work done in five years time will be much more like an iPad than a PC
quote: "I never said Android was a disaster for Google" ??? I recall you saying that several times and defending it.
quote: Can you imagine how handicapped students would be if they were given an Android or Windows tablet?
quote: The tablet computer by Apple “received the highest scoring by the students and the teachers,” who took part in testing different devices, said Deputy Supt. Jaime Aquino.
quote: Those are highschool kids right? Means they'll go to college around 1-2 years from now and graduate in ~8 years from now. The national debt today is $16,8 trillion. The national debt in 2005 was ~$8 trillion. Assuming it continues at the same rate, in 8 years time, it will be $32,3 trillion. GDP 8 years ago was $12,6 trillion, today it's $15,7 trillion, in 8 years it will be ~$19,6 trillion.
quote: However, there are many concerns floating around the new agreement with Apple. Chief Strategy Officer Matt Hill complained that the funding came from facility bonds, which could have been used for construction instead. The teachers union wanted the money to be used for the hiring of new teachers.
quote: Apple has been making its way into classrooms around the U.S. for years now.