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The Role of Technology in Education

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with my Full Sail EMDT students teaching and learning more about online learning management systems. I’ve been using online tools for teaching and learning for over nine years and tech in my classrooms for over 15-years, so I generally don’t think twice about the role of tech […]

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My Year with the OLPC – NR4PT

Around this time last year I was very excited to receive my OLPC (One Laptop per Child), called the XO-1. Having drunk the Negroponte gatorade I was endlessly frustrated with Dvorak and other tech journalists who kept their criticism of the XO-1 focused on either Negroponte’s eccentricities or the fact that the creators made it […]

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OLPC 2.0 Goes “Touch”

This morning OLPC founder, Nicholas Negroponte, unveiled the XO version 2.0 according to Engadget and LaptopMag and it is all about the touch. With a schedule 2010 release date the OX will be a hinged dual touch-screen device almost half the size and volume as the original OX. Not too surprisingly, pundits* who didn’t “get” […]

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OLPC Goes to Taco Beach

Taco Beach. I’m beginning to think that it might be easier to write on my iPhone than on the. OLPC. One problem is where to write my notes. It’d be good if I could find a simple place where I could copy my work in progress and then copy to whatever app I’m using on […]

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So This is Life w/o DSL @ Home

I disconnected my land-line last Wednesday, marked it on my calendar 2/7/08 and fully expected to come home that evening to have no Internet connection. But surprise, surprise when I came home from work I still had a connection (even though the landline was clearly disconnected). I thought, damn, these guys are good. Verizon disconnected […]

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The XO-1 Arrives

“What is it about a computer that turns old people into infantile morons?” – Steve Dallas from Bloom County Oh crap, my OLPC/XO-1 just arrived. So much for getting anything else done today…! (via Twitter @ 3pm) That probably wasn’t the reaction one would expect from moi, the gadget-dude. But I was just finishing putting […]

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