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Maine began a pilot program some years ago in which all middle school students got access to a MacBook. The program has been somewhat expanded, giving high schools MacBooks as well although in smaller numbers, and without allowing the students to take them out of the school.
I went to a high school in Maine so let me get this out of the way: The program does not help students learn technology skills because the teachers do not understand how to use the computers adequately.
So now South Portland is testing out something: iPads. iPads are just $480 compared to nearly $1000 for each laptop.
South Portland is in a financial crisis, like the rest of the state, so I guess this makes sense. But here’s what I’m missing:
an iPad can’t do Flash.
an iPad doesn’t replace a fully functioning word processor.
an iPad is a poor tool for programming.
an iPad doesn’t replace a fully functioning presentation tool.
What are they for? Students will learn nothing. The devices are purely for Internet use, and that’s what educators at South Portland will get - students with big Internet distractions.
I’m not against technology in the classroom, but as one person said: iPads are toys. Even for adults, they’re toys.
Maine will continue to fall behind if we don’t get our technology act together. This is atrocious. Someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing made a suggestion based on what they think is hip and what they think is cheap.
Why not the eeePad Transformer? At $399, its an Android-based tablet that would allow for at least a little more in the way of functionality - plus a $150 keyboard would, at $549, be a more reasonable alternative to a laptop.
Give them something really useful and invest in the almost $2,000 eeeSlate, a complete Windows 7 tablet.
Or even - whoa crazy idea - buy the brand new ASUS Essential laptop with Windows 7 for just $399.
This isn’t be being a Windows vs. Mac person, this is me being a smart vs. stupid person. If you aren’t willing to invest in the full computer, don’t think that getting a tablet is going to give you the same skills.
Maybe you should invest in teachers who know the medium.
UNIVERSAL CITY - KEEPANIMEALIVE - Syfy is just as upset about the cancellation of Stargate Universe as you are.
That’s the spirit behind an open letter from Senior Vice President Craig Engler posted on Gateworld, a Stargate fansite. Engler writes that the show simply never managed to keep a reasonable number of fans.
Science fiction shows have actually been struggling on Syfy, the NBCUniversal-owned network known for titles like Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, and Eureka. When SGU began slipping, it was moved alongside the Battlestar spinoff Caprica.
"With untenably low numbers and no sign of growth on Fridays where it had now lost 1/3 of its initial audience, we decided to move SGU for its second season. We’d had tremendous success on Tuesday’s with our breakout hit Warehouse 13, so we paired SGU with Caprica and moved them to Tuesdays, hoping to introduce both shows to a new audience. As you probably know by now the downward trend continued and ultimately we weren’t able to continue either series.”
Engler also denied rumors about the show’s death. To suggestions that erratic scheduling caused the show’s decline, he responded, “We started the show on Fridays where we’ve had the most success and where it initially did well, and we left it there until it started struggling.” To suggestions that Syfy was never fully behind the show, he said, “There is literally no one other than MGM who supported it more than we did. We were the only network who gave the show a try and the only ones who committed to making and airing 40 episodes before a script had been written.”
And what about suggestions that the network just doesn’t like Stargate?
"We love Stargate. Combined we’ve made 12 seasons of 3 separate series and helped support two SG-1 films. It’s been an amazing ride and we’re incredibly proud of the cast and crew of all the shows, and thankful to all the viewers who watched.”
NBCUniversal is the parent company of anime studio Geneon Universal.
I woke up this morning on the day that is the Rapture.
And by “this morning” I mean “this afternoon” and by “is the Rapture” I mean “is most definitely not the Rapture”
And I look outside.
It’s been raining here for something like two weeks, no joke. And today… the sun is out. There are hardly any clouds. Animals are joining together in a complex musical number.
“Never again will I destroy the world. I make this covenant with you and with all creatures. From this day on, there will always come a time for planting, and a time for gathering up what was planted. Day will always follow night, the warm days of summer will always follow the cold and snow of winter, as long as the earth shall be.”
So Japan has put the brakes to Sony because apparently they haven’t done “enough” to demonstrate that the PlayStation Network is safe.
But in Japan, Kazushige Nobutani, the director of media and content for the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, said, “As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference.” He said he needs more proof that Sony’s new measures are “good enough when compared to countermeasures taken in the past.” (‘Japan Bars PlayStation Network Relaunch’, KeepAnimeAlive.com 16 May 2011)
And, of course, that leaves the rest of us concerned.
"After the biggest theft of consumer data in history, you would think Sony would have to jump through regulatory hoops to get PSN back online," wrote GameSpy.com author Mike Sharkey. "In Japan, that’s evidently the case. Not so much everywhere else — and that’s a bit scary." (‘Japan Bars PlayStation Network Relaunch’, KeepAnimeAlive.com 16 May 2011)
What’s different about the PSN in Japan compared to the rest of the world? Something tells me not much - and, in that case, what are we doing to stop this from happening again?
The Internet is a strange place, and there are good people on it and bad peope on it and these are simply the facts of life. Nothing to get worked up over. But here in the big city we do lock our houses and have the neighbors keep an eye on the apartment while we’re away.
Is Sony locking the door? Are they keeping an eye on the apartment?
Japan doesn’t seem to think so. But for all our special investigations and Congressional inquiries, the United States has been dead silent about the PSN relaunch. No word from any section of government that the theft of some 20 million accounts has been resolved or that security will keep it from happening again.
Unforunately, this is probably in part because “20 million accounts” means “those Americans who like video games” means “losers.” But I feel like more should be done to ensure that Sony has it right this time - or at least better.
Microsoft moved 297,000 Xbox 360s and retailers in the US and UK say trade-ins are way up. The 360 had only about a 500,000-unit lead on the PS3 at the start of the year in the US. Now its moving to a nearly 1 million-unit lead.
Of course, Nintendo is set to announce the Wii’s successor this June at E3. I’m not sure that they are going to get too far without a Blu-ray player (or at least a DVD player - I’ve heard that may be included, too, which is good) but they will have no trouble pushing the ‘Wii 2’ over the PlayStation 3’s sales.
The last two console generations have been Sony PlayStation-dominated. 100 million PlayStations, 150 million PlayStation 2s… 50 million PlayStation 3s. The era of Sony is coming to an end. Almost 54 million Xbox 360s and a staggering 86 million Wiis have crushed the PS3 and just when they might’ve escaped… this happened.
I don’t blame Sony for the incident. Unfortunately, theft happens. But I do blame Sony for the incredible delay, the month-long wait, and - if Japan is right - that they have little to show for it.