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Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived, and It's Made by Microsoft

Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived, and It's Made by Microsoft | Network Administration | Scoop.it
Just before he died, Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson about his dream for revolutionizing television.
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I somehow doubt that the Xbox is at all what steve had in mind. In my opinion Jobs would have liked all this functionality to be inside the television itself instead of inside a video game console. Good job to microsoft for taking a good idea and trying to improve on it though.

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Study: Free Computers Don’t Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap

Study: Free Computers Don’t Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap | Network Administration | Scoop.it

"According to a new study, we really don't have to worry too much about the nearly 1 in 4 children without access to FarmVille at home."

 

“Our results indicate that computer ownership alone is unlikely to have much of an impact on short-term schooling outcomes for low-income children,” report Robert W. Fairlie and Jonathan Robinson in a new study of a large-scale randomized computer give-away experiment in California."


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I believe that the internet is an invaluable resource that should be available to everyone, and the addition of meaningless games to the internet just drives people to become more active with the internet. That time spent playing farmville may very well turn into a passion for research when they individual grows tired of tending virtual crops.

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Education Gap's curator insight, April 12, 2:03 PM
While access to computers is teaching valuable life skills it is not have as much of an impact on short term educational outcomes as predicted by previous studies. These studies are directly contradicting each other but this article is from a few years back so it would be interesting to see what the current stance is. 

Researchers were somehow surprised that computers increased activity not only on education uses but on "less-than-educational games". 

Researchers are sad that throwing free computers at the problem did not solve the education gap. 

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Amy Argenal's comment, April 28, 10:22 AM
Great post!
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SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning

SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning | Network Administration | Scoop.it

The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning.  It also shows a progression that adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology. 


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The idea of introducing technology into a learning environement is nothing new, however it needs to be implemented in such a way that technology does not impeed learning, instead it helps improve it. I believe that if there were courses that used computers for the task at hand and were engadging then students would be less likely to become side tracked and actually spend the time on the computer learning.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:26 AM

Looks like an interesting model for defining student engagement within a technology integration plan.

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Twitter fights hackers - Herald.ie

Twitter fights hackers - Herald.ie | Network Administration | Scoop.it
SOCIAL media giant Twitter has introduced technology to boost security for its users. (RT @hacker: SOCIAL media giant Twitter has introduced technology to boost security for its ...
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In terms of mass identification thefts it seems imparitive that twitter should find the souce of the attacks and quickly fill that gap while pushing its users to change their passwords and make sure that nothing else has been attacked.

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12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy | MindShift

12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy | MindShift | Network Administration | Scoop.it

Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification. Just start typing the first letters of your search word and the site intuits your question and offers you the smartest choice of answers.


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Personally I never use this model of search beyong spell checking. Using google to find a new interst seems rather broken to me, instead I prefer to find connections from what I am already interested in. Therefor having relivant searches rather than just extensions of the letters already typed would be more beneficial.

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Shirley Blowers's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:02 PM

Great ideas.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:20 PM

Tips to improve your searching technique

Shirley Blowers's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:53 PM

12 Ways to be Search savvy