Viva la revolution!
Spoke to promothean which creates the powerful Activeinspire interactive software for the active boards (writing drawing cutting pasting free moving images with a pen) about chances of creating a cloud installed device. Not a chance.
All About compiling the heavy software on an intel device.
And language support: majority of apps are in English, great for the majority of English speaking schools. But if your, say a language teacher teaching Swedish in Sweden to younger students, some of those cool learning language apps in English from the store she has no use for them. Plus still have issues with Java based network log ins for some school or access to java based printing platforms .. But I do love em REALLY. I do
I had a conversation the other day with my daughter about the interconnectedness of our lives. She had been relating an incident from her school day where a schoolmate of hers had made some hurtful comments about another student. My daughter was flummoxed because the schoolmate was unconcerned about whether these comments might make their way back to the other student. Given just how connected today’s digital native teens are, the likelihood that this would get back is pretty good.
I then told my daughter about the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. You know the one, where you name an actor and work out how they are connected to the actor Kevin Bacon. The premise of the game is that nearly any actor in Hollywood is connected to Kevin Bacon in six degrees or less.
The game is such a meme, that Google even got in the act. Type the name of an actor and the words “Bacon number” into the search engine and you’ll get a lesson in just how interconnected the world really is.
I had recently read an article about the great actor Charlie Chaplin. He got his start in film in America in 1913. I decided to see just what Chaplin’s Bacon number was so we punched it into Google. The search engine dutifully reported that Chaplin’s Bacon number was “two”.
Holy crap! Two? Here’s what Google worked out:
“Charlie Chaplin's Bacon number is 2: Charlie Chaplin and Walter Matthau appeared in The Gentleman Tramp. Walter Matthau and Kevin Bacon appeared in JFK.”
An actor who got his start in Vaudeville and the silent film era was connected to an actor popular one hundred years later by just two degrees of separation! We are much more connected than we realize. Social media demonstrates this very easily.
I am always amazed by the fact that people I know from one area of my life are connected in some way to people from other areas of my life. We don’t always recognize these connections. It takes something like Facebook to demonstrate just how interconnected we really are.
You want to know why you should stay positive on social media? Just how many degrees of separation are there between you and your boss or between you and a potential client?
This seems counterintuitive:
"On the basis of this study, two-officer regular patrol units do not appear to be justified in San Diego. Separate comparisons of unit performance, efficiency, and officer safety under current conditions all suggest that one-officer units are at least equal to and often more advantageous than two-officer units”.
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