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Thomas Ho (Tom)
Works at Traders Point Christian Academy
Attended Purdue University
Lives in Indianapolis, IN
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Wouldn't Indiana Senate Bill 266 inhibit the effective use of #GAFE for learning how to collaborate to learn?
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I didn't know about the gray code Laura mentioned; I had just seen one action, hoping that meant nothing was going to happen.  Yes, the committee chosen doesn't make it sound like they were thinking of communication as a positive thing. It's right up there with the initial push to cut all funding for INSPIRE; supposedly some people in the statehouse figured that with Google Scholar and some other sources, we didn't need electronic databases.
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Latest news on new education-oriented #Chromebook models from Acer and Lenovo
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In addition to Hangouts, here's another resource for hosting online events we might sponsor
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tempting!
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 Have you heard about this event this weekend?
Jon is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Mariposa County Schools. Jon is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google...
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It's a terrific group of Google Certified Teachers organized by CUE, and while that is the California counterpart to our ICE, the $40 cost is worth it if you have the time free. Several of my GTA cohort are presenting, so it goes without saying that I recommend looking over the offerings.  This is the first online event but I would not expect there to be glitches. David and Jon have both put on the free EdCampHome, which is all virtual.
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Several Mars exploration programs beginning at 3:40 pm EDT to celebrate the 4th of July!
NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner talks about space exploration.
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I can't "find" my recovery USB stick for my HP CHROMEBOOK 14. WHERE can I download one? 
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I even have a 'spare' Windows device as well as a Mac I can try to make the recovery image :-P 
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I've had my HP Chromebook 14 since the beginning of this year and have noticed that my battery isN'T lasting as long as it had been. Any idea what's going on? Is there any way to "calibrate" a Chromebook battery?
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+Thomas Ho Google "process monitor for chrome"...
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SmartAboutThings writes In Q3 2014, IDC notes that Google shipped 715,500 Chromebooks to U.S. schools while Apple shipped 702,000 iPads. Thus, Apple's iPad has lost its lead over Google's line of Chromebook laptops in the U.S. education market as Google shipped more devices to schools last quarte...
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The interest in Chromebooks was very evident this year at HECC.  Google is making all the right moves for my school corp.  GAFE, Chromebooks, policies, Google play, classroom... 
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In this article, CNET mentions "there's the "backdrop" feature: what if we personalize a feed of images on your TV and allow people to use their phone to find out more?"

What does this mean, i.e. what is the "backdrop" feature?
For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its back story, year one, and the path ahead.
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Have you seen this deal on Groupon? Use "LABOR10" to get 10% off
Sleek, lightweight Chromebook boots up in seconds and sports a simple, secure OS that updates itself without annoying manual upgrades
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They lasted longer than I expected. I expected them to sell out on the first day!
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Several programs beginning at 8 pm EDT TONIGHT...you probably don't have to go to work tomorrow
Brian Greene wtalks about the origins of the universe, including the origin of the term 'Big Bang Theory.'
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+Ken Yeh I knew I mentioned you for a reason.  :)
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  • Purdue University
    computer science, 1966 - 1974
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    1963 - 1966
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THOMAS I. M. HO is Director of Technology at Traders Point Christian Academy in Whitestown, Indiana in suburban Indianapolis. He was Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Previously, he was a Senior Fellow inInformation Systems and Computer Science at the National University of Singapore from 1993-1994. From 1990-1992, he was Director of the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1978 to 1988, he was Head of the Department of Computer and Information Technology atPurdue University which was recognized by the Data Processing Management Association for its Four-year Institution Award for undergraduate computer information systems programs. From 1986-1988, he was on loan from Purdue to serve as Executive Director of the INTELENET Commission which pioneered the INdiana TELEcommunications NETwork. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Purdue University. 

Dr. Ho has always been in the forefront of innovating on the World Wide Web. During the aftermath of the disputed election in Iran in 2009, his contribution Azadi4Iran.info was featured in The Washington Post. Dr. Ho has been actively involved in distance education experiments with real-time streaming to add instructional value to Web-based training. He is one of the founders of IUPUI's CyberLab. Until recently, he was also involved in electronic commerce with particular emphasis on commercial activities on the Internet. He was an early pioneer who recognized the potential of electronic commerce when he gained global recognition for his Web resource 
Thomas Ho's favorite Electronic Commerce WWW resources in the mid-1990s.

He is also engaged in efforts to motivate primary and secondary students to study information technology. While in Pittsburgh, he served as External Liaison for Common Knowledge: Pittsburgh, a project to provide Internet access to the Pittsburgh Public Schools. In Singapore, he was a consultant to the IT2000 Education Sector Programme of the National Computer Board. Currently, he is engaged in experiments to apply “Web 2.0” tools to improve teaching and learning through information technology. In the social media space, he is most engaged in helping non-profit organizations to harness social media to build community. Especially, he is a strong proponent of "personal branding via an online identity" as demonstrated by this page. Also, he is bullish on mobility and is currently using an iPad as well as a Windows phone. Finally, he is a proponent of cloud computing and uses a Chromebook as his primary device when neither his tablet nor his phone is more productive.
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  • Traders Point Christian Academy
    Director of Technology, 2014 - present
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  • Purdue University
    Professor of Computer & Information Technology, 1978 - 1990
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
    Director, Information Networking Institute, 1990 - 1992
  • National University of Singapore
    Senior Fellow, 1993 - 1995
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    Professor of Computer & Information Technology, 1995 - 2010
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Orlando, Florida USA - Honolulu, HI - West Lafayette, IN - Singapore - Pittsburgh, PA - Indianapolis, IN
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This is the support site for the University of Michigan's Google Apps for Education.

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Expanding Your Horizons - University of Central Florida
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About Expanding Your Horizons. The University of Central Florida's College of Engineering and Computer Science proudly presents the Expandin

The Tin Can, Can | Learnstreaming
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Whatever model or framework you follow (e.g.,70/20/10), it's clear than most learning takes place on the job and it's not through a course

Peter Schiff Baits DNC to “Ban Corporate Profits”
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Free market financial analyst, author and radio talk show host Peter Schiff made some waves online with his baiting of delegates at this wee

Oracle Fixes Zero Day Java Flaws: Patch Now -- InformationWeek
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Java 7 update, released Sunday, fixes bugs widely targeted by crimeware toolkits. Other critical bug updates coming later this week from Ora

Acer - Ultrabook 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive...
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Learn more about Windows 8 Enhance your on-the-go productivity with this Acer Aspire M5 Ultrabook M5-481PT-6488 laptop, which features built

Krauthammer Calls Some of Obama’s DNC Claims “Shameless and Unconvincing...
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On tonight’s Special Report, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer took on President Obama’s DNC speech, specifically referring to the pr

You can write, but you can’t hide. Big data knows your writing quirks
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As I wrote recently, data scientists have been able to decode unstructured data to accurately predict where violence will occur in Afghanist

The Return of Mediscare
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The Editors writes on NRO: On CNN yesterday, Obama strategist David Axelrod claimed that “most of the experts who have looked at this” have

NASA Primes Mars Rover Curiosity for Software Upgrade
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The software transition will prepare Curiosity for its mission on the surface of Mars.

ÜberConference - Free Visual Conference Calls
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ÜberConference provides a rich visual interface for conference calls. Simple, visual, and free to use, it's audio conferencing done right. E

How to Summon Your Child's Inner Coder: 10 Questions with Rasberry Pi In...
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Wired Business sits down with Rasberry Pi inventor Eben Upton to discuss the state of children's computer science education, and why everyon

How Not to Become Mat Honan: A Short Primer on Online Security | Threat ...
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In the hope of preventing you from becoming Mat Honan and experiencing the same kind of hack he experienced this week, here are a number of

Curiosity Rover's Descent Images Reach Earth | Video
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The Mars Science Laboratory's descent imager was hard at work upon its descent to the surface of the Red Planet. This is a stop-motion video

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