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Brad Gordon
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Fourth year Mathematics/Philosophy double major at Grinnell College.
Fourth year Mathematics/Philosophy double major at Grinnell College.

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"In particular, Florida law treats a smartphone as a “container” for the purposes of a search, similar to say a cardboard box open on the passenger seat, ..."

Oh, come on, you've got to be kidding me.

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I really love my fellow students.

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An interesting premise: an anonymous Twitter-like app that sends out self-destructing, anonymous messages within a specified distance. It's currently being used by at least some Occupy Wall Street protesters to relay information.

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Perhaps I don't have enough expertise to say that this is an accurate assessment of the software world today. There was one part, however, that resonated with me, someone who wants to teach themselves how to program "for the real world", for the world outside of college computer science curricula. It's when he describes how someone might go about writing an iPhone app.

Even if you feel like you might disagree with Morris's stance, I believe the post is worth a read.

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I'm with +Christian Loggins here; there's not much that makes me happier than reading this.

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I understand that putting Chromebooks into schools would be pretty seamless, relative to existing laptop computers. But in this video, there are a bunch of students just typing away on a computer in the middle of an ambiguous classroom. What if they're in English class? What are they doing on the laptop? How does this make teaching any more efficient? Grinnell College's president Raynard Kington made this point at a presentation earlier this year: technology may give us fancier teaching tools, like PowerPoint, but technology has not made teaching substantially more efficient than it was, say, 100 years ago. We still need teachers talking to students. I'm not sure what significant leaps in efficiency a Chromebook would help achieve. Interestingly, the video doesn't actually have any answers either, just a shot of some child holding a Chromebook in a science fair. What magical app makes science fair projects easier for children who aren't using sophisticated scientific technology?
Check out how Chromebooks can make technology a blessing and not a curse word in your classroom.

In my experience from teaching students and training teachers, the number one reason we are hesitant to use computers in the classroom...boot time. I have seen computers take as long as 20 minutes to load.

8 seconds on a Chromebook and instant on from sleep!

My wife won't give back the Cr-48 I received as a Beta Tester :(

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An interesting request to stop providing free peer review services to non-open academic journals.

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In case you thought exercise just isn't healthy enough.

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As the article says, this is a step in the right direction. What will be interesting to see is if this becomes a national trend among prestigious research institutions.
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