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Cost Saving Technology Recommendations for K-12 Schools Ronald L. Abate January 2017 K-12 school districts should take advantage of the cost savings that current technology can provide. The following recommendations increase the probability of facilitating...

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Robots Threaten Job Security President-elect Donald Trump sees globalization as the main threat to job loss in the U.S. Much of our manufacturing has moved offshore. The attraction of low cost labor and lower taxes has encouraged American companies to move ...

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Otto, The New Driverless Truck Here is another instance where technology replaces the need for human workers. Recently, a driverless truck, called Otto successively drove on the highways of Nevada. Robots and automation replacing human workers is a growing ...

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Portland’s Chromebook Initiative a Smart Move Congratulations to the Portland School District for making the wise decision to purchase Chromebooks for their middle and high school students. Even more impressive is providing each student with a laptop for us...

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Technology Integration into K-12 Education, Now and in the Future
Ronald L. Abate August 14, 2016 Computer usage in K-12 education has morphed into four areas: (1) as a tool for facilitating student work assignments; (2) internet research; (3) instruction; and (4) coding. Problems and Solutions to Integration Integration ...

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Free College Courses for Prison Inmates Should Include Online Offerings
Efforts to provide Connecticut's prison inmates with college course enrollment opportunities through federally funded sources is commendable. Our state should seek the most efficient and financially responsible process for delivering courses to our prisons....

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An Evaluation of the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook May 14, 2016 Acer has developed a low cost laptop running Windows 10; a computer where most programs and files are stored in the cloud. An internet connection is required. Prices vary according to the reselle...

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Economies Offered by Cloud Technology, K-12 Ronald L. Abate* April 9, 2016 The following recommendations hold the promise of delivering a quality K-12 technology program at a significantly reduced cost. Savings can be realized by reductions in the cost of: ...

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A Professional Development Plan for Training K-12 Teachers in The Use of Technology Ronald L. Abate Many districts throughout the U.S. have made large purchases of laptops and/or tablets used to support instruction. Some schools have even provided one devic...

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Two Transformative Developments that Can Alter the Course of K-12 Education Ronald L. Abate November 5, 2015 The introduction of microcomputers in the early 1980s was met with excitement and skepticism by K-12 educators. Some complained about their high cos...
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