Thursday, February 9, 2012

This is tonight's topic... a little recycled content.
Copyright & Creative Commons

This topic goes well with all the legal issues that we saw in our presentations. If you would like to see the other presentations, go to the blogs of your classmates. They all have (or should have) posted their presentations on their blogs...

Also, the site for searching Creative Commons is:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Take that, educational policy-makers.

Follow up to previous post about President Obama declaring now the time for electronic devices to rule the classroom...

Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms?

The article above from the LA times shows that I am not the only one who is questioning the necessity for ubiquitous computer and e-reader access in our classrooms.

Unfortunately, I have no time to further expand on this idea now, but perhaps soon...

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Obama Pushes for E-books

Photo by  Brad Flickinger, Creative Commons Licensed
According to the article linked at the bottom of this post, President Obama is not only pushing for digitization in the classroom, he is willing to put our money where his mouth is.

If this were to proceed, by 2017 schools would not only need to have digital texts in the hands of all students, schools would also be able to tap into the pool of funds that has traditionally been accessible only for paper text books.

What will a classroom look like in five years? Like the room at the left? What will happen to all those paper texts?

Last thought for the day: who stands to profit from this most recent policy push by the White House? Will the students benefit? Will the teachers benefit? Or will textbook companies benefit the most?

Obama wants schools to speed digital transition –