An Apple for the Hi-Tech Teacher

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    angelwatt

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    I'm glad to see some schools thinking outside of the box. Wish my schools when I was young would have tried such ideas.
     
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    The possibilties in education are probabably better utilized with a cheap iBook, which can probably be purchased for merely twice the pice of an iPod (Triple at most). However, it holds thousands of possibilities. I think the only hurdle to digitial education is the lack of funds to create software. There currently just isn't anything that intuivietly uses computers to teach Class, there are merely digigital versions of regualr stuff such as note taking, dicitonary, reference. And while the advantages of instantaneous, organized, and plain cool occur with current software, the intuivitness that would make a school say, "That would further our learning". Is just not htere! I tried depserately to look for software to help me in class. Yet, the most intuitive thing I found for note taking was Omni Outliner and Graffle. Hardly revolutanary. Sadly only one of my books is on my laptop, and I can't even find a usable TI-83 emulator. I mean the oppurtunities are there, but no ideas are steeming from it. Sad!
     
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    ...and just today I had an email exchange from my college professor who said the use of my laptop in class was "downright rude", comparing it to a cell phone ringing in class.

    Man, this town is bass ackwards...I REALLY need to get out of here.
     
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    The same thing happened to me about a week ago. I got the e-mail and still took my laptop to class anyway...but did not use it. At the end of class the teacher asked if i got the e-mail and i said yes and that i thought it was "stupid" <-- used a different, nicer word. I asked her if it was bothering her or other kids and she said other kids. So i told her i would move to the other side of the room and if there were still complaints then i would not bring it to class and use it anymore. Everything is worked out now and i can now take my precious iBook to class
     
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    I think that they was "distracted" because it was a pretty Macintosh operating system. Hehe. But yes, it is great that this is being done.
     

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