My Next Live Blog Experiment

In the next session that I am going to sit, Laptops, Libraries, and Collaboration, I am going to run the new tablet pc I am using through its paces. I am going to handwrite my notes, the old fashioned way, and then post them after I convert them to text. How cool will that be?

[Live Blog] – Let’s Design a new school for a 1:1 program

Jim Heynderickx What age do you start a laptop program? Jane Healy suggested 7th grade, since are ready to make a better leap to symbolic understanding. Classroom size? Early results suggest 15. What type of Demographics is best? Do laptops address digital divide issues for all students? Does it level the playing field? if so, then want to have a great opportunity? Early adopters are girls sections What type of campus would be best for this brand new school? Early adopter in rural setting to support remote learning experiences. What type of funding would you have in the new school […]

[Live Blog] Understanding Digital Kids:Teaching and Learning in a New Digital Landscape

Kids today are different. (Referenced two new Time magazine articles.) Evidence is emerging that screens are not for passive dysfunction. Students are native and wired differently. We are immigrants, we speak digital as a second language. We retain some kind of an accent. Children’s brains are chemically and neurologically different. They process in parallel, not sequential like us. Used to be assumption that by age of 3, we all had fixed memory and intellegence. What you had, you were stuck with. Long standing assumptions are changing with research over last 3 years. Highly adaptive and malliable brain. This is huge. […]

[Live Blog] – Will Richardson and the Read/Write Web

[This session is being live blogged. Ignore the misspellings and awkward wordings] [This post is simul-blogged at Multi-faceted Refractions] The Read/Write Web – Conference Handout ( Refer’s to Karl Fisch’s Did You Know presentation. It is about teaching children to become life-long learners. Connectivity and transparency will become more acute, not going away. Other entities reacting to the change – Election 2008 is beginning to change how politics is changing – used Obama Social Networking site. Don’t need physical space, limits connection of passionate individuals like never before. Went to mySpace – but it was blocked. Every candidate has a […]

I Get it

This morning, while rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I realized the why the laptop conference was made to be held in Memphis. More later Technorati Tags: laptopinstitute, laptopinstitute07