[Chugalug] iPads for Everyone

Kite, Mike Mike-Kite at utc.edu
Sun Sep 15 14:35:41 UTC 2013


I enjoy my own iPad, but I think these would be a distraction for school kids.  I've been tutoring my 4th grade niece in math and her biggest problem is being distracted during school.
And Stephen's right, the security would be unwieldy to manage for organizations without the funding or personnel to secure and maintain them.  Sounds weird from me though, thinking schools  could use less technology.
How about a VDI farm for schools so they could change out their lab environments easily (like we see at Global Knowledge and other IT training companies)?  I think that could cost less and perhaps provide more value.


Mike Kite
Linux Systems Administrator
University of TN Chattanooga


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  1. The questions we must be asking (Phil Shapiro)
  2. Re: iPads for Everyone (Matt Keys)
  3. HTML export from OpenOffice Impress works great (Phil Shapiro)


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Subject: [Chugalug] The questions we must be asking
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The most valuable thing in education today is FART (For Art Restores Technology). How can we make all students FART? How can we spread FART? These are the questions we must be asking.


phil

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Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:32:37 -0400
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The new Saddle Ridge Elem down the road in Rock Spring did that. I heard
they were giving 4th graders and above iPads to take home/school with
them, the 3rd grade and below also have them but they turn them back in
after class. :
http://catwalkchatt.com/view/full_story/23581861/article-Walker-County-s-iSchool-program-launches-at-Saddle-Ridge?instance=lead_story_bullets_left_column


On 09/14/2013 06:41 PM, Chad Smith wrote:
For those of us not in "Gig City" I can tell you that school can
function just fine are far far far far less than 300 Mbit/s.

/-Chad W. Smith/


On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 4:10 PM, James Nylen <jnylen at gmail.com
<mailto:jnylen at gmail.com>> wrote:

   The article says "300 milligrams of wireless Internet access."

   This is never going to work.  I'm not sure about the nicer schools
   like Normal Park, but most Hamilton County schools can't take
   advantage of existing technological resources, much less double or
   triple their investments.  My wife had a fancy Promethean board
   for the 2012-2013 school year which never actually worked
   correctly.  Also I did all of her equipment setup and
   reorganization, because there was no one else available to do it.


   On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Taylor McDonald
   <tacotacotuesday at gmail.com <mailto:tacotacotuesday at gmail.com>> wrote:

       why is it that the schools are only getting 300 mps service?
        I thought that this was the gig city.




       On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:54 PM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com
       <mailto:rod-lists at epbfi.com>> wrote:

           can't find it @the moment but I read a recent article
           critical of iPads in school.
           Expensive distraction seemed to be the one the problems.
           To many other media on them to distract the kid from
           studying.


           On Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:29:26 -0400, Ed King
           <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
           <mailto:chevyiinova at bellsouth.net>> wrote:


               Some local private schools  have been doing it for 2
               years...

               http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/oct/29/schools-adopt-computer-tablets/?print

               Would be interesting to hear them talk about the
               implementation, challenges, etc

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               On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 8:26 PM EDT Stephen Haywood wrote:

                   http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/9/13/259131/County-School-Officials-Want-Every.aspx?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

                   This looks cool but I don't think they are ready
                   for the security or management nightmare that this
                   is going to be.
                   --
                   Stephen Haywood
                   Owner, ASG Consulting
                   CISSP, GSEC, OSCP
                   423.305.3700 <tel:423.305.3700>
                   stephen at averagesecurityguy.info
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Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:39:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com>
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group
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Subject: [Chugalug] HTML export from OpenOffice Impress works great
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Check out what I was able to create in OpenOffice Impress today. You just choose
Export from the File menu and it creates lovely HTML files.


http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/CliffSleeping/img0.html


Navigation is via the text links at the top of the screen. <continue> <back>


This presentation looks nicer in Chrome than Firefox - for some reason.


phil

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