Presumably they interpret the lack of riots over blackboard as proof that the frog has already been boiled. They may be right.Old joke with the nmbers filed off and a new paint job.Knock, knock.Who's there?... ... ... ... ... Blackboard.
HAHAHAHA like anyone cares about student learning. Or evidence.
Any time now, I expect Bill Gates to start getting self-righteously pissed and start commenting and sockpuppeting. I hope you can live with what you've started, Ben.
He'll just scud missile the compound. If he takes offense, we'll never know it.
He wouldn't dare. Montana could take Wahington any day. Idaho would allow us safe passage through its territory.
yeah, but they'd all try to convert you on the way through...
Split screen notwithstanding, the "metro" interface of Windows 8 is just crappy enough at multitasking that students will be encouraged to stick to one thing. Of course the problem could be that the one thing isn't the one they should be doing, but that's not unique to any tablet OS.
I say we start a letter-writing campaign to Melinda Gates. Bill says she's "the best thing that ever happened to" him: she ought to get enough letters about this to fill up a tractor-trailer truck.
Ugh, indeed. This assumes, of course, that education is content delivery and note-taking mere "recording" of the content. Also -- if you record the lecture (without really paying much attention or taking notes) don't you have to watch it some time? This seems more like a procrastination method than a time-saving one. There is a fancy recording-and-writing-pen out there that uses special paper so that you can return to the exact place in the lecture recording when the note was taken. I can see the logic in that (though I still wonder how many people have/make time to use such notes).
The idea that taking notes is "recording" the lecture is exactly what I have to disabuse my students of. They should be classifying, emphasizing, etc. as they are writing and drawing. Simply transcribing takes little understanding or learning.
Oh, and for good measure because I may not have been clear before, and because I'm still upset about the "don't want to take notes?" thing and all that follows from it:Fuck you, Micro$oft.