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Using iPod Touches in School

March 1, 2011


Nowadays it seems that most kids have access to some sort of technology whether it be a cell phone, iPod Touch, tablet (think iPad), or computer. With unprecedented access to vast amounts of information, why is it that so many of our students are falling behind academically, especially when compared to kids in other countries […]

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Is Technology Re-wiring Kids’ Brains?

February 21, 2011


According to the most recent edition of Time magazine, technology is re-wiring kids’ brains and that is not a good thing. With access to computers, iPods, cell phones, and more, kids today have a lot more distractions than kids in previous generations. Kids today can watch tv, surf the Internet, and text all at the […]

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Should a Government have the Power to Shut Down the Internet?

February 3, 2011


With all the turmoil brewing in Egypt about whether or not their current leader, Hosni Mubarak, should continue as leader, the Egyptian government last week decided to shut down the Internet.  The shut down was not meant to punish the citizens, but rather to keep them from organizing protests.  After all, social networking sites such as […]

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What is Net Neutrality?

November 19, 2010


Net Neutrality is a current hot topic in the news these days.  NPR (National Public Radio) has run several stories on the issue and it is being discussed regularly in political debates.  Before we talk about what net neutrality is, let’s get those wheels turning. Imagine your neighbor down the street is streaming tv shows […]

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Intellitar Technology…Friend, Family Member, Foe?

November 2, 2010


Ok, so while watching CBS Sunday Morning this past weekend, I saw a news story about a company called Intellitar that makes interactive avatars (  The idea is that people can have conversations with an avatar that looks like a real person.  For those who don’t know what an avatar is, it is a digital […]

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