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Response to the Newsroom

A recent Newsroom article positing a very negative response to proposed Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum has managed to gain a lot of traction on Twitter. I was actually really disappointed by the article, and it is unfortunate that the platform doesn’t allow comments so we can’t discuss the points directly. I believe the article itself… Continue reading Response to the Newsroom

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The World now buys more Smartphones than Computers

In 2011 an important technology milestone was reached. Manufacturers shipped 487.7 million smartphones and only 414.6 million computers (that is desktops, laptops and tablets combined). And it’s a trend that hasn’t slowed down. It would seem smartphones are becoming the main computing devices of the masses. Productivity and creation tasks notwithstanding the majority of what… Continue reading The World now buys more Smartphones than Computers

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So many posts written but never published

When I first created this edublog I made a commitment – to attempt to post on a daily basis (with an unspoken disclaimer of “as often as possible”). My day-log would suggest I have not achieved anywhere near that target… however I’ve just looked at my drafts folder and I currently have over 30 unpublished… Continue reading So many posts written but never published

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Nigerian students power up their laptops

Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program in Africa and the Middle East has begun rolling-out the first versions at a school 10 miles outside Nigeria’s capital, Abuja [see further images on CNet]. While these 10- and 11-year-old students will share three books per academic subject, students in less fortunate schools might share three… Continue reading Nigerian students power up their laptops