Posts Tagged ‘ ereader ’

Marshall McLuhan was a Smart Guy

Marshall McLuhan was a Smart Guy

I live in a small enough town that I remember being one of the first people around to own an ipod. True story. One of those big old white ones with the scroll wheel on it. Lots of kids at school asked me about it, but my celebrity was pretty short lives as in only a few weeks they started showing up all over. I remember getting it and wondering what I was going to fill it up with. Then I discovered Adam Curry and RSS and the podcasts started flowing in. A whole new world. The fact that ipods were being very quickly…

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Technology Adoption Rates

Believe it or not, where I live, we’ve only had access to cell phones for two years. But in that time, many (most?) of the kids in our building over the age of about fourteen have adopted them. Whether they have complained to parents to get one, bought one themselves or had one given to them by their parents for safety reasons, as with many schools in North America, many of our kids carry a phone everywhere they go. Students are welcomed and encouraged to bring their own laptop to my classroom. out of the 28 students I have this…

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“I Can Write in My Textbook?”

“I Can Write in My Textbook?”

For the first time, Amazon has announced that on Christmas day, digital books outsold physical books. What does this mean? As a person who is a heavy reader, who lives in a house of heavy readers, I am not sure how I feel about this. My wife downloads digital books and most often reads from her laptop. Living in a small town with no bookstore for hundreds of kilometres in any direction, digital books are great for us. We can download any of the newest titles for cheaper than they are available on the bookstore shelves. An obvious advantage. On the…

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