Powers of 10, a mathematics video
My observations and rants about schools, education, students, learning, knowledge, and wisdom these days, with a hefty dose of politics thrown in for good measure. My perspective is somewhat different from what you might read from persons of different backgrounds from my own. But it's your choice, to read, to learn, to think, or to do none of these things at all.
This article offers numerous reasons why schools should use free open source software. The one I think is most important is related to the money one, but in a way which has not been touched on.
The problem is that, as the article says, purchasing proprietary software (or receiving it for free) generally leaves the school system responsible for purchasing upgrades. Consider that most systems I've worked for have computers that are well past their expected hardware life. One system just upgraded its ancient computers from Windows 2000 to XP. Some of these machines did not take the upgrade gracefully. How much of that money could have gone to purchase of modest but new equipment?
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I don't know what the maker of this movie said to get it taken down so many times. It's been up now since June, so I guess that's been taken care of.
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Reviewers have found 109,263 errors in sample copies of math textbooks to be used next fall in Texas.
One second-grade math book, for example, has 4 plus 7 equaling 10, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday.
Just a little introduction about this blog and me. To begin, I actually started this blog account sometime last year when somebody posted something in a Blogger blog, and I felt strongly enough about it to respond. Don't you know it, they made me start a blog account! At that time I had two blogs going already, more fits than starts, and I had no need of another blog. So naturally I never posted.