Palm Beach County’s Wiki on Their iPad Pilot Project

Palm Beach County’s School District is starting their iPad Pilot Project this month and they have set up a wiki to share their results. The pilot covers elementary, middle, and high schools in the county. They also cover the apps they will be using on the iPads.It is nice to see how different age groups will respond to the iPad in their education. To follow the progress of the pilot, click on the link below:

http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/groups/ipadpilot/

Lunch & Learn: Portable Media: Fun Players and Phones with Doug Dixon

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At the Lunch ‘n Learn seminar on March 15, Douglas Dixon demonstrated dozens of small portable storage devices, media players, and multi-function devices. Mr. Dixon is a technology consultant with Manifest Technology, the Editor-in-Chief of the International Recording Media Association‘s Mediaware Magazine, Technical Editor for Camcorder & Computer Video Magazine, and a frequent contributor for many information technology publications.
Many of you have used or seen flash sticks, essentially removable hard disks with built in USB ports all on a chewing gum-sized stick. As Mr. Dixon demonstrated, these devices are becoming smaller and smaller, less and less expensive, and are now beginning to come with reloaded content in their Read-only memory (ROM). Newer models have LCD displays with capacity meters, offer security including fingerprint readers, and come in different colors and styles. Imation provides flash memory on a wristband. Swissbit has even added it as a component on a Swiss Army Knife!

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