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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

ricardomath ·
Modern calculus texts are dangerous. If you ever drop one on your toe...
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

sunnubian ·
American education started to go down hill the very instant they began to run our education systems as a business and education in American was taken out of the control of educators and placed in the hands of politicians and their corporate interests. Not only is it unnecessary and dishonest for textbook publishers to charge so much of educational textbooks, it is just criminal that colleges and universities all over the country will actually change the textbook requirements in order to make...
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

EbonyRose ·
I just saw this VIDEO on CNN about how college students can save money on textbooks by renting them from an online bookstore!!
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

Xumbrarchist ·
Netbooks normally come with 160 GigaByte drives. I wonder how many people really understand how big that is? If the software that comes with the system takes up 10 gig then 150 should be free. A 500 page paperback book is about ONE MEGABYTE. So 1000 of those books would be a gigabyte. So 150,000 of those books could be stored on the hard drive. Actually that is wrong because computers use 1024 instead of 1000 but it's close enough. So strictly speaking for less than the price of one...
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

NSpirit ·
Xum, I heard something about Google and Verizon pairing up to charge higher fees for different levels of information on the internet. Have you heard anything about it? This effectively kills net neutrality right? Why aren't people protesting that like hell? INstead of nodding as lawmakers discuss this proposition as if it's legitimate for Google and Verizon to have a damn sayso about how we get/pay for our information. Verizon is a moneypit scam if ever there was one. I am a verizon wireless...
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: Xum, I heard something about Google and Verizon pairing up to charge higher fees for different levels of information on the internet. Have you heard anything about it? No, but it would not surprise me. What do you expect from INSTITUTIONS? What kind of people do you think gravitate to the top of and take control of INSTITUTIONS over time? Even if the founder was a wild eyed idealist institutions institutionalize themselves. It is regarded as smart and good business. I try to do...
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Re: Textbooks Coming to An Android Near You

Xumbrarchist ·
Who needs Google? http://www.ck12.org/about/freetextbooks/ Xum
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Re: Textbooks Coming to An Android Near You

Xumbrarchist ·
MIT http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm Xum
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Cholly ·
iTunes U , iBooks Author and iBooks 2..all this new advanced technology for the classroom at all levels is great but IMO, this also greatly hampers the learning abilities of the newer generations at all ages because "actual human thinking" is being left out of the equation and all your thinking is done for you....by way of a computerized device with an internet connection. I was listening to the radio a fews days ago and the DJ has a report that reveals that high school students who were...
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Yemaya ·
I think Xumbrachist has covered this topic before. But this I believe is good for once you have the basics down, math skills, reading comprehension, etc. Then working on iTunesU or other online courses and resources can benefit you.
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Xumbrarchist ·
A National Recommended Reading List could have reinvented education decades before Apple existed. It is not the technology it is the information you put into the technology. A book is technology just like a tablet computer is technology. That book means there are paper mills somewhere. There are machines to cut the paper. Printers that print the ink onto the paper and machines that bind the book. The tablet computer means there are machines to manufacture integrated circuits somewhere and...
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Cholly ·
Quote by Xumbrarchist: "A book is technology just like a tablet computer is technology". So why is that "wooden" book more effective in teaching children (and allowing teachers to teach more efficently) how to learn the basics in reading, writing and math skills than a tablet computer in all it's various forms? What's that old saying..."sometimes less is more"?...and "more" (in today's case, much much more) can severly curve your learning. Having more does not make you smarter or better...
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Xumbrarchist ·
Who says wooden books are more effective than computers? What percentage of teachers are REALLY GOOD? I would bet less than 10% But the effectiveness of computers was proven in 1987 and they didn't have tablets then. http://firstmonday.org/htbin/c...nterFriendly/507/428 The interesting thing about that case is that the teachers did not interfere because they did not want to be bothered with students they regarded as trouble makers. So the students didn't have to be bothered with teachers on...
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Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

sunnubian ·
JANUARY 28, 2012 11:48 PM Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U? The computer giant'slatest re-imagines how educators work in the classroom by Hajj Flemings Posted: January 25, 2012 (Image: ThinkStock) If there’s a company that can reinvent education I would put Apple at the top of the list. During the Apple Education event on January 19, 2012 in NYC, they launched the all-new iTunes U , iBooks Author and iBooks 2 . In doing so they have created an engaging learning ecosystem that...
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Here's How New Texas Public School Textbooks Write About Slavery

sunnubian ·
Here's How New Texas Public School Textbooks Write About Slavery 235,550 120 Bobby Finger Filed to: TEXTBOOKS 9/01/15 10:30am In 2010, the Texas Board of Education approved a revised social studies curriculum that, wrote The New York Times that year , would “put a conservative stamp on history” once going into effect in 2015. In advance of their debut in Texas classrooms last week, it was widely reported that the new textbooks, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson, “...
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Textbooks Coming to An Android Near You

sunnubian ·
Textbooks Coming to An Android Near You Juana Esquivel 8 hours ago New service will save students 80 percent compared to regular retail prices. Students, when you go back to school this fall, you won’t have to get into the huge line at the bookstore just to purchase your textbooks . Google announced that it's bringing textbooks to the Google Play store so students will be able to rent and buy their textbooks on their Android devices. Students can expect to rent and buy textbooks at an 80...
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$200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

Xumbrarchist ·
NSpirit posted this link in another thread. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08...e&ref=technology I believe this brings up a lot of simultaneous issues which I think this micro-computer saturation revolution is bringing to a head. What is the educational system really for? I say part of its purpose is to help create and maintain a class structured society. That way the well to do can afford better educations for their kids which helps them get better jobs and perpetuate that on...
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