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Today, I’d like to point out a nice little nugget of info is that the chromebooks we purchased are very repairable. How repairable you ask? I have the opportunity to replace everything in our chromebooks from the keyboard to the wifi card to the battery to the screen to the USB ports. I “can” repair it all. I put can in quotes because I am no technician by any means, so actually doing all this stuff has yet to be seen.

Before purchasing chromebooks I was wondering how we would repair them and could we get parts. Well a quick interwebs search turned out a number of results. However, the top result was ifixit. IFixit is a website which has guides on how to take apart and repair or modify your devices. They also sell toolkits and parts as well.


This site had pretty much any part we needed to repair so I figured we could try to repair these in house as opposed to sending them off. They also had guides on how to tear down our model and I found a number of youtube videos as well.

Fast forward a number of months and our first damaged chromebook came into the IT office. It was a busted screen from an accidental drop. We ordered the LCD screen (since that was all we needed) not from ifixit (they were sold out at the time) but from a website called screen surgeons. They sell screens specifically for chromebooks. The screen came and it also came with a tiny little repair kit. The repair took less than 10 minutes and with a minimal cost we had a chromebook that was working as expected. GREAT! No new device or long wait time to send off a device for repair and wait for it to come back. We just ordered the screen and in three days had a working chromebook again! Tiny repair kit

The ipad screen is pretty resilient, beautiful and very responsive. We don’t repair this as it takes a bit more work and parts are not as easy to come by. We send our damaged ipads off to a local apple authorized repair center here in town. Screens without a fingerprint sensor cost $50-$65 USD. Cool man tattoo designs screens with the fingerprint sensor cost a whopping $195 USD. We do not have any ipad pros at this tiem. It usually takes about two weeks for the repair to happen and to get back to us. During that time we try to provide a loaner to the student, but there have been times when we had no loaners on hand. Not one of ours – https://www.Flickr.Com/photos/wangsy/6105610975

Like all schools, we want to do good by our budget and even leave a little wiggle-room for unexpected situations, but it makes you question if you want to continue buying a product that costs so much money to repair. Female full body tattoos gallery would you buy a car for $20,000 USD knowing that five years later you would need to get it repaired for $13,300? It doesn’t seem to make sense. You would probably look for a new car. I think that is what apple wants us to do, just buy a new ipad (especially if it has been repaired once already).

This year I want to take a new approach. Let’s skip the part about how an hour of coding is not a practical amount of time to plan, draft, built, and evaluate a creative solution or idea. Let’s move beyond the fact that the majority of the programming environments children are using are telling them what to do and how to do it (because they only have an hour). Finally, let’s completely ignore the potential disappointment students will face when they decide to actually try and build something on their own.

The first important fact I would like to address is that I have taught children as young as grade three how to code something meaningful. It was a slow, and often painful process, that seemed to be futile. However, the children always surprised me, and after 6-8 hours of work, there was usually a working program that connected to an idea. I would like to stress that I am aware many students are not able to simple open an IDE and begin creating the next mario kart. Coding/programing is tough. It takes practice. Students need to learn and evolve. Doing an hour of code ONCE to get them going is fun, and I would support that.

Makerfaires are another outlet for getting students involved in true project based learning initiatives. These types of events are excellent. Coding is part of a tool kit instead of the sole focus. Students who may “like” coding, but do not “love” coding, would be more likely to participate. Students would learn to integrate coding as a process into a larger product.

Apple just unveiled a new macbook air, mac mini and ipad pro. Much of this news should get schools excited. I want to be excited so why am I not excited? To oversimplify my issue is price. I am not sure the new macbook air is worth $1200 and I am not sure the mac mini is worth $800 and then to have apple compare its ipads to laptops (kind of undercutting the macbook air a little) it makes me a little worried. So let me ramble a bit more below. MacBook air

Now they have a new macbook air starting at $1200. It has a much better display, a fair amount of RAM, a new intel Y processor, a fingerprint sensor for easy logging in and some others bells and whistles. Sounds good but the problem is that windows laptops have come a long way since then and if you’re spending $1200 on a laptop and you decide to look across the aisle at windows, well you can see some compelling arguments to switch over.

A dell XPS 13″ is a great computer to compare it with. You can find almost the same specs for $200 cheaper. When you’re buying 13–20 laptops at a time – that $200 is nothing to sneeze at. I’ve played around with one and it is a really nice laptop. Also, when most of our work is in the cloud (including our SIS) it makes one wonder why stick with apple?

Apple is still selling the old macbook air and I would be fine with that if they dropped the price since we are talking about a computer that is still using a processor three generations so it’s not nearly as powerful and they are still selling it for $999. At the price point it is a poor investment for schools. We try to get to four years out of our laptops and while we probably could get four years from the old airs I wonder how it will be performing for our teachers and staff in four years? It seems like a bad investment. Mac mini

OK – here is what worries me. Apple is clearly stacking the ipad pro up against traditional laptops (including their own). It’s priced like a laptop. It is more powerful than most laptops. To me, apple is clearly telling us to ditch our laptops for the ipad pro. This only reinforces my opinion that ios and mac OS are going to merge one day and the device apple would like to see that happen is with its own ipad. Really cool tattoo ideas for guys I have no idea what this would look like and if any company can pull it off it will be apple.

I’ve talked with a couple of people in various different professions who use the ipad pro as their daily device. They all said the same thing. It’s great but it takes time to figure out how to do some tasks that are pretty basic with my laptop. Such as finding and organizing files, not using a mouse, etc. This is not a good future in my opinion and I worry that apple will continue to let its laptop line become more and more mediocre.

I saw this article by jamey keaten in the huffington post titled automation in the workplace means machines will handle half of tasks by 2025: report. It basically says that automation will replace people at their jobs. So schools need to adjust right? I mean the future is happening right now so schools have to act right now! RIGHT!?!?! WE MUST CHANGE NOW!!!!!

OK, let’s take a step back, take a breath and look at this article (and others like it). The article claims (in the title) that half of all workplace tasks will be handled by automation. That is a pretty bold prediction right there. They don’t define what a “task” is nor do they offer what is a “workplace”. In fact, there are very little details that give any actual example. It turns out this is just a prediction. I have a problem with this prediction and others like but I’ll talk about that later. Educational impact

So, if you’re in a school should you be pushing for more coding, more robotics, more maker space opportunities to better prepare your students for this future? Well yes and no! You want more and better opportunities for your students. These particular areas challenge students to think creatively, critically and help build good team skills which in turn helps them learn how to communicate better with their peers and others. Nice – but that should be the push behind it not because an article says that this is the future. A less informed person may ask the question “should these classes be mandatory?”

I personally don’t think so. You must remember that there are only so many hours in a school day and to make a new subject mandatory it must push something else out in order to make space. So what goes? Certainly not a core subject (english, history/social studies, math, science). So that leaves physical education, art, music and world languages. So which one would you remove? Leave your comments below

Computers, systems and databases are getting simpler and easier for the common user. Best tattoo ideas for guys computers are a great example. Computer operating systems have been becoming easier and easier to use. While they still have their head scratching moments (like the the control panel and the settings page in windows 10). Awesome tattoos for women windows 10 is certainly a lot easier to find files, use programs and navigate than windows 3.1 or even mac 7.0.1. The point here is that computer interfaces are becoming easier and easier to use. The need to dive under-the-hood to fix something is becoming less and less necessary.

A lot people argue that students need to know how to code to learn how to build something. Sure, you can certainly accomplish that with coding, but you can also accomplish that with video or image editing software, a project art class, an experiment in a science lab or in just about any other class. One does not need coding to create or problem solve. There are countless other ways that children can learn to create, think critically and problem solve. Coding is just one way to go. Prediction problem

So if this article is talking about these types of tasks I can agree that in less than a decade a lot of basic tasks could be automated. Would I go so far to say 50% will be automated? No, I think that is a little ridiculous. So at school are we teaching our students “tasks”? Sure, but that is a quick skill and nothing more. We don’t have light switch class offered in middle school. We do, however, encourage students to turn off the lights in rooms no one is in to save electricity. Conclusion

Be critical of these articles (and of this one!) think about what they are talking about and proposing and then see if it makes sense. Look at around your world, be observant and see if those predictions really seem like they could come to fruition. Driverless cars are a good example. Some have said that there will be plenty on the road by 2020. That is less than two years away. Does it seem that way to you? Has their been legislation passed to allow the everyday driver the ability to purchase these cars? Can it navigate through a dense urban environment? Has the ethical issues and the industry issues been tackled?