Topic: Emerging Technologies
I don't often suffer from tech lust anymore. However, the ASUS eeePC has me convinced that I don't just want one...I NEED one. And at $399 each, so does every kid attending a U.S. school. There are a few drawbacks, like the 7" screen (which is slated to be enlarged to 9" soon). They're rugged, run Linux or Windows XP, have built-in wireless, can handle a variety of applications on and off-line, and are exactly what I wished for my students when I was a teacher and then school principal.
I think I'll probably hold off until the eee PC 8G is available (they're taking orders now). The extra memory and storage jack the price up to$499, but I'm seriously thinking I can stop dragging around a much heavier laptop--this puppy weighs in at just under 2 pounds.
Look into these. One-to-one computing (or something very close to it) is a possibility. This is apparently a response to the One Laptop Per Child initiative that won't be impacting U.S. schools because we're too well-off.
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, school administrators
, Susan Brooks-Young
Posted by sjbrooks_young
at 4:00 PM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 2 January 2008 4:03 PM PST