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Low tech in Maui
When I was recently in Maui, I noticed that this was a low tech island. No one walking around blabbing on their cell phone in restaurants and no blue tooth ear devices hanging off someone's ear. No one using a laptop at Starbucks?? I was fortunate enough to get a wireless connection from the condo that I was staying at. The wireless was wide open with no security installed. Before the trip, I went online to see where the hot spots would be on the island and there weren't that many. I'm sure many ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 27, 2006 2:00 PM

Where would you rather be? Tech ED vs Maui?
So here I am in Maui at a beautiful ocean front condo celebrating my 30th anniversary with my bride and I was thinking about last year when I was fortunate enough to be at TECH ED in Orlando, FL. My first reaction is wow this year went by fast because we've been planning this trip for a year and we're already here in Maui. This year as you all know TECH ED is in Boston which is where I went to school at Suffolk University which is located behind the state house. Being an MVP allows me to get access ......

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:37 PM

Teaching Programming
I often receive e-mails from computer science teachers asking what I do in my Programming class at my school so I thought I'd share my response to a teacher in New Hampshire who recently e-mailed me. You ask an excellent question and I’ll try to answer as best that I can with the experience that I have on teaching programming to students. (21 years, 5 college and 16 hs). The first thing you need to know as a teacher is the math ability that your students have coming into your class. Also, what standards ......

Posted On Monday, June 5, 2006 7:19 AM

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