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Would you spend over 2 grand for an iPHONE?
What would an iPHONE have to have for bidders on ebay to bid over $2000 for it? What if the phone could use any carrier and not AT&T the official mobile carrier for Apple? Many are bidding today on this phone that was hacked into by a 17 year old teenager who spent the summer doing it. In fact, if you go to his blog, you can learn how he did it. Amazing that a 17 year old teenager would discover this. I'm sure he has a future in the high tech world but he's off to RIT to study Neuroscience. Technorati ......

Posted On Friday, August 24, 2007 1:00 PM

Are you googling in your class?
Google has several products available to educators that you might find of interest to use yourself or with your students. Google is getting education friendly and now has a website for us to use. They have the tools categorized: Search, Communicate, show & share and newly featured products. I use some of these products and I'll share how I've used them. Under search you'll find book search. Google Book Search allows you to search the full text of our large and growing index of books, from popular ......

Posted On Thursday, August 23, 2007 7:48 AM

Free college tuition for math and science majors...maybe
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) says he will introduce legislation that calls for providing free college tuition for math and science majors. The bill, the Education Competitiveness Act, is a $25 billion education incentives package that also provides help for rural teachers and more money for pre-kindergarten programs. Baucus says the goal is to better prepare children for school and to get more children into college, ultimately to make the United States more competitive, particularly with countries such ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 2:52 PM

Goodbye Mainfunction.com
Mainfunction.com was the site to go to when you needed resources or help if you taught computer science. Alfred Thompson and Pat Phillips did a great job making the site new and answering any questions you might have. Any teacher could post a question in the forum and that teacher would get some type of answer within 24 hours. The site has gone away and a new site called Pre-Collegiate Connection has taken its place. The site has everything the old site had but the Forum. Hopefully, that will be ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:56 PM

Your first XNA game to teach your students
Dan Waters who is the new Microsoft Academics Relations Manager for the Gulf States has a nice blog entry on creating your first XNA game that I plan on using with my high school programming students. Dan walks you through in his tutorial on how to create his version of a pong game. He does a good job explaining the code and how he used collision detection with his sprites as well. What I liked was a nice powerpoint presentation that you get when you download the source. Dan spent some time creating ......

Posted On Monday, August 13, 2007 8:25 AM

Thought this was WIIERD!
I was watching the Boston Red Sox play the Seattle Mariners at Safeco field in Seattle yesterday and thought it was wierd that the Wii was advertised on the wall behind homeplate. You would think that the XBOX would be heavily advertised seeing that Redmond is only a few miles from the park.
Just an observation....

Posted On Monday, August 6, 2007 9:38 AM

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