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iPad improves Kindergartners literacy scores

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iPad improves Kindergartners literacy scores:

“Too many innovative programs don’t prioritize their own research, and even if they collect observations and stories later, they don’t make the effort to do a randomized control trial, like we did,” said Muir. “We wanted to make sure we could objectively examine the contribution of the iPads.”

According to the literacy test results classes using the iPads outperformed the non-iPad students in every literacy measure they were test on.

It’s not just about the test scores, but about the way the kids interact with the iPad and apps that make this program unique.

“We are seeing high levels of student motivation, engagement and learning in the iPad classrooms,” said Sue Dorris, principal at East Auburn Community School. “The apps, which teach and reinforce fundamental literacy concepts and skills, are engaging, interactive and provide children with immediate feedback. What’s more, teachers can customize apps to match the instructional needs of each child, so students are able to learn successfully at their own level and pace.”

[I will keep banging this drum.]

Written by Daniel

February 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Posted in education

Not Just Safari

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Not Just Safari:

Dean Hachamovitch, vice president of Internet Explorer:

When the IE team heard that Google had bypassed user privacy settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a simple question: is Google circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users too? We’ve discovered the answer is yes: Google is employing similar methods to get around the default privacy protections in IE and track IE users with cookies. Below we spell out in more detail what we’ve discovered, as well as recommendations to IE users on how to protect their privacy from Google with the use of IE9′s Tracking Protection feature. We’ve also contacted Google and asked them to commit to honoring P3P privacy settings for users of all browsers.

We’ve found that Google bypasses the P3P Privacy Protection feature in IE. The result is similar to the recent reports of Google’s circumvention of privacy protections in Apple’s Safari Web browser, even though the actual bypass mechanism Google uses is different.

Guess what the answer is. Just guess.

[Google continues to redefine "evil". They've completely lost their way.]

Source: Daring Fireball

Written by Daniel

February 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Posted in news, tech

Samsung is wrong about TV

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Samsung is wrong about TV:

And that basically is the business Appe is in, taking advantage of people who employ obsolete ways of thinking. TVs are not ultimately about picture quality. In fact picture quality isn’t even number one. Integration, connections — that’s the first thing. If I can get great picture quality, and you can be sure Apple will give it to us (probably made by Samsung) that’s fine. But first I want to use the tool the way I want to use it.

Source: Scripting News

Written by Daniel

February 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Posted in news, tech

On Fixing the Sandbox

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Daniel Jalkut on Fixing the Sandbox:

I toss all my Mac app ideas that require more than the default sandboxing rules — no matter how cool the idea is.

The sandbox has a chilling effect on at least one developer. I’d be surprised if it were just me.

[This is quite a mess.]

Source: inessential.com

Written by Daniel

February 20, 2012 at 8:01 am

Posted in craft, news

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