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"A colleague of mine in the department of computer science at Dartmouth recently sent an e-mail to all of us on the faculty. The subject line read: 'Ban computers in the classroom?' The note that followed was one sentence long: 'I finally saw the light today and propose we ban the use of laptops in class.'  Smart Girls, what do you think? What are the potential drawbacks / benefits of banning laptops in the classroom?

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

Computer-science professor Dan Rockmore defends his practice of banning laptops in the classroom.

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It's tiny, it's mighty, and it mimics the brain. Here's how IBM's new smart chip will bring about big tech advances.

The-Awesomest-7-Year-Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-track-faculty-life

The Awsomest 7 -Year Postdoc, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-track-faculty-life

Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax

Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax

Technology in the classroom. It's a gold rush, not a flood of educational concern

The best way to master a new skill is completely counterintuitive - Business Insider

The best way to master a new skill is completely counterintuitive

How veterans are helping ease America's teacher shortage

Alongside technical skills, America needs the creativity that a liberal arts education provides.

Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program

Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program

now has a "Coder-in-Chief". President Barack Obama has written his first line of code. The president achieved the feat at an event for Hour of Code, a global effort to get kids involved in coding

When Slate was founded in 1996, people all over the world spent much of their day speaking into telephones. In 2016, as Slate celebrates its 20th birth ...

The Exact Moment When People Stopped Talking on the Phone

Socratic Seminar:  "The Online Oversharers Problem"

The Online Oversharers Problem

Socratic Seminar: "The Online Oversharers Problem"

Is LuxVue providing the display technology for Apple's long-rumored iWatch? Many signs point to yes.

Apple's LuxVue Acquisition Could Be the Biggest iWatch Hint Yet

Is LuxVue providing the display technology for Apple's long-rumored iWatch? Many signs point to yes.

Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth : Gamma-ray burst 1404191 was spotted at 11 p. April 19 by SMU’s robotic ROTSE-IIIb telescope at McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, Texas.

The funniest slam poetry I've ever heard - "The The Impotence of Proofreading"

The funniest slam poetry I've ever heard - "The The Impotence of Proofreading" - FunSubstance TV

I am a slam poet. Taylor Mali is my poetic idol. Great to use for my Middle School Study Skills Section. "The The Impotence of Proofreading," by TAYLOR MALI

A Virginia Tech Survivor Puts a Face on the Gun-Violence Prevention Movement

A Virginia Tech Survivor Puts a Face on the Gun-Violence Prevention Movement

Today, with the campus-carry debate raging, that experience helps shape his advocacy for gun-safety legislation.

Devasagayam et al. (2013) "Laptop Techology in Classrooms: How Student Perceptions Shape Learning and Satisfaction"

Devasagayam et al. "Laptop Techology in Classrooms: How Student Perceptions Shape Learning and Satisfaction"

40 Key Computer Science Concepts Explained In Layman’s Terms - To make learning more fun and interesting, here’s a list of important computer science theories and concepts explained with analogies and minimal technical terms. It’s like an ultra-fast-track computer science degree program for everyone, just to get you to understand the general concepts.

Alan Turing almost accidentally created the blueprint for the modern day digital computer. Here Mark Jago takes us through The Halting Problem.

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