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Sunday, February 14, 2010

TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE DOLLARS?!!!!!!

Yes, I paid $212.00 to get content online. That's the cost of a one year subscription to ISTE, the International Society for Technology and Education. It gives me access to a number of publications and interest-group newsletters, as well as a discount at the annual convention. But I don't even get a mug or umbrella! What I do get is content from practitioners in the field as well as academics doing statistical research on the use of technology in the classroom. I consider ISTE an authority in my field, so I'm actually happy to spend the money.

Reading some of the material there, I still feel the difficulty of finding good information on my topics: 1-to-1 laptop programs and online educational content. There is a lot of information, but not a lot that enlightens the situation for me at my institution at this time. I also face this odd phenomenon: articles published just a few years ago seem outdated. No kindle, no iPad, no fight with MacMillan.

1 comment:

  1. Almost a quarter of the kids in the Kindle pilot program here have no Kindle either. That's what you get for putting it in your backpack and sitting on your backpack or slinging it onto the floor.

    Never had that problem with books!

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