Comments for Twenty Minutes for Tech http://www.twentyfortech.com Your Instructional Technology Podcast! Sun, 09 Aug 2009 19:59:16 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 hourly 1 Comment on Skype is a Valuable Educational Tool by 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=27&cpage=1#comment-161 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom Thu, 02 Jul 2009 10:30:12 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=27#comment-161 [...] Skype is a Valuable Educational Tool. This podcast explains why teachers should use Skype and puts some nasty rumors about Skype to rest. [...] [...] Skype is a Valuable Educational Tool. This podcast explains why teachers should use Skype and puts some nasty rumors about Skype to rest. [...]

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Comment on Family and Consumer Science Tech Integration by Tom C http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174&cpage=1#comment-157 Tom C Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:44:13 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174#comment-157 Mrs. Shank is a great example how teachers can use more technology in their classroom. Like D. Yielding said, it is difficult to find good resources and tools. I'm working on Applebatch.com which hopefully will solve this problem by providing an online <a title="teacher community" href="http://applebatch.com/" rel="nofollow">teacher community</a> geared toward allowing teachers to share resources and find jobs. All of our services are completely free to educators so come check us out. Mrs. Shank is a great example how teachers can use more technology in their classroom. Like D. Yielding said, it is difficult to find good resources and tools. I’m working on Applebatch.com which hopefully will solve this problem by providing an online teacher community geared toward allowing teachers to share resources and find jobs. All of our services are completely free to educators so come check us out.

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Comment on Family and Consumer Science Tech Integration by Inspiration to use wikis in an FCS classroom « Work in Progress http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174&cpage=1#comment-154 Inspiration to use wikis in an FCS classroom « Work in Progress Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:32:14 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174#comment-154 [...] by two examples of teachers incorporating wikis into the classroom.  I first stumbled upon a podcast describing how middle school FCS students use a wiki to work with students in a sister middle [...] [...] by two examples of teachers incorporating wikis into the classroom.  I first stumbled upon a podcast describing how middle school FCS students use a wiki to work with students in a sister middle [...]

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Comment on Rock Our World - A Global Collaboration Project by Amy H http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=150&cpage=1#comment-146 Amy H Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:59:53 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=150#comment-146 I like the idea of students collaborating to make music. Collaboration is the wave of the future especially with all of the communication channels available to us today. I use a site that allows teachers to build communities and collaborate on lesson plans and resources. I also just found my new teaching job through the site. Come connect with me and let's share our best work. <a title="www.applebatch.com" href="http://applebatch.com/" rel="nofollow">Teacher Community</a> I like the idea of students collaborating to make music. Collaboration is the wave of the future especially with all of the communication channels available to us today. I use a site that allows teachers to build communities and collaborate on lesson plans and resources. I also just found my new teaching job through the site. Come connect with me and let’s share our best work.

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Comment on Family and Consumer Science Tech Integration by K12Dave http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174&cpage=1#comment-144 K12Dave Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:20:19 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174#comment-144 Thanks for the kind words, Donette. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of working directly with Tina when I was at Penn Manor. Tina made it fun to go to work and is part of the reason I transitioned from 'pure techie' to 'instructional techie.' Thanks for the nice post on your blog as well. :) Thanks for the kind words, Donette.

I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of working directly with Tina when I was at Penn Manor. Tina made it fun to go to work and is part of the reason I transitioned from ‘pure techie’ to ‘instructional techie.’

Thanks for the nice post on your blog as well.

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Comment on Family and Consumer Science Tech Integration by D. Yeilding http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174&cpage=1#comment-142 D. Yeilding Mon, 15 Jun 2009 13:59:02 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174#comment-142 As a middle school FCS teacher, I find it hard to find current information specifically targeted to my content area and to applying technology to my teaching of my content. You have managed to do both! Thank you for spotlighting use of technology in a non-core subject area. I applaud you and Mrs. Shank for your willingness to explore application of technology and for sharing. I have posted some of my thoughts on my blog: http://morethanoneway.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/persistence-pays/ As a middle school FCS teacher, I find it hard to find current information specifically targeted to my content area and to applying technology to my teaching of my content. You have managed to do both! Thank you for spotlighting use of technology in a non-core subject area. I applaud you and Mrs. Shank for your willingness to explore application of technology and for sharing.

I have posted some of my thoughts on my blog: http://morethanoneway.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/persistence-pays/

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Comment on Family and Consumer Science Tech Integration by Tom C http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174&cpage=1#comment-138 Tom C Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:20:18 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=174#comment-138 I love the podcast. We are working on a website that will help teachers find the best lesson plans that are shared by their peers. The website is www.applebatch.com. The signup is free and secure and I think it is something that would be helpful to your audience. I love the podcast. We are working on a website that will help teachers find the best lesson plans that are shared by their peers. The website is http://www.applebatch.com. The signup is free and secure and I think it is something that would be helpful to your audience.

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Comment on PETE&C Keynote 2009 - Dan Pink by Jimbo Lamb http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=79&cpage=1#comment-99 Jimbo Lamb Sun, 15 Feb 2009 18:09:20 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=79#comment-99 I love that Dan let you record this and that you have it to post! Dan does "get it." I love that Dan let you record this and that you have it to post! Dan does “get it.”

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Comment on Thinkfinity’s got the Goods! by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » Thinkfinity is a wealth of resources http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=40&cpage=1#comment-73 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » Thinkfinity is a wealth of resources Sun, 23 Nov 2008 00:36:24 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=40#comment-73 [...] I participated in an online training class, and my teacher, Marcia Torgrude, was kind enough to record a podcast with me all about Thinkfinity. You can listen to it at www.twentyfortech.com, episode 20. [...] [...] I participated in an online training class, and my teacher, Marcia Torgrude, was kind enough to record a podcast with me all about Thinkfinity. You can listen to it at http://www.twentyfortech.com, episode 20. [...]

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Comment on Teachable Moments by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The Vanishing Frog airs Nov. 20th http://www.twentyfortech.com/?page_id=18&cpage=1#comment-72 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The Vanishing Frog airs Nov. 20th Sun, 16 Nov 2008 19:08:43 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?page_id=18#comment-72 [...] you watch it, use this clip from the podcast with your students as a teachable moment, and lesson plans complements of Discovery [...] [...] you watch it, use this clip from the podcast with your students as a teachable moment, and lesson plans complements of Discovery [...]

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Comment on All about the Discovery Education Network by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The Vanishing Frog airs Nov. 20th http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=17&cpage=1#comment-71 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The Vanishing Frog airs Nov. 20th Sun, 16 Nov 2008 18:38:46 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=17#comment-71 [...] 20, at 8pm. I’m excited to watch it since Jeff talked with me about it earlier this year for the podcast. I’m saddened that the frog is losing its battle for [...] [...] 20, at 8pm. I’m excited to watch it since Jeff talked with me about it earlier this year for the podcast. I’m saddened that the frog is losing its battle for [...]

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Comment on Skype is a Valuable Educational Tool by AKA Riptide Furse » Blog Archive » Weekly (weekly) http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=27&cpage=1#comment-70 AKA Riptide Furse » Blog Archive » Weekly (weekly) Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:51:56 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=27#comment-70 [...] Twenty Minutes for Tech » Blog Archive » Skype is a Valuable Educational Tool [...] [...] Twenty Minutes for Tech » Blog Archive » Skype is a Valuable Educational Tool [...]

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Comment on Daniel Pink - The Johnny Bunko Interview by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » Tech Integrators like Bunko http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=25&cpage=1#comment-63 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » Tech Integrators like Bunko Thu, 06 Nov 2008 20:42:42 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=25#comment-63 [...] some local high school students via a Ustream archive, or listen to my interview with him on the Twenty Minutes for Tech [...] [...] some local high school students via a Ustream archive, or listen to my interview with him on the Twenty Minutes for Tech [...]

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Comment on Skype is a Valuable Educational Tool by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » This is not a Dark Ride… http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=27&cpage=1#comment-62 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » This is not a Dark Ride… Thu, 06 Nov 2008 18:55:08 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=27#comment-62 [...] keep this short, but if you are interested, listen to the interview at twentyfortech.com (my podcast) to find out why these answers are true, and also how some folks are using Skype [...] [...] keep this short, but if you are interested, listen to the interview at twentyfortech.com (my podcast) to find out why these answers are true, and also how some folks are using Skype [...]

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Comment on Daniel Pink - The Johnny Bunko Interview by K12Dave http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=25&cpage=1#comment-49 K12Dave Fri, 29 Aug 2008 02:08:29 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=25#comment-49 Thanks Lori! I really enjoy sharing, and all the credit goes to Dan for making time to chat with me. I'm so glad you liked it! It's a comment like this that keeps me going! Thanks, it means a lot. :) Thanks Lori! I really enjoy sharing, and all the credit goes to Dan for making time to chat with me. I’m so glad you liked it! It’s a comment like this that keeps me going!

Thanks, it means a lot. :)

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Comment on Daniel Pink - The Johnny Bunko Interview by Lori http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=25&cpage=1#comment-48 Lori Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:23:58 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=25#comment-48 Hi Dave! What a great interview. How cool to get this and then share it with the rest of us. I met you at the TIMS boot camp. I think? Very nice interview. Hi Dave! What a great interview. How cool to get this and then share it with the rest of us. I met you at the TIMS boot camp. I think?

Very nice interview.

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Comment on Daniel Pink - The Johnny Bunko Interview by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=25&cpage=1#comment-44 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:27:12 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=25#comment-44 [...] (A Whole New Mind) for chatting with me about his new book: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko on the Twenty Minutes for Tech podcast. Dan took a half-hour out of his busy schedule to be a guest on the podcast and talk about the [...] [...] (A Whole New Mind) for chatting with me about his new book: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko on the Twenty Minutes for Tech podcast. Dan took a half-hour out of his busy schedule to be a guest on the podcast and talk about the [...]

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Comment on Brain Power - It’s all about the Connections by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The State of My Brain http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=23&cpage=1#comment-41 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The State of My Brain Sun, 10 Aug 2008 21:43:00 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=23#comment-41 [...] you’d like to hear more on the subject, I interviewed Debbie for the Twenty Minutes for Tech podcast. On the podcast she tells of a unique experiment done with goldfish to emphasize the [...] [...] you’d like to hear more on the subject, I interviewed Debbie for the Twenty Minutes for Tech podcast. On the podcast she tells of a unique experiment done with goldfish to emphasize the [...]

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Comment on Educational Website Accessibility by User-Centered Design and Web Accessibility Blog - AniktoBlog » Blog Archive » Interview on "Twenty Minutes for Tech" http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=24&cpage=1#comment-40 User-Centered Design and Web Accessibility Blog - AniktoBlog » Blog Archive » Interview on "Twenty Minutes for Tech" Sun, 10 Aug 2008 20:38:01 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=24#comment-40 [...] deeply honored to have taken part in a conversation with Dave Solon on behalf of Twenty Minutes for Tech, a series of podcasts concerning topics related to technology in education. We had a great talk [...] [...] deeply honored to have taken part in a conversation with Dave Solon on behalf of Twenty Minutes for Tech, a series of podcasts concerning topics related to technology in education. We had a great talk [...]

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Comment on All about the Discovery Education Network by DEN Blog Network » Jeff Corwin, the Deadliest Catch and… Dave Solon! http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=17&cpage=1#comment-31 DEN Blog Network » Jeff Corwin, the Deadliest Catch and… Dave Solon! Fri, 06 Jun 2008 15:27:26 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=17#comment-31 [...] Solon, STAR Discovery Educator hailing from Pennsylvania, is truly living it up ‘Discovery style!‘  The most recent episode of his show Twenty Minutes For Tech features an interview with me [...] [...] Solon, STAR Discovery Educator hailing from Pennsylvania, is truly living it up ‘Discovery style!‘  The most recent episode of his show Twenty Minutes For Tech features an interview with me [...]

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Comment on Teachable Moments by Twenty Minutes for Tech » Blog Archive » “Teachable Moments” http://www.twentyfortech.com/?page_id=18&cpage=1#comment-30 Twenty Minutes for Tech » Blog Archive » “Teachable Moments” Thu, 05 Jun 2008 14:15:13 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?page_id=18#comment-30 [...] request, I’ve added a page called “Teachable Moments.” This page will feature short clips and snippets from podcast episodes that you may be able [...] [...] request, I’ve added a page called “Teachable Moments.” This page will feature short clips and snippets from podcast episodes that you may be able [...]

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Comment on Using Google Docs by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » Using Google Docs podcast http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=13&cpage=1#comment-20 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » Using Google Docs podcast Sat, 29 Mar 2008 13:41:30 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=13#comment-20 [...] New episode of Twenty Minutes for Tech is posted: Using Google Docs in education. [...] [...] New episode of Twenty Minutes for Tech is posted: Using Google Docs in education. [...]

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Comment on PETE&C Voices: Part 2 by K12Dave http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=10&cpage=1#comment-16 K12Dave Mon, 03 Mar 2008 13:36:43 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=10#comment-16 Thanks Jim -- You and all the folks who made it happen should be very proud. It just keeps getting better and better each year! Thanks Jim — You and all the folks who made it happen should be very proud. It just keeps getting better and better each year!

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Comment on PETE&C Voices: Part 2 by Jim Gates http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=10&cpage=1#comment-15 Jim Gates Mon, 03 Mar 2008 03:32:42 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=10#comment-15 Another excellent post. I listened with great interest. Great sound quality. Good feedback (for the committee) and I'm so glad to hear so many good things coming from the conference!!! Another excellent post. I listened with great interest. Great sound quality. Good feedback (for the committee) and I’m so glad to hear so many good things coming from the conference!!!

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Comment on Civil War CSI by The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The Littlest Regular http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=9&cpage=1#comment-14 The K12 Geek » Blog Archive » The Littlest Regular Sat, 23 Feb 2008 16:31:54 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=9#comment-14 [...] out the latest episode of the podcast: Civil War CSI, with Jim Beeghley of Teaching the Civil War with [...] [...] out the latest episode of the podcast: Civil War CSI, with Jim Beeghley of Teaching the Civil War with [...]

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Comment on Voices: PETE & C 2008 by K12Dave http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=8&cpage=1#comment-13 K12Dave Wed, 20 Feb 2008 01:36:23 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=8#comment-13 Hi Michelle - here's the feed, and I'll make a link on the side. You can also subscribe by clicking on your browser feed button while on the page, or scrolling to the bottom to click WordPress Entries (RSS) link. http://www.twentyfortech.com/?feed=rss2 Hope this helps, I'll also email you, thanks for dropping by! -Dave Hi Michelle - here’s the feed, and I’ll make a link on the side. You can also subscribe by clicking on your browser feed button while on the page, or scrolling to the bottom to click WordPress Entries (RSS) link.

http://www.twentyfortech.com/?feed=rss2

Hope this helps, I’ll also email you, thanks for dropping by!

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Comment on Voices: PETE & C 2008 by Michelle Krill http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=8&cpage=1#comment-12 Michelle Krill Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:09:10 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=8#comment-12 Can you add an RSS feed button, so I can subscribe in my reader? or just send me the feed address... Can you add an RSS feed button, so I can subscribe in my reader? or just send me the feed address…

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Comment on An Interview with Jim Gates by K12Dave http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=7&cpage=1#comment-4 K12Dave Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:11:33 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=7#comment-4 Jim - I understand where you are coming from, but I'm sort of leaning towards Jim Gates' side. It is great that your nephews are using it as a learning tool, but I just wonder if the majority of our youth today are doing that as well? I agree with you that we must latch onto them when they are young. It's much easier to influence the younger kids and make them 'life-long learners' in the early years that trying to 'teach an old dog new tricks' if you will. I'm actually HAPPY to hear that your HS students are worried - what better motivator to learn than a little competition from the youngsters! Anyway, THANK YOU for commenting and I hope you enjoy the podcasts. I'm going to do my best to include Mr. Gates on as many podcasts as he'll participate in. (hint, hint!) :) Jim -

I understand where you are coming from, but I’m sort of leaning towards Jim Gates’ side.

It is great that your nephews are using it as a learning tool, but I just wonder if the majority of our youth today are doing that as well?

I agree with you that we must latch onto them when they are young. It’s much easier to influence the younger kids and make them ‘life-long learners’ in the early years that trying to ‘teach an old dog new tricks’ if you will.

I’m actually HAPPY to hear that your HS students are worried - what better motivator to learn than a little competition from the youngsters!

Anyway, THANK YOU for commenting and I hope you enjoy the podcasts. I’m going to do my best to include Mr. Gates on as many podcasts as he’ll participate in. (hint, hint!)
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Comment on About the TMFT podcast by Dave S http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=5&cpage=1#comment-3 Dave S Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:45:09 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=5#comment-3 Test comment for new blog. Test comment for new blog.

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Comment on An Interview with Jim Gates by K12Dave http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=7&cpage=1#comment-2 K12Dave Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:43:17 +0000 http://www.twentyfortech.com/?p=7#comment-2 From Jimbo Lamb - (Sorry Jim, I must have had them turned off.) I was listening to this podcast (thanks for getting Jim on here...I don't think it's possible for people to ever get enough of Jim as he as a wealth of knowledge that goes unmatched), and I was thinking about the part where you and Jim were talking about how we don't see many kids using the technology for educational purposes on their own. I don't agree with this completely. Here's why: In our high school, yes, many of the kids use computers and the internet to socialize and be entertained. I don't think we will see a large-scale change with this peer group. They haven't been immersed enough with the technology for that to happen. Yet, when I look at my nephews and see what they're doing online, they're using it to learn. They hop on and do research on topics that interest them that they don't have much info about yet. They practice their math skills and reading skills. If we can latch onto their peer group and continue them down the path of using the technology as an important education integration tool, I think we will see that shift. I have expressed this idea to some of the students in our high school, and they are now a little worried about that group that will follow them into the work force ten years behind them and take their jobs away, as they will be more focused and able to use the technology productively. From Jimbo Lamb - (Sorry Jim, I must have had them turned off.)

I was listening to this podcast (thanks for getting Jim on here…I don’t think it’s possible for people to ever get enough of Jim as he as a wealth of knowledge that goes unmatched), and I was thinking about the part where you and Jim were talking about how we don’t see many kids using the technology for educational purposes on their own. I don’t agree with this completely. Here’s why:

In our high school, yes, many of the kids use computers and the internet to socialize and be entertained. I don’t think we will see a large-scale change with this peer group. They haven’t been immersed enough with the technology for that to happen. Yet, when I look at my nephews and see what they’re doing online, they’re using it to learn. They hop on and do research on topics that interest them that they don’t have much info about yet. They practice their math skills and reading skills. If we can latch onto their peer group and continue them down the path of using the technology as an important education integration tool, I think we will see that shift. I have expressed this idea to some of the students in our high school, and they are now a little worried about that group that will follow them into the work force ten years behind them and take their jobs away, as they will be more focused and able to use the technology productively.

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