Monday, December 13, 2010

21st Century Learning

There are toilets in Japan connected to the Internet. The toilet when used will do an instant urinalysis for the user. If there is a problem or infection, a doctor is notified immediately. So for a man using the toilet, his doctor knows he is sick before the man does.

Industry wants to see someday computers priced at only a dollar—disposable computers. Then the computers could go into disposable diapers (among other things) and could monitor the health of infants so we could know they were sick even before they begin to show symptoms.

Is this possible, one-dollar computers? Well, have you ever received one of those musical greeting cards? Just one of these musical greeting cards contains as much computer power as existed in the world in the 1950’s. The Game Boy hand-held video games kids play today contain as much computer power as was used to send men to the moon in the 1960’s.

So our kids of today will graduate from school into a world of the future where computers are everywhere. It will be essential that students not just learn to use a computer, but HOW to use it most effectively. We at Sioux Central believe this is best accomplished by providing laptop computers one-to-one to every student. So they can start learning today for the world they will live in tomorrow.

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