Most Edtech initiatives ‘are evolving pedagogy but not radically shifting towards a less content driven style‘
Google pushed me an OTA update to my humble Moto G last night. It all went very smoothly and I didn’t have to remove half of my content and all my apps to do it (like I did on my iPad). All apps updated except for a little widget I use to toggle 3G data. But lollipop now has that toggle built right in on the home screen. A few niggles:
Can’t get certain things ‘black enough’ and I don’t like the new borderless keyboard as much.
Battery life seems improved, response is as good if not better than before (again, unlike my iPad which Apple virtually bricked with iOS 8) and I’m generally a happy camper
I recently had to explain to someone the importance of, difference between and affect on performance of: CPU, RAM and memory and this seemed helpful:
- The CPU are the machines that process the food, basically the hob, the oven, the knives, food processor etc.
- The RAM is the amount of working top space you have to put things temporarily while you are chopping, mixing, stirring and cooking. If you have very little, no matter how sharp your knives are or how good the oven is, your preparation of the food will be slower.
- Memory is your cupboards, fridge and drawers
This seemed to help and my pupil then asked if the deep freeze was like an external hard disk, where you put things you don’t need all the time – I agreed.
And without stretching it too much, I guess the amount of physical space to move around is your FSB speed?
Any thoughts on this analogy?
… in an architectural, not functional, sense. They offer many advantages over disk drives but retain an unnecessary software layer. Flash is the way to go rather than making them seem like disks.
MS Long Term Servicing agreement will allow users to use a version of the OS which is ‘a stake in the ground’ for anything up to 10 years. Er, isn’t that what Ubuntu LTS have been doing for…. ooh, years?
This is becoming urgent. Until Europe is a single market. real progress cannot happen. The Chromebook, for example, will never take off.
Many people wondering if Windows RT would discontinue on launch of Windows 10. Well maybe, but Windows on RM is not dead as this very interesting post on the new x4 more powerful Raspberry Pi shows.