HP calculators for students in Idaho?



#7

I saw this news.

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2012/oct/23/otter-luna-hp-officials-gather-hp-announce-major-partnership-laptop-contract/

I don't recognize the calculator in the photo. Is it even an HP? Is RPN going to be mainstream calculator for Idaho kids?


#8

Neither HP nor RPN - just a plain TI-30Xa.

Cheers, Joerg


#9

I concur, the calcualtor is a TI-30Xa.

#10

Giving every high school kid in the school district a laptop computer will achieve only two things, neither of which is desired:

  1. it will give the kid yet another electronic device to play with
  2. it will waste a whole lot of taxpayer dollars

Throwing "technology" at schools does not increase the learning of students.


#11

Sounds like more "empowering with resources"......ugh.


#12

Technology, with the right attitude towards using them, is awesome. The laptop is a tool just like everything else.


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