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Are the Skillcrush classes worth it?

That's basically it - I'm not finding any reviews online. Has anyone else taken it? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Apr 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Tablet piano instruction?

I have an electric, piano-weighted keyboard that I want to learn how to play. I can't afford lessons right now. It has MIDI in and out connectors. Is there a hardware/software combo that will take that MIDI out connection, plug it into an Android or iOS tablet, and provide a more interactive teaching experience? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Tech that can run Adobe Suite, that is cheap, sturdy, and in bulk?

I need recommendations for a all in one desktop or study laptop that can run the Adobe Suite (not the newest in the creative cloud) for a new proposed Digital Arts course. These would purely need to run Photoshop, Illustrator - some sort of video editing program, and potentially a light game design program. (Doesn't need to be Flash) I know about different specs needed but am lost how to find what would work best and for 32+ students in one classroom. This would be a huge investment for the High School so if I can quote under 30,000 for all the new technology it would be more likely considered. [more inside]
posted by mariecheri on Nov 16, 2013 - 14 answers

What should a creative yet technical person study?

What kind of academic path (from the undergraduate level and beyond) prepares one for developing or working on interesting, innovative projects like Steve Mann's EyeTap (or Google Glass), or other cool interdisciplinary digital projects (e.g. medical cybernetics, space elevators, wearable computing, smart home devices)? [more inside]
posted by mayurasana on Feb 28, 2013 - 18 answers

Simplify the kids' computer experience

I want to make an elementary school computer lab just work, magically if possible. I am Windows deficient and could use guidance. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jul 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Let's not get back problems this young

What non-computer based activities can I use to teach video game development to 10-12 year olds? [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Jun 6, 2012 - 21 answers

How do we teach 21st century skills using ink and quills?

I have: 27 students, 3 computers, 1 printer, 1 overhead projector. I've been tasked with getting free technology for the therapeutic high school where I work, but how? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Apr 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Computer excitement for a smart kid?

Looking for computer/internet recommendations for my 10 year old friend. What are the coolest, most interesting, and least consumerist activities, websites, and other digital/virtual things that I can introduce this kid to? What did you like to do with computers / the internet when you were that age? Bonus internet safety questions inside! [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jan 3, 2012 - 14 answers

Best digital voice recorder for a Mac user doing PhD research?

I'm looking for feedback on the best digital voice recorder to buy for my PhD research interviews. It must be compatible with my MacBook Pro laptop. [more inside]
posted by sassy mae on Nov 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for a good book to help me brush up on my database skills

I've been working with SQL and RDBMSes for a number of years, but my most recent job involved no DB work at all. Understandably, I'm a bit rusty. So I'd like to get a good book to help me brush up, and also to learn a bit more about RDBMS technology. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on May 3, 2011 - 3 answers

We're going back to school, but for what??

Please help two hardworking yet poor 30 year olds get careers and move out of this tiny one-bedroom apartment. [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Apr 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Help make my laptop student friendly.

Please help me setup a laptop to be safe and secure for use in a classroom by students. [more inside]
posted by Morsey on Sep 1, 2010 - 4 answers

What's in a Game?

I've heard it said that when children are playing, they're learning. So what is that they're learning when they're Gaming? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Jul 27, 2010 - 41 answers

Moving on from the helpdesk

I graduated with a BA in Religious Studies, and am currently working in a tech support/helpdesk position. I would like to move into actual IT work. What's the best way to go about that?
posted by khaibit on Dec 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me choose a technical or trade college for IT administration.

Help me research technical schools/colleges for IT, CS and systems administration. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me take control of my education! Law, cognitive science...

Help me take control of my education! Law, cognitive science... [more inside]
posted by macg02 on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

What do people actually do, those ones who work with computers?

Where can I find out more about the various types of jobs in web development/programming? [more inside]
posted by different on Jul 29, 2009 - 7 answers

I will be the supreme ambassador between the humans and the machines!

What are the possible pitfalls of my new life plan? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on May 4, 2009 - 22 answers

Learn Math Via Programming?

I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education. Thanks.
posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Distant Education Recommendations? (esp ones that offer IT BA Programs)

Distant Education Recommendations? (esp ones that offer IT BA Programs) I'm looking for any distance education that has teachers, councilors and staff that CARE. A program new or old that is high tech and streaming video feed of lectures would be nice. If you received some distance education that is worth mentioning and you've enjoyed it or even better you've done 2 different schools online. PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Thanks. [more inside]
posted by premo on Oct 15, 2008 - 4 answers

The Hood Internet

Hood+Tech Filter: Help me give these kids a fighting chance. [more inside]
posted by dihutenosa on Aug 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Best Computer Reading Games for a 6-Year-Old?

What educational computer games are best for teaching a 6-year-old to read? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Jun 18, 2006 - 14 answers

Chorus of clock chimes

I administer 50 computers in one room, all of which have synchronized clocks. I have a perverse need to make them all chime on the hour. But what sound? [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Apr 24, 2005 - 37 answers

How Did You Learn What You Know About Computers/the Internet?

I am taking a brain-painful networking class (hint: it's all about the routers, baby!) and the studying is intense. It's hard, but I'm holding my own. I see questions here on AskMe that bring really cool answers from lots of folks, with a lot of repeat answerers, which leads me to ask, How Did You Learn What You Know About Computers/the Internet? Was it in school? Did you apprentice with someone who had m4d sk1lz? Did you teach yourself? Other?
posted by Lynsey on Oct 11, 2004 - 18 answers

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