The Technology Crutch

The Technology Crutch

The luxuries that society sees as necessity these days were, of course, not so just 100 years ago. Most Americans will likely claim that they...
The luxuries that society sees as necessity these days were, of course, not so just 100 years ago. Most Americans will likely claim that they cannot function day-to-day without their cell phones or computers. These luxuries connect us in ways that people years ago would never have imagined possible; however, technology should serve as a convenience rather than a crutch. This dependence on technology, though seemingly harmless, can actually hinder people by diminishing interpersonal skills, and it can lend to additional chaos in times of catastrophe. First, technology can place people out of touch with others. Because interpersonal relationships strengthen...
Amazing Technology – The Incredible Microtek Brand 5800 Scanner

Amazing Technology – The Incredible Microtek Brand 5800 Scanner

The light floats across the picture or written/typed words on the page and the computer system takes the image into it. This fascinating technology allows...
The light floats across the picture or written/typed words on the page and the computer system takes the image into it. This fascinating technology allows us to do so much in terms of transmitting the truth that it's hard to estimate the amount of copying hassle it has relieved; one thing is certain, it is an amazing piece of equipment. To sit back and consider that it's only been about twenty years back in human history that we had to ship hard copy data everywhere. The fax was considered the amazing technology of that time, but a fax required a...
The Dell G2210 is All About Green Technology

The Dell G2210 is All About Green Technology

The Dell G2210 is a monitor that Dell has actually put some thought into. Monitoring the energy consumption of the inexpensive models of monitors is...
The Dell G2210 is a monitor that Dell has actually put some thought into. Monitoring the energy consumption of the inexpensive models of monitors is not standard for computer manufacturers; Dell seems to be in the process of changing this standard.Dell G2210 DesignThe model number of the Dell G2210 lets you know that it is a 22 inch monitor with a resolution ratio of 16:10. The monitor is matte black except for the screen and the shape of the stand is rectangular. It is not so user friendly in the physical adjustment ability, having only adjustments for the tilt and...
What is Goal Line Technology?

What is Goal Line Technology?

What exactly is goal line technology? Does it work? Implementing it will improve the game and lay to rest all those controversial game scoring moments...
What exactly is goal line technology? Does it work? Implementing it will improve the game and lay to rest all those controversial game scoring moments and referee decisions, right? Soccer fans, according to several blogs and article comments, seem to confuse goal line technology with 'instant replay' technology used in sports like American football or basketball. Soccer's goal line technology is not even close to instant replay. Goal line technology uses radio waves between a transmitter inside specially designed soccer balls and other strategically placed units, such as upon goal posts. The radio signals indicate when the ball has crossed...
New Technology Creates New Problems for Sports

New Technology Creates New Problems for Sports

Recently, as noted in USA Today newspaper (see references) professional golfer, Padraig Harrington, was disqualified at the Abu Dhabi Championship for failing to note that...
Recently, as noted in USA Today newspaper (see references) professional golfer, Padraig Harrington, was disqualified at the Abu Dhabi Championship for failing to note that his ball had moved a fraction of an inch when he went to pick up the marker. Since he didn't know the ball had moved, he didn't replace it, which meant he wound up filling out his score-card incorrectly which DQed him. Viewers watching at home though were able to see the ball moving very clearly because they were watching the close-up on their HDTVs; and it was one of them that called into the...
NTeQ Lesson Plan Integrating Technology and Science

NTeQ Lesson Plan Integrating Technology and Science

Lesson SummaryThe purpose of this lesson is for students to discover whether or not plants need sunlight to grown and what makes plants green and...
Lesson SummaryThe purpose of this lesson is for students to discover whether or not plants need sunlight to grown and what makes plants green and healthy. In groups of four, the students will make observations of plants in sunlight, of plants in artificial light, and of plants with no light. The students will create a spreadsheet to show comparisons of the three plants' growth. They will communicate their findings through a bar graph. The students will make inferences and draw conclusions based on their observations and data collected.Learning Objectives By the end of this lesson, the students will know whether...