Ahhh…August. A month full of soldiering through the muggy, humid weather; readjusting to the work grind after returning from beachy, tropical vacations; and listening children of all ages throwing temper tantrums as they prepare to return to school.
But going back to school doesn’t have to be a painful, torturous ordeal, especially not when so much technology has been made available to us to make our lives (and education) a bit easier. From ways to back up your documents to group project collaboration tools to entertainment, technology is a vital part of the 21st century educational experience.
I scoured the Internet, searching high and low for the technologies elementary school children, high schoolers, and college almost-graduates will hopefully find helpful as they gear up to head back to school. Here are some of my favorites, included with links of some of the most popular options:
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I’ve been a software developer going on 12 years and it has been great. As such, I’m the family computer guy, which I don’t mind because it helps keep me up on current hardware technology (I have a masters in EE so I like that stuff).
Recently, my mother came to me with an issue with her Dell laptop. It seems that the hard drive stopped working. Pretty simple to fix since it used a 2.5″ SATA drive. I went to the local Microcenter and grabbed a 240Gig SSD to replace it with. (SSD’s are soooo cheap these days!)
My mother brought over her computer and I proceeded to install the hard drive and then I was looking for her box for the restore disk… Oooh lala they don’t provide a restore disk with their computers anymore.
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Sadly, I was unable to make it through all 7 as duty called on numerous occasions throughout the day, but I must say I experienced a wide range of emotions. We utilized the Prime Factors Kata for each language rather than the simple Hello World or To Do applications which I found to be an interesting challenge as I was consistently Googling syntax-related issues. The 3 languages I missed out on in the session were Go (seriously disappointed I missed this one), Scala and Elixir. Quick summaries of the ones I did get to attend are listed below:
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