While You Were Teaching

While You Were Teaching…4OOPSs EduTech News Feed

The kids need you and the web keeps marching on…not to worry, 4OOPS’ EduTech news Feed has these top stories of interest to educators:

From Tech Crunch: July 1. You can no longer use a handheld mobile device in California and Washington. The first time fine in California is just $20, but the real deterrent is public opinion.

But, some studies have shown that talking on hands-free devices are just as dangerous as talking on cell phones regularly.

Will people who talk on their cell phones while driving now have to keep a lookout for the police, too, distracting them even more?

From Read/Write/Web: Adobe.  Adobe is has just launched their version of an online office suite available at Acrobat.com, complete with word processor (Buzzword), web conferencing/whiteboard app (ConnectNow), online file sharing (Share), file storage, (My Files), and PDF converter. Adobe has also announced a brand-new version of Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat 9.

From TechCrunch: Ultralight laptops. The MSI Wind – is a $499,  2.6-pound, 10-inch laptop.

From Read Write Web: June 5, 2008. About half of all Internet users aged 12 and up have streamed a video file online in the past 30 days.