Friday, November 17, 2006

Onset of the Kid-Ghost

I can already tell....I will no longer see Mark in any location other than his bedroom, except perhaps for fleeting glimpses as he makes quick jaunts to the refrigerator, or perhaps the bathroom.

He brought the laptop home from school today.

As part of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, Mark's school has an Apple PowerBook G4 for each student in the 6th, 7th & 8th grades. This is the first year that the 6th graders have had them, and a special school board meeting had to be held to amend the policies to allow for it. The kids are assigned a particular laptop at the beginning of the year, and after the parents have had a short training session (and paid $25 for insurance), the kids can bring them home.

The program has been going for a few years, and was just renewed. The older laptops were kept, and are being used in the younger grades, although those kids can't bring them home. So Kira, who is in first grade, is also getting some laptop experience in school.

Mark's upstairs right now creating a slideshow.

And holy cow next week when I pick up the wireless router. mk

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