Tech Trek: The size of things to comeby: Mervyn J. Wighting, Edwin P. Christmann, and Robert A. Lucking

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While using photos and illustrative images for teaching purposes is very appealing, you are likely to find that digital images of any kind take up a lot of storage space. In fact, many of the technological enterprises that teachers undertake are storage intensive, and every project seems to take up acres of one's hand disk. This article describes some rather recent developments in storage technology and explains an exciting breakthrough that is being touted as a major leap in computer evolution.

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  • on Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:35 PM

It is interesting to think how mobile data storage has become. When I first started teaching it would take an hour to burn my gradebook to a CD. This article describes the flashdrive and the data storage capabilities.

Angelika Fairweather  (Bradenton, FL)
Angelika Fairweather (Bradenton, FL)

  • on Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:55 PM

This article introduces the reader to a U3 drive. In this drive both the application software and the related work files are on the drive itself so that you can use it with any computer you are using at the time regardless if you have the appropriate software on it or not. This seems pretty cool to me. However when I researched this further I noted that only free software such as Open Office can be used on these drives to take advantage of their unique application. They are available at some locations but the U2 system is still the most common and affordable system.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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