The 800-desktop millstone [SCENARIO]
Introducing a new feature here, here's a school technology leadership scenario for you...
SCENARIO: You're a new central office administrator in a growing district. Just a few months into the job you learn that the new high school your district is building - which was originally designed 3 to 4 years ago and is supposed to open next fall - is about to order 800 new desktop computers and put them into rooms configured as stationary computer labs. You know that computing is moving toward mobile, not tethered, environments and that universities, for example, are quickly getting away from labs altogether. The rooms are already built and wired, but you're concerned about investing a significant amount of money in technologies that may not best meet the present and future needs of students and staff.
YOUR TURN: How do you handle this? Do you let this one go and fight other battles? Or do you take this on and try and stop the already-moving train (and, if so, what's your approach)?
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- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
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- A scientist has built a black hole analogue based on sound instead of light.
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