Memristors and Managing the Overwhelming Change Around Us

This from PC World's 15 Hot New Technologies that will change everything:

The memristor, a microscopic component that can “remember” electrical states even when turned off. It's expected to be far cheaper and faster than flash storage. A theoretical concept since 1971, it has now been built in labs and is already starting to revolutionize everything we know about computing, possibly making flash memory, RAM, and even hard drives obsolete within a decade.

Now, I know that there are people out there, who just now understand flash memory who are groaning and say “When will it stop?  Let me rest!”

Well, it won't and you can't.

Build that PLN to keep up with things.  Read your virtual version of the morning paper when you spring open that iGoogle or Netvibes page.  And teach your students to do the same.

So, whether the newest thing is a memristor or a tricorder and holodeck, that they will know the news quickly, learn from it, and move ahead with what they know.

Managing the tide of information is vital to our ability to succeed.  And now, my ability to go wash these dishes so my husband doesn't do it alone, is vital for me.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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