Monday, January 7, 2013
The temporary location in the St. Louis Galleria has been selected to become a full line store.
Did you do any Christmas shopping at the "temporary" official Microsoft Store in the St. Louis Galleria Mall? Originally opened just for the holidays, the St. Louis Business Journal is reporting that the store will become a permanent fixture. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the Business Journal, the location is as one of six nationwide chosen by Microsoft to become a full line retail store. The decision was based on the "great success" of the temporary spot. The software giant's rival, Apple, has an official store in the mall as well. Related stories:
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Parkway students are among those who participated. Know of any other private schools or St. Louis districts that did participate in this?
Of the 50,000 students participating in the United States' first national computer-based writing test, approximately 700 students from 25 public schools in Missouri were among them. Parkway School District Spokesperson Cathy Kelly tells Patch, four schools in the Parkway district are participating in this assessment in for the 2012-2013 school year, including South Middle, Carman Trails, Highcroft and West Middle. According to The Nation's Report Card from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), just more than one-quarter of students earned a "proficient" or "advanced" score on the test. While NAEP has conducted writing assessments in the past, this is the first year the test was computer-based, stated Missouri Department …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Upon hearing of Steve Jobs's death, Patch Regional Editor Holly Edgell recalls how her first Apple product changed her from a PC to a Mac.
I confess to feeling a bit like a member of an exclusive club when I enter the Apple Store at the St. Louis Galleria. But I was a late Apple adopter. I never really got the Mac "thing." In college (circa 1990), one of my journalism classes met in lab where we usedMacintosh Classics. Thinking of a Mac-loving friend, I asked myself, "What's so great about this computer?" I remained strictly PC as technology advanced and streamlined through the 1990s and early 2000s, both at home and in the newsrooms where I worked. First came the iPod The watershed moment came when I was teaching at Florida A&M Universityin 2005: Apple gave the faculty members iPod Classics. The cool factor was immediately apparent: the design struck me as light years …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Both public and private schools in the area are providing students with greater access to technology. Here's a look at what Parkway offers in comparison to other area public schools.
Upgrade by upgrade, both public and private schools in our area work hard to improve technology resources for their students. Different schools take different approaches toward the adoption of wireless networks, laptop rentals and smart boards in classrooms. But one thing became evident in looking at area public schools. A mere computer lab doesn't cut it anymore—quite unlike a decade ago. Remaining competitive in today's school-tech game requires a whole lot more. School districts such as Rockwood, Ladue and Lindbergh allow students to bring their own computers to school. There are no school computers for students to take home. Both Parkway and Kirkwood schools hope to enable access for students' personal computers at school in the near …