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The good, the bad and the laptops

The good, the bad and the laptops

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

January 12, 2018

    “Unable to create account at this time. Please check connection and try again later.” Some KHS students attempted to set up their KSD-issued laptops, January 11. The scene in Gina Muller’s homeroom was not exempt from the effects. Some students were bogged down with glitch...

Laptop-notch?

Laptop-notch?

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

October 24, 2017

Your teacher tells the class to take out their iPads and you hear grumbling around the room. While technology generally has some kinks to be worked out, students have to spend time trying to figure out their iPads in class or trudging down to the tech desk in the library. School Wi-Fi can be questionable...

I’ve pad it

I've pad it

Fitz Cain, features writer

October 3, 2017

Dear KHS Administration,   It has come to my attention that there has been discussion of removing the most valuable and useful tool we have here at KHS: our iPad Minis. I am not only offended but downright disgusted that you would sabotage my learning experience like this. Shame on you. ...

What you need to know about the iPad-laptop debate at KHS

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Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

August 25, 2017

Two days ago, Aug. 22, 2017, The Kirkwood Call’s Twitter account posted a poll asking, “Would you rather have your own laptops or iPads at KHS?” The final results of the poll indicated 90 percent (595/661) chose laptops. When the poll was released, there were unanswered questions about the brand an...

iProblems

iProblems

Melanie Witt, news-features writer

March 12, 2017

Whines echo through the classroom as students are instructed to take out their iPads. Immediately, hands raise with technology issues and a long line begins to form at the iPad Help Center. The current KSD iPads will not be updated to the newest software because of their age, which causes problems with storage and speed. A...

Tracking through technology

Tracking through technology

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer

February 28, 2017

With a click of a button, a new bar on the graph rises. The bars shows a new grade for the latest essay in English or the latest test in psychology. Every student at KHS has one: a dashboard which shows how their grades are changing. The dashboards use Google Sheets, where students enter scores to reflect on how they can improve and see...

Plug-in love

Geminoid F, created by Hiroshi Ishiguro.

Chloë King, web staff

November 5, 2014

The Japanese have a problem; they’re getting older. A third of Japan’s population is over the age of 60, and an eighth are over 75. The reason why this matters is this means there are not enough young people to care for the old. Most countries address this problem by letting more immigrants into ...

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