Very cool stuff and been aware of it for years. I pushed hard to get them into EVERY classroom at my kids' school (they have them and some have the receiver modules as well, as does the entire Glencoe school system). These will have a big impact upon education because it can and will enable more personalized instruction (standardized curricula that has Q&A with multiple choice that can collecting information in real time on student's success in learning and diagnose common issues). Everyone fights "high stakes testing" when the right answer is to use technology like this to enable continuous testing for assessment and intervention, for more peraonalized learning.
The next step will be more direct integration of things like Khan Academy (you should check it out if not familiar, especially if you have grade school age kids). It enables teachers to invert the learning process and have kids get the lecture at home and then test the learning in the classroom with the teacher act more as a mentor (especially with iPads penetrating the classroom with Smart and Kahn...).
tell me what u think. i think teacher unions are against it. for what i know, and i am in HP.
btw, look at the chart... see something familiar... with the mirror image age. check both daily and weekly. check who owns it. familiar hft but with the red button. but today something strange happened with the chart. my take they will gap it up tomorrow and fade it, then will start running it to upside.
btw, i ran into it because of the kids and not stock. later about this part. hockey, game 6.
My oldest are twins. 4 years of Montessori for them as well. Now in 6th grade and probably going to do the New Trier Township Math Program (which would put them on track for MV Calc and Real Analysis senior year).
Cash, I suspect people are thinking it is threatened by iPad. I see the ecosystem further developing and frankly it would be an easy, cheap and wise purchase for AAPL, further cemeting its lead in schools...
Looks like at 60 cents projected EPS (or roughly $70-$75 Mil) it is being valued under 7x 2012 EV/EBITDA. Which is a quarter of burrito valuation. But burritos and buffalo wings are way more important in US and food making technology is too complicated for this generation
I didn't own any, but might start adding to it. If more folks starting buying stocks of companies that mattered, we might get some balance in this country. Hey, maybe our favorite quant fund will rotate...