Friday, March 24, 2006
Apple 1 to 1 Leaning and Thursday
It was a short night, I didn't get much sleep last night. I had to be on the road by 5:30 AM and meet Ryan at his place in Riverside at 6:30 AM, for the ride into Orange County. It took us two hours to get to Fullerton. We attended a 1 to 1 laptop conference put on by Apple Computer and Fullerton U.S.D. Each student in the project school from 2nd grade to 8th grade received an Apple iBook, to use at school and home. We meet at Robert C. Fisler, a K-8 school in the upscale part of Fullerton. Like there is a ghetto in Fullerton! We took a tour of the school and class rooms. We looked at what they, kids and teachers, are doing with the laptop program. It was pretty amazing what the kids had accomplished. After our school tour, we had a working lunch at the Anaheim Hyatt. Lunch was a waste of time for the most part. They had a panel discussion about the program. They discussed all aspects of the program. It is in it's second year in Fullerton U.S.D. it is limited to four schools. Overall the program seems very interesting and really a good thing. I some how don't think this will ever happen in Moreno Valley. It took us three hours to drive back to Riverside. What a mess, I was so tense by the time I arrived at my AA meeting, I was ready to burst. The meeting went well. It was my thirteenth birthday celebration. It's been along time. I'm proud of being sober for that long.