for the Product of two numbers, the Big Test Translator converts that to “multiply the two numbers.”
: And when the test asks for Character Traits, what kid knows what thatmeans? The App wisely suggests, Tell what you know about a character.The App is simple to use and ...
(The state education official runs onto stage, waving their hands wildly.)
: What is going on here? This is not an accepted accommodation!
): We Know! We know!
: Remove this App at once! At once! Arne Duncan would notapprove!
(There is a scramble as the official chases the development team off thestage)
: Yes, well, there are always some programming bugs to work out.Moving on .... our next development team has a very practical App for anyone who has spent any time in a classroom with students.
(Development Team 2 comes on stage, following by a large Pencil and astudent)
: Team, what have you got for us?
Team 2, Developer 1
: Our App is directly inspired by teachers. It is calledthe Instant Pencil Finder.
: That’s right. For some reason, pencils seem to disappear from thedesks, lockers and fingers of students of all ages. It’s as if a pencil-suckingblack hole existed in every classroom. Our App seeks to reverse that.
: The Instant Pencil Finder uses an elaborate GPS system to trackdown pencils, providing a map of all pencils hidden in corners, in bindersand even in pockets of pilfering students. With this App, no student again