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For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video

Postsecondary Learning<p>For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video<p>By Jeffrey R. Young     Mar 17, 2017<p>hanss / Shutterstock<p>For …

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

Creative Commons

Chromebook-powered Learning in High School Biology and Environmental Science

Janine Perry teaches high school Biology and Environmental Science at Casady School in Oklahoma City. This year, Mrs. Perry has utilized a cart of …

Education Technology

Gmail quick tip: Use color coded labels to organize your inbox

Here's a quick and easy organizing tip that will help you quickly identify certain sets of messages at a glance.<p>It's been almost three years since I …

A full moon, lunar eclipse and comet all in one evening? It happens tonight.

Turn this evening into a cosmic experience — a full moon, lunar eclipse and the chance to see a pale green comet as it streaks by Earth. Oh, and beg for clear skies.<p>This month’s so-called “Snow Moon” will pass through Earth’s outer shadow just after sunset, turning its face varying shades of grey. …

Astronomy

Make Google Chrome faster, reduce how much RAM it uses, and be more productive

Google Chrome is my browser of choice, but it does have a habit of consuming a lot of system RAM. And sometimes it feels a bit sluggish. Fortunately, …

404 Page

Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

Project Management

Here's A List Of Every Upcoming Space Mission For The Next Twenty Years - And Some Of Them Are Unbelievably Awesome

It seems like almost every week there's a new exciting space mission announced, from fanciful journeys to Mars to serious scientific expeditions.<p>But …

Space Exploration

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching - TeachThought PD

<b>How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Ed note: this post has been updated from a fall 2015 post and was originally</i> …

Education Technology

2017 Path of Totality

During the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, the Moon's umbral shadow will fly across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, in a …

Sea Level

PBS Digital Innovators Program Announces Call for Applicants | PBS About

PBS<p><i>Now in its 5th Year, Annual Program Recognizes</i> <i>Top PreK-12 Educators Using Digital Technology and Tools in the Classroom</i><p><b>Arlington, VA, December 12,</b> …

Education Technology

A NASA Scientist Warns That We Are Completely Unprepared For A Surprise Asteroid Or Comet Strike

On Monday, Dr. Joseph Nuth announced Earth is not prepared for the arrival of a surprise asteroid or comet. Nuth’s comments came during the annual American Geophysical Union meeting where he went on to say the planet may be overdue for an extinction-level event. Nuth knows that even if Earth …

Integrating Technology in the Classroom: 10 Chromebook Tips

Chromebooks are a great tool for integrating technology in the classroom. They’re low cost, have a long lifespan, and your IT staff has a wide range …

Add Sticky Notes to Any Page With Note Anywhere

Chrome: Half of the time, I don’t really remember why I left a tab open. I have dozens of tabs meant as references for later, but I’m constantly …

Apps

B.S.💩Detector

<b>We've been nominated for a Golden Kitty from Product Hunt for Chrome Extension of the Year! Vote here!</b><p>B.S. Detector partners with OpenSources to …

Software

How to Use Gmail's Labels To Keep Your Inbox Neat and Tidy

Labels are Gmail’s secret weapon that let you organize your inbox on your own terms. Once they’re set up, they do most of your message processing …

Donald Trump's Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling

Religion plays a major role in the way Betsy DeVos thinks about education.<p>Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, spoke at a 2001 conference with her husband, Dick, about using educational philanthropy to promote their conservative Christian worldview to children.<p>The …

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Google Timelapse Lets You See How Any Location on Earth Has Changed in 32 Years

A lot has happened since 1984.<p>It might not seem like such a long time, but in past three decades, Earth has changed in immeasurable ways, with cities …

Here's everything Google Assistant can do on your phone

Google Assistant is starting to roll out to all Android phones running Marshmallow and Nougat. There's a lot of pretty cool things it can do to make …

Google

Ways A Mainstream Teacher Can Support An ELL Newcomer In Class

In addition to teaching full-time in high school during the day, I’m on the adjunct faculty in the teacher education programs at California State …

Teaching

The Most Useful Chrome Extensions Ever Made

One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, …

Trump's vow to revive coal country is met with measured hope

The hard-eyed view along the Tug Fork River in West Virginia coal country is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he'll help bring back Appalachian mining, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail. Nobody thinks he can revive it entirely — not economists, not …

Fossil Fuels

Google Lets the ‘World Explore the World’ in Virtual Reality With Google Earth VR

Google lets the “world explore the world” in virtual reality with Google Earth VR. Users can fly over continents, zoom from city to city, and explore …

10 great tools to ferret out plagiarized text

Plagiarism is a scourge in the content industry; it frustrates the life out of communicators.<p>Here are 10 great tools for checking out suspicious …