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The FTC's chief technologist explains why changing your password actually makes your personal data less secure

It sucks. It feels like you're being prompted to do it every other day instead of a few times a year, and it's hard to keep track of what you changed the password to.<p>It's annoying, but necessary for maintaining your cybersecurity, right?<p>Well, it turns out that the approach may not even be …

Computers in classroom have ‘mixed’ impact on learning: OECD report

At a time when school boards across Canada are equipping classrooms with new laptops, tablets and desktop computers to bring learning into the digital age, a global study raises questions over whether all that technology necessarily means better education results.<p>A report by the Organization for …

10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year

August 28, 2015<br>Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to …

Apps

Design a mechanical arm, explore robots in space and debate whether machines can be creative. Here’s how to give your robotics lessons the kick of life<p>Students making mechanical arms and watching motorised vehicles whiz across the surface of distant planets can mean only one thing: robotics lessons.

Robotics

A Collection of Some of The Best Chromebook Apps for Teachers

August, 2015<br>One the occasion of the start of a new school year, <i>Educational Technology and Mobile Learning</i> is working on a series of posts aiming at …

Apps

Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

Educators are eager to know how the computers popping up in their classrooms actually affect student learning. Much of the research has focused on …

Stanford research shows how to improve students' critical thinking about scientific evidence

Physicists at Stanford and the University of British Columbia have found that encouraging students to repeatedly make decisions about data collected …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

6 Hands-On Tools and Activities for Teaching Web Literacy | Emerging Education Technologies

<i>Creative Commons Licensed Image Source</i><p>Web Literacy is Essential for Today's Learners<p>One of the most important skills of the 21st century — web …

Schools are starting to teach kids philosophy—and it's completely changing the way students think

It's here that standardized testing creeps behind students like a shadow and where fun experiments take a back seat to rote memorization.<p>But in some ambitious K-12 schools across the country, philosophy courses have made tangible improvements to the way students learn.<p>In these classrooms, teachers …

How to Skip the Wait for Your Windows 10 Update

You can put Microsoft’s shiny new OS on your system right now.<p><i>[UPDATE: We've added a section that covers alternative options to try if the media</i> …

Software

5 Google Apps that Help Teachers Differentiate Instruction

By Ben DykhouseLearning technology coach Ben Dykhouse shares the apps that help all of his students achieve more in the classroom.

Teaching Kids to Code

<i>First in a series of three posts that I wanted to put together on coding and logical thinking education for children and why I think that it is so</i> …

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

30 Actionable Tips About Influencer Marketing

<i>Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post originally appeared on his blog at Feldman Creative.</i><p>We all want to be influential.<p>So our conversations often become about influencer marketing—you know, the fine art of getting big kahunas in your …