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Domino's launches world's first driverless pizza delivery vehicles

UK pizza chain Domino's has launched the world's first fleet of driverless delivery vehicles (+ movie).<p>Starting today, pizzas ordered by UK customers …

How To Recognize Cyberbullying At Your School

<b>Get real about cyberbullying at your school… it’s there!</b><p>While adults often understand the hurt that is typically caused by physical bullying, many …

Internet Safety Facts Parents Must Know About

Cyber-safety is the safety of your information online, and it’s a growing problem in today’s world. As computers become more integrated into our …

Edtech Product HelpKidzLearn Wins 2016 Queen's Award For Enterprise

The town of Oldham in NW England is not the type of place usually associated with cutting-edge technology. Crammed into the outskirts of Manchester, it is a long way from Silicon Valley, both in mileage and appearance.<p>Even Wikipedia describes it as a town ‘with little early history to speak of’ and …

“Non-Originals” Expect a Miracle

Recently, I had the opportunity with ten others, through the University of Pennsylvania’s Mid-Career Doctoral program study tour, to visit numerous …

Why do edtech startups fail?

Being an education tech, or edtech, startup is not easy. It is not easy in India, and it is not easy anywhere else in the world.<p>A good way to see it …

Startups

Smaller iPhone expected Monday as Apple counters drop in phone sales

CUPERTINO, Calif. The low-key launch, held at the technology company’s Cupertino, California campus rather than its traditional splash at a much larger venue in San Francisco, did not wow tech experts or investors.<p>But the new mid-range model was seen as necessary to counter the dominance of cheaper …

IPhone 7

Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

International data sets show U.S. Millennials hit global bottoms for skills in literacy, numeracy and technology problem-solving.It’s a conversation …

College & University

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – 4 Tips for Using YouTube Videos in Your Classroom

One of last week’s most popular posts on FreeTech4Teachers.com was 3 Tips for Using YouTube Videos in Your Classroom. After I published that post a …

Education Technology

Frontline Technologies launches learning institute

Johns Hopkins University Center for Research & Reform in Education to provide research and technical assistanceK-12 education software developer …

School Districts

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

High School

Phishing season in full swing as tax deadline looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Tax day is a little more than a month away, which means phishing season is in full swing.The IRS says it's seen a "surge" this year …

Identity Theft

Teaching Children How To Code, Without Screens

How a wooden toy called Cubetto may help foster the next generation of digital groundbreakers.<p>It’s generally agreed upon that the ability to code is going to be an invaluable job skill for upcoming generations. So how do you teach preliterate children aged three to seven how to program without …

Home Depot offers $19M to settle customers' hacking lawsuit

Home Depot says it's willing to pay as much as $19.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by shoppers affected by a massive security breach that exposed credit card information belonging to 56 million customers.<p>The home-improvement retailer's offer includes the creation of a $13 million …

How Education Technology Can Help Foster Social and Emotional Skills

To date, however, most of the learning strategies commonly used to develop social and emotional skills do not use technology or use it in only a …

Do people think you're a jerk? Peeple may help you find out

Julia Cordray made her career helping recruit people for jobs. So it makes sense she'd create an app that helps people manage their online reputation, soliciting and giving recommendations about their character.<p>What she didn't expect was to be savaged.<p>Headlines across the Internet called her …

Child-friendly version of Google claims to protect kids from explicit content

We all know how an innocent Google search can turn horrifyingly wrong, even for adults. In a bid to protect children from stumbling upon graphic …

Kids

Seven Out Of 10 Australian Girls Believe That Receiving Unwanted And Sexually Explicit Content Online is Common

Seven out of 10 Australian girls aged between 15 and 19 believe that receiving unwanted and uninvited sexually explicit content online is common …

Samsung’s giant 18.4″ Galaxy View tablet hits Verizon for $25 per month on 2-year plan

Samsung’s Galaxy View is finally available through Verizon, which is great news if you’re in the market for a ridiculously big Android tablet.<p>First unveiled last October, the “tablet” sports an 18.4″ full HD screen, stereo speakers, and a two-way stand. The device is very much designed with videos …

Selling

LeapFrog: Weak security in 'kid-friendly' tablet could leave children exposed to online snooping

A cybersecurity researcher has slammed the security standards of a "kid-friendly" tablet called the LeapPad Ultra that comes bundled with a …

3D Modeling Tablet Apps - Gravity Sketch Allows People to Create Models That are Shipped in Two Days (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The do-it-yourself industry is continuing to evolve as the market shifts; the latest interpretation involving Gravity Sketch. …

iPad Apps

Malware on Smartphones and Tablets: The Inconvenient Truth

Recent research shows that mobile has become the hackers’ new playground. However, most users and IT professionals do not think this is a real and …

Mobile

The end of bifocals? New technology for glasses means they automatically focus for you

For anyone who struggles with distance vision and focusing on objects close up, you’ll know the frustration of either having to swap between …

Social Robot Helps Kids Learn Through Personalized Interactions

<b>Robot learning companion offers custom-tailored tutoring.</b><p>Parents want the best for their children’s education and often complain about large class …

Small discovery holds big promise for cancer nanotechnology

The fourth-year PhD student is credited with conducting nearly three years of complex and detailed calculations to better understand the new nanotag. …