Scott Kinkoph

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New & Improved Voice Typing Commands in Google Docs

You might have known that you can use your voice to type in Google Docs, but there are some new and improved features. You can now specify text …

Google Docs

My Site

learning with learning analytics and insights<p>Literatu connects K-12 learning with assessment, insights and analytics<p>Literatu makes it simple and …

Analytics

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Google Wifi router gets put to the test, comes out on top against competitors

Google’s goal for Google Wifi is to make creating a strong mesh wireless network through an entire home easy and relatively affordable. We already know the setup process is a breeze, but we’ve yet to see exactly how strong Google’s product is. Now, Google is putting it to the test.<p>Ahead of its …

Wi-Fi

KQED

Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping …

The Brain

Use The Simplest Tools

Google Docs are stupidly simple. That's what makes them so smart.<p>Over the past two weeks, as Americans grappled with the reality of a new president whose platform would rescind the rights of many Americans, maybe you saw one of these widely circulated Google Docs. One listed legal advice and links …

Google Docs

AirSelfie Mini Camera Drone (video)

Smartphone photographers that would like to capture images from a different perspective may be interested in a new miniature camera drone which has …

Photography

A Successful Millennial Explains the No. 1 Reason You Should Quit Social Media

Georgetown professor and author Cal Newport explains why social media is killing your career.<p>Why not?<p>Because he believes it's a waste of time. More specifically, he argues social media reduces anyone's ability to produce something of value.<p>Newport explains in an essay he recently penned for <i>The New</i> …

Social Media

60-second relationship boosts for everyone in your life

Health & Wellness<p>It's not a secret, it's science: good relationships are a major source of happiness in our lives.<p>As healthy adults, we have relationships with friends, parents, spouses, partners, children and ourselves, to name a few. But like anything important, all of them sometimes require work …

Relationships

Technology 101 Skills for Teachers

For the past three years I have been involved with Oklahoma A Plus Schools (@okaplus) as a teacher in their workshops and now as a “fellow” providing …

Education

A leading expert on procrastination offers his advice for never procrastinating again

Travis Isaacs/flickr<p>If Tim Pychyl has dedicated his academic career to one principle, it's that procrastination goes way deeper than time management.<p>In fact, he thinks of it more as a coping mechanism than anything else.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University. He's …

Procrastination

Meet the Latest Scary Form of Social Media Fraud

A scary form of phishing<p>It’s called “Angler Phishing” and, yes, the name is from the scary deep-sea fish in the movie <i>Finding Nemo</i>. It refers to a …

Social Media

10 Reasons to teach ‘Phenomenon Based Learning’ like the Finns! via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Why is Finnish education so good?<p>Talk about international education and within 5 seconds Finland will have politely elbowed …

Education

VW's Future Electric Car Will Have an Augmented Reality Navigation System

Using all sorts of futuristic tech, navigation directions will appear to be projected on the road in front of you.<p>Volkswagen's upcoming, all-electric I.D., previewed in concept form a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, is as important to the company as the original Beetle and Golf. The concept …

Autos

9 Gadgets That Make Cool Gifts for Under $50

Headphones! Speakers! Streaming boxes!<p>Gift giving is hard enough as is, and chances are good that the technophile in your life is ahead of the curve …

Gear & Gadgets

Some simple tips to become a Google search ninja [Infographic] - Association of Internet Research Specialists | AIRS

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to search for stuff using Google I am pretty much still a search n00b unlike some of my friends who can …

Google

Prodigy Math Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

Prodigy Game is a math site recommended by some teachers on Twitter (see their tweets below).<p>There are a lot of premium features, but teachers can …

Mathematics

This new chimney can light charcoal in less than 10 minutes

Chimney starters — the cylindrical devices used to ignite charcoal before grilling — can often take up to 25 minutes to get charcoal hot enough to put in a grill. Most also require you to light it from the top of the metal container, which can be cumbersome and dangerous.<p>A new chimney, designed by …

Grilling

22 Must-have apps to be more productive at work

A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But technology can make you better …

Productivity

Wireless Dead Spots Got You Down? WiFi Mesh Routers Like Netgear's Orbi Eliminate Them

WiFi networking technologies are evolving at a nice clip recently, and making glorious wireless bandwidth available among a growing number of devices in your home, especially with new MU-MIMO technologies, is getting easier every day. That said, historically, driving a WiFi signal over longer …

Routers

3 Morning Routines to Power You Through the Day

What do Benjamin Franklin, Tony Robbins and Jack Dorsey have in common? They all have (or had) unique ways to start their mornings. Read on to see how their habits can help boost your day.<p>I had never been a morning person until nearly 8 years ago when I began anchoring our opening bell program on …

Jack Dorsey

Google Just Changed The App Launcher Icon in Chrome OS

The new app launcher icon<b>An all-new Chrome OS App Launcher icon has appeared in the latest development channel release.</b> As spotted by Anjo Cerdeña …

Google

Constitute

PIN Unlock Is Coming to Chrome OS

<b>The Smart Unlock feature for Chromebooks makes it super easy to log back in to your Chromebook: you just need to have your Android phone with you.</b> …

Google

How to Open Google Chrome Settings in a Separate Window

When you access Chrome’s settings, they are opened in a new tab. If you tend to have a lot of tabs open and don’t want the settings to open on yet …

Google

How To Use A USB 3.0 Monitor With A Chromebook [video]

Secondary monitors are a great aid to productivity, especially for devices with screens smaller than 15 inches. Extra screen real estate gives users …

Chrome 52 for Android adds smoother video playback w/ faster loads & less battery drain

Google today highlighted some notable improvements for video playback in the latest Chrome 52 release for Android now rolling out to Google Play.<p>With the update, Google says you should experience an overall smoother video experience, including faster load times and less drain on your device’s …

Google

Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts - Teacher Tech

As we go back to school, let’s teach our students how to access keyboard shortcuts on the Chromebook. This not only increases digital literacy for …

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

(THOMAS LOHNES / GETTY IMAGES)<p><b>The old model of a teacher delivering a one-way message through a lecture is no longer engaging 21st-century students.</b><p><i>This post was co-written with Alex Tapscott.</i><p>If there is one institution due for innovation, it's the university. It's time for a deep debate on how …

Education