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11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

No one knows for sure what the next decade, century, or millennium will look like.<p>But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the …

Literature

Computer Coding Courses for Kids - Google CS First

Not in a club?<p>Choose a theme you like and start coding!<p>Wish you were in a club?<br>Tell your teacher or parent to check out the link below:<p>In a CS First …

Programming

For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed

For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class.<p>To show you why, Ms. Siegel, 70, a longtime special education advocate, grabs your arm, pokes you and forcibly turns your head toward the teacher, the …

The “Internet of Things” is way more vulnerable than you think—and not just to hackers

Not far from San Francisco International Airport, San Bruno is a quaint middle-class residential suburb, yet underground in San Bruno was a gas pipeline controlled by SCADA software that used the Internet as its communications backbone. On Sept. 9, 2010, a short circuit caused the operations room …

Internet of Things

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Untangling education research can often feel overwhelming, which may be why many research-based practices take a long time to show up in real …

Pedagogy

The Histories of Personalized Learning

<i>I delivered this talk today at the OEB MidSummit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland</i>I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future …

Personalized Learning

Schools don’t prepare children for life. Here’s the education they really need

From computer coding to toilet unblocking, we need well-rounded citizens, not rote-taught robots – and what you learn shouldn’t depend on where you live<p>It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. …

Google Classroom: Turn in Group Work with a Google Form - Teacher Tech

Yes, students should be collaborating. G Suite is designed around collaboration so this makes students working together a lot easier. Weirdly, Google …

Education

16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

March 24, 2017 Google announced yesterday that Google Classroom is now open for users without G Suite for Education accounts. With this new update …

M-learning

Infographic – Virtual Reality Surging Into the Classroom

Virtual Reality is being used in classrooms now more than ever. One quarter of the schools are already using VR, and this number is continuing to …

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. …

Digital Storytelling

Google Classroom Speed Grading

Time<p>A teacher's time is so valuable. Technology is intended to aid in the ability to save time. Google Classroom is a tool that can do just that. You …

Google Drive

Location tracking + machine learning = modern parenting

Let's be honest: Kids can be a little <i>too</i> easy to lose. Some parents cave and use a safety harness, but who likes to walk their toddlers on a leash? Others buy GPS tracking wearables that clip onto your child's clothing or wrist and send you notifications if they've wandered off. But these gadgets …

Machine Learning

6 key tips for keeping hackers out of your smart home

If forecasts and research firms have it right, pretty much everything in your home might soon be connected to the internet, from your fridge to your …

Fitbit’s New Collab Uses YOUR DNA to Create Your Perfect Diet

We’ve made our New Year’s resolutions, and for the most part we are looking forward to a good 2017, and hopefully, actually following through with our goals this year. For many of us, that resolution is to eat better — something that’s about to get a lot easier, with the brand new collaboration …

DNA

Google Hangouts API gets hung out to dry

Draw with your face? Conference call ping pong? Not any more. Google today quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API, preventing new apps from being built and shutting off existing apps on April 25th. There was no blog post about this, just an updated FAQ and email notification to …

An organizer’s strategies for 5 problem areas of the home

Organizing is always a popular topic around the new year, as people resolve to de-clutter, de-stress and generally start over with a clean slate. We asked Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton, owner and founder of Organizing Maniacs in Tysons Corner, to join the first Home Front online chat of 2017. Here is her …

Hacking

7 Habits of Highly Hackable Employees

Workers who commit these high-risk behaviors probably don't realize they're jeopardizing the company's security.<p>Old habits die hard. And as a consequence, trusted employees are putting organizations at risk every day by performing seemingly innocent acts on their computers.<p>A recent Intermedia …

6 Expert Ways to Make Sure Your Kids Will Be Great Leaders as Adults

Leadership is the skill every parent wants for their child. Here's how to instill leadership skills in anyone.<p>Many people make the mistake of buying into persistent leadership myths:<p><i>Leadership is an innate skill you either have or you don't and only a select few are capable of learning the needed</i> …

Leadership

5 Educational Concepts We Need To Eliminate In 2017

As we come to the end of another year, it is time once again to think about the changes we will make in the next 12 months. The world of education is …

Teaching

The Smart Way to Trade In Old Gadgets for Cash

Many sites pay for your old phones, tablets and other devices—but they can’t all be trusted equally<p>If you’ve recently unwrapped a new phone, tablet or other gadget, don’t just toss out your old one. You could get some cash for it.<p>Not store credit, but actual money. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy …

Trends

8 Ways To Create Traditions Your Kids Will Cherish

How to create family Christmas memories that will last a lifetime.<p>Creating your own Christmas traditions is one of the joys of having your own family. Shared memories bind you together and when you can say “this is what we always do in our family” it gives your children a strong sense of …

The Bird Dog Is an Abdominal Exercise that Reduces Lower Back Pain

Bird dogs are not like crunches: They’re not agonizing to do and you might wonder if you’re working out at all. But you are. You work on those little …

Workouts

6 ways to bring your Wi-Fi signal into 2017

As far as technology has come, we still don’t live in an age of ubiquitous high-speed Wi-Fi access — there are internet black spots where streaming fears to tread.<p>All of us know a house’s weak or dead Wi-Fi spots, and it’s frustrating when these are where you need a strong Wi-Fi signal most. So …

Wi-Fi

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 …

» Apps

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

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

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