Christian Castenskiold

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Latest iPhone 8 renders imagine a seamless status bar around the sensor ‘notch’

While the rumored iPhone 8 is expected to introduce a new edge-to-edge display, a notch-like section is expected to surround the speaker and camera sensors along the top front. New iPhone 8 renders published by Forbes show how iOS could use this space to seamlessly integrate the status bar…<p><i>Forbes</i> …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – How to Use Book Creator’s New Web App

Book Creator is a fantastic and popular iPad app for creating multimedia books. This month the Book Creator team brought their iPad app to the web. …

It really seems like the Galaxy Note 8 will be announced next month

We reported on a rumor last month that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would be announced in August. We're now getting further confirmation on that time frame from two Korean publications. <i>The Bell</i> reports that the announcement date will be August 23rd, while another source, <i>The Investo</i>r, says a Samsung …

Huawei gearing up to announce the Honor Band 3 activity tracker

Even though most of the public’s attention is toward the upcoming Honor 9, the Chinese company is also set to unveil the Honor Band 3 smartband on June 12.<p>The timing of the announcement is a bit peculiar – Huawei also plans to launch the recently-announced Honor Band A2 on June 9. As such, the …

Single-purpose apps are dead, long live multi-purpose software

We’re living in a world where every single facet of our lives, both personally and professionally, can be managed by an app. From standalone grammar checkers to email hunters to digital project boards, there’s an app for every function imaginable.<p>This current state of specialization has now fully …

China debuts driverless train that only needs white painted lines as tracks

China's latest mode of public transportation is a bus, tram and train rolled into one.<p>Its maker, Chinese rail transit firm CRRC, is calling it a …

Here Is A Good Scan App with Text Recognition Features for Teachers

June 4, 2017 Adobe Scan is an iPad scanning app with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality that allows you to scan anything you want to …

Adobe

Microsoft out to regain ground in schools with Surface

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (AFP, NYT) - Microsoft on Tuesday (May 2) unveiled a Surface laptop and streamlined operating software in a move aimed at …

Microsoft launches Windows 10 S, its low-cost OS for education

Microsoft is tired of getting beat in the education market, so it's pulling out the big guns: A custom version of Windows 10 streamlined for students.<p>…

Game Based Learning and Twine

<i>A conversation with Dr. Matthew Farber in episode 67 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow …

Teaching

Here Is An Excellent App That Turns Your iPad Into A Paper Notebook

May 1, 2017 Bamboo Paper is an excellent notebook app you can use for sketching, drawing, or taking notes. It provides a number of interesting …

Sketching

Microsoft just showed why it desperately needs a new Surface Pro

It's time for Microsoft to launch the Surface Pro 5.<p>Microsoft just reported its earnings for the quarter ended March 31, and revealed a 26 percent …

Google opens up Classroom so anyone can now become a teacher

Google is opening up its Classroom educational service to allow anyone to create and teach a class on its platform.<p>The web-based tool works across devices and Google says it can be used to help manage classes for adult education, hobbies, and after school programs.<p>Classroom should come in handy for …

Education Technology

Potentially 'undefeatable' ad blocker looks at content, not code

Facebook may have just lost its war on ad blockers. That is, if a new method developed by Princeton and Stanford researchers is implemented into a widely available blocker. Computer scientist Arvind Narayanan and his colleagues detailed unveiled a tool that detects ads the same way humans would, by …

Ad Blocking

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. …

Education Technology

15 Questions To Ask When Introducing New Content To Students

by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge.<p>Somewhere beneath …

#17: Microsoft One Note: Useful Tips and Tricks for the Classroom

<i>10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Dr. Tom Grissom</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Let’s learn …

Teaching

Hard To Focus? Try This Harvard Model To Double Your Productivity

Do you find yourself hopelessly distracted at work? Between the emails, phone calls, and projects competing for your attention, you may feel like you …

Massive wind turbine takes energy generation record

A behemoth V164 offshore wind turbine from Danish company MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has produced almost 216,000 kWh over a 24-hour period during tests …

Renewable Energy

South Korea's sound barrier-chasing train, and more in the week that was

Tesla's Gigafactory is spitting out lithium-ion batteries at breakneck pace, but the automaker isn't stopping there. Elon Musk just announced plans to give the factory a $350 million upgrade so that it can manufacture electric motors and gearboxes for the upcoming Model 3. Meanwhile, South Korea …

Tesla reveals more details about ‘Gigafactory 1’: Model 3 battery pack, largest rooftop solar array in the world (70MW), & more

Tesla held an event for investors at the Gigafactory in Nevada last week and more information is now coming out of it. We already reported on Tesla disclosing the start of battery cell production during the event and CEO Elon Musk commenting about Trump’s stance on renewables potentially …

Screen time guidelines need to be built on evidence, not hype

Open letter: There is an important debate to be had about screen time, but we need quality research and evidence to support it<p>Moral panic about the impact of new technologies on our behaviour and development is not new. Socrates railed against the dangers of writing for fear that it would nurture …

Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.<p>In …

Solar power at 1¢/kWh by 2025 – “The promise of quasi-infinite and free energy is here”

Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation at the French energy company Engie SA, said in an interview at Bloomberg that he sees a potential for the cost of solar electricity to fall below $10-megawatt hour (1¢/kWh) in the sunniest climates by 2025. Lepercq believes “solar, …

Connected Learning and Open Networked Learning

My research focuses on the personal learning networks of teachers, and how they experience professional learning through these networks. One of the …

India unveils the world's largest solar power plant

Images have been released showing the sheer size of a new solar power plant in southern India.<p>The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq km.<p>This makes it the largest solar power plant at a single location, taking the title from the Topaz Solar Farm in …

Six Tools for Creating Classroom Quiz Games - A Comparison Chart

Twice in the last week I have given presentations about tools for creating fun formative assessment activities. The most popular part of that …

6 Future Learning Scenarios for Envisioning Schools of Tomorrow

One cannot begin to imagine future learning scenarios if we can’t see where we’ve come from. I remember sitting at my desk with my textbook and …

Inside Songdo, The City Designed From Scratch To Be Sustainable

It’s one of several ways that the area–a massive new development about the size of downtown Boston, built from scratch over the last several …

Urban Design

The 10 Best EdTech Blogs for Teachers to Follow

In the world of blogging there are organizations that have bloggers employed and then there are individual bloggers. Here are some edtech blogs from …