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May 2015 | Volume 72 | Number 8
Teaching with Mobile Tech
For today's students, learning is a 24/7 enterprise.
Devices alone can't reboot …e-Learning
At 30, I am still considered a millennial. Yet unlike many in my age group, for years I was stubborn about one very popular, unimportant activity: I disliked using emoji in my text messages.
For years, I’ve watched the inexorable rise of emoji, a collection of happy faces, kissing lips, cigarettes …Emoji
High-quality audio recording was once the exclusive domain of professional studios, radio stations and other settings tricked out with top-notch equipment. But now, thanks to advances in technology and lower pricing, professional-level audio recording has moved within reach of practically anyone.
So …Audio Quality
Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create a Star Trek-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft has released the RoomAlive Toolkit, a software framework that lets you string together Kinect motion trackers to create interactive projection maps. You can use it to build …Build Developer Conference
SPRINGFIELD – Steve Wozniak captivated the crowd Friday night at the MassMutual Center, telling stories from the early days of Apple, promoting …Steve Wozniak
Technically Incorrect: Speaking in Massachusetts, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans lost to the machines 200 years ago and that putting …Steve Wozniak
Last week, Microsoft showed off such an impressive demo of HoloLens, its yet-to-be-released augmented-reality goggles, that I—generally a deliberately late technology adopter who’s often skeptical of frivolous devices—actually thought to myself: “Hmm, I see the appeal.” But after donning the …Microsoft
In a world ruled by content curation, every educator should be passing along social media strategies to students. The “That’s a parent’s job” mantra …Social Media
When eLearning is being developed, instructional design services should include a visual storyboard. This will save money, time and avoid clients …
Blog: GradHackerHeather VanMouwerik is a doctoral candidate in Russian history at the University of California, Riverside. You can find her …Learning
As part of C.M Rubin’s monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs, this is the second …
Months after President Obama proposed to strengthen digital privacy protection for students, two legislators on Wednesday introduced a comprehensive bill in Congress intended to accomplish that goal.
Titled the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, the bill would prohibit …Education
What do a precocious computer elf, a math-loving avatar, and a robot with terrible handwriting have in common? They’re all digitals spins on the …Education
33 Graphic Design Tools To Publish Visual Content
by TeachThought Staff
Digital literacy is, in part, about digital publishing.
Digital publishing is, in …Graphic Design
That bit in Star Wars where R2-D2 displays Princess Leia's holographic message to Obi Wan is edging closer to everyday fact rather than science fiction, and Microsoft's HoloLens is shaping up to be a major step on the journey. The computing giant has shown off a whole new suite of features for its …Microsoft Windows
The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the reason the Apple Watch has been available in such extremely limited quantities is due to an issue with the Taptic Engine, which was found to be defective from one of Apple’s two suppliers for the important component.
WSJ, via MacRumors:
After mass …Apple Watch
Flipping the classroom isn't easy, but many instructors have found it to be well worth the effort. Here's some advice for making …Learning
Password Alert sniffs out hackers' trap websites
By far one of the most common methods hackers use to infiltrate your inbox is what’s called a “phishing attack.” In a phishing attack, an Internet bad guy tricks you into sending him your password by emailing you a link to a trap site disguised as a …Google
Turnitin® today announced the general availability of Turnitin Scoring Engine, a service that provides automated scoring of short answer texts and …Writing
Technology has captured the American education system. As it does, the money keeps flowing in — and so do questions about its impact.
From iPads in kindergarten to virtual classrooms in high schools to online graduate degrees, technology has captured the American education system. As it does, the …Education
The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Samsung surpassed Apple to reclaim its position as the world's largest smartphone maker in the first quarter of 2015. The two smartphone vendors were previously tied in the fourth quarter of 2014 after Apple matched Samsung with 74.5 million …Samsung
Many commercial telepresence robots are merely screens or iPads on moving platforms. DORA (Dexterous Observational Roving Automaton), however, promises to make users feel like they've been transported to another location when it does become available. The system was created by a team of University …Telepresence
When signing on to a new app, Facebook users are often confronted with a disconcerting choice — let Facebook access information about hundreds of your closest friends without their knowledge or permission — or perhaps just give up that particular product or service.
It’s surprising that such a …Facebook
There's probably a good chance that you're reading this on your cell phone. The latest findings from Pew Research Center seem to indicate as much, anyway.
The center published its annual "State of the News Media" report early Wednesday, aiming to provide a clearer portrait of an industry that …Phones
Twitter will expand its efforts to “curate” tweets and media for its users, according to chief executive Dick Costolo, although his latest comments to analysts stopped short of signalling a Facebook-style filter for people’s main timelines.
In the social network’s latest earnings call, Costolo was …Social Media
Dropbox has announced that all users will soon get its new commenting feature.
The option debuted in March, but has only be available to Dropbox for Business Early Access customers until now.
The feature, which allows you to add comments to Dropbox files and have conversations in the side-pane, can …Dropbox
Distance learning programs at community colleges continue to grow even as two-year institutions' enrollment falls.Editorial Tags: Distance educationDistance Education
Seventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese students perform so well. Upon their return, …Primary Education
Fact: The selfie generation can’t resist photo booths. It’s even more fun when our simple photos get turned into an interactive experience, like Fiverr’s custom portraits or the strange dancing characters from the MyIdol app craze last week.
But before all that there was xxArray’s massive photo …Avatar