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It’s amazing how glued snake people—er, millennials—are to their palm-sized, Internet-connected rectangles. But why?
Mary Meeker, the Morgan Stanley analyst turned venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins, today released her annual report on Internet trends. One section—slides 68 …Teens
This past April, 2,000 people headed to the Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, near Phoenix, to mingle at the annual ASU+GSV Summit, an event The New York Times referred to as "the must-attend event for education technology investors."
In all, 270 ed tech companies presented at the …Venture Capital
American teens spend an average of seven hours a day connected to their electronic devices (computers, phones, etc.). So it you want to get into the hearts and minds of young people today, you have to where they are: online. That's why websites, emails and e-learning tools need to be accessible to …Accessibility
The US Air Force has an interesting dilemma: how do you convey the thrill of flying a fighter jet to potential recruits without taking them on a very expensive trip? Virtual reality, apparently. The military branch is teaming up with Reel FX on Air Force Performance Lab, a recruiting "experience" …Virtual Reality
Microsoft is officially confirming today that it’s bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. The software giant is planning to release separate apps for each mobile operating system to enable its digital assistant to run outside of Windows. Microsoft is only providing an early look at those apps today, …Microsoft OneNote
A digital tool created by the University of Edinburgh uses Twitter to engage with Mooc learners
Tired of fielding emails from …Robots
VR turned me into a movie character -- a tiny, bright yellow firefly. But here's the best part: I got to experience it with someone next to me, both literally and virtually, in a dark room with headsets strapped to our heads. For Oculus Story Studio, arguably the Pixar of virtual reality, this is …Virtual Reality
Teachers' Guide to The Use of Google Voice in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
May 24, 2015
Google Voice is a great communicational utility with huge educational potential. As a teacher, you can use Google Voice to obtain a phone …
If a millennial, a gen Xer, and a baby boomer walked into a focus group together, odds are you’d be headed for a bad joke. But if you’re a content …Baby Boomers
When I decided that I was keeping my Apple Watch after my arbitrary one week trial, several of you wondered whether that would still be the case once the novelty had worn off. Indeed, I wondered that myself.
Well, it’s now a month in as of yesterday, and I can definitely say the novelty has worn off …Novelty
Later this week at its I/O 2015 developer conference, Google is expected to announce Android M. We don’t know yet know what version number it will have (likely either Android 5.2 or Android 6.0) or what the M will stand for.
It appears that the current codename is Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC). At the …Google
Listen up, OSX users: with the new Hangouts update from Google you might actually want to use the official app rather than Adium. It consolidates your contacts on the left side of one window and puts your chats on the right as you'll see below. It's pretty simple and intuitive and is rocking …Google
A Q&A with the inventor of the the cheapest hackable computer on the planet
Three years ago, Eben Upton needed a cool gadget to lure students to his computer science program at the University of Cambridge. So he invented the Rasberry Pi. It has since become the cheapest hackable computer on the …Raspberry Pi
I’m fairly new to San Francisco, so I’m still building my mental database of restaurants I like. But this weekend, I know exactly where I’m heading …The Brain
If you’re like most people on Instagram, you’ll scroll through all 22 filters, carefully consider the nuances of Inkwell vs. Lo-Fi vs. Hudson, and …Flickr
After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing one’s teeth, eating, and even holding your significant other’s hand on a walk all preclude accessing your wrist with your other …Watches
May 22, 2015
Today we have curated for you this list featuring some new math websites. These are recommendations we have received in the mail in the …
Palmer Luckey and his company, Oculus VR Inc, are being sued yet again. Total Recall Technologies, a company in Hawaii, is accusing Luckey of violating a confidentiality agreement that he signed as a former employee of the company. According to the lawsuit, he was hired about four years ago for the …Total Recall
I remember as a child playing a game made of wooden pieces, stacked perfectly together in the shape of a tower. We took turns removing one piece at a …e-Learning
Teachers Starter Kit for Creating Interactive eBooks Using iBooks Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
May 21, 2015
iBook Author is an awesome free app that allows users to easily create stunning multi-touch textbooks for iPad. It provides all the tools …
The Counting and Cardinality domain in the Common Core State Standards is only found at the kindergarten grade level. The standards in the …Mathematics
Competency-based education is in vogue — even though most people have never heard of it, and those who have can't always agree on what it is.
A report out today from the American Enterprise Institute says a growing number of colleges and universities are offering, or soon will offer, credits in …Public Broadcasters
There is a fair amount of perceived innovation in wearable technology that is actually static reproduction of what’s already out there — with many recycled ideas lacking in originality, foresight and plausibility. So how do you break into that market and do it successfully?
You have to look beyond …Emotions
Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to …Virtual Reality
The next versions of iOS and OS X are supposed to focus on performance and stability instead of new features, and that focus on performance could extend all the way back to devices that Apple released three and four years ago. According to 9to5Mac, a focus of iOS 9 has been optimizing the OS for old …iPhone
Slice Intelligence, which monitors purchase receipts in the email inboxes of a panel of two million online shoppers, has published a chart showing that the majority of Apple Watch orders were placed on the first day of pre-orders, and have since fallen to far smaller numbers than some analysts have …Apple Watch
Girls have more firmly embraced digital literacy and formats such as Facebook, email and text message, while boys are more comfortable with traditional printed media such as comics, manuals and newspapers, according to a study published by the National Literacy Trust.
The snapshot – based on …Reading
May 21, 2015
Today we curated for you this compilation of excellent Android Math apps. You can use these apps with your kids and students to improve …