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July 3, 2015 Google Classroom has recently released a bunch of new updates. Most important of which is Classroom share button that will enable …Google
See that teensy Tinkerbell-shaped light above? That's not CGI -- that's a real floating display, and it's completely touchable too. Mid-air plasma displays aren't that prolific yet, but they're not exactly new either. However, floating lights created using existing techniques can usually burn skin, …Fairies
At the beginning of this year, the Google Glass program was moved into Tony Fadell's Nest division and the questions surrounding the wearable changed from "when will this weird head gadget finally die" to "when will this weird head gadget be reinvented and released to consumers." Since then, Eric …Google
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The message at this year’s ISTE conference was loud and clear: Technology can and will change education, but not without people. This might …e-Learning
Quietly and almost covertly, Apple’s iPad has become a common tool in every realm of professional design. Fashion designers sketch on it, designers …Drawing
OnePlus wants you to experience the launch of the OnePlus 2 in virtual reality, so it’s giving away cardboard VR sets starting now.
OnePlus Cardboard …Virtual Reality
Before a company announces a device, it has to pass through the FCC's secretive bunker to ensure that it's wireless radios are safe for human contact. Droid Life has trawled through the most recent list of anonymized gadgets to find A4R-GG1, a Google-hewn offering that might, just possibly, be the …Google
Over-reliance on Google and smartphones is causing 'digital amnesia' across the UK as people struggle to recall basic phone numbers
The UK population is suffering from 'digital amnesia', brought on by over-reliance on smartphones and Google to summon up information people no longer retain as …Google
When Professor Wendy Suzuki turned 40, she realized that her social life didn’t match up to her professional life. Though she’d devoted her career to …The Brain
With a little help from Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston and Josh Brolin -- or at least photos of them -- scientists have gained a new understanding of how memories of everyday events are formed in the brain.
Researchers said on Wednesday a study involving people with electrodes implanted in their …The Brain
By the age of two most toddlers are able to use a tablet with only a little help from an adult.Other research has explored the prevalence of tablet …University of Iowa
Learning can be traced back to individual neurons in the brain, according to a new study.
“What we wanted to do was see if we could actually create a new association — a memory — and see if we would be able to see actual change in the neurons,” said Matias Ison, a neuroscientist at the University of …The Brain
The iPhone continues to sell like hot cakes — 74.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015 – but the Apple Watch appears to be far away from catching up.
Pacific Crest Securities analyst Andy Hargreaves said on Wednesday that he’s trimming his estimates for Apple Watch sales. For fiscal 2015, …Apple Watch
Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more teachers to use it in the classroom.
Microsoft, which bought the game’s developer Mojang for $2.5bn in 2014, has launched a …Education
A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University on Wednesday announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently impacting eight different schools and …Harvard
The cybersecurity industry can be romanticized as a crime-fighting cabal of protectors facing off against hackers to keep the Internet safe. In this version of the story, there are good guys and bad guys, and the good guys do everything they can to keep their adversaries at bay.
Unfortunately, this …Security
Windows 10 comes out on July 29th, but you might have to wait until later to get it. Microsoft said today that it would be rolling out Windows 10 in waves, "slowly scaling up" the rollout as it sees how things are going. The intention seems to be playing it safe and making sure that Windows 10 is …Microsoft Windows
The International Society for Technology (ISTE®) in Education today wraps its annual conference with nearly 21,000 registered attendees and industry …Education Technology
July 1, 2015 iPad is becoming a ubiquitous device in today’s classrooms. More and more teachers are using them in their everyday instruction. From …Education
Is there a better way to get your students to pay attention in class than by using video games?
Microsoft and game developer Mojang are building a Web …e-Learning
A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio, was redesigned to fit the school’s vision for blended learning. Photo: Nichole …Education
The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, Third Edition (Paperback)
Part 1: Before you begin designing instruction
Chapter 1: The Discipline of Instructional Design
Chapter 2: Understanding How People Think and …e-Learning
3D-maker-labFlorida International University (FIU) will soon be home to a new, 3,000 square-foot MakerBot Innovation Lab, a collaborative makerspace …Urban Design
Collaboratively exploring virtual worlds
Researchers from the Pentagon, Lockheed Martin and StandardsWork create platform for learning math …
As Google Earth celebrates its 10th anniversary, it's evolving way beyond a way to find your house.The post Paired With AI and VR, Google Earth Will …Google Earth
MOOCs — massive open online courses — grant huge numbers of people access to world-class educational resources, but they also suffer high rates of …MIT