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Instagram, Snapchat, Fortnite: The distractions are endless. Here’s how to help kids cope.

Over the past year, there has been a deafening debate over the importance of creating tools to promote responsible technology use. In January, two of Apple’s shareholder groups asked the company to look at the addictive effects of iPhones on children. Google’s recent developer conference …

Teaching

Professors warned about popular learning tool used by students to cheat

Many students graduated last week, and on Twitter, many thanked the free app Quizlet for getting them there.“Today I graduated and I couldn’t have …

Reimagining Middle School

Compliance. Restraint. Passivity. These are the behaviors and habits of mind that our education system — from discipline policies and curricula to …

Fortnite beginner’s guide: How to dominate the year’s hottest game

You’re missing out on one of the greatest games to ever grace iOS if you’re not playing <i>Fortnite.</i> It’s that good. And now you can dive in knowing all you need to know about getting started with battle royale.<p>Our beginner’s guide will teach you how to win games without <i>Fortnite</i> experience. You’ll …

How to hide the Dock’s background on your iPhone

Your iPhone’s dock is ever present. Also ever-present is the translucent ribbon behind the icons. Maybe it’s there to provide visual separation from the wallpaper behind it, but seeing as the rest of your home-screen icons are left to fend for themselves, visibility-wise, then maybe not. Perhaps …

Operating Systems

16 Google Sheets Templates for Almost Every Classroom

Flippity is a great service that provides easy-to-follow Google Sheets templates. Recently, Flippity added a new template that you can use to build …

Multiple Grades: The First Step to Improving Grading and Reporting

Guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey says, "Grading and reporting are more of a challenge in effective communication than simply a task of quantifying data …

How to extract text from a PDF or image in Google Drive

If you're wanting to convert an image into text, Google Docs has a powerful Optical Character Recognition feature built right in. Here's how to make …

How to import photos from your digital camera to a specific folder on Mac

In High Sierra, you can select which folder you dump your digital camera content to, including a specific folder you've just created.When you connect …

Mobile Photography

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

How to convert a PDF into a Word doc for free

PDF is a wonderful format for viewing documents but it can be frustrating to deal with. Modifying a document requires you to find a special program, …

8 Ways to Get Middle School Students to Care About Their Grades

Fifteen years ago, I stepped into my classroom excited and full of energy. I couldn’t wait to change lives and make a difference. Then several years …

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Tutorials

How Should We Grade Creative Writing?

What distinguishes an A poem from a B poem? Should a student writer’s final portfolio be rewarded for revision and growth if the final product …

30 Photoshop Tools That Every Photographer Should Know

Becoming a successful photographer takes more than capturing a great shot. You also need to be able to edit your photography to fit the requested …

The Mountaintop Desktop

Frequent desktop contributor JonRedcorn2 usually uses Windows, but this time he has a Mac—and that isn’t stopping him from customizing it the way he …

Flickr

The Prisma App Can Now Turn Your Videos Into Moving Paintings

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Prisma, the app that offers users the algorithmic ability to transform their photos into …

Painting

Turn Your Face Into A Personalized Logo

In an increasingly competitive and creative job market, standing out against your colleagues can be hard. First impressions matter more than ever …

How to Perfectly Organize Your Drive Folders

If your Drive folders are all over the place, it can be hard to find important files. Luckily, our friends at Google for Work have put together some …

Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms

column | Edtech Business<p>Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist) …

Best Chrome extensions you didn't know about but should be using

The amount of time most people spend browsing the internet continues to rise each year, and Google's Chrome browser attempts to be the most …

How To Shoot Dreamy Backlit Portraits With Natural Light

Lisa Holloway <i>is an internationally-published, award-winning fine art portrait photographer from rural Northwestern Arizona. A Canon girl since Day</i> …

Landscape Photography

Google's new Chrome extension lets you save web pages and images for later

If you're like me, you save a bunch of web pages for later with software like Save to Pocket but never get to them. You occasionally remember to look …

Google

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

10 Powerful Foods To Help Lower Blood Sugar Quickly

Blood sugar is a sneaky health issue, but there are many powerful foods that can help you lower blood sugar levels efficiently and quickly. First, in …

7 Chrome shortcuts you should start using right away

Get ready to jump from novice to power user in seven easy steps. You won't believe how much time these shortcuts will save you.<p>Whether you've been using Google Chrome for years or you just switched from, say, Firefox or Internet Explorer, there are some shortcuts you should know.<p>Many involve using …

Don't assume anything with evolving Google Docs

As Google Docs evolves, you may discover that the things you know about Google Docs are no longer valid assumptions.<p>Last week, I called a client at a …

Here’s a Trick for Removing Noise in Photoshop While Keeping Details

Want to remove noise in a high ISO photo while preserving the details and textures in your shot? Here’s a simple photography and Photoshop technique …

Tutorials

Google Docs now lets you edit and format documents with your voice

Google Docs just stepped up its voice features in a big way.<p>Nearly six months after introducing voice typing for Google Docs, the company is adding …

Apps