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How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness

At 17 years old, Christine Johns sat in a university classroom surrounded by men and women who were devastated as Pittsburgh's steel industry …

Education

Google, Microsoft find another Spectre, Meltdown flaw

Intel promises patches in the next few weeks. Devices could take a performance hit.<p>Intel and Microsoft on Monday disclosed a newly found variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, revealing another vulnerability in chips used in hundreds of millions of computers and mobile devices.<p>Intel is …

Information Security

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better by Terry Heick I don’t know how your school year is going and/or ‘went’ …

Teaching

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have "significantly lower" IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.<p>In a 32-page report that can be …

Fluoride

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.<p>A hacker has broken into the servers of Securus, a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the …

Privacy

Apple faces class action lawsuit over faulty MacBook keyboards

Apple has faced some pointed criticism over the butterfly switch keyboards on the 12-inch MacBook and current-generation MacBook Pro. Whether or not you like the tactile feel, they're sensitive to crumbs and dust -- and since you can't just remove individual keys, fixes are both elaborate and (if …

MacBook Pro

Apple is no longer building its $1 billion data center in Ireland

Scrapped after three years of delays in approvals<p>Apple has announced it will no longer build a $1 billion (€850 million) data center in Ireland after planning delays lasting over three years, reports <i>Reuters</i><i>.</i> Since 2015, Apple has wanted to build the data center in Athenry to be close to green …

Ireland

The Way We Learn Is About to Change Completely

Big changes are on the horizon.<p><i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>…

Education Technology

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which …

Apps

Apple's Tim Cook celebrates the iMac's 20th anniversary

Apple's CEO tweets out his own tribute to the company's all-in-one computer on its 20th birthday.<p>Apple's iMac computer was unveiled in 1998, and Sunday marks its 20th anniversary.<p>CEO Tim Cook celebrated the milestone for the company's all-in-one computer with a tweet commemorating the occasion.<p>The …

Tim Cook

Apple offers to fix iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus microphones broken by iOS 11.3

iOS 11 has already had more than its share of show-stopping bugs, and now there’s another: iOS 11.3 is apparently disabling some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus microphones, triggering software failures that require a hardware repair. According to MacRumors and forum commenters, Apple is beginning to …

Mobile Technology

If You Are Grading, You May Not Be Teaching

Throughout my career of about two decades as a high school English teacher and then approaching another two decades in higher education (as a teacher …

Teaching

Petition calls on Apple to recall & replace failing butterfly MacBook Pro keyboards

Apple’s butterfly keyboard design has been a polarizing change since it was introduced. Some users love it, while others have had numerous issues. Now, a new Change.org petition aims to force Apple to recall the butterfly keyboard and replace it with a “different working keyboard.”<p>The petition was …

MacBook Pro

Here’s How to Stage a Breakout Game in Class

End of year is an ideal time to try something new. Teachers and students have a lot of material to review, but also need to be engaged and energized. …

Pedagogy

The State of AI

Andrew Ng, Deeplearning.ai; Stanford University<p>November 7, 2017 | EmTech | 3904 Views<p>Andrew Ng shares what it takes to create an “AI-first …

Artificial Intelligence

VS Code Extensions for Happier JavaScript Coding

As a web developer, having a well calibrated editor is paramount to productivity. One of the best parts of Visual Studio Code as a general purpose …

JavaScript

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Employment

Apple's recycling robot disassembles 200 iPhones an hour

About a year ago, Apple made the bold proclamation that it was zeroing in on a future where iPhones and MacBooks were created wholly of recycled materials. It was, and still is, an ambitious thought. In a technologically-charged world, many forget that nearly 100 percent of e-waste is recyclable. …

Sustainability

Dealing With Unknowns In Software Development

Software development is notoriously difficult to estimate. For this reason, I know few people who take the Waterfall process seriously. There are …

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Concern about Facebook Inc's (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world's largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not.<p>Privacy concerns …

Privacy

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Facebook: Cambridge Analytica may have accessed some users' private messages

While CEO Mark Zuckerberg donned a suit and parroted rehearsed lines in front of (mostly) old white men in Congress today, his company worked behind the scenes to notify users whose accounts may have been compromised in the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. Me, for example.<p>As is standard practice …

Cambridge Analytica

The Importance of Purpose in Education

I asked what had made her choose the high school she had, given that she had strengths in a variety of other areas. She smiled and said, “I’m really …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

10 Conversations That Can Start Your Next Project-Based Learning Unit

10 Conversations That Can Start Your Next Project-Based Learning Unit contributed by John Otterstedt Visit TeachThought PD PBL Workshops for PBL …

Pedagogy

Ongoing Self-Assessments: Students Reflect On and Document Their Progress

For the last two years, I have published several blogs detailing my journey away from traditional grading and assessment practices. The purpose of …

Pedagogy

Fair Isn’t Always Equal – 3 Grading Malpractices

If we expect students to achieve mastery, teaching consultant Rick Wormeli says, we must provide helpful feedback, document progress, and inform our …

Pedagogy

Apple patent shows how its self-driving car and AR projects could merge

It’s an open secret that Apple is working hard on both self-driving car and augmented reality technology. CEO Tim Cook has hinted at it heavily in …

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …