Dion Norman

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The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Innovation

Tilt Brush by Google

MakeVR is here to steamroll the learning curve for 3D modeling software

Thanks to the advent of 3D printing, the doors to creativity have been flung wide open. Nowadays, anybody with $200 to spare can get their hands on a …

3D Printing

Watch this all-electric "flying car" take its first test flight in Germany

Lilium Jet claims its can reduce travel headaches with a network of vertical take-off and landing aircraft<p>Flying cars, that perennial dream for futurists that always seem to be at least five years away, may be a little closer to reality than we realize. A lot of prototypes have been showcased …

Aerospace

How to be a parent in a digital world and not lose your mind

Some thoughts on staying tech-informed so you can be a good guide to your kid’s online life.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Last week was time for me to explain to my child that …

Parenting

Why the Potential of Augmented Reality Is Greater Than You Think

Never before have businesses been able to build billion-dollar valuations in so little time. Never before have incumbent enterprises been able to go …

Augmented Reality

Graphene breakthrough may enable flexible OLED screens on clothes, more

Why it matters to you<p>Flexible, tough, and very thin screens are required if our wearables and clothes are to become smarter. This research takes us a …

Nanotech

Comparing Sharing Spaces: Google Classroom and SeeSaw

Every classroom needs sharing spaces. In addition to physical, face-to-face sharing spaces (walls, a data projector or TV, hallways) our classrooms …

Apple Classroom 2.0 Teacher Guide Download Out for Latest iPad Update | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource

by Gary Ng on Friday, April 7th, 2017 - 2:41pm PDT<p>Apple Classroom is an iPad app which allows teachers and students to learn together and collaborate …

Sprint goes all in on its unlimited data plan

For years, Sprint offered users willing to switch from another network a 50% discount on the price they had been paying. It was a great deal in most cases, but now that era is at an end, as Sprint has officially retired the promotion.<p>There's good news, though: The company reduced the pricing of its …

Net Neutrality

YouTube TV is exactly what live TV streaming should look like in 2017

You already go to YouTube to watch funny cat videos, the latest music videos, and movie trailers, so why wouldn't you go there to watch live TV?<p>For $35 a month, YouTube TV bundles together over 40 live broadcast and cable channels, YouTube Red Originals content, and, perhaps best of all, gives you …

Apple TV

Google Classroom: Turn in Group Work with a Google Form - Teacher Tech

Yes, students should be collaborating. G Suite is designed around collaboration so this makes students working together a lot easier. Weirdly, Google …

Education Technology

BYOD? Which device should I buy?

In the type of learning environment needed to develop students ability to think, rather than what to think, there are many options of tools to assist …

Chromebook

EduTech: How to integrate Chromebooks w/ Apple TV for seamless presentations & collaboration

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>In …

Chromebook

Elon Musk wants to connect computers to your brain so we can keep up with robots

It’s called “neural lace.”<p>Apparently Elon Musk isn’t busy enough. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has started yet another company, Neuralink, which aims to make implants for the human brain that can wirelessly interface with a computer, the Wall Street Journal reported today.<p>The technology, according to …

Elon Musk

EduTech: What Apple can do to win back Chromebook users & improve the education system

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments …

Education

Makeblock raises $30 million for robot-building kits for kids

Remember when kids could simply play with their toys? They still can. But parents are increasingly spending on toys that are chockablock with tech components, and that promise to turn their kids into software developers or robotics engineers. The Toy Industry Association, which held its …

7 Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator

You probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of Book Creator. I love apps that help students demonstrate their understanding and tell their stories. …

Education Technology

How to setup Google Team Drives

The addition of Team Drives to G Suite simplifies file sharing in organizations. Here's how you can enable, create, and configure Team Drives.<p>Before …

Cloud Computing

If You’re Serious About Designing Edtech Solutions, Start With the Learners

Growing up in San Francisco with parents who devoted their lives to the nonprofit and public education sectors, my primary contact with Google, …

Design Thinking

Google Classroom Speed Grading

Time<p>A teacher's time is so valuable. Technology is intended to aid in the ability to save time. Google Classroom is a tool that can do just that. You …

Education Technology

Google Classroom: Now open to even more learners

Starting today, G Suite for Education administrators will see updated Classroom settings that give them new controls over who can join their classes …

Education

Digital Citizenship Certification

2016-2017 Certified Districts: <b><br>Decatur County Community Schools, Greensburg, Indiana</b> <b></b><br>North Decatur Elementary School (2016-2017) <br>North Decatur …

Education

Developing students' digital literacy

The issue<p>Even today’s students need support with some areas of digital practice, particularly in an academic context, so it’s important to make sure …

Pedagogy

MashUp-Google Keep with Google Docs: Adding Standards to Your Google Docs

This month, I saw an amazing idea posted on Twitter by one of my favorite edtech gurus, Eric Curts. His thoughts were to use Google Keep to provide …

Education Technology

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Keara Duggan, Director of Education Elements' Design & Implementation team, provides 10 essential tips for creating a culture of innovation.

Student 3D Printing That Helps Make A Difference

By: Joy Schwartz. Students thrive when asked to solve real problems that have the power to make a difference, as demonstrated by my high school …

3D Printing

How to use your iPad as a laptop

An iPad may not be the same as a full computer, but it's getting pretty close.<p>It's one of the great philosophical debates of our time: Can an iPad replace a laptop? From day one, way back in 2010, we've been trying to turn Apple's iconic tablet into a computer replacement, with mixed success.<p>If …

iOS

Google Classroom now available for personal Google accounts

Google Classroom is a fantastic tool for collaboration in schools, but the requirement to use G Suite for Education was a barrier of entry for some …

New iPads to arrive next month during first Apple Park event

Apple will announce its next-generation iPad lineup next month during its very first event at Apple Park, according to a new report.<p>Sources say that production of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been brought forward for the launch. The device is expected to be accompanied by an updated 12.9-inch …