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Canada's 150-year celebration doesn't fly here

Steve Bonspiel reflects on why many First Nation people won't celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial birthday<p>With all of the mainstream hype about …

Kodi - An Award-Winning Media Center for Linux

<b>Kodi</b> is one of the best Media Player applications available in the market for free.<p>The award-winning free and <b>Open Source</b> (<b>GPL</b>) software can not only …

Why Dell’s gamble on Linux laptops has paid off

<b>This article was provided to TechRadar by Linux Format, the number one magazine to boost your knowledge on Linux, open source developments, distro</b> …

Securing Browsers Through Isolation Versus Mitigation

<i>The big difference between the Chrome and Edge approach security</i><p>Yesterday Microsoft released a blog post on old and new mitigations that they’re …

Information Security

Why school libraries matter

Far from being rendered obsolete by modern technology, good school libraries are being redesigned to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. …

Female Engineers Stand Tall at Maker Faire Kuwait

<i>The inaugural Maker Faire Kuwait happened this past weekend. It was a great first event, with 67 local makers showing their projects, from high-tech inventions to handmade regional crafts, to an engaged flow of attendees. Through all three days, one aspect stood out: the large number of proud young</i> …

Maker Faire

Google Assistant comes to recent Android phones

Yes, the leaks were true: you no longer have to buy a Pixel (or launch Allo) if you want official support for Google Assistant on your Android phone. As of this week, the AI helper will start rolling out to Android phones running Marshmallow or Nougat. So long as your phone has Google Play Services …

Google

Signal strength

Just a warning that this might be something that:<p>First of all, I’d like to point out that I didn’t start out looking to learn/relearn this.<p>I actually …

Wi-Fi

How ‘Hidden Figures’ Inspires Women in STEM Fields

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Women's News

Getting Personalized Learning Right the First Time

<i>By Karla Esparza-Phillips and Ace Parsi</i><p><i>This post is the second in a three-part series. Read the first post here.</i><p>Facing the daunting challenge of …

Learning

Love Letter to EdCamp

*Record scratch*<br>*Freeze frame*<p>Ready to fill up my brain with good PD @edcampokc<p>— Vanessa Perez (@vperezy) February 23, 2013<p>Yup, that’s me! My first …

Education Technology

Canadian school boards question U.S. trips as debate continues over Trump’s immigration ban

Schools across Canada are grappling with the uncertainty of U.S. travel restrictions and how that affects upcoming student trips across the border.<p>A travel ban instituted by President Donald Trump on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and Syrian refugees may be on hold as it works its …

Education

Should schools welcome cell phones in class?

New evidence suggests schools should stop fighting technological tide and find ways to incorporate cellphones into schools<p>Researchers and educators …

Education

#DigiLitSunday: Critical Thinking

Additional posts at Reflections on the Teche<p>So I had a week’s worth of thinking about this topic after Margaret Simon proposed it last week in a …

10 Powerful Apps To Help You Manage Email Like A Boss

Email is an inherent part of our daily life. It’s hard to imagine a week or even a day without it. We use it for regular communication, marketing, negotiation, business and more. But it can get distracting and destructive.<p>Most of the time your inbox gets overloaded because of poor email management …

Apps

Twitter quickly made a glorious meme out of that massive Oscars mess

What <i>La La Land</i> producer Jordan Horowitz lost in a Best Picture Academy Award, he gained in memes.<p>Just as the <i>La La Land</i> producers began thanking people for the shiny new Oscar they won for Best Picture, frantic men in headsets interrupted with a very unexpected announcement. It turns out the …

The Oscars

Lenovo’s latest Windows 2-in-1 tablet is just $199

Hello Chromebooks<p>Lenovo surprised us with a $229 Windows 2-in-1 tablet last year, and it’s back at Mobile World Congress today to unveil the successor. Priced at just $199, Lenovo’s new Miix 320 is designed to be a really low-cost Windows-powered laptop. Just like Microsoft’s Surface, it’s not …

Tablets

Sharpen Your Analytics Skills With These 5 Free Book Sources

I get an awful lot of notes from aspiring analytics professionals. The inquiries come from people of diverse backgrounds, from teens to late career changers, high schoolers to PhDs, art majors to programmers.<p>Despite the varied situations, most of the letters could be summed up in a few words: “I …

Education

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. You don’t have to be …

Pedagogy

Install Swift 3.0.2 into an Ubuntu 16.04 System

This project includes a script which will install Swift and all major dependencies for Perfect directly into your Ubuntu system. The account using …

Ubuntu

Best Linux Distributions For Beginners

Shares 0<p><i>Brief: In this article, we will see the best Linux distributions for beginners</i>. This will help new Linux users to pick their first …

Linux

OneNote Class Notebook add-in now includes grade scales, improved LMS integration and sticker customization

Since launching the OneNote Class Notebook add-in a year ago, hundreds of thousands of teachers have downloaded and started using the add-in. …

Education Technology

OneNote for Windows 10 Updated with Section Passwords, Notebook Reordering, More

OneNote for Windows 10 received a fairly major update today with several new features, including section password support, notebook reordering, and …

Microsoft OneNote

4 Gmail tricks that will make your life easier

Gmail is still one of the best ways to send and receive emails.<p>Its functionality may be simple, and its interface plain, but it gets the job done.<p>While it may seem basic, there is another level to Gmail.<p>There are several extensions, settings, and labs you can play around with to make Gmail go one …

Productivity

KIWI FOR GMAIL (MAC) REVIEW

I’ve been a Gmail user for quite some time and it’s one of the best email tools out there. I currently have two accounts, my personal email and one …

Google

Shaping School Culture

Shaping school culture begins with effective leadership, which then permeates and fosters positive change throughout the school. This is because …

Our arrogant universities must embrace innovation

They are finally going to be held to account for what they do with vast amounts of our money<p>Universities have a reputation for being hotbeds of innovation, but they’ve never been very good at innovating in providing undergraduate education. There’s a dinosaur-like tendency to do things the way …

Higher Education

Who Makes the Biggest Difference?

A few years ago I had the opportunity to listen to Damian Cooper (expert on assessment and evaluation here in Ontario) give a talk at OAME. He shared …

YouTube Music is the best streaming app you're not using

YouTube is the world's leading search engine for videos, and hosts a wealth of home-grown entertainers. But the Google-owned giant now wants to be …

Apps

Design Thinking toolkit

<b>What is design thinking?</b><p>Design thinking is a process to address educational challenges and initiate change to solve them.<p>Design thinking promotes<p>* …