Readings

By dougpete | A collection of the readings that I found helpful on any given day. Started February 15, 2015.

Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox: Which cloud service deserves your data?

Picking a cloud storage service is a difficult choice, thanks to the abundance of the service available. Gigabytes of free storage await anyone …

Apps

Windows 10 updates are about to get smaller and less painful

Starting with the "next major version of Windows 10 and Windows Server", Microsoft will change how it handle monthly quality updates.<p>Microsoft is …

Windows 10

Jim Carrey Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin with New Painting: 'Look How Beautiful a Life Can Be'

Jim Carrey has revealed a new painting in honor of the Queen of Soul.<p>The actor, 56, paid tribute to Aretha Franklin with a new painting on Thursday …

Aretha Franklin

More tributes to Aretha Franklin from editorial cartoonists

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Aretha Franklin<p>08-19-18 Grand Jury<p>Tim Campbell<p>Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Aretha Franklin

Books to Help Teens Develop a Better Vocabulary

According to Scholastic.com, the National Assessment of Educational Progress revealed that teens who read for pleasure at least one hour a day had …

Books

Europe's 10 most beautiful libraries

1: Biblioteca Joanina, University of Coimbra, Portugal<p>This baroque library, built in the 18th century during the reign of King João V, was largely …

European Travel

Shhhh....uffle! University librarians are creating Spotify playlists for students to boost learning... ending the days of strictly silent study

University librarians are creating Spotify playlists to help pupils focus while studying – an about-turn after years of telling students to ‘be …

Newcastle University

10 Best WebSites to Read Free Books and Download it Free Of Cost

Books? For some, it might be the best companion they have ever got. Many people own a mini library in their house with their favorite books around. …

Books

Could this be the best job in the world?

Wanted: barefoot bibliophile willing to punt Daniel Defoe to rich, modern-day Robinson Crusoes at a luxury desert island resort.<p>Philip Blackwell, scion of the bookseller family, needs a Man Friday for possibly the world’s most remote bookshop, based in the luxury eco resort of Soneva Fushi in the …

Swimming Pools

Linux vs Mac OS: 15 Reasons Why You Must Use Linux Instead of Mac OS

At the very beginning, I would like to tell you that there’s no “better OS,” instead it will depend on how a user uses it or what’s the purpose for …

Linux

Mailplane Goes Chrome and Adds Features

The Mailplane email app has long catered to Mac users who like Gmail’s Web-based interface but don’t want to forgo desktop capabilities that native …

Google

Gboard 7.5.6 beta introduces two 'Minis' personalized sticker packs

In his teardown of Gboard v 7.4, Cody saw signs of a new personalized "minis" sticker pack coming. The feature is now live in v7.5.6 beta, which …

Gboard

How hydrogen could shake up Canada's energy sector

A few decades ago, there was hype around hydrogen because of how one day it may replace gasoline and diesel as the fuel most use to fill up their …

Alternative Fuel

Google Trusts DeepMind AI To Manage Data Centre Cooling

Google is trusting an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by DeepMind to stop its data centres around the world from overheating.<p>The AI system — able to reduce the amount of energy Google used to cool its data centres by 40% — has been giving cooling recommendations to Google’s data …

Artificial Intelligence

Thames Valley to teach 2015 sex-ed curriculum until new teaching material arrives

With less than a month before classes resume, the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) says it intends to continue teaching the 2015 sex-ed …

School Administration

Teaching With Depression

The Road to Recovery<p>When I asked the teachers what tactics helped the most, everyone recommended trying a constellation of approaches. For example, …

Mental Health

Creating Animated GIFs - Teacher Tech

Using Vidyard Go Video to create animated GIFs<p><b>A Guest Blog Post from Marcia Carrillo</b><p>Evaluate is the last “E” in the 5E’s lesson plan.This phase …

GIF Animations

New Pear Deck Critical Thinking Templates for Google Slides

Pear Deck is an awesome add-on for Google Slides that lets you <b>add interactive elements to your presentations</b> including multiple choice, text entry, …

Education Technology

A quick note to say… thanks to the teacher who nurtured me

I didn’t get on with my original tutor at all when I was at school, but I managed to swap classes and my new tutor was a man called Richard Hunter. We all knew him as Bunty and he taught us geography.<p>I was failing every exam at the time, and going through a difficult patch at home. Mr Hunter always …

Study: Average class sizes in Nevada are largest in the US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teachers in Nevada's largest school district are trying to find ways to deal with overcrowded classrooms after a study by the National Education Association found that the state had the largest average class sizes in the nation last year for the second year in a row.<p>Data from the …

Education

Google Slide Calendars (2018/2019 Version)

Last year, I shared a set of calendars that I created for my school site to help students say organized. Well, back by popular demand…<p>Here are the …

Education Technology

Sudbury's library is much more than just books

Greater Sudbury Public Library is more than just shelves of books. Explore the top five surprising things you didn’t know were available at your …

LG filed more foldable patents than Samsung

The Korean Intellectual Property Office said that there were a total of 276 patents related to foldable panels applied over tha last six years in …

Mobile

Could an Australian bee solve the world's plastic crisis?

Researchers believe an Australian bee which produces a “cellophane-like” material for its nests could help to end the world’s reliance on disposable plastics.<p>The native Hylaeus nubilosus masked bee, known for the distinctive yellow badge on its back, does not sting or live in hives but it has …

Prenatal Development

'I was just pinching myself': Graphic designer reflects on fan-favourite Canucks jersey he designed

Jeremie White was 20 when he decided he was the graphic designer who could offer the Canucks the updated jersey they didn't even know they wanted.<p>The …

New Jersey

Storytelling in Teaching

<i>“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”<br>– Indian Proverb</i><p>Once …

What is VPN (virtual private network) And how it works (Beginner’s Guide 2018)

A <b>virtual private network</b> (<b>VPN</b>) is a service that creates a private, safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the internet. …

Information Systems

Happy Children Do Chores

Children should do chores. That’s a controversial premise, though not everyone will admit it. A few parents will declare outright that their children are “too busy for chores” or that “their job is school.” Many more of us assign chores, or say we believe in them, but the chores just don’t get done.<p>…

Parenting

Using Python's Type Annotations

This post was originally published on my personal blog. Give it a look! 😄<p>Python is known for being a Wild West language where anything goes. Aside …

Python Programming