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The Breakfast Cake That Gives You Clear Skin

In my several years of recipe posting, nothing gets as many likes/comments/shares as when I post my favorite dessert recipes that not only satiate …

ISTE 2016 – Keynote – Michio Kaku

ISTE Keynote – Michio Kaku<p><i>These are my notes from the ISTE 2016 Conference in Denver.</i><p>Evening opened up with the Big City All Star Band from Winnipeg …

iSchool Initiative Teams Up With Cisco at ISTE 2016

As we gear up for one of the premier global IT education conferences, ISTE 2016, we’d like to speak to our partnership with iSchool Initiative and the iSchool bus that will be making an appearance at the annual conference.<p>iSchool Initiative’s vision is to revolutionize the education system and …

Library Studies

How to Follow ISTE 2016 on Flipboard (Or Learn About Flipboard at ISTE Itself)

ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education 2016 Conference and Expo, likely needs no introduction to this audience, but what you may not have known is that you can follow all the action in Denver from your Flipboard and learn more about a Flipboard from a few of the sessions. …

Why Apple is (probably) really killing the Thunderbolt display

Pundits believe Apple is working hard on a new ‘Thunderbolt’ monitor, and much of the focus is on the possibility there will be a GPU buried in the hardware. I think there’s a much different (and more colorful) reason Apple is refreshing its monitor.<p>The rumor<p>Late last week, Apple announced it was …

Google opens up virtual reality field trips to everyone

Last year Google first demoed its impressive virtual reality field trip program, Expeditions, and started rolling them out to a select set of schools. Now the company is opening up the VR experience to everyone.<p>In case you’re not familiar. Expeditions are VR ‘trips’ designed around Google Cardboard …

Virtual Reality

A rare tour of Google's 'The Garage' lab where employees can build anything

For instance, here's a peek at a fantastic perk called "The Garage." It's a free TechShop-like workshop where employees can build anything they can imagine. They can even take classes to learn how to use the equipment.<p>Googlers can use this workshop to make things for their jobs, their home, their …

The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3D printing

I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering whether 3D printing was on the deadpool, I tested out a MakerBot Replicator Mini for a few weeks. It was a heady time printing out Darth Vader replicas from Thingiverse and …

Google's Project Bloks designed to get kids programming early

Increasing its dedication to early learning through technology, Google has announced Project Bloks, a tool designed to get children started on the …

San Francisco

Google Daydream tool lets anyone easily create VR animations

Google's new virtual reality platform is still being prepared for its debut in the fall, but in the meantime the company is leaking out small samples …

Virtual Reality

Google is making its educational tools more powerful

Students will be able to cast their screens to the teacher's projector<p>It’s no secret that Google’s Chromebooks have seen the most success in the classroom, and have quickly become the de facto education computer in the US thanks to their low cost and easy management. Today, Google is announcing new …

Nasa releases retro posters for its voyage to Mars – how to download the free artwork

Nasa has released a series of mock recruitment posters for its future voyages to Mars. The agency has published retro artwork seeking to inspire …

Comment on This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games by Booperkit

I agree somewhat. Also stating that it will be free ‘like Google’ is a bit silly too. People pay to access the Internet and for the hardware they use …

At Apple CEO Tim Cook’s old high school, they are selling their MacBooks to buy Chromebooks

Despite having been mocked because of its browser-only OS limitation, Chromebooks have seen an astonishing degree of success in certain sectors including education, mostly due to the combination of high efficiency and low costs.<p>But when MacBook enclaves Apple CEO Tim Cook‘s old high school start …

Extensions vs Web Apps vs Add-ons

The <b>Google ecosystem</b> provides a <b>wide range of powerful programs</b> to help you do pretty much anything you need. This includes browsing the web, typing a …

Powering a more connected and collaborative enterprise

<i>Cross-posted on the Google for Work Official Blog</i> <br>Posted by Prabhakar Raghavan, Vice President of Engineering, Google Apps<br>Google Atmosphere, Google’s …

Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment

Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she …

Tough Tech Choices: Laptops, Tablets, Chromebooks, BYOD?

Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program — the Maine Learning Technology Initiative — offers up practical …

New Acer Chromebook 11 and 14 hit the Google Store

Looking for a new Chromebook? Acer has been one of the key players in the Chrome OS market, and today they are introducing a couple new iterations to their Chromebook line-up. These are the all-new Acer Chromebook 11 and Acer Chromebook 14, which have just arrived in the official Google Store.<p>Both …

Here's why Chromebooks are going to be so awesome

Chromebooks are about to get a major upgrade.<p>Later this year, Chromebooks will be able to run Android apps, which means they'll be fully-capable computers for the first time. That means no more doing everything in the Chrome browser. Soon, you'll be able to run apps just like you can on a "normal" …

Password Re-user? Get Ready to Get Busy

In the wake of megabreaches at some of the Internet’s most-recognized destinations, don’t be surprised if you receive password reset requests from …

93% of phishing emails are now ransomware

As of the end of March, 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware, according to a report released today by PhishMe.That was …

Navigating ISTE 2016: A Cheatsheet for Attendees

column | Community<p>Navigating ISTE 2016: A Cheatsheet for Attendees<p>By Patricia Brown (Columnist)     May 26, 2016<p>Mary Jo Madda<p>Related Stories<p>Why the …

Education Technology

Scratch and Google Introduce Scratch Blocks

<i></i>Posted by Champika Fernando, Product Manager, Google and Kasia Chmielinski, Product Lead, ScratchToday, we announced a collaboration with the MIT …

Inspiring tomorrow’s coders at I/O Youth and beyond

Posted by Pavni Diwanji, VP of Engineering - Kids and Families<br>Google I/O is all about bringing creative coders together to imagine what’s next. And …

Could Slack Be the Next Online Learning Platform?

column | Postsecondary Learning<p>Could Slack Be the Next Online Learning Platform?<p>By Amy Ahearn (Columnist)     Mar 4, 2016<p>Image Credit: Gustavo da …