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Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open. That has led to battles with law enforcement officials who want to get information off them, including a well-publicized showdown with the F.B.I. in 2016 after Apple refused to help open the locked …

Privacy

Open-source tool aims to make online course creation accessible to all instructors

Creating an online course requires time, patience, ingenuity -- and, often, technical expertise beyond the grasp of many instructors accustomed to …

Education Technology

The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally …

Image Search

Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here’s How to Fix That.

Chances are that when you bought a Wi-Fi router, you probably did not prioritize strong network security.<p>After all, when we think about wireless connectivity in our homes, most of us generally care more about speed of data transmissions and how much range the router can cover.<p>But it’s time to …

Wi-Fi

A basic guide to diving in to the dark web | ZDNet

Deep, Dark, and Clear: What is the difference?<p>The "clear" web is the section of the Internet that can be accessed from any browser and is regularly …

12 Of The Best Learning Apps For 2018

12 Of The Best Learning Apps For 2018 by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been sponsored by Kdan Mobile Software America, Inc., who asks us …

The former education minister of one of the world’s smartest countries explains the role of AI in schools

South Korean students perform well on international tests. But like students all over the world, they are less and less engaged with school. They just don’t like it.<p>“You measure the activity of brain when they are in the the classroom and it’s not working at all, even compared to when they are …

Pedagogy

It takes work to keep your data private online. These apps can help

If you're paranoid about companies and governments potentially tracking you online, you're not crazy. And there's something you can do to stop it.<p>The spotlight on online privacy has become much more focused in recent months, what with headline after headline about breaches and data scandals. …

The world’s biggest database of hacked passwords is now a Chrome extension that checks yours automatically

Choosing a strong password is an essential move in guarding against hackers. But even if your password checks all the right boxes, you still may be using one that’s been breached—or one that’s been used so often that it’s one of the most common for hackers to try.<p>That’s more common than you might …

Chrome Browser

Chrome Has a Built In Malware Scanner, Here’s How to Use It

Lots of malware tries to bog down your browser, but Google Chrome isn’t defenseless—on Windows there’s a built-in scanner called Cleanup.

The “Internet of Things” is way more vulnerable than you think—and not just to hackers

Not far from San Francisco International Airport, San Bruno is a quaint middle-class residential suburb, yet underground in San Bruno was a gas pipeline controlled by SCADA software that used the Internet as its communications backbone. On Sept. 9, 2010, a short circuit caused the operations room …

Internet of Things

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

16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

March 24, 2017 Google announced yesterday that Google Classroom is now open for users without G Suite for Education accounts. With this new update …

Infographic – Virtual Reality Surging Into the Classroom

Virtual Reality is being used in classrooms now more than ever. One quarter of the schools are already using VR, and this number is continuing to …

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. …

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 …

edtech

Location tracking + machine learning = modern parenting

Forget the helicopter. Jiobit uses GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular triangulation to keep an eye on your kiddo.<p>Let's be honest: Kids can be a little <i>too</i> easy to lose. Some parents cave and use a safety harness, but who likes to walk their toddlers on a leash? Others buy GPS tracking wearables that …

Google Hangouts API gets hung out to dry

Draw with your face? Conference call ping pong? Not any more. Google today quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API, preventing new apps from being built and shutting off existing apps on April 25th. There was no blog post about this, just an updated FAQ and email notification to …

Apps

5 Educational Concepts We Need To Eliminate In 2017

As we come to the end of another year, it is time once again to think about the changes we will make in the next 12 months. The world of education is …

6 ways to bring your Wi-Fi signal into 2017

As far as technology has come, we still don’t live in an age of ubiquitous high-speed Wi-Fi access — there are internet black spots where streaming fears to tread.<p>All of us know a house’s weak or dead Wi-Fi spots, and it’s frustrating when these are where you need a strong Wi-Fi signal most. So …

New & Improved Voice Typing Commands in Google Docs

The Ultimate to Google Drive<p>You might have known that you can use your voice to type in Google Docs, but there are some new and improved features. …

» Apps

Google Wifi router gets put to the test, comes out on top against competitors

Google’s goal for Google Wifi is to make creating a strong mesh wireless network through an entire home easy and relatively affordable. We already know the setup process is a breeze, but we’ve yet to see exactly how strong Google’s product is. Now, Google is putting it to the test.<p>Ahead of its …

Use The Simplest Tools

Google Docs are stupidly simple. That’s what makes them so smart.<p>Over the past two weeks, as Americans grappled with the reality of a new president whose platform would rescind the rights of many Americans, maybe you saw one of these widely circulated Google Docs. One listed legal advice and links …

Google Docs

AirSelfie Mini Camera Drone (video)

Smartphone photographers that would like to capture images from a different perspective may be interested in a new miniature camera drone which has …

Gear & Gadgets

Technology 101 Skills for Teachers

For the past three years I have been involved with Oklahoma A Plus Schools (@okaplus) as a teacher in their workshops and now as a “fellow” providing …

VW's Future Electric Car Will Have an Augmented Reality Navigation System

Using all sorts of futuristic tech, navigation directions will appear to be projected on the road in front of you.<p>Volkswagen's upcoming, all-electric I.D., previewed in concept form a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, is as important to the company as the original Beetle and Golf. The concept …

Augmented Reality

Some simple tips to become a Google search ninja [Infographic]

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to search for stuff using Google I am pretty much still a search n00b unlike some of my friends who can …

Google Search