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How To Use A USB 3.0 Monitor With A Chromebook [video]

Secondary monitors are a great aid to productivity, especially for devices with screens smaller than 15 inches. Extra screen real estate gives users …

Chromebook

Reset your Chromebook hardware - Chromebook Help

To fix some Chromebook problems, you might need to reset your Chromebook hardware, also called a hard reset.<p>A hard reset will restart your Chromebook …

How to reduce data usage with Data Saver on Google Chrome

While most us never pay heed to the amount of data you use on your Android device, every single Kilobyte counts when it comes out of your expensive …

Google

Chrome Browser

Get on the bleeding edge of the web<p>Google Chrome Canary has the newest of the new Chrome features.<br>Be forewarned: it's designed for developers and …

Google Chrome

How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In

“We dropped over $10,000 last year on a math product, but I’m not sure if it’s really helped our students learn.”<p>Sound familiar?<p>Over the past few …

Teaching

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The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Allen November

Allen November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. But after EdSurge talked to him at ISTE, …

Ed Tech

ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

Presenting to a packed house at ISTE 2016, educational technology expert Jason Ohler asked educators to dig deep and consider how they want to …

Trends

With iOS 10, you'll be able to sign up as an organ donor on your iPhone

Apple's mission to use the power of its mobile devices to ease many common tasks just took an interesting new turn: signing up for organ donation.<p>On Tuesday, the company announced that, when iOS 10 launches in the fall, iPhone and iPad users will be able to register themselves for organ donation …

The MacBook Air will likely never get an update

There are tons of rumors about a new MacBook Pro headed to stores sometime this fall. The laptop is rumored to have OLED keycaps (replacing the function keys), numerous USB-C ports and a thinner, more tapered design that looks a bit more like the MacBook.<p>But what of the MacBook Air, Apple’s …

Massachusetts Sets Standards for Computer Science, Digital Literacy

« Michigan, Rhode Island to Require Education About Genocide in Schools | Main<p>Massachusetts schools could soon be using new standards for teaching …

Creative tools on Chromebooks foster skills of the future

<i>Editor's note: Earlier today we announced four new ways to help teachers engage their students using Google tools. This post dives deeper into one of</i> …

Recognise scam or hoax emails and websites

Scam and hoax websites and emails are designed to:<p>trick you into disclosing personal information such as bank account details, passwords or credit …

Readable, teachable news.

2 days ago<p>Imagine coming up with an amazing, life-saving invention. An invention that tens of thousands of people around the world have used to save …

Google Forms: Do NOT Duplicate Forms - Teacher Tech

Google Forms One Version<p>Having a single version of things is one of the things that make using Google Apps different from the old days of Office. You …

Google Classroom: Opening Multiple Student Documents Quickly - Teacher Tech

I frequently am asked how to open up more than one students work at a time. While there is no “open all” option in Google Classroom, you can quickly …

Next-gen Tor is arriving and it will include a distributed random number generator

The researchers at the Tor project are working on a new distributed random number generator that will be included in the next-generation Tor.The …

Generators

This Startup Plans to Plant One Billion Trees in a Year Using Drones

Currently, we are losing over 6.5 billion trees a year because of human activities and natural disasters. Though there are thousands of people …

Startups

Adobe debuts Spark, a suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content

Adobe this morning launched a new suite of apps called Adobe Spark, which allow both web and mobile users to create and share visual content – like posts for social media, graphics, web stories, and animated videos. On mobile, the Spark collection is effectively an upgrade and rebranding of a trio …

Adobe

Google Could End Passwords Forever With This Innovation

A new innovation from Google could either be a futuristic life-improver or a creepy method of biometric surveillance, depending on how seriously you take their “Don’t be evil” company credo.<p>The tech giant will soon test an initial version of Project Abacus, which could end passwords forever. The …

American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020. These are good jobs, jobs that would allow economic mobility and great earning potential over the course of a career. We know why these positions aren’t being filled—a lack of skilled candidates.<p>In …

Googlink: Using Google Drawings like a Thinglink

<b>Google Drawings</b> is often overshadowed by the other Google Drive tools such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. However, it is an excellent tool for …

Google

Cujo is a firewall for the connected smart home network

“Cujo protects everything on your network,” the company’s CEO, Einaras Gravrock says, describing his product in the simplest terms ahead of its Disrupt NY launch this week. “Think of it as an immunity system for your network.”<p>The Cujo is surprisingly unassuming, a small plastic stump with light-up …

Firewalls

Think the Raspberry Pi is underpowered? Here’s 10 projects that prove you wrong

At this point the Raspberry Pi is a modern legend. This series of tiny, low-powered computers provides an inexpensive and relatively easy base for …

Raspberry Pi

Xiaomi Mi Max is a 6.44-inch behemoth of a phone

In April, Xiaomi teased the Mi Max, a phablet that has a large screen (Xiaomi would not say how big, exactly) but still manages fits in your pocket.<p>Now that the Mi Max is officially out in China, Xiaomi is still sticking with the story (the company VP of International Hugo Barra called it …

This guy has an idea to deliver cheap, super-fast internet to your home

The internet may be the most important pipe into your home, but at times it feels like progress is happening slowly.<p>Poor customer service. Dropped connections. Routers that behave erratically.<p>And the unfortunate truth is there's little incentive for things to get better because most internet …

Internet

Giving thanks (and time back) to teachers with new updates to Google Classroom

Posted by Justine Tiu, Google Classroom User Experience Designer <br>Matthew Agrall teaches fifth grade at South Elementary School in Des Plaines, …

Google Classroom: Keep Materials in the Class Folder - Teacher Tech

Place Class Materials in Class Folder<p>I am co-teaching a class using Google Classroom. We have several planning documents that we are collaborating …

Google Apps for Education

Chrome improvements for a faster and more efficient web

Speed is one of the founding principles of Chrome. As the web evolves and sites take advantage of increasing capabilities, Chrome’s performance—how …

Operating systems