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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 …

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

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 …

M-learning

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 …

Virtual Reality

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. …

Education

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 …

Google Drive

Location tracking + machine learning = modern parenting

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 clip onto your child's clothing or wrist and send you notifications if they've wandered off. But these gadgets …

Wi-Fi

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 …

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 …

Teaching

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 …

Wi-Fi

New & Improved Voice Typing Commands in Google Docs

You might have known that you can use your voice to type in Google Docs, but there are some new and improved features. You can now specify text …

» 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 …

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 …

Drones

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 …

Education

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 …

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

Prodigy Math Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

Prodigy Game is a math site recommended by some teachers on Twitter (see their tweets below).<p>There are a lot of premium features, but teachers can …

Mathematics

22 Must-have apps to be more productive at work

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share28<p>+16<p>Shares 59<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

Evernote

Wireless Dead Spots Got You Down? WiFi Mesh Routers Like Netgear's Orbi Eliminate Them

WiFi networking technologies are evolving at a nice clip recently, and making glorious wireless bandwidth available among a growing number of devices in your home, especially with new MU-MIMO technologies, is getting easier every day. That said, historically, driving a WiFi signal over longer …

Wi-Fi

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 …

Gear & Gadgets

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>Try a hard reset only after other ways to …

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 …

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

Research<p>How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In<p>By Mary Jo Madda     Jun 30, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

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

Community<p>The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November<p>By Blake Montgomery and Mary Jo Madda     Jul 5, 2016<p>Alan …