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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 …

APIs

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 …

Education

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 …

My Site

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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 …

Photography

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] - Association of Internet Research Specialists | AIRS

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 …

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

A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But technology can make you better …

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

Dave Altavilla has lived and breathed the Semiconductor and Computing industries for over 18 years as a Field Sales Engineer and Global Account Manager for private rep organizations, Industrial Distributors, System Integrators and factory-direct at leading Silicon Valley OEMs. In tandem, he has …

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 …

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 …

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.”Sound familiar?"Regardless of the …

e-Learning

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

Alan 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, …

e-Learning

ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

By Meg ConlanExpert Jason Ohler offers his thoughts on major technological trends that impact teachers and students.

Learning

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 …

Apple News

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 …

Apple News

Massachusetts Sets Standards for Computer Science, Digital Literacy

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Education

Creative tools on Chromebooks foster skills of the future

Posted by Karen Greenleaf and Jenny Tolan, Chromebooks for Education team<i><br>Editor's note: Earlier today we announced four new ways to help teachers</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 …

Banking

Readable, teachable news.

1 week ago<p>Rob Carli sits in front of huge TV screen in his home-office.<p>He is surrounded by instruments—saxophones, guitars, drums, flutes and a …