Tim Mortensen

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Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

As technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, many schools are choosing Chromebooks because it’s one of the least expensive devices, a big win …

Education Technology

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

GitHub's Learning Lab launches free courses on open source collaboration and HTML

Earlier this year, GitHub announced Learning Lab — a portion of the site where users can learn the fundamentals of GitHub, and get advice on how to migrate to the service from other platforms.<p>This was a smart move from GitHub. Learning Lab is growing rapidly, both in terms of users and content, and …

Software Development

#1 release in Education Administration on Amazon— and full of practical advice for leaders. Have you gotten your copy yet?? 📚🛒#EdLeadership https://t.co/1gZNTmvnk2

It’s here it’s here it’s here - the cover for ‘Run Like a Pirate’ is done! Book will be on @amazon sometime next month, SO pumped! ☠️ #RunLAP #KidsDeserveIt #tlap #leadlap #fitnessedu #edchat #ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/9FR0gGDODK

The Fragile Generation

One day last year, a citizen on a prairie path in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst came upon a teen boy chopping wood. Not a body. Just some …

Open-Mindedness

DITCH Lessons from Rayna

DITCH Ideas from Rayna Google Forms for Parents Class Friendship Book Ditch That Homework Survey Parent Check in Form Getting to Know You MCAS …

"Find your passion" is bad advice, say Yale-NUS and Stanford psychologists

Your passion isn’t out there, waiting to be discovered. It’s not a mysterious force that will—when found—remove all obstacles from your path. In fact, psychologists argue in a new study that the pithy mantra “find your passion” may be a dangerous distraction.<p>In a study (pdf) by researchers from …

Psychology

Shared #ISTE18 Resources

SaveCancel<p>Via Matt Miller on Twitter<p>Via Eric Sheninger on Twitter<p>Via Steve Wick<p>Via Tony Vincent<p>Via Dan Kreiness<p>An intro to the maker movement.<p>Via …

Can you beat my score? Play the fake news game!

Drop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate. Your task is to get as many followers as …

Fake News

Questions to get to know your students better. #ISTE18 #UIMedia18 https://t.co/unx3tjFa6G

🐦 Catch more of the tweets from #ISTE18 in Chicago by saving a search that contains multiple hashtags. For example, enter this search: #ISTE18 OR #ISTE2018 OR #NOTatISTE OR #NOTatISTE18 OR #PresentersOfISTE [Works in TweetDeck too!] https://t.co/Q4BgnvLtPt

Today at #ISTE2018 we joined @scratch and @GoogleCSFirst for a great conversation about Scratch 3.0 and #creativecomputing in the classroom! Take a peek at our #sketchnotes to learn more! https://t.co/oTp1W7Gcc3

Discover the Science Behind the Fiction

Look at this, @SJNeill13 & @ccouchman - @PyxisEdu is like Netflix for PD. Self-directed and immediately applicable! #iste2018 https://t.co/s51pZIkfXp

Why hadn’t I thought of mini green screens! Thank you @DoInkTweets #iste18 #iste2018 #notatISTE2018 https://t.co/rvN9RIkqbi

Short of Workers, Fast-Food Restaurants Turn to Robots

Flippy the burger chef doesn’t complain about the drudgery of grill work and never leaves the kitchen<p>John Miller, chief executive and founder of CaliBurger LLC, finds it harder to find employees these days. His solution is Flippy, a robot that turns the burgers and cleans the hot, greasy grill.<p>The …

Fast Food

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Mightier is helping calm kids down through mobile games

Learning how to regulate your emotions is a fundamental skill, but it can be tough for kids, especially those with challenging behaviors, oppositional disorder, ADHD and autism. Mightier, by Neuromotion Labs, is a gaming platform that teaches kids a valuable set of emotion management skills using …

Mobile Gaming

Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education …

Keep Your Little Ones Organized With These 10 Adorable Lunch Bags — All Under $20

If getting ready for lunchtime is a messy activity in your household, treat your little ones to cool new lunch box to help them stay organized. Rather than filling up a wasteful paper bag that gets torn, invest in a solid bag that they can use for years. We made it easy and shopped for you and …

Engaging Parents in Digital Homework

Ensure Equity of Access Before You Begin<p>First of all, research connectivity in your school’s community; homework should not compound inequity. Even …

Teaching

Bring 1 of These 20 Awesome Gifts to a Baby Shower and Be the Expectant Mom's New Favorite Person

If you have more baby showers on your calendar than you can even begin to count and are also tired of clicking on a baby registry only to find everything is already bought, we have the list for you. Bringing one of these 20 trendy items as a present is sure to make you standout without leaving the …

iOS 11.3 lets you prevent Apple from throttling your aging iPhone

Apple came under fire last December for intentionally throttling the performance of iPhones with aging batteries, without informing users first. It’s now released iOS 11.3, which comes with a bunch of new features, including an option to disable said throttling.<p>Apple noted that it slowed down …

7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Privacy

The 11 Best Places for Free Typing Lessons for Kids and Adults

Free Typing Lessons for Kids and Adults<p>The 11 Best Free Keyboarding Lessons Online<p>Updated February 21, 2018<p>These free typing lessons will help you …

Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …