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By Wesley Fryer | Articles related to technology, education, digital literacy, Apple products, and other stuff Dr. Wesley Fryer finds interesting. Follow Wes on Twitter: @wfryer

Evernote’s New App Is More Than an Update—It’s a Reboot

Evernote rolled out an update to its iOS app today. Ordinarily, the company makes its big changes alongside new versions of iOS, or to make a splash …

Evernote

Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon’s Real Challenge Begins

It’s easy to imagine a future in which your virtual personal assistant is everywhere you are. Before long, Alexa, Siri, Google, and others like them …

Amazon Echo

How to Draw With Math

Mathematics can help us to draw real-life objects. The regularity of natural patterns can lead artists to use mathematical concepts in works of art. …

Mathematics

How Universal Basic Income Could Rescue The Freelance Economy

Paying everyone a small amount each month no matter what could make a big difference for freelancers and entrepreneurs.<p>On January 1 Finland became the first country in history to launch a large-scale universal basic income trial. The two-year trial selected 2,000 unemployed Finnish citizens and …

Basic Income

I Now Call Alexa to the Stand: What Criminal Law Can Learn from Civil Law When It Comes to E-Discovery

More and more, electronically stored information (ESI) is being collected as evidence for criminal cases. The latest example came to light over the …

Law

How Mass Incarceration Pushes Black Children Further Behind in School

A new study shows that the disproportionate imprisonment rates faced by people of color contribute to race-based inequalities in educational attainment.<p>In the summer of 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the closing remarks at the March on Washington. More than 200,000 people gathered to cast a …

Education

Design thinking, where it came from and the types of people who made it all happen

Recently design thinking has gained momentum in the business world through mentions in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> and <i>Forbes</i> publications. As a thing, …

Design

Flipping Algebra with Rob Huber

Rob Huber teaches 8th grade Algebra at Casady School in Oklahoma City, and has been experimenting with a variety of strategies to "flip" classroom …

Education

K–12 Schools Embrace Anytime, Anywhere Learning

By Jacquelyn BengfortDistricts go beyond reconfiguring classrooms and prepare students to take their learning mobile.

Education

Gmail users are being targeted by hackers through phishing technique

Gmail users are becoming victims to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert.<p>The hackers have been sophisticated in …

Cybersecurity

The Future Of Performance Management: How AI And Big Data Combat Workplace Bias

Today, there’s somewhat of a crisis of confidence in the way that industry evaluates employee performance. One piece of recent research showed that only 6% of organizations think their performance management processes are worthwhile.<p>Many companies have undergone a move away from traditional, …

Leadership

5 Topics for Apple’s Event

Photo shows the earphone jack and charging port on an Apple iPhone 6, in New York. AP Photo/Richard DrewApple is expected to make announcements …

Creating eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings

Google

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]

Pinterest<p>6 Tips to Maximize the EdCamp Experience<p>There are so many wonderful reasons that I love EdCamps! I enjoy both attending EdCamps as a …

17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>Planet Nutshell produces short animated videos to explain products, services, and concepts. One of their series of …

Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days

Attention business leaders: This is how it's done.<p>For business leaders, social media can be confusing (and sometimes dangerous) territory.<p>But last month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a master class in how to use social media effectively. When a Tesla owner complained about fellow …

Elon Musk

How To Edit An Animated Film

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At The Creative Commons Fireside Chat

Two great minds around a fire on an laptop, on a not very chilly night in Toronto… tonight was a “fireside chat” co-hosted by Creative Commons Canada …

Will Mark Zuckerberg Be Our Next President?

It’s a serious question. “He wants to be emperor,” several people have told me.<p>During this crazy and bizarre week—one in which we learned that <b>Donald Trump</b> was briefed by intelligence chiefs that the Russian government had <i>kompromat</i> on him (and then later what said <i>kompromat</i> might comprise)—an …

Facebook

EU proposes giving all citizens a universal basic income

MEPs have warned European countries must “seriously” consider introducing a general basic income to prepare for wide scale unemployment that could …

New Feature! - Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom<p>A new feature makes it easier to assign different things to different students. This allows you to …

100 Ways Students Use Seesaw

Seesaw Ambassadors put together a list of 100 ways your students can use Seesaw!<p>Also available in <b>French</b>!

In-Flight Innovation: Charting What’s Next for Aerospace

SCROLL DOWN<p>arco Polo altered the course of human history with a three-and-a-half-year journey between Venice and Beijing. Today, the world is far …

Innovation

Four Ways to Help Bend the Moral Arc of the Universe toward Justice

When Education Pioneers’ Founder and CEO Scott Morgan opened EP’s 2016 National Conference last November, he turned to a quote from Dr. Martin Luther …

Racism

Obama's Parting Blow Against Privacy

The NSA is relaxing its privacy rules, allowing more information on the private communications of Americans to be sent to 15 different intelligence agencies.<p>Long before Donald Trump entered politics, I fretted about ongoing mass surveillance on Americans powered by technology beyond what’s found in …

Foreign Policy

Missouri Lawmaker Who Wants to Eliminate Tenure Says It’s ‘Un-American’

Legislation proposed by State Rep. Rick Brattin, a Republican, would also fix a "broken" system by requiring public colleges to publish the price of …

Education

FCC Chairman warns Republicans against net neutrality repeal

Don't mess with net neutrality. That was the message from departing FCC chairman Tom Wheeler Friday in his last speech as head of the agency.<p>Wheeler warned the incoming Republican administration against a hasty repeal of the controversial open internet rules. He said getting rid of the rules and …

Net Neutrality

Flipping Algebra with Rob Huber

Rob Huber teaches 8th grade Algebra at Casady School in Oklahoma City, and has been experimenting with a variety of strategies to flip classroom …

Ex-Microsoft stuff sue over trauma from viewing child abuse images

Two ex-Microsoft employees have filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming they have been left with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after …

Microsoft