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9/2 Should Students Show their Faces on Zoom? It seems that some students are comfortable and some are not. @EngNorman @Rdene915 @cultofpedagogy

9/1/2020 How to Make Remote Learning Personal – Here Are Five Quick Ways to Develop an Authentic Connection with Students and Staff this Year. @thomascmurray @ProjectGI

9/1/2020 Avoiding Synchronous Video Fatigue During Remote Learning – Have you heard of Zoom fatigue? It is a real thing I assure you, and it applies to Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or any other similar platform. @E_Sheninger @MarkJHayter

8/30 This rocket scientist is helping people conquer math phobia from her living room. “You have to know what is needed, what you can provide, and what you can do to innovate what is already out there.” @OlympiaLePoint @inversedotcom @EvanKirstel

8/27 The Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know: August 2020 – From new ad formats to Instagram Shop upgrades, Instagram is constantly introducing new features for marketers. Keep up with the latest Instagram updates. @shane_barker @hootsuite @instagram @lazydaycool

8/26 Zoom went down and schools got a digital snow day. Zoom users around the world are unable to join meetings and video webinars using the Zoom web client and the desktop app just as students going back to school today have had to rely on Zoom’s teleconferencing platform for online lessons. @serghei @SaraLMarino @K12CyberMap

8/25 New Zoom features look to help teachers manage virtual classrooms. With the coronavirus keeping many classes online, video chat service Zoom is adding features for educators to improve classroom engagement and control. @AlisonDeNisco @CNET @bjohnsonEDU @drneilgupta

8/24 Using Smartphone Cameras to Detect Diabetes – New tech could dramatically decrease the number of people with undiagnosed diabetes. @KristinJHouser @freethinkmedia @EvanKirstel

8/23 Do's and Don'ts@torreytrust @gcouros

8/21 20 Ways to save time with your smartphone – How many are you already using? @moretime4u2

8/21 Five Zoom Features You Need to Know – If you are going to be using Zoom, you should know about these features. @Zoom @rmbyrne

8/20 Microsoft Teams: These features will help you to manage online classrooms. Microsoft Teams can help schools work remotely. With a winter of rolling lockdowns ahead, how can you get your school ready? @sbisson @TechRepublic @DanzadanceOrg

8/19 Work-Life Balance Is Changing. These Apps Can Help. With working from home and online school continuing into the fall and even next year, every day can feel like a marathon. You need organizational apps to stay on top of things. @nicnguyen @wsj @EvanKirstel

8/18 Five Reasons to Share Student Work with the World – Students have much greater clarity about the goal of their work because there is a specific audience and purpose. @NoApp4Pedagogy @OtusK12 @lisa_westman

8/17 All About Zoom Breakout Rooms – Breakout rooms is one of the best features of Zoom. If you’re anticipating using Zoom this fall and you haven’t tried the breakout rooms function, you need to try it. Breakout rooms will let you create small group work environments within your Zoom meeting. @rmbyrne @Zoom

8/16 How to stay active and build relationships in Facebook groups in less than 30 minutes a day – Facebook groups aren’t just for advertising. They are a place to show your authenticity & build relationships. @laura_rike

8/14 DIY Smithsonian Mini Exhibits – The Smithsonian Learning Lab is an excellent resource for social studies and language arts teachers. @SmithsonianLab @rmbyrne

8/11 Microsoft integrates Android apps into Windows 10 with new Your Phone update. Android apps are getting tighter integration in Windows. @tomwarren @verge

8/10 Zoom from Teacher and Student Perspectives – As the new school year gets closer there are a lot of requests for help with Zoom. Here are a few video tutorials about Zoom including one that covers the basics of setting up a meeting with students. @rmbryne

8/9 The Internet of Things Could Revolutionize Medical Services. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s been a heavier reliance on technology, including the internet of things to facilitate communications amid social distancing and lockdown measures. However, it’s also positively impacting the way medical services are delivered with more advanced technology. @ETFtrends @Nicochan33 @HaroldSinnott

8/8 Hybrid Schooling May Be the Most Dangerous Option of All. It’s supposed to be the perfect compromise between in-person and online education. It could end up as a public health nightmare. @davidzweig @WIRED @Larryferlazzo @alexanderrusso @ZacBissonnette

8/7 Distance Learning Short List: Best Free Resources by Grade and Subject – Hand-picked tools for every scenario, all well-suited for use during the coronavirus pandemic. @CommonSenseEd @philshapiro @asandersplette

8/6 What Educators Really Need to Know About TikTok – Is TikTok really mining mountains of data from children, giving the information to the Chinese government, engaging in political censorship, and leaving its users vulnerable to hacking? @BenjaminBHerold @educaitonweek

8/5 Five tips for effective distance learning during school closures For the foreseeable future, most teachers will be teaching in front of a screen instead of a classroom. @Google @VipulaSharma1 @JamesDSayer @GoogleForEdu @AppsEvents1

8/4 Brace yourselves: Google’s Pixel 4A is finally, probably coming Monday. The launch of Google’s latest budget smartphone has been a long time coming. @SocialKimLy @verge @automeme @Exchange5g

8/3 15 Ways To Virtually Welcome Kids Back to School – If you are teaching virtually you may wonder: how will I welcome kids virtually? @lfuinihetten @MrsFeher @WeAreTeachers @GuruJules

8/2/2020 Eleven Teacher-Recommended Math Apps and Online Tools – Whether you teach online or in-person this fall, these digital math tools may come in handy for grades pre-K through 12. @CommKr8veWriter @prtaylorca @E_Sheninger @edutopia

7/31 Cyberattacks Increasingly Threaten Schools — Here’s What to Know. With the shift to virtual classrooms, districts need to be extra vigilant about cybersecurity. @MicahCastelo @EdTech_K12 @NAESP

7/30 Blind Woman Demonstrates How Braille Works On An iPhone. Kristy Viers shows how blind people are able to use Twitter on their smartphones. @Kristy_Viers

7/29 Schools Handed Out Millions of Digital Devices Under COVID-19. Now, Thousands Are Missing. Buying devices is the easy part. Locating and recovering missing devices; making sure clear policies and procedures are in place for distribution, collection, and liability; filing insurance claims for those that can’t be found; and budgeting time and staff to inspect, repair, and sanitize the computers and tablets that do come back before they’re redistributed is a lot of work. @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek

7/29 What Will 5G Do For Businesses And Our Lives? What You Need To Know! 5G is an evolution, not a revolution. Are you hip to what it’s all about? @Nicochan33 @TrippBraden

7/28 Knowing How Students and Teachers Use Tech Is Vital Under COVID-19. Finding out how many students and teachers are using tech tools can be informative and interesting. But the numbers can also be overwhelming, and they rarely tell the full story. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

7/26 Google Classroom: Give Parents a List of Assignments. Google Classroom is designed for students to find their work. There is no ability to give parents the ability to see the Classwork page other than the student showing it to them. If you would like to communicate with parents the list of assignments here is a code to extract the assignments list from Google Classroom. @alicekeeler @TechKnowTopia

7/24 Here’s What Zoom Would’ve Been Like If It Came Out In 1988. I remember my first 300 baud modem in 1982. This shows how far we have come. @KinnaMcInroe @JoLuijten

7/21 Nine of the Most Important Instagram Trends to Watch Right Now – Like most social media trends, Instagram trends move quickly. And in 2020, change has been fast and furious. @lazydaycool @hootsuite

7/20 The Surprising Science Behind Successful Remote Meetings – Research-based insights can improve your remote meetings and keep participants engaged. @stevenrogelber @mitsmr @TrippBraden

7/19 Social Media’s Latest Copyright Crackdown – It’s vital that your students understand the risks of posting content they didn’t create. @forbes @Twitch @PeterSuciu

7/17 NASA reveals what the Mars Helicopter is really going to do. The Mars Helicopter is a pint-sized, dual-propeller helicopter that will ride to Mars on the belly of the Perseverance rover. Be sure to watch the short video. @MikeWehner @BGR @nypost

7/17 Here’s why cybersecurity experts are concerned about remote learning. Teaching, learning, and working remotely raises many IT security issues that K-12 leaders should be aware of. @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews

7/17 Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual Classroom – The shift to working online requires teachers to think a little differently about how to build the culture they want with their students. @LeahRossHenry @edutopia @tweenteacher @cultofpedagogy

7/16 This Guy Is Crossing the Country In Google Street View, One Click at a Time. This is something your kids can also do this summer. They can tour anywhere if they don’t have time to do the entire country. @A_W_Gordon @motherboard @vice

7/15 When teaching online, leverage the power of video observation to improve practice. Observation and reflection are essential for improving teaching practice, even now that most teaching is occurring online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. @LauraBaecher @LaneDebra @LearningForward

7/14 Ten tips for recording better video with your smartphone – See how many you and your kids already know. @elysebetters @Pocketlint @WhisperAmber @always5star

7/13 Spotify, Pinterest, Tinder, and other iOS apps were crashing again due to a Facebook issue. The issue has now been resolved and apps are working once more. @jjvincent @verge

7/10 Top Five No-Code Tools for eLearning – These tools make it possible to develop fully-functioning software without writing a line of code, and they provide easy-to-use graphic interfaces so that we can “code” visually. @devpeck @discoverelearn

7/8 Researchers identify dozens of words that accidentally trigger Amazon Echo speakers. As voice assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa increasingly make their way into the internet of things devices, it’s becoming harder to track when audio recordings are sent to the cloud and who might gain access to them. @VentureBeat @asifrazzaq1988

7/7 Adapting Science Lessons for Distance Learning With a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home. @edutopia @shawnsutton9 @SBEducation

7/6 Emerging Technologies That Are Transforming Healthcare – Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, voice search, chatbots, and virtual reality (VR) are among the most promising health technologies in 2019. @automeme

7/5 Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Videos – You can improve your videos without having to learn a bunch of editing tricks. Here are some simple things that we can do to improve our videos without having to learn a whole bunch of editing techniques. @rmbyrne

7/4 Things You Should Never Do In Virtual Staff Meetings – Even the best virtual staff meetings still have “that one person” who doesn’t quite understand the norms of a virtual staff meeting. See if you can guess what they are. @rmbyrne

7/3 E-Learning Struggles Prepare Districts for What’s Next. District leaders say lessons learned when pivoting to remote instruction will help them fill in implementation gaps in the next round. @EdTech_K12 @GCSchoolsNC

7/1/2020 Five Google Classroom Features You Might Have Overlooked or Forgotten – Here Mr. Byrne covers posting announcements to multiple classrooms at the same time, scheduling announcements to appear at a later date, creating topics to organize assignments, scheduling assignments, and using Google Classroom to send bulk email to students and parents. @rmbryne

6/30 How Machine Learning (ML) Is Changing The Way We Use Touchscreens – Today, the use of touchscreens is only bounded by the creativity of users. You can pinch, zoom, type, and move the world literally with your fingers. @Analyticsindiam @automeme @SpirosMargaris

6/29 Must-Have Apps to Promote Personal Growth – In this digital era, there are a whole lot of applications to promote your growth personally. They range right from motivational, creational to organizational and can put you on a beautiful breakthrough. @ich_rish99 @ramaraobobby @TanjaSi86268532

6/28 Relationships are your greatest return on investment. One of the more popular ways to build relationships online is through Twitter chats that Hootsuite can make easy. @ZenYinger @JKatzaman @Mwsium

6/27 Here’s An Eye-Popping Short Film Composed Entirely Of Optical Illusions. “A Mind Sang” is a mind-bending animated short film exploring pareidolia — the human phenomenon of seeing familiar patterns in imagery. @MylesHuntArt @StudioCadabra

6/26 The beginners guide to Google Classroom – As the classroom is becoming more and more paperless, teachers have to start finding solutions to hand out assignments, manage their classroom, communicate with students. @lucie_renard @iBookWidgets @ShellTerrell @BrightClassIdea

6/25 Reopening Schools: A Getting Smart Webinar Recap. Given the complexities of going back to school this fall, the Getting Smart Team hosted a webinar this past Friday to bring together and learn from educators and the families they serve. @Rdene915 @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

6/23 Summer Hands-On Learning Activities for Children – Summer gives opportunities when we can easily connect all we can observe in nature to learning opportunities when children gain new skills and work on developing their cognitive abilities. @MontessoriWrite @NaturesWayMont1 @DisneyDream717

6/21 70+ Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom – Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? @ShakeUpLearning @capohanka @specialtechie @jenni_engel

6/20 What You Need to Know About Stalkerware – “Full access to a person’s phone is the next best thing to full access to a person’s mind,” says cybersecurity expert Eva Galperin. In an urgent talk, she describes the emerging danger of stalkerware. @evacide @TEDWomen

6/20 How Does Your SmartPhone Know Your Location? Wilton L. Virgo explains how the answer lies 12,000 miles over your head, in an orbiting satellite that keeps time to the beat of an atomic clock powered by quantum mechanics. @quantumeveryday @TED_ED

6/19 Three Tools for Making Memes in School – However, if somehow you are not familiar with these ubiquitous images, a meme is a picture with superimposed text, used to convey a message. They often have an element of humor, and the text usually follows a pattern based on the image chosen. @ericcurts @rroysden

6/18 Only One in Five Schools Offered ‘Rigorous’ Remote Learning. How did your school do? @MarkALieberman @educationweek @natmalkus @AEI

6/17 Video game approved as prescription-only ADHD treatment by the FDA. That’s right, the US Food and Drug Administration gave the green light Monday to the first-ever video-game based therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). @AkiliLabs @nypost

6/16 Artivive Is Bringing Classical Works Of Art To Life In AR. The Artitive team considers how people consume content in formal and informal ways, splitting the company’s focus between the technology they’ve created and strategizing about what that technology can do to change expectations about interacting with art. @DarraghDandy @VRScout @nlakusta

6/14 Who’s Winning—And Who’s Losing—The War Over 5G? In the middle of Huawei’s push to dominate the future of telecommunications with 5G—with 90-plus countries signed up as partners—the coronavirus outbreak threatened to be a public relations disaster. @ArthurLHerman @Forbes @citiesabc__ @Fabriziobustama

6/14 Three Free iPad Apps for Learning Programming Basics – But if an iPad is the only device your students’ have to use, there are some free apps your students can use to learn programming and coding basics. @rmbyrne @PBSKIDS

6/13 The National Zoo’s Activities You Can Do at Home – There are sixteen activities in the Activities You Can Do at Home collection. There are activities suitable for students of all ages. Even though nearly all of the activities could be modified for any age, a target age is listed below each activity in the collection. @NationalZoo @rmbyrne

6/11 21 Anti-Racism Videos To Share With Kids – These videos help to explain complex topics to young audiences. @WeAreTeachers @ONTSpecialNeeds

6/10 a href=”https://bit.ly/3dRh2es”>Create Virtual Class Pictures With Pixton EDU. While you probably can’t get your students together for a photograph, you can create a class picture in Pixton EDU. @PixtonEDU @rmbyrne

6/7 Why successful IoT requires next-generation connectivity – The combination of miniaturized electronics and wireless networks provides unprecedented opportunities to bring intelligence to devices. @CIOonline @automeme @forgeaheadio

6/6 Rise of Wireless IoT Devices Presents Challenge for Network Operations. Cisco expects wireless IoT devices to become “increasingly ubiquitous in all aspects of our lives.” You may already use a few of them at home, but if you don’t yet depend on them at work, you will soon. @KaylaEMatthews @dcfrontier @CISCO @evankirstel @CounterPointTR @MicrosoftIoT

6/5 Ten TED classroom resources about race in America – Teachers often use TED Talks in the classroom to introduce a lesson topic or to frame a student discussion. Here are 10 TED Talks about race in America that teachers may find useful for starting difficult conversations in the classroom. @TED_ED @TEDTalks @angelicadass

6/4 How K–12 IT Leaders Can Support Digital Equity – With the pivot to remote learning and the growth of digital classroom environments, more IT teams consider digital equity an extremely important priority. @dkonopelko @EdTech_K12

6/3 How to Collaborate on a YouTube Channel – This easy (only 2:54) and can allow students and adults to collaborate while being in their own homes. @rmbyrne @YouTube

6/2 Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning – Caitlin Tucker doesn’t want to waste precious class time talking at her students. She wants to sit next to them and coach them as they develop skills and apply new information. @Catlin_Tucker @taenos99

6/1 Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers. Video conferencing provider Zoom (ZM.O) plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools. @josephmenn @marcelamomberg @Reuters

5/31 Eight Indispensable Resources For Distance Learning, Curated By Educators – Many teachers, as well as parents, are finding new tools and learning new skills to make distance learning engaging and effective for the long haul. @flipboard @ShellTerrell @CoachJeffery

5/30 Elderly home turns to wearables for contact tracing, sidestepping Apple-Google limits. When a senior living facility in Amarillo, Texas suspected a nurse may have caught the novel coronavirus this month, it had a list within five minutes of staff and residents the nurse could have infected. @peard33 @Reuters @evankirstel

5/29 Books are still the best way to learn: Young children understand more when reading something on paper rather than on a screen. Young children are better at reading on paper than they are on a digital screen, a study has found. @JoePinkstone @MailOnline @evankirstel

5/28 Six tips for making your newly remote workers feel valued while working from home – The speedy transition to remote work has turned many businesses upside down, and workers are often the ones getting lost in the shuffle. I think this applies to teachers too. @RashanDixon @theladders @evankirstel

5/27 16 Ways To Reduce Your Teacher Workload – Working ‘less hard’ may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s important to do so because teaching as a calling is important. The result is that we push ourselves–and are pushed by others–to be as close as we can be to perfect. This may not be our best thinking. @TeachThought @neolms

5/26 Updated – How to Use EDpuzzle to Create Video Lessons – Make any video your lesson. Flip your classroom with #Edpuzzle. Join our community at EDPuzzle.Com. @edpuzzle @rmbyrne

5/24 Who should you tell? New video for use with 6-9 year olds. @BeAboveTheFray @childnet

5/23 Zoom’s founder on how it beat the competition – Zoom has become essential for our new reality of work and school from home. Here’s how founder Eric Yuan created the platform that quickly rose above the competition. @fkerrest @FastCompany @evankirstel

5/21 Five ways to improve communication while students are learning from home – The Fundamental Five offers a framework to ensure feedback reaches students and support families during learning from home. @TrentonGoble @eschoolnews

5/19 Best Zoom Shortcuts for Teachers – Use Zoom video conferencing to teach more easily with these handy shortcuts. @techlearning @zoom_us

5/18 Best Zoom Shortcuts for Teachers – Use Zoom video conferencing to teach more easily with these handy shortcuts. @techlearning

5/17 Ten Ways to Use Wakelet – One of the reasons that Wakelet has become popular in schools in the last couple of years is that it can be used for a wide range of activities in a wide range of grade levels and subject areas. @wakelet @WakeletSupport @rmbyrne

5/16 A 17-year-old built one of the most popular coronavirus-tracking websites in the world. With over 30 million visitors a day. He explains why he turned down $8 million to put ads on his site. @MaryMeisenzahl @businessinsider

5/15 Google Search Operators: The Complete List (42 Advanced Operators) – You don’t really know how to search until you know this stuff. @Google

5/14 Blogging 101, Five Amazing Ways to Create Authority Links to Your Website – Let’s take a look at some amazing ways how you can create authority links to your website. @littleboo_21

5/13 The Geometry of Castles – A Math Lesson in Google Earth – This is another way to virtually get out of the house and do some math. @media4math @googleearth @rmbyrne

5/12 Ten Ideas for Building Virtual Tours With Google’s Tour Creator – This looks like something fun for your kids to do at home. @rmbyrne @Google

5/10 Loom – Create Screencasts on Your iPad. Loom’s free iPad app lets you create a screencast of anything that is on your iPad. @loom @rmbyrne

5/8 Why North Dakota Has the Best Internet in the United States – Local communities fought cooperatively against telecom monopoly domination in the 90s. Now rural North Dakotans have better, faster broadband than many U.S. cities. @KarlBode @Motherboard

5/7 LOckdown Birthday for Children – When it comes to a lockdown birthday for children you want to ensure that the child has the most amazing present. Something a bit different but engaging can happen. @PinkOddy

5/6 Copy and paste the real world with your phone using augmented reality. Finally, a practical use for AR that isn’t just shopping. @jjvincent @Verge @Glennr1809

5/5 You’re Killing Your iPhone With These 7 Charging Mistakes. Much like old humans, old iPhones have a tough time holding their juice — and part of the reason why is how you charge them. @jwmcgauley @Thrillist

5/4 Why the coronavirus lockdown is making the internet stronger than ever – Far from breaking it, the surge in usage the internet is seeing right now is driving a major upgrade. @strwbilly @techreview @evankirstel

5/3 It’s Not Just Zoom. Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Webex Have Privacy Issues, Too. Consumer Reports evaluated videoconferencing privacy policies and found these services may collect more data than consumers realize. @ConsumerReports @evankirstel

5/2 Move over, Zoom. This magic interface is the future of videoconferencing. It’s called the Square. And we need it, pronto. @ctrlzee @fastcodesign @philanthropr @evankirstel

5/1 How to Create a Green Screen Video Without a Green Screen – Richard Byrne demonstrates how you can use Zoom and Adobe Spark together to create a green screen video. @rmbyrne

4/30 12 Virtual Walking Trails Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now (Video) – Be whisked away to the mountains of Switzerland or the rugged Oregon coastline. @TravelLeisure @KellyMitchell

4/29 YouTube Deletes Video Of California Doctors Who Argued For Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions. Watch the first six minutes of this video that YouTube took down and then ask your students what they think. Note: I make every effort to avoid political bias on this site. When I post something with political bias I note which way it leans. This is from a conservative site. @RedState

4/29 Wi-Fi is getting its biggest upgrade in 20 years. In a few months, there’s going to be a lot more Wi-Fi to go around. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to open up a plot of spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed use. @jake_k @verge @evankirstel

4/28 Everything You Need to Know About Building a Great Screencast Video – One of the most effective ways to move instruction online is to build screencast videos. @Kareemfarah23 @cultofpedagogy

4/26 Guy Does A Spot-On Impression Of The Different Types Of Zoomers You’ll Encounter. Preston Reid re-enacts the common Zoom personalities everyone encounters on the service. This is hilarious. @preid12

4/25 Screen time for kids explodes during coronavirus crisis. Nearly half of American children spend more than six hours a day in front of a screen — a shocking 500 percent increase in usage prior to the contagion’s spread. @selimalgar @nypost

4/24 Zoom will let users report ‘Zoom-bombing’ straight from the app. Zoom is rolling out a new feature to help users fight pervs and trolls who hijack their video meetings. @noahmanskar @nypost @Darkcoco33 @richiewertz

4/23 Zoom is too hackable. Here’s how to use Snapchat for video calls instead. Unlike Zoom or Google Hangouts, it doesn’t require setting up meeting rooms, sending links, or entering passwords. @BStoly @mashable @evankirstel

4/22 XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription – XSplit VCam offers cutting-edge background replacement, removal and blurring that’s possible with any webcam and without the need for expensive green screens, complicated lighting setups, and tons of space. (Windows Only) @xsplit

4/21 The ultimate live polling and gamification tool to engage your audience – Glisser allows you to pre-define live polls and insert them between slides for a seamless transfer between slide and poll or create them ‘on-the-fly’. @Glisser

4/20 Machine learning could check if you’re social distancing properly at work. Andrew Ng’s startup Landing AI has created a new workplace monitoring tool that issues an alert when anyone is less than the desired distance from a colleague. @landingAI @techreview @DielsDirk

4/20 The K-12 Educator’s Guide to Safe and Effective Videoconferencing – Platforms being used in schools may be confusing, and they carry major privacy and security risks. This is a free download. @educationweek

4/19 This massive school district’s first day of distance learning fell apart amid sophomoric humor, racial slurs, and porn. One of the nation’s largest school districts couldn’t handle day one of distance learning. @dailydot

4/18 Google will add Zoom-like gallery view to Meet and will let Meet users take calls from Gmail. You’ll be able to see 16 participants on one screen in the gallery view. @jaypeters @verge @rkiker

4/17 Coughvid app uses AI to detect COVID-19 from coughing sounds. The idea is really simple. You cough at it (in a safe way) and an AI will determine the type of cough you have and your chances of having been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus. @slashgear @KirkDBorne

4/16 Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter – The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home. @TeachersApps @edutopia

4/15 Ditching Zoom? Here Are Ten Video Chat Alternatives You Can Use Instead. @patbits @TIME @dougpete

4/15 Pediatricians on Balancing Screen Time, Sleep, and Family During Coronavirus – Don’t worry too much about screen time, pediatricians say, but make sure it’s not interfering with sleep and relationships. @YoukiTerada @edutopia @howardstribbell

4/14 27 Awesome Free (or Low-Cost) Websites for Practicing Reading – Try to look for the ones that focus on boosting knowledge and vocabulary. @WeAreTeachers

4/12 Apple and Google are building a coronavirus tracking system into iOS and Android. The new system, which is laid out in a series of documents and white papers, would use short-range Bluetooth communications to establish a voluntary contact-tracing network. @russellbrandom @thedextriarchy @verge

4/12 Nine ways to boost your broadband speed during lockdown – It can be infuriating when everyone is using the same wifi. Here’s what you can do to make your internet faster. @rupert_jones @guardian

4/11 Zoom Goes From Conferencing App to the Pandemic’s Social Network. Eric Yuan built a tech unicorn in the unflashy business of enterprise communications. Then, suddenly, the world needed it to be something else. @drakepbennett @BW

4/10 Seven Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure – Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. Edutopia asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and student-teacher—when everything’s gone remote. @GonserSarah @edutopia

4/8 New York City Schools Ban Zoom as Privacy Concerns Mount. The city’s directive, first reported by Chalkbeat, urges schools and their employees to transition to Microsoft Teams as quickly as possible. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

4/7 Ten blended learning resources for schools – With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. @kbushko @eschoolnews

4/5 Prism Decision Systems deploys virtual decision-making service. If you need to get a group together to make an important decision, this service is for you. @prismdecision

4/3 J.K. Rowling creates new Harry Potter site for coronavirus boredom. Parents, teachers, and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic. The link is in the article. @jk_rowling @nypost

4/2 Campus is closed, so college students are rebuilding their schools in Minecraft. Students could have a “Hey Day” and graduation inside Minecraft, just as a Japanese elementary school had organized days earlier. @PearseAnderson @verge @evankirstel

4/1 Ten Top Social Media Marketing Trends To Look Out For In 2017 – Social networks have been with us for just over a decade but it feels like forever. As a result, social media marketing has become part of our everyday business lives. @jeffbullas

3/31 Three considerations for remote learning – As a pandemic forces students to stay home, educators are doing their best to quickly transition to remote learning. @eschoolnews

3/29 Facebook gives step-by-step instructions on how to spot fake news. This is something that parents and their kids should review together. Also, consider printing and posting at home and when schools open. @mshannahsparks @hanfrish @nypost

3/28 Facebook gives step-by-step instructions on how to spot fake news. Share with your students. This looks like a pretty good list. @hanfrish @nypost

3/27 Google’s Teach From Home: A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Teaching from home is going to require a different approach. @tonyvincent @deanstokes @GoogleforEdu #TeachFromHome

3/26 Using Zoom? Here are the privacy issues you need to be aware of. @ProtonMail @ProtonVPN @ProtonCalendar @openpgpjs

3/24 Boston Schools Double Down On Efforts To Get Chromebooks To Students. Over the next few weeks, the district will be moving all of its supplementary learning activities online. To make that shift easier, the school system is distributing about 20,000 Chromebook laptops to any student that needs one. @Jung_Carrie @wburedify @WBUR @CTULocal1

3/23 Eight Free Online Resources to Recommend to Families – If your students will be out of school for closures, these free tools are ones parents can easily access on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. @classtechtips

3/23 Years of training eases shift to online instruction during coronavirus closures. Teachers in Dare County, North Carolina will divide time between creating content and connecting with students. How ready is your school? @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

3/22 Free Online Live & Recorded AP US, AP World, and AP Government Classes – Tom Richey is planning to host classes three times per week for at least the next couple of weeks. Students can sign up here to participate and be notified when the classes are live. @TomRichey @rmbyrne

3/21 Take Virtual Class From Your Kitchen Counter With These Pros. This would be a great online class for you kids while schools are closed. @pointe_magazine @Dance_Magazine

3/20 How to Create Contact Groups in Gmail – This may be something teachers will want to do. @rmbyrne

3/19 How to Incorporate Homeschool Science Labs Into Your Child’s Curriculum – This is aimed at home schooling parents, but now just about every parent in the US is homeschooling. @icsfblog

3/17 Your Phone Is Covered In Germs. How Can Keep It Clean Without Damaging The Coating? You’re probably using a lot of Purell these days. But what about cleaning your phone? @JoannaStern @kgw @WSJ

3/17 How to Schedule and Host Google Hangouts Meet Events. This would be a great way to host canceled classes or other events online. @rmbyrne

3/15 20 Ways to save time with your smartphone – Chances are most of us are not getting the most out of our smartphones. @carthagebuckley

3/14 The Practical Ed Tech Podcast – Episode 37 – More Online Teaching – Almost every ed-tech company seems to be making their products free in response to school closures. Those topics and more are discussed in this week’s episode. @rmbyrne

3/13 Learn more about how Google is supporting schools facing closures due to COVID-19. This includes offering advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities for free to all G Suite customers until July 1st, 2020. @GoogleForEdu

3/12 Twitter Updates Rules on Hateful Conduct to Cover Discrimination Based on Age, Disability or Disease. Twitter has this week issued an update to its rules around hateful conduct, which it first launched last year. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day

3/11 70+ Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom – Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception. @ShakeUpLearning

3/11 How to Use Zoom for Online Learning – Be sure to request a demo. @zoom_us @pashell

3/10 Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email. Gmail’s search is getting a significant update that will allow users to more easily narrow results to help them find a specific email. @sarahintampa @TechCrunch @gsuite

3/10 Five Topics for Student Podcasts – Podcasting can be a great way to get students to record their own thoughts and to record conversations with other people like classmates or community members. @rmbyrne

3/8 How can edtech help us weather school closures? With school closures, teachers can even post videos of themselves explaining assignments or providing students the information needed to complete them. @reach_capital @reachfund @Medium

3/7 Five ways to learn about machine learning online – Machine learning is what drives AI development, and its subset deep learning is taking us even closer to general artificial intelligence. @erika_rykun @Business_AI @SwissCognitive @fhioxford @dennybritz @aghiathchbib @Ronald_vanLoon

3/5 NBC’s experimental PGA Tour live stream makes it easier to follow your favorite golfer. If it works this idea could expand to other sports and beyond. @camfaulkner @verege @NBCSports

3/4 Five Fun Short Video Tools to Help You Dive into Video – It’s a great time to be searching for short video tools (or that latest short video app). Video is so effective for driving engagement and traffic. @SociallySorted @BoomerangToons @canva @quiccvideo @LifeLapse_App

3/3 How to Grow an Email List Fast: 50 Easy & Effective Ways – Whether you’re just getting started with growing your email list or you’re rarin’ to grow from 10K to 100K engaged subscribers, this is the marketer’s guide to how to grow your email list fast. @MobileMonkey @larrykim

3/2 Seven Tips For Developing (And Keeping) A YouTube Audience – An engaging channel on YouTube can help you acquire more subscribers that can potentially become loyal customers. @BootstrapsBiz @_emarketingUK

3/1 Where mobile apps benefit from biometrics – Mobile apps have become an increasingly prominent part of our lives in recent times, so much so, that many of our everyday activities are now carried out on these platforms. @TechNative

2/29 Apple won’t let bad guys use iPhones in movies, says Knives Out director. This is very pivotal if you’re ever watching a mystery movie. Bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera. @JonPorty @rianjohnson @verge

2/28 Join the Student Blogging Challenge in March. Every year Edublogs hosts a couple of student blogging challenges. The next one begins on March 15th. @kathleen_morris @rmbyrne

2/25 Nine Compelling Reasons You Need A Website For Your Small Business – Your website is the face of your business online and it’s the place where customers go to learn about your brand. @BootstrapsBiz @BuyersAnalytics

2/25 How to Make a Successful App? 10 Must-Have Tips for Beginners. Is there some aspect of your life that could be easier if there was an app for it? Well, you could be the one to create an app solution for your problem. @BootstrapsBiz @MikeSchiemer @MFaculty @Frugal__Finance

2/23 Execution for a Facebook post? Why blasphemy is a capital offense in some Muslim countries. Junaid Hafeez, a university lecturer in Pakistan, had been imprisoned for six years when he was sentenced to death in December 2019. The charge: blasphemy, specifically insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. @ConversationUS

2/22 Twenty Smart Email Marketing Tips Bloggers Should Know in 2020 (Updated) – From the first word of the headline to the sendoff signature, the content of an email must be perfect. It has to draw in the reader in and keep them reading through to the end. @thisisrockcandy @engagebay @EngagebayT

2/21 Scientists Attached Cameras To 30 Antarctic Whales Here’s an unprecedented view of how Antarctic minke whales behave in their habitats. @mashable

2/20 Five eLearning Examples To Inspire Your Team This Year – Sometimes, even the best eLearning design teams need a little inspiration. Take a look at 3 brilliant examples of eLearning to give your team fresh ideas for the year ahead. @elearnindustry @georgiec00ke @trainingpop

2/18 Ways To Help Your Children Reduce Phone Use – Start by being a role model at home. @MikeSchiemer @MyFrugalFitness @KonradSanders

2/17 How to Manage Twitter Like a Pro – What you’ll see is the collective effort of several power Twitter users who seem to ‘always be there.‘ @AnaTrafficCafe @mendez_elize @larrykim

2/17 The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now – If you haven’t started listening to podcasts you should give one a try. I listen when I exercise and they are free. @edockterman @TIME @JCasaTodd

2/16 Five Little Changes to Make Getting into College Easier – One is to be careful with social media. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate @AdvocateforEd

2/13 Using Amazon Echo, Google Home to Learn: Skill of the Future or Bad Idea? Voice technology has quickly become a common tech tool in homes and workplaces, and many children are as comfortable giving verbal instructions to an Amazon Echo or Google Home device as they are talking to a person. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

2/9 Best WordPress Analytics Plugins 2020(Freemium & Premium) – On the lookout for the best WordPress analytics plugin? Wish to know if there are various options for Google Analytics? @shophub1

2/8 Batchlor of Science in Digital Marketing – From SEO best practices to content marketing to data collection and analytics, you’ll learn what it takes to make your mark in the digital marketing and social media industry. @JWUonline

2/7 Six Quick Hacks for Increasing Organic Social Media Reach – As a brand, how do you ensure that your content continues to reach your target audience, and a good percentage of them? Share with the people who do social media for your school. @Disha_Dee @jeffbullas

2/6 Amazon Uses Self-Learning to Teach Alexa to Correct its Own Mistakes. The digital assistant incorporates a reformulation engine that can learn to correct responses in real time based on customer interactions. @jrdothoughts @gp_pulipaka

2/5 Four Crucial Social Media Trends to Shape Business in 2020 – Social media has emerged as one of the most important tools for public relations and marketing over the past decade. @GleanTeam @jeffsheehan

2/4 Startup Phiar Prepares Beta Launch of AR Driving Navigation App for iPhone. The company is currently inviting the public to sign up for its private beta launch, which is scheduled for the first week of February. About 25 to 50 participants will be selected in the first wave of the program. Scroll down and watch the short [2:58] video. @palladinot @PhiarUp @NextRealityNews @RHNilsson

2/3 IoT security: Your smart devices must have these three features to be secure. Proposed laws from the UK for the Internet of Things security mean vendors will need to follow new rules to be considered secure. @dannyjpalmer @ZDNet @TrippBraden @evankirstel

2/2 Seven Tips For Developing (And Keeping) A YouTube Audience – Current estimates have 77 percent of the U.S. population currently active on social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. @BootstrapsBiz @Frugal__Finance @MikeSchiemer

2/1/2020 Why blogging every day is a risky, goofy idea. If you churn out some garbage just to make your deadline, you’re violating the trust of your readers. @tim_fargo

1/31 Voice Assistants in the Classroom: Useful Tool or Privacy Problem? When a technology vendor states that their product is not meant for classroom use, that’s a red flag. @s_bearden @FERPASherpa @iplante @keithkrueger

1/30 Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice. The act of telling or explaining what they know cements students’ understanding of concepts. Conversely, struggling students benefit from hearing their peers’ ideas, opinions, and explanations. @Catlin_Tucker @taenos99

1/29 How to Find Games for Classroom Learning – A game-based learning expert looks at why teachers should try using games, and shares a new book—available for free—that will help them identify worthwhile games for their students. @MatthewFarber @edutopia @E_Sheninger

1/28 Quantum Trends And The Internet of Things – Quantum computing is the use of atomic quantum states to effect computation. Data is held in qubits (quantum bits), which have the ability to hold all possible states simultaneously. @ChuckDBrooks @Forbes @MYIL1

1/28 21 Secrets Behind Viral Infographics – 90% of information that’s transmitted to our brains is visual. Consider having your students make infographics. @jeffbullas

1/27 Students Email Their Parents About Missing Work. What does Catlin Tucker do when a student arrives at her teacher-led station and has not done the work required? @Catlin_Tucker @v_lees

1/26 Twitter Marketing in 2020: The Ultimate Guide – Learn how to use Twitter as a marketing tool to build brand awareness and boost conversions. Share with business teachers and students you know. @kbakes_2 @HubSpot @MariosKaratzias @SocialWiz

1/25 How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world – A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data mining to help children with autism to acclimatize to scenarios they are likely to encounter outside of school. @Reuters @nypost

1/23 The Future of Money: AI Investors, Crowdlending, and the Death of Cash – I already pay for just about everything with my Apple Watch. @PeterDiamandis @singularityhub @TamaraMcCleary

1/22 Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot. Students are always brimming with questions about the financial aid process and they’ll soon be able to pose their inquiries to Aidan. @becky_koenig @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

1/21 How to sell your old iPhone And hopefully get a good price for it – This guide can help walk you through that process. @aliya_amn @Verege @nick_chater

1/20 How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world – A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data mining to help children with autism to acclimatize to scenarios they are likely to encounter outside of school. @Reuters @nypost

1/19 A Student Podcast Contest – For the second year in a row NPR is a hosting a podcasting competition for students in fifth through twelfth grade. @NPR @rmbyrne

1/18 Most Important Facebook Hacks in 2020 – Facebook is rapidly developing. Rumors are swirling that Zuckerberg and his team will soon launch a series of beta tests, including removal of the ‘like’ button. @NovicellUK @mendez_elize @larrykim

1/16 Birmingham teacher Nasser Khalil, 49, jailed for online sex chats with a girl of 12. This is a warning to everyone about the risks of this kind of social media activity. Make sure your students understand this. @RossMcC17956345 @birmingham_live @macmastermkt @DVATW

1/15 Wi-Fi 6 is finally here. Faster Wi-Fi is in laptops and routers you might actually buy. @jake_k @Verge

1/14 Apple and Facebook’s privacy policies slammed as ‘untenable’ by US watchdog during a heated debate at CES following a litany of scandals. A panel focused on privacy at CES in Las Vegas featured executives from the two firms who were urged to take more responsibility on the issue. @JoePinkstone @MailOnline @TrippBraden @evankirstel

1/13 Eight Minutes And Three Ways To Grow Your Microbiz – Tony Robinson OBE asked entrepreneurs to invest eight minutes to help a microbiz owners grow their business. @TrippBraden

1/12 Top Artificial Intelligence Influencers To Follow in 2020 – This was done in April 2019, but it’s still a good list. @asifrazzaq1988 @jamie_stark @jaypalter @ylecun @goodfellow_ian

1/11 Google Tour Builder for any Subject – Google Tour Builder allows you and your students to create virtual tours on a map, including locations, images, videos, descriptions, hyperlinks, and more. @ericcurts @ChristinaMLuce

1/10 How to schedule your social media visual content like a pro – How do you stay relevant in the social media space? The answer is simple: by consistently publishing quality content. @lilachbullock @viraltag

1/9 How Facebook Is Killing Comedy – Comedy websites are scaling back, shutting down, or restructuring their business model away from original online content. @sarahaswell

1/8 New Data: Students Who Read On Tablets Score Poorly In Reading. Research released by the Reboot Foundation sheds new light on the effect of devices on learning. @BouyguesLee @Forbes @StressFreeKids @dlhampton

1/5 The ten most important product innovations of 2019 – Video games, Augmented reality, Plastic shoes, And headphones made of microorganisms are just some. @ctrlzee @fastcodesign @automeme @evankirstel

1/4 Five Worthwhile Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools – Interesting—and free—ways to use AR and VR in the classroom to create engaging learning experiences. @Ms_KatieNieves @edutopia @kevinhoneycutt @ICTEvangelist

1/3 Preparing for the Risky World of Extended Reality – XR, the reality-bending technology that will have many applications across industries, is still in its early stages. @laurence_morvan @francishinterma @Armen_Ovan @mitsmr @TrippBraden

1/2/2020 Trading in Traditional Notebooks for Multimedia Blogs – Have you watched students lug cumbersome binders to each class–dutifully take notes and collecting large quantities of paper. I’ve often wondered how useful these binders are and how often students sift through their papers to review information. @Catlin_Tucker @stppLMC

1/1/2020 Ten Blogging Activities for Kindergarten Through High School Classrooms – Is it time to do some blogging in your classroom? @rmbyrne

12/31 Support Small Business@orangeman7

12/30 Richard Byrne’s Favorite New & Updated Tools in 2019 – This is a highly subjective list not subject to any scientific or editorial review process and no company mentioned on this list paid to appear on it. @rmbyrne

12/29 Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning. Do you don’t want to waste precious class time talking at students? Do you want to sit next to them and coach them as they develop skills and apply new information and provide real-time feedback? @Catlin_Tucker @taenos99

12/25 How AI and automation will change the way we use technology in 2020 – Predicting the future is no easy task, and even experts can focus on the wrong trends—but the future is already here; it’s just unevenly distributed. @TechNative @juandoming @simonlporter

12/26 AI 2020: 10 Predictions By The Big Names in Tech – As 2019 comes to an end, we think about the changes we are going to make in the next year. Technology has been a major element of change in the lives of humans. So, it’s only fair to think where 2020 will take our technological advancements @automeme @ChuckDBrooks @evankirstel

12/24 Cloud Service Model – Understand The Types, Characteristics, & Advantages. The cloud is a big deal now. Time to learn more about it. @DigitalPrakhar @TrippBraden @ipfconline1

12/23 How Faculty Can ‘Click’ Their Way to a More Inclusive Classroom – What do you think is important for an instructor to do when using classroom response systems (polling software or clickers)? Select all that apply. @IIatUNC @vijisathy @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

12/22 Best of 2019: Top 50 Photographs From Around the World – Could it be that pictures are getting better because just about everyone always has a camera with them? @mymodernmet @AZHSPRIN @KellyGToGo @mymodernmet

12/21 The Best Online Apps For Selling Old Stuff For Extra Cash – Selling old and used items online is so much easier than a garage sale. @forevermymoon

12/20 How to Disable and Remove Chrome Extensions – And Why You Should – The reason that we should uninstall the Chrome extensions that we don’t need is that doing so removes the opportunity for a long-forgotten extension to either slow the browser or have a security vulnerability or both. @rmbyrne

12/18 Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here’s How He Did It. This email contains a number of invaluable lessons. This article breaks them down. @JustinJBariso @Inc @TheJoeWoo

12/17 Twitter top 100 – Scientists – If you are looking for popular scientists to follow or communicate with here is the list. @KeithKeller @_Atanas_ @A_m_papagiotis @Aricochet

12/16 Thirteen Email rules which will save you time everyday – How many do you already follow? @moretime4u2

12/15 26 Twitter Tips for Beginners You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner – It’s never a bad idea to learn some new tips and tactics to set yourself up for success. @djthewriter @SproutSocial @MariosKaratzias

12/13 Six Rarely Discussed Digital Transformation Challenges – It’s almost cliché to say that customer behavior is disrupting the world in multiple ways. @forbes @cmcgugan

12/12 Podcast: Rebecca Parks on Learning and Exploring through Nature and Science. Place-based learning means taking advantage of local opportunities to bring learning to life. @sv_principal @KearneyMOEdu @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

12/10 Amazon Introduces ‘Plug and Play’ AI Tools. The company’s cloud customers will be able to use two new services to glean insights from disparate data. @agamsh @WSJ @KirkDBorne

12/9 25 of the Best Examples of Home Pages – How does your or your school’s homepage compare? @LWilson1980 @sejournal @jeffsheehan

12/8 Seven Ways Facebook Keeps You Addicted – One of the key reasons for why it is so addictive is “operant conditioning”. It is based upon the scientific principle of variable rewards. @jeffbullas

12/7 Ten Types of Visual Social Media Posts That Get Shared Like Crazy – Do you want double your social engagement and get your content shared like crazy? Share with the people who do social media for your school. @jeffbullas

12/6 Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast – Check this out. His first guest is Jane Goodall. I just subscribed. @GuyKawasaki @JaneGoodallInst

12/4 Game-ify Social Studies Learning & Current Event Learning with FANSchool.org. FANSchool.org is an easy-to-use new learning site that attempts to “game-ify” current events consumption for students. @MrHuesken @Rdene915

12/3 Teaching is the cognitive performance of classroom, not the system of knowledge transfer. Seven dimensions of knowledge transfer have been originated from the chapters of mathematics. @Learnography

12/2 Great Tools for Making Mind Maps and Flowcharts – Creating a mind map is an excellent way to generate and write down ideas connected to a central topic. @rmbyrne @prtaylorca

12/1/2019 Eleven amazing productivity apps for teachers that will keep you organized – You’ll find productivity apps for iPhone, Mac, Android, as well as free productivity apps that go on all platforms. @lucie_renard @ibookwidgets @coolcatteacher

11/28 How Students Can Benefit From Web Literacy Skills and Strategie – Digital literacy is providing the same possibilities as reading and writing in the 21st century. @lifelearnersng

11/27 How memes can make lessons interesting – Ever thought that the internet memes, the ones that rule social media, can be just the tool you are looking to add some spice to your boring lecture? @ibookwidgets @ManmeetKaurBha1

11/26 Online Teaching Effectiveness and Principles for Good Practice In Education – Online education changes all components of teaching and learning. @lifelearnersng @AnthonyStogni

11/24 Ten Top Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels to Boost Elementary Classroom Lessons – With schools leaning toward the use of technology in the classroom, it’s important to model how to use the internet for educational purposes. @AdvocateforEd @lynch39083

11/22 AI fun for the classroom – Be sure to watch the short video. @dougpete @EdSpeakersCo

11/20 Spotify thinks its algorithm can find your next favorite podcast. Spotify is taking its first step toward personalizing podcast recommendations with the official launch of its Your Daily Podcast playlist. @ashleyrcarman @verge @nick_chater

11/19 Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones. Bluetooth scanners are readily available and easy to use—which means that smash-and-grab car break-in might not have been pure chance. @lilyhnewman @WIRED

11/18 Educational History Apps for High School Students – There is also a link to some math apps on this page. @EducatorsTech @stdulmage

11/17 The Supreme Court will hear Google and Oracle’s nearly decade-long copyright fight. This lets Google contest a controversial ruling that could deal a major blow to software development by establishing that companies can deny access to basic code elements through copyright law. @thedextriarchy @verge @Oracle @Google

11/16 YouTube’s new kids’ content system has creators scrambling. YouTube formally announced its plan to have creators label any videos of theirs that may appeal to children. @kellymakena @loudmouthjulia @verge

11/15 Cyber Criminals Use New Method To Steal Funds From Bank Customers’ Account. @EHackerNews @ChuckDBrooks @reach2ratan

11/13 18 of the Best Hashtag Tracking Tools to Monitor Your Social Success – Hashtag campaigns are an essential part of any digital marketer’s social media marketing strategy. Does your school use them? @shane_barker @MariosKaratzias @SocialWiz

11/12 WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton still thinks you should delete Facebook. If you want to be on Facebook and you want to have ads thrust in front of you, go to town. @ZoeSchiffer @verge

11/10 Seven Trends You Should Know for a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign – There is a lot of good information here in easy to digest infographics. @cktechconnect @TwonderWoman

11/9 The Future of Digital Marketing on Twitter – The digital marketing space is in constant flux, as are the most widely-followed social media trends. @NealSchaffer @MariosKaratzias @SocialWiz

11/9 Five Podcasts You Should Check Out – If you’re committed to learning and growing, you simply must have these podcasts in your regular playlist. @Sales_Source @Inc

11/6 Sixteen Ideas for Student Projects Using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms – Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools. @cultofpedagogy @marcelamomberg

11/5 How To Tell Your School’s Story with Adobe Spark Branding. This takes you from snapping pictures to post on our school’s Twitter account, to writing blog entries about special events. @ClassTechTips @AdobeSpark

11/4 Empowering digital citizens with real-life scenarios – Starting in sixth grade, students get a digital citizenship lesson each fall, winter and spring. @iste @ChrisFrisella @stppLMC

11/4 Thinkers360 Predictions Series – 2020 Predictions for Cloud Computing – The 2020 Predictions for Cloud Computing are part of a series intended to provide actionable insights for business and school technology executives. @thinkers360 @KeithKeller

11/3 Ten Deadly Blogging Mistakes That Can Ruin Blogging Careers Before They Start – Some of these apply to teacher, student, and school bloggers. @kulwantnagi @TriggerBlogging @DisneyDream717

11/2 Wireless JLab Headphones For Under $100 – I always use wireless headphones when I run. These look pretty good and it’s a good price point. @Lynndeeee @beautybrite @BestBuy @jlabaudio

11/1 Buying Fitbit won’t help Google overcome Apple’s biggest smartwatch advantage. Full Disclosure: I own an Apple Watch and really like it. @backlon @verge

10/31 Ways to Teach Grammar Creatively and Promote Reading – Are your students ready to become grammar police? @teachwire @KentSchoolJobs @TeachPrimary

10/29 The Rise of Voice Assistants: Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant – There are at least nine ways that a smart assistant can make your life easier. @HomeKeepr @seancasey1

10/28 Storytelling with Text Messaging – Many lessons can be completed through traditional classroom strategies, through podcasting, and through texting. @micahshippee

10/27 Social Media Has Not Destroyed A Generation. New findings suggest angst over the technology is misplaced. @LydiaDenworth @SciAm @mlobrien1 @courosa

10/26 The NPR Student Podcast Challenge Is Back! OK, teachers, you asked for it: It’s time once again to turn your classrooms into studios and your lessons into podcasts. This begins in January. @ElissaNadworny @SDrummondNPR @NPR @npr_ed @wfryer @Larryferlazzo

10/25 25 of the Best, Free Keyword Research Tools (2019 Edition) – While search algorithms are always evolving, keywords remain a fundamental element of the process – and as such, of your search engine optimization efforts. @ab80 @socialmedia2day

10/23 Upcoming Museum Sim Lets Players Combine Artifacts To Tell Cool Stories. According to its creator, upcoming management sim Mondo Museum represents an ideal version of what museums can be. @xoxogossipgita @Kotaku @eduscopi

10/22 Five real examples of coding and robotics in the classroom – It isn’t as hard as you might think to bring coding and robotics into your instruction. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

10/21 The Rise of Voice Assistants: Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant – There are at least nine ways that a smart assistant can make your life easier. @HomeKeepr @seancasey1

10/20 Nine hidden iOS 13 features you need to know about – Here are a few neat, lesser-known advantages to upgrading to iOS 13 for the iPhone 6S and newer. @DigitalTrends

10/19 Listen and Learn: 10 Top Podcasts for Entrepreneurs on the Grow. Glean insights on leadership, innovation and productivity from one-on-one conversations between top entrepreneurs. @EntrepreneurOrg @Inc @ElScottReviews

10/17 Florida man accused of sexually abusing young girl he met on Snapchat. Would you let your ten-year-old use social media? I wouldn’t. @AP @nypost

10/16 Mom busts 9-year-old son using Alexa to cheat on homework.Several followers of the post are praising the “smart boy” for his “initiative” and “cunning.” @mshannahsparks @nypost

10/15 The Seven Deadly Sins of Blog Post Writing – Great content is key to any great blog, but if that’s the only thing you have to offer, then your blog isn’t likely to go anywhere. @jeffbullas

10/14 The Future of 5G: Comparing 3 Generations of Wireless Technology – If you are confused about 3G, 4G, and 5G this will help. @acviens @VisualCap @Julez_Norton @FrRonconi

10/13 Why macOS Catalina is breaking so many apps, and what to do about it. This is a must read for Mac owners before they upgrade. @nickstatt @verge

10/12 Want More Success With Little Extra Effort? Send These 6 Emails Each Week. Email never felt as productive and powerful as this. @scott_mautz @Inc @jeffsheehan

10/11 Five Ideas for Learning About Digital Citizenship – Digital citizenship is a topic that educators must continue to be mindful of within their classrooms and our schools. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @JenWilliamsEdu

10/10 School completely bans mobile phones and teachers say kids’ behavior changes. Even teachers are not allowed to use their phones. @AbbieWightwick @WalesOnline @tkraz @tombennett71

10/9 Instagram introduces a new tool to help prevent phishing attacks – Instagram has added a new feature to its app to help users work out if an email was sent by the Facebook company or if it’s an attempted phishing scam. @JonPorty @Verge @nick_chater

10/9 New Tile Sticker is designed to track everything from TV remotes to bicycles. Tile, the company is best known for its lineup of key- and bag-tracking Bluetooth fobs has ambitions to track more of your belongings. I use this product. @JonPorty @Verge @nick_chater

10/8 Three Useful Apps to Annotate Images – @ThinkLink @AnnotableApp @BryanLMiller

10/7 Online Safety Tip Sheets, Posters, and More – Stop.Think.Connect. has a large collection of posters, tip sheets, and videos that you can use to promote good online safety practices in your school or office. @rmbyrne @STOPTHNKCONNECT

10/6 How Real Estate Agents Can Use Instagram to Boost Their Business – With free advertising on Instagram, you can post as many pictures of your listings as you want; encouraging friends, family, and other associates to like and share your images. If you are looking for a house you should use it too. @Influencive @LaRaeQuy @jeffsheehan

10/5 What I Learned from Mahatma Gandhi as a Travel Blogger – I think these ideas apply to more than just blogging. @desiTraveler @DisneyDream717

10/4 Ed-Tech Usage Levels Are Low: What Should Schools Do? Report after report cites low usage numbers for software, a problem-driven largely by districts not thinking through how an ed-tech product should be used prior to buying it. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

10/2 Cloud Service Model – Understand The Types, Characteristics, & Advantages – A cloud service is created from three components, the service definition (.csdef), the service config (.cscfg), and a service package (.cspkg). @DigitalPrakhar @BinaryIns @nancyrubin @adamsconsulting

10/1/19 Not all screen time causes kids to underperform in school. A new review of 58 studies from 23 countries found only the time spent watching television and playing video games negatively impacted a child’s academics. @CTVNews @JCasaTodd @courosa

10/1 Six Reasons Why You Should Consider Podcasting – This sounds like something a high school class could do. @jeffbullas

9/30 Five Tools to Increase Your Web Traffic Fast Using Pinterest – Pinterest beats Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram on the highest referral traffic driving social media platform. @jeffbullas

9/29 Chrome OS 77 rolling out: Google Assistant, Virtual Desks, and ‘Send this page’ sharing. To help improve multitasking and better organize work, Google is introducing Virtual Desks with Chrome OS 77. @technacity @9to5Google @MikeMcEachern

9/28 Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids – Tweens’ brains are simply too immature to use social media appropriately. @drdunckley @PsychToday @EdTechFam

9/26 Nine Powerful Instagram Tools To Boost Your Social Media Presence – Instagram isn’t just for teens and photographers. Schools can use it too. @ecainwrites @bloggingwizard @imtorsten @Nicochan33

9/25 Public Relations 101: Messaging that Works. Public relations is your way of communicating to the public by delivering your messages in a positive manner. @middleweb @edutechguys

9/24 Here’s what we learned from iFixit’s iPhone 11 teardown – Do you know what’s inside your smart phone? @verge

9/9 Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning. Is your school still in the dark ages of #edtech? @EDmerger @Rdene915

9/8 How to Use Twitter Simply in Today’s Complicated Job Search – Despite some people now believing the once-powerful social network is losing its luster, Twitter still has its place in today’s complicated job search. @careersherpa @YouTern @MarkSBabbitt

9/8 CBC Podcasts in Class: New Resources for Teachers – I would probably use podcast for bus rides or walks home. @cbcpodcasts @Mapartapa @MindShiftKQED

9/7 Email 101 – And Some Time-saving Tips – Be sure to watch the short video “Email Etequette for Students.” @rmbyrne

9/6 A Quick Way to Transfer Pages from Your Phone to Desktop – This post also tells you how to move pages from your desktop to your phone. @rmbyrne

9/4 Warning: This Will Improve Your Blog Traffic By 25%. Most potential readers decide whether or not to read your article based on your headline. @mike_allton @BloggingBrute @imtorsten

9/4 Steal This Pixar Technique to Increase Your Conversions. Do you know who is a master at creating content truly resonating with their audience? @thrivethemes @Pixar @imobsession

9/3 21 Secrets Behind Viral Infographics – Share with art students and teachers you know. @jeffbullas

9/3 The Big Three Conversion Killers We Found by Analyzing 200+ Opt-In Forms & Landing Pages – This is written for bloggers like the people who manage your school’s social media, but it has broader application. @shanemelaugh @ThriveThemes @imobsession

9/2 Facebook Is Building an AI Assistant Inside Minecraft. Facebook is using the popular video game Minecraft to help train a new artificially intelligent assistant that, in the future, could help humans perform a wide range of tasks. @MichaelFNunez @forbes @TamaraMcCleary

9/1/2019 The Brutal Authenticity Of BYOD – As students bring their own devices—and with them, their own apps, accounts, and tech-use patterns—what is naturally revealed, for better or for worse. @TeachThought

8/31 Encouragement for Online Learners – To encourage online learners, faculty can utilize a video technique called “Midweek Motivation,” which consists of creating short videos that can be used to help students persevere. @FacultyFocus @bethanyvsmith

8/30 Handshake, an Online Career-Services Startup, Opens to (Nearly) All Undergrads. Statistics about the higher lifetime earnings and lower rates of unemployment that come from earning a bachelor’s degree may feel like cold comfort to a college senior searching for her first professional job. @becky_koenig @EdSurge @nancyrubin @vickitambellini

8/29 Yelp Is Overhauling Its App to Emphasize Personalization. Users can customize the app to reflect their stated preferences and lifestyles. @nick_chater

8/28 Five Types of Content That Need to Be Part of Your School’s Blog The more you publish on your blog, the more traffic you get. @shanemelaugh @ThriveThemes @imobsession

8/27 Twelve Tips for New Bloggers to Get Started Immediately – If you’re new to the world of blogging and want to get started on the right foot, we’ve put together our ultimate list of tips for new bloggers. @chrisdegraff @warfareplugins @imobsession

8/26 How to achieve more with online meetings in 2019 With Keith Keller. Why do you think it is such a powerful idea? @Irish_TechNews @KeithKeller

8/25 If You Have An iPhone, You Need To Know These 11 Brilliant Tricks. Chances are there is a lot you don’t know about your iPhone. pinterest.com/byjillee/

8/25 Six Ways Leaders Can Build a Culture of Innovation – Empower Your Employees and They’ll Provide Value in New Ways. @TalentCulture @MeghanMBiro @AKB2BTuneUp

8/24 Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids – Tweens’ brains are simply too immature to use social media appropriately. @drdunckley @PsychToday @EdTechFam

8/23 Schools are locking up students’ phones, creating ‘severe anxiety.’ Yondr’s pouches seal when students place their phones in them at the start of the day. Students then keep the pouches on them so their phones aren’t at risk of getting stolen. When school lets out, they get a code to unlock them. @LaurenSteussy @nypost

8/22 Teens Airdrop Porn for Laughs, But the Consequences Can Be Serious. You and your teens need to be aware of this prank. @josephlongo_ @WeAreMel

8/21 Six Benefits of Opting for Online Education – Many students are looking for alternatives because conventional education entails higher tuition and limited courses. @Socialbarrel @showmeapp

8/20 Five Hacks for Creating Smarter and More Profitable Digital Content – Share with business teachers and students you know. @jeffbullas

8/16 A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners – Should our goal be to creat self-directed learners? @terryheickedu @TeachThought

8/14 The White House wants to regulate social-media moderation. If enacted, the executive order would vastly expand the Federal Communications Commission’s responsibilities. @charlottejee @techreview @tee62 @jtemple

8/11 Using OneNote to record student data – This information allows us to adjust our programs and lesson-design accordingly and cater to the vast abilities within our classes. @misskyritsis @TeachTechPlay

8/10 Six Things I Learned When I Went to College Online – The first one is how to manage your time better. @BlogginandLivin @forevermymoon

8/9 How You Can Use Icons to Pump Up Your Blog – The adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” is correct for efficiency and usability of icons over text. @ReviewznTipscom @mssackstein

8/8 Five Big Tech Trends Decoded – Guest blogger Rodney Laws shares a simple explanation for the 5 major tech trends of 2019 & also talks about what to expect in the future. @KeithKeller

8/7 Seven Cunning Ways to Use Opt-in Forms and Make Your Website Unforgettable – Share with the people who manage your school’s social media effort. @thrivethemes @imobsession

8/5 Facebook Adds Instagram Scheduling to Creator Studio. This new option provides increased capacity, in that you can better see exactly what your Insta posts will look like. @socialmedia2day @DanaGarrison

8/5 Five Unbelievably Simple Ways To Increase Your Twitter Exposure – Clearly, exposure is key to success on Twitter’s platform. Here are five unbelievably simple but highly effective ways to increase your exposure on Twitter. @Disha_Dee @jeffbullas

8/4 Six Basic Steps to Running an Effective Social Media Audit – The people who run your school’s social media should consider doing this. @DhariLo @socialmedia2day

8/3 The Big Three Conversion Killers We Found by Analyzing 200+ Opt-In Forms & Landing Pages – Share with the people who manage your school’s website. @ThriveThemes @imobsession

8/2 Twenty Ways to save time with your smartphone – How many of these are you not using yet? @moretime4u2

8/1/2019 Nearly 40 percent of Generation Z are sexting. This is the demographic cohort after the Millennials. Most use the mid-1990s to early-2000s as starting birth years. There is little consensus regarding ending birth years. Most have used the Internet since a young age and are comfortable with technology and social media. @nypost

7/31 Why Are Newspaper Websites So Horrible? I find this is true for most, but not all. Take a look at The New York Post’s online effort. It’s free but note that the opinions have a conservative bias. @ajzaleski @CityLab @sree @raju @nypost

7/30 Educational Websites for High School Students – Categorizing resource websites by grade is not always accurate and some of these resources can be used with different age categories. @EducatorsTech @Ed_Admn @EdTechFam

7/29 Billion-dollar fines can’t stop Google and Facebook. That’s peanuts for them. The world has never seen anything like Google. The world has never seen anything like Facebook. @sivavaid @guardian @leoniehaimson

7/28 Your smartphone may be making you fat. Extended smartphone use increases the likelihood of obesity, especially in younger users. @hfrishberg @nypost

7/27 Do You Hate The Twitter Redesign? Here’s A Simple Hack To Get The Old Desktop Version Back. I’m not crazy about it. When you copy a Twitter name you no longer get a link. The search feature isn’t as useful for me either. @scottbix

7/26 Four Fake Sites to Teach Students Website Evaluation – As adults we (hopefully) know that not everything online is true. For our students though, this is a concept they need to learn. @ericcurts @RACzyz

7/25 Top 100 Most Visited Websites by Search Traffic as of 2019 – They used Site Explorer and Keywords Explorer competitive analysis and keyword research tools to delve deeper into why some of those websites are popular and where their traffic comes from. @JoshuaCHardwick @ahrefs @mendez_elize @larrykim

7/24 These Teens Started Podcasting As A Hobby, Then It Turned Into Serious Journalism. I bet students at your school can do this too. @Matt_Ozug @MindShiftKQED @iamDrWill @ShakeUpLearning

7/23 How to Make Your Website Look ‘Just Right’ – with Examples from Real Thrive Themes Customers – With Thrive Architect you can create just about anything on your page without knowing a single line of code. @ThriveThemes @imobsession

7/22 Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids – Tweens’ brains are simply too immature to use social media appropriately. @drdunckley @PsychToday @EdTechFam

7/21 Five Good Audio Recording Apps for Teachers Using Android in Their Instruction – These are some popular apps ( based on users reviews) for recording and sharing audio clips in Google Play Store. @EducatorsTech @BryanLMiller

7/19 Eight Great Educational Podcasts for Kids – These can be used in flipped classrooms or blended learning models in the same way you might use videos. @cultofpedagogy @taenos99

7/19 Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators – Whether you’re leading your class or advising an extracurricular group, we hope this guide will make the podcasting process easier. @NPR @BrianUFT

7/18 Is No One Reading Your Blog Content? Here’s How to Fix it. The video is nine minutes long but worth it. Share with your school’s social media people. @actigrow @ThriveThemes @imobsession

7/18 Increasing social media use tied to rise in teens’ depressive symptoms. Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people. @JacqEHoward @CNNHealth @amandahite @briansolis

7/17 Steal Our Facebook Targeting Hack to Jumpstart Your Online Business. Share with the people who run your school’s social media outreach. @ThriveThemes @imobsession

7/17 Steve Jobs iPhone 2007 Presentation – This is very cool. Unlike current Apple announcements, Jobs did this all by himself in 2007. Almost 8 million have watched so far. Now it’s your turn. @jturetta @Apple

7/16 A Closer Look at Open Educational Resources – For as long as the internet has been around, teachers have been able to find free resources online. But while it’s great to not have to pay for things, free instructional materials don’t exactly come without problems. @cultofpedagogy @sarahdateechur @karenvaites @sarahdateechur @DougTimm34

7/16 Storytelling Strategies for Augmented and Virtual Reality. How to do it right? Stories have always been the most powerful way to deliver meaningful and relevant content to the target audience. @InfoGraphicTeam @kashyapvyaas @ipfconline1

7/14 Hidden Brain – A Podcast for Teachers? It’s about psychology which is a topic that teachers can’t know enough about. @EduWells @NPR @EdTechFam

7/14 TikTok location-sharing app aimed at families, is apparently ruining the lives of teenagers. The service allows parents to track their kids’ whereabouts in real-time, among other features. @lmatsakis @vedfelt

7/13 Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom – Using digital technology in the music classroom can be very rewarding, giving students ownership over their own creativity with the vast array of free music technology that is currently available. @dalahastmusic @juliedavisEDU

7/12 Mindfulness or Else

7/12 Eight Student-Made Podcasts That Made Us Smile – Are your students/children making poscasts? If not turn them loose. @cultofpedagogy

7/12 The Scary Reason to Start Mindfulness Training, Like, Yesterday – New technology will transform mindfulness from a useful technique into a survival mechanism. @Sales_Source @Inc

7/11 Four Ideas to Help You Start a Blog and Write Consistently – As we hope for our students, consumption should not be the only focus, but creation as well. If you are looking to read, how will you connect the information you consume and dig deeper? @gcouros

7/10 Top Twelve Augmented Reality Apps for Education – Education is a field where AR has a lot of potential. Here you can see videos from the apps. This picture is from the VR Alamo edition. @kashyapvyaas @dmirliss @thetechprior @quivervision @StarWalk @BrainspaceMag

7/10 Make Videos With Your iPhone or iPad Like a Pro Using These Eight iOS Apps. You can capture, edit, add music and share your video content with the world without a ton of cash or a lot of training. @VtrepMag

7/9 Thirty Of The Best Digital Collaboration Tools For Students – We can now communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime through the simple click of a button, and it is our job as educators to leverage these collaborative tools in the classroom. @maats_defenders @TeachThought @LavoieFred

7/9 Seven Ways to Get Professional Quality Video from Your Smartphone – Professional video content creators are finding that using their mobile phones to shoot video has several significant advantages. @VtrepMag

7/8 Ten Ways To Create Contagious Content for Your Social Media Marketing – Share with the people who run you school’s social media effort. @jeffbullas

7/7 Social media is revolutionizing how scientists interact with the public. Skype a Scientist, launched in 2017, connects researchers from a broad range of fields with students, teachers, and other interested groups. @Terrortola @engadget @StephieRockwell

7/6 Four ways to improve digital equity in your classroom – Things are a lot different once students leave the classroom. Since many students lack internet access at home, you shouldn’t assign homework that required technology. @eschoolnews @Rdene915 @LottieSpurlock

7/5 Twelve Steps To Increase Traffic To Your Website – Share with the people who run your school’s website. @BootstrapsBiz @Yemi_RISE

7/3 Quillionz – Get Quiz Questions Automatically Generated From Documents. This is a new service that makes it super easy to have a set of reading comprehension questions and quiz questions generated from a passage of text. @rmbyrne

7/2 Wight Good Apps to Help Students Learn Sign Language – I’ve seen primary teachers have a lot of fun working with sign language. @medkh9 @BryanLMiller

7/1/2019 Twelve Tips for New Bloggers to Get Started Immediately – This is good advice even if you already have a blog. @ChrisDeGraff @imobsession

6/30 Five Publishers That Know How To Rock User Generated Content – Share with people you know who run your school’s social media effort. @jeffbullas

6/30 Six Ways to Make Better Use of Twitter – If you use it right it can be the best professional development you have ever had. @cultofpedagogy @mssackstein

6/29 YouTube Rolls Out New Tools to Enable Customization of Video Recommendations. Does your school have a YouTUbe channel? If not it probably should for PR purposes. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day

6/28 Important Google Scholar Tips for Teacher and Students – Feel free to download, print or share our infographic the way you want provided you cite the source and you keep it free of charge. @medkh9 @crewsertech

6/27 How Long Does It Take to Get First Page Rankings? This could help the people who run your school’s social media effort. @wburton27 @writingforseo

6/27 How to Create a Podcast – This may be something for students to start doing. @mrnesi @KatieAnn_76

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6/26 Instagram’s Working on a New ‘Stop-Motion’ Tool for Stories. This would provide another way to create interesting video updates, without having to record any actual video at all. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day @NikaStewart

6/25 17 Hidden iPhone Hacks You Never Knew About – From charging the battery faster to taking a hands-free photo, these are the secret iPhone hacks you wish you knew sooner. @readersdigest

6/24 Eleven Seach Engine Optimization (SEO) Issues That Could Hurt Your Website Ranking – Share with people who manage your school’s social media effort. @BootstrapsBiz @WinnersBanquet

6/23 Ten Types of Visual Social Media Posts That Get Shared Like Crazy – Could your school’s websites and blog use these? @jeffbullas

6/22 A new website explains data breach risk. Breach Clarity ranks the risk of stolen or exposed personal data. It’s a much needed work in progress. @rogeragrimes @csoonline @ChuckDBrooks @PVynckier

6/21 Google’s Chromebook App Hub for students and teachers is live. Google has a new way to help educators find good apps for the classroom. @NateIngraham @engadget @Glennr1809

6/20 26 Remarkable Women you must follow on social media – @KeithKeller @AmyPorterfield @CopyHackers

6/19 Twelve Of The Most Common Types Of Blended Learning – Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical spaces. @TeachThought @Rdene915

6/18 The Five Types of Blog Posts that Need to Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy. This applies to school and teacher blogs too. @ThriveThemes @imobsession

6/17 Five Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching – Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data. @ClassTechTips @Nearpod

6/17 The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos – What’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living? @KevindeLaplante @jryoung @HigherEdSurge

6/16 How to Leverage Immersive Reality to Support Your Social Media Strategy – While video is currently the most engaging form of digital content, new options are slowly rising, and could become the next big shift you’ll want to get ahead of. @IAmAaronAgius @socialmedia2day

6/14 People Are Now Spending More Time on Smartphones Than They Are Watching TV. Listening to digital audio (music and podcasts primarily) is the most common app usage, while social network activity comes in second. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day

6/13 A List of Podcasts for Educators – I listen to several of these and they are all good. @RACzyz @JamieArmin @BethHouf @KleinErin @JayBilly2 @mgcjusa @nbartley6 @LeeAraoz

6/12 High school removes girls’ lacrosse coach for ‘excessively’ texting players. Consider sharing with teachers you know. @liaeustach @nypost

6/11 Thirty Of The Best Digital Collaboration Tools For Students – We are living in a digital age where students shuffle between smartphones, iPads, and MacBooks. @TeachThought @EDRobertson16

6/10 Catch the Flipgrid fever! 15+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class. Flipgrid is a video response platform where educators can have online video discussions with students or other educators. @jmattmiller

6/9 100 Education Hashtags for Teachers and EdLeaders – When used properly, education hashtags can help you take part in important conversations and make valuable connections. @ErkDay @Getting_Smart @tomwhitby

6/8 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs – Don’t forget that a computer can read to kids who aren’t great readers. @ericcurts

6/8 Updated: List Of Class Blogs From Around The World – Perhaps you’re looking for insights into how other educators use blogs? Maybe you’re seeking lesson inspiration? Or perhaps you’re wanting to make global connections? @kathleen_morris @edublogs

6/7 Educational Technology and Mobile Learning – For those of you using Google Classroom in their instruction, the following is a list of some important websites that are integrated with Classroom. @medkh9 @crewsertech

6/6 Arizona State Accelerates Progress With Adaptive Active Courses. The math team got rid of non-credit developmental courses and developed a model of blended learning which replaces lecture-style classes with collaborative, activity-based work where students access the online course materials. @tvanderark @forbes @ecampusnews @mhhighered @ASU

6/5 Game-Based Learning Has Practical Applications for Nontraditional Students. Game-based experiences like role-playing scenarios and puzzles can let students test competencies in a safe environment. @mwmcneal @HigherEdSurge @KerynDowling

6/4 The Best Online Learning Games – 2019 (Part One) – There are a lot of resources here. @Larryferlazzo

6/3 Five Critical Social Media Facts About Stories That You Need to Know Right Now – Time to put some stories on your and your school’s website. @ayaznanji @AgorapulseNews @NealSchaffer

6/3 Don’t Break Up Facebook — Treat It Like a Utility. Critically, though, breaking the company up is not the only way to temper its destructive effects. @ghoshd7 @nancyrubin @HarvardBiz

6/2 How to Improve Web Page Load Speed Without Losing Rich Content – It’s no secret that page load times have a major impact on a website’s success. Google’s search algorithms favor fast load times. @jeffbullas

6/1/2019 Six Google Product Updates Made in May Impacting Teachers and Students – Google is constantly making updates to the services that they offer. @rmbyrne

5/31 What the Mac needs now is courage. This is why Apple should go all in on iPad apps on the Mac. Without a touch screen, many iPad apps will seem weird. @backlon @verge

5/31 Six Educational Apps Free Today – The apps cover different areas including learning English, music, task management, book coloring, learning games and more. @medkh9 @EdTechFam

5/30 Implement an Effective Social Media Strategy in Nine Steps – One Of The Biggest Issues With Implementing An Effective Social Media Strategy Is Time. School leaders should read this. @M_L_Marketing @socialmedia2day

5/28 Local Musicians Face the Facts About Streaming Platforms. Thanks to the advent of music streaming services, no matter where you live, anyone with an internet connection can tune in to hear your music. @OfficialJacobV @Dallas_Observer @muz4now @TraceTV @dobservermusic

5/26 Twelve Steps To Increase Traffic To Your Website – This is aimed a business, but should be usefull for people managing school websites. @BootstrapsBiz @MikeSchiemer

5/25 Ten things you didn’t know your iPhone could do = This was news to me. @kimkomando

5/24 Guy Uses Data Analysis To Break Down The Biases Of YouTube’s Trending Tab. Seems like there is a bias toward traditional media. This is excellent data analysis. @gchaslot @MitchJolly @_xzvf @YouTube @shanedawson

5/23 Ten Steps To Have On Your Checklist Before You Choose Cloud Hosting – Share this with business teachers and your school district’s IT staff. @BootstrapsBiz @iFrugalFitness @_BritishValues

5/22 Here Is A Powerful App to Monitor Your Kids Phones. SpyMyFone is a leading web-based phone spy service for parental control and tracking locations of family members. @medkh9 @EdTechNerd

5/21 Digital Devices in the Classroom Can Hinder Long-Term Retention. when students divide attention between electronic devices and a classroom lecture, they still followed the lecture in the moment, but that long-term retention was reduced. @journoinred @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

5/21 The Seven Main Characteristics Of Shareable Content – You can never be 100% certain that the audience will love to share the piece you’re working on. Nevertheless, there are certain features you can pay attention to. @amycowen2 @getresponse @imobsession

5/18 Ten things you didn’t know your iPhone could do – Whether you’re an iPhone newbie or you’ve been using your trusty device for years, you’re just about guaranteed to not know a few things about that powerful pocket computer of yours. @kimkomando

5/17 17 Hidden iPhone Hacks You Never Knew About – From charging the battery faster to taking a hands-free photo, these are the secret iPhone hacks you wish you knew sooner. @readersdigest

5/15 Nine Good Educational Apps Free Today- Grab Them – The collection includes language learning apps, news apps, arts apps, photo editing apps, music apps, educational games. @medkh9 @mskiwifruit

5/14 Retweeting Is About To Get A Lot More Exciting. You can now add GIFs, photos, and videos to retweets on Twitter, as part of the latest update for iOS, Android and the website. @Geoffdx @WeRSM @martinjonesaz

5/13 A Game-Changing Practice Fuses Math and Literacy – A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @rudytoot1

5/12 How to Free Up Your iPhone Storage in 30 Seconds – There’s nothing worse than the dreaded “storage almost full” notification and all the panic and anxiety that ensues. @candyandpizza @jwmcgauley @Thrillist

5/11 How To Get The Most Out of Your Smartphone Camera – Now, the latest smartphones compare with top-of-the-line stand-alone cameras and come equipped with enough features to satisfy even the most discerning photographer. @NightHelperBlog @RickGriffin @theonlinemom

5/10 Five Unbelievably Simple Ways To Increase Your Twitter Exposure – Share with the people who manage your school’s social media. @jeffbullas @Disha_Dee

5/9 10 best video chat apps for Android – There are plenty of options available for those looking to video chat with their friends or family. @ThatJoeHindy @androidauth @WhisperAmber @dipaolamomma

5/8 What Are The Most Important Features To Make A Website Stand Out? How do your school and classroom websites measure up? @BootstrapsBiz @MikeSchiemer

5/7 Apple to Reveal New Home-Grown Apps, Software Features at WWDC. Tech giant will woo developers with new tools, but also compete with them through its own software. @markgurman @technology @Chris_Ciaccia

5/6 Twelve Ways to Make Money With Your Smartphone or Video Camera – It may sound a bit simplistic, but if you have a video camera or even a decent smartphone, and a little bit of skill, you can easily become a video entrepreneur. @LScottHarrell @VtrepMag

5/5 Here Is A Great Tool to Enhance Students Digital Literacy Skills. Using their coding skills, students can use CoSpaces Edu to design their own 3D creations and explore them in Virtual or Augmented reality. @medkh9 @EdTechFam

5/4 Invest in PopSchools – PopSchools is creating colearning and coworking for K-12 students and parents. @PopSchoolsApp @Wefunder @Sisyphus38 @dev_nikema

5/3 Your Typo Is Costing You 12% Extra on Your Google Ads Spend. They ran A/B tests on both Google ads and landing pages to learn if typos do cause issues. @shtigswife @website_planet

5/2 Five Actionable List Building Tricks To Implement in Less Than Two Hours – Share with the people who manage your school’s social media. @thrivethemes @imobsession

5/1 How to Use Wave.video to Rapidly Create Awesome Video Content – Did you know that 80% of all web traffic will be video by 2020? @Lynndeeee @Twelveskip

4/30 She posted her teaching salary on Facebook. So he filled her shopping cart with supplies. The Classroom Giving Initiative is a new vision from one man across the country to support Arizona classrooms, teachers and students. @graceoldham123 @MilichElisabeth @azcentral

4/29 Facebook Publishes New Guide for Instagram Creators. While some of these tips are fairly common, it is worth noting the more specific details included. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day @DanaGarrison

4/29 Five Unbelievably Simple Ways To Increase Your Twitter Exposure – Twitter is an amazing marketing, sales, and customer support tool for businesses and organizations like schools. @jeffbullas

4/28 Six Basic Steps to Running an Effective Social Media Audit – Thinking of giving your social profiles a spring clean? Here’s an overview of a system to conduct social media audits. @socialmedia2day @DhariLo

4/27 Coding: Developing Rigorous Thinkers. We don’t teach kid to write because we think they will become professional writers. Teaching should be no different. @mraspinall

4/26 Here’s what Google Chrome’s upcoming Reader Mode looks like. In a coming update, Google Chrome is picking up a favorite feature from other browsers – a built-in Reader Mode. @NexusBen @9to5Google @rudytoot1 @ericcurts

4/25 Eight Reasons your blog traffic is very low – This is aimed at businesses, but it applies to people running blogs for schools and classes. @JohnMulindi @BusinessLifeTip @WhhisperAmber

4/23 26 Mobile and Desktop Tools for Marketers – Share with business students and teachers and the people who manage your school’s social media. @SMExaminer @ScottPValentine

4/22Fitbit’s second act: Can the original fitness band maker stage a comeback with healthcare? The video compares the new Fitbit to the Apple Watch. Since I started wearing my Apple Watch I have become more fit. @forthebest @ZDNet @CyrilCoste

4/21 How to teach your students to think before they post – With smartphones, cameras, and social media everywhere, anything they do can be instantly broadcast and recorded—the good, the bad, and the ugly. @eschoolnews @s_bearden @Rdene915

4/20 Shell On Challenge: What Parents Need to Know – Be sure to talk to your kids about this. It’s pretty stupid. @SmartSocialKids

4/19 Five Outstanding Apps to keep Control of your Car Budget – Here are five outstanding apps to help you track everything from your fuel expenses to your service history. @realminimalism @BusinessLifeTip

4/18 Four Powerful Unorthodox Digital Marketing Strategies – Share with business students and teachers you know. @TwonderWoman @MikeSchiemer

4/17 How You Can Donate to Rebuild Notre Dame – They have already raised a lot but they will need more. @notredameparis

4/16 Twenty Ways to save time with your smart phone – How many do you already use? @moretime4u2 @carthagebuckley

4/15 In Six Steps: How to Fill Your Network with Quality LinkedIn Connections – Are you collecting LinkedIn connections like you used to collect baseball cards? @waynebreitbarth @YouTern @MarkSBabbitt

4/13 Why Digital Transformation Won’t Succeed Without Cultural Change – We have become so accustomed to digital technology, we are no longer able to imagine life without it. And yet, when it comes to the digital transformation of the work environment, we still have a long way to go. @naullyn @TamaraMcCleary @Damien_CABADI @WiproDigital

4/12 The Best Online Apps For Selling Old Stuff For Extra Cash – Selling old and used items online is so much easier than a garage sale. @forevermymoon @WhisperAmber

4/11 The 19 Best Teacher Websites That Help You Be Awesome for Kids – It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer volume of teacher websites and resources on the internet. @mradamwelcome @tonyvincent

4/10 How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos – Use short videos to help students who are falling behind—and to give more advanced students the chance to have deeper discussions in class. @EdTechNerd @Edsurge

4/9 The Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts: Guidelines for All 7 Major Social Networks. There’s so much to consider in creating great images for social media. @alfred_lua @buffer @skylarclouds

4/7 #Satchat: A Great Way for Administrators to Connect. #Satchat is a great example of the power of social media to improve education, and the benefit of expanding an educator’s Personal Learning Network (PLN). @bradmcurrie @TheBradCurrie @edutopia @ToddWhitaker @BethWhitaker2

4/6 Amazon’s Alexa is about to become your personal doctor. Amazon’s voice assistant has gained several skills that will allow consumers to ask questions such as “Alexa, pull up my blood glucose readings.” @ysteinbuch @nypost

4/5 How to write email subject lines that attracts your audience attention easily – Most people get tons of email. Here’s how to have yours stand out as opposed to being trashed. @JohnMulindi @BusinessLifeTip

4/4 Video game AI will change the future of work. Here’s how. While DeepMind is focused on AI research, other companies are working to leverage such progress and innovation to create everyday uses. @wef @InsightBrief @Rom_Duck

4/3 Advice for Aspiring Teacher Bloggers – Blogging allows teachers to share and access great practices while creating positive digital footprints. @TomEMullaney @BAMRadioNetwork @edublogs

4/3 Seven Deadly Sins of Blog Post Writing – You want your blog to be inviting. Here are some great tips from Jeff Bullas. @jeffbullas

4/3 What Is the Dark Web and Why Should You Care? It seems that educators should be hip to this. @RealTonyBradley @securityblvd @PVynckier @ChuckDBrooks @mclynd

4/2 The 5 Types of Blog Posts that Need to Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy – This applies to people doing blogs for schools too. @ThriveThemes @imobsession @shanemelaugh

4/1 How to Make Your Social Media Accounts SECURE – We shouldn’t take the security of our social media accounts for granted. @kimgarst @johntomlinsonuk

4/1 Ten big global challenges technology could solve – None are easy, but all are incredibly important. Can you or your students guess what they are? @techreview @jamie_stark
3/31 Helping your child navigate the online world – Digital literacy expert Professor Lim Sun Sun shares how to nurture online savvy children. @tucksoon @MOEsg

3/29 Six Successful YouTubers and the Clever Ways They Make Money – You may not want to make money with YouTube, but you might like these successful channels. @VtrepMag @LScottHarrell

3/28 How an Austin school district is preparing for VR, IoT and everything in-between – What is your school doing? @RycJohnston @EdScoop_news @s_bearden

3/27 Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning – Ready for a deep dive into meaningful technology integration? @ShakeUpLearning @stottern

3/27 Apple Unveils Subscription News, Video Streaming & Game Subscription Services. I already checked out Apple News+ and it looks like a pretty good deal. @billboard @jeremymbarr @pshanley88 @9NorthRecords @larrypareigis

3/26 School libraries help to bridge digital divide. Was your elementary school librarian the person who opened your eyes to the wide world that was within your grasp through the library? @

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