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1/30 Seven Apps and Sites to Encourage Healthy Diet and Exercise Habits – If you or your students are making New Year’s resolutions to move more and eat better, these apps and sites can help. @rmbyrne @PEgeeks @Sworkit @GoNoodle

1/29 Apple warns to keep iPhones at least 6 inches away from pacemakers. Radio waves emanating from Apple devices may disrupt the workings of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. Share with pacemaker owners you know. @Kayla_StarDem @nypost

1/28 How to Simplify Cybersecurity Systems in K-12 Schools – How do we decrease complexity and enhance accessibility in K–12? @evanfrancen @EdTech_K12

1/27 Kinderpedia – Product Demo Video – Meet Kinderpedia – the smart tool that helps childcare centers save 6 to 9 hours per week while keeping parents connected and engaged. This short [2:26] video shows how to keep parents better informed. @KinderPediaApp

1/26 Land your dream job in 2021 with these 10 apps that are now on sale. To be fully prepared for the job market, consider investing in one of these 10 discounted apps or digital courses. @StackCommerce @nypost

1/26 Better Zoom calls, simpler email attachments, smart iPhone cases, and other patents from Big Tech. If you are wondering what might be coming from big tech this year this will help. @mcwm @protocol @nigewillson

1/25 Here’s How The Camera Compares On The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Versus The iPhone 12 Pro Max. Spoiler Alert: He gives the Video nod to Apple and the picture nod to Samsung. If you like this, check out Arun Maini’s YouTube channel. @Mrwhosetheboss @SamsungMobile @Apple @Digg

1/24 Technology Can Keep Parents Engaged and Informed. Engaged and informed parents play a vital role in a student’s education. But all too often, parents are bombarded with different requests from teachers regarding academic issues, after-school programs, and sports clubs. @Engagucate_Ed @bar_zie @DR_SIPPI

1/23 Kinderpedia: A complete communication and management solution for schools and kindergartens available on web and mobile. It’s free remote video teaching on Kinderpedia. @KinderPediaApp

1/20 Google and Facebook Made a ‘Secret Deal’ to Dominate Online Advertising. Here a conservative site uses data from a liberal source. To me that implies there must be something to it. @LucasNolan @airdriedsausage @BreitbartNews

1/19 Three Tips To Improve Website Search Engine Optimazation (SEO) – Simple Suggestions To Grow On Google – Search Engine Optimization is a never-ending challenge to rank for keywords and earn organic traffic from Google. @LeanStartupLive @Frugal__Finance @MyFiscalFitness

1/19 Winners and losers of CES 2021 – It’s been a busy week in the world of tech, with the CES 2021 conference unveiling various gadgets from 8K TVs to beer-serving robots. But who were the biggest winners and losers of this year’s CES event? @RyanAJ13 @trustedreviews @PVynckier @pettet50 @Victoryabro @gpnp_nic @SirGeoffPalmer @nigelj08223325

1/18 Applications of Python | Top 10 uses of Python for The Real World – If your school teaches coding they probably teach python. @StatAnalytica @bexxmodd @thisisgulshan

1/17 TCL teases a 17-inch tablet that unfurls like a scroll. Just when you might see a tablet like this is another matter. Although TCL made clear that rollables like this are a matter of “when” rather than “if,” it didn’t narrow down a time frame or other details. @jonfingas @engadget @PawlowskiMario @Nicochan33 @CES

1/16 2021 MacBook Pro will ditch the Touch Bar and bring back MagSafe. If like me you are in the market for a MacBook Pro, you should probably wait until later this year. @345triangle @verge

1/16 This is Sony’s Airpeak drone. Sony is getting into the drone business, with the company showing off a brief first look at its new Airpeak drone at CES 2021. The new drone is said to be the smallest drone capable of carrying an Alpha camera and is designed for video content creation and professional photography. @cgartenberg @Verge

1/16 What It’s Like To Live in a Cashless Society? Sweden is predicted to be completely cashless by 2023, running solely on digital and card payments. Many local businesses like bars and restaurants, even banks, have already stopped handling cash. Part of the push is to fight crime. Can the US be far behind? @frankielantican @VICE

1/15 Trump may be off Twitter, but the guy who leads Iran and says “death to America” is still there. I’m not posting this in support of Trump. I just don’t get Twitter’s thinking on this. @Rahbar_Khamenei

1/15 What is Signal, and why is everybody downloading it right now? The encrypted messaging app is currently the most downloaded app on both app stores. @ranimolla @voxdotcom @Recode @YvesMulkers

1/14 What’s on your mind? Facebook will soon know. The social media giant is apparently planning to build a new neural sensor that can read people’s minds and convert these thoughts into actions. @DashveenjitK @techhq @PawlowskiMario @RagusoSergio @AshokNellikar @Fabriziobustama @sulefati7

1/14 The Best of Consumer Electronics Show 2021 – These are the products, prototypes, and ideas that did the best job of signaling the future at this year’s consumer tech showcase. @wired

1/13 Twenty Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom – Google Drawings is a hidden treasure! In this post and episode, Kasye Bell gives you Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom and beyond. @ShakeUpLearning

1/11 Six Apps to Help You Trim Down Subscriptions—and Save Money – New year, new recurring subscriptions you’ve probably forgotten about. Here’s how to keep track of them. @davidnield @WIRED

1/10 Unfollowspy is a free social media management tool.Track all the latest changes to your social media account in real-time with our live reports. You can log in and view people who’ve unfollowed or followed you and see people who you don’t follow back and vice versa. @unfollowspy @unfollowspy1

1/10 Overviewer – Turn Your iPhone or iPad Into a Document Camera in Zoom. Overviewer is a free app that lets you use your iPhone or iPad as a document camera during a Zoom meeting. @OverviewerApp @rmbyrne

1/8 TikTok teens’ latest passion is enterprise software. Five days into the new year, and TikTok’s hottest 2021 trend is teens using enterprise software to go viral. @kellymakena @verge

1/7 How do AI models compare to rules-based decisioning? AI can seem like a mysterious “black box somewhere out there!” Let’s take a look inside to explore how AI models compare to rules-based systems and see how AI is changing fintech. @brighterion @Nicochan33 @ipfconline1

1/6 Inside a Data Scientist’s ToolBox: Top 9 Data Science Algorithms – Here is the list of top Data Science Algorithms that you must know to become a data scientist. Let’s start with the first one. @DataFlairWS @epuujee @CatherineAdenle

1/5 Here’s What Happens Every Minute on the Internet in 2020. This powerful visual from Domo helps capture what happens each minute in today’s hyper-connected internet era, and it’s actually the eighth edition produced since the year 2012. @Domotalk @VisualCap

1/4 Flash is finally dead. Here’s how to remove it from your computer. The end of 2020 was seen as a positive for many, but it was bittersweet in at least one way: Adobe finally, officially killed Flash Player. @DanzadanceOrg @mashable

1/3 Chatbot Apps Powered by Artificial Intelligence in Moblie Applications – We’re experiencing the transformation of well-known messengers like Telegram, Slack, Skype, and Facebook Messenger into chatbot platforms. Today, these resemble smart AI-powered assistants that can help us with many tasks, all within one application. @kudvenkat @AndyHorvitz @ipfconline1 @Usmsys

1/2/2021 Thirty Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers – This is advice almost any teacher can use. @ericcurts @bar_zie

12/31 Beyond Words: How We Communicated in 2020 – The most unique year in our collective lifetime influenced the way we wrote. After all, communication is an integral part of the human condition—a poignant mirror for our emotions and experiences, from the personal to the global. I’m a big Grammarly fan. This free/premium app can help spot mistakes that you might otherwise miss. @Grammarly

12/30 50 Years of Gaming History, by Revenue Stream (1970-2020 – People like me who have been there since the beginning and newbies should enjoy this graphic. @om_wallach @VisualCap @MartinOdimaJr @wef

12/29 Five Google Classroom Tips You Might Have Overlooked or Forgotten – These are helpful little features that you might have overlooked or forgotten. @rmbyrne @GoogleForEdu

12/28 Expand Your Audience, Reciprocity in Action With Triberr. Triberr is a sharing platform where users sign up and are either invited to or ask to join tribes of various topics. Within each tribe, users share their blogs through an RSS feed, and then through the power of social networks, blog posts are amplified. @mssackstein @Triberr

12/27 Five Steps To Get Great Results With Facebook Live – We all know that Facebook marketing is one of the most cost-effective ways to advertise our business. But are you getting the most out of Facebook in regards to your marketing? @Frugal__Finance @micadam

12/26 10 hidden iPhone features we discovered after installing iOS 14.3 – Some of the best features on any device are the hidden features. @MrCippy @CNET

12/25 Speech-To-Text: Google Speech vs Amazon Transcribe – Here is a quick speech to text comparison of these services that analyzes some features and properties, so you have a clear idea of the pros and cons before you go using one. @automeme @machinelearnTec @humanoid_info

12/24 The secret of how data makes your favorite wine even better – You might not be able to detect notes of tech in your glass, but California winemakers are embracing cutting-edge techniques to create world-class vintages. @ErinCarson @CNET @epuujee @HarbRimah

12/23 The Why, How, and What of Blended Learning – Blended learning is the combination of active, engaged learning online combined with active, engaged learning offline to provide students with more control over time, place, pace, and path of their learning. @Catlin_Tucker @AplinTeacher

12/22 Top Ten Balance Exercises for Seniors at Home. STOP FALLS. – You can learn just about anything on YouTube, but people my age might not think about learning how not to fall. @OfficialJimRohn @OldIsGoldStore

12/21 Ten Technology Trends Moving into 2021 – To retool for the world of tomorrow, companies should stay on top of these critical digital trends. @syntecnumerique @BainAlerts @LLLloyd1 @FGraillot

12/20 Doideals is an online store with some attractive prices. Nik @Doideals just followed me so I thought I’d promote her site. I am not involved financially. @Doideals


12/19 Several short time-lapse videos of the all-time record 42″ snowfall in the Binghamton, NY area where I live. @adam_gillwx @NWSBinghamton

12/18 Powering Devices With Body Energy – Thanks to some new developments in thermoelectric energy-harvesting, we might be able to soon enough. @magdajtaylor @WeAreMel

12/17 Five Ideas for Online Breakout Room Activities – If you are not using breakout rooms while teaching remotely, you probably should. @rmbyrne

12/16 Classrooms of the Future? Technological fantasies of the future school have been around for decades. Now we are kind of living one. @LarryCUban

12/15 The Federal Trade Commission Sues To Break Up Facebook. The lawsuit also accuses Facebook of illegally suppressing competition by purchasing rival companies that challenge its dominance. @tatum_report247

12/14 Facebook is now officially too powerful, says the US government. Regulators filed a lawsuit claiming that the company has a monopoly on social networking and should divest itself of Instagram and WhatsApp. @eileenguo @techreview @nancyrubin

12/13 Microsoft Will Let Employees Work From Home Permanently. Microsoft said it will allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50% of their working week, but has said that managers will be able to approve permanent remote work if staff request it. @CarlyPage_ @HaroldSinnott @HaroldSinnott @Microsoft @ForbesTech

12/12 Twitter is Absolutely a Global Online Village Now. A look at the top ten countries using Twitter is interesting. @KeithKeller

12/11 24-year-old Russian woman dead after dropping charging iPhone into bathwater. Her iPhone was connected to the charger at the time. Be sure to share with your kids and anyone you talk to in the tub. @ysteinbuch @nypost

12/9 Top Technology Trends That Will Redefine Businesses in 2021 – How will technology play a crucial role in the new normal? @priyadialani248 @analyticsinme @sutevskid @TrendingNews_7

12/8 Artificial Intelligence 101 – This is a free book that covers this important topic. @sshwartz

12/6
How Easy It Is To Crack Your Password, With Kevin Mitnick – Kevin Mitnick shares his recommendations for using passphrases as passwords and shows just how easy it is for hackers to crack bad passwords. @kevinmitnick @knowbe4 @rmbyrne

12/5 The Future of Artificial Intelligence – The is an excellent short video (10″50). There are other cool videos here as well. @PBSDS @PBS

12/4 5G’s rollout speeds along faster than expected, even with the coronavirus pandemic raging. A new report from Ericsson finds about 1 billion people will be in 5G coverage areas by the end of the year. @sharatibken @CNET @Nicochan33 @TWMPD2017

12/3 The Four Top Artificial Intelligence Trends For 2021 – Before the global pandemic struck in 2020 and the world was turned on its head, artificial intelligence (AI), and specifically the branch of AI known as machine learning (ML), were already causing widespread disruption in almost every industry. @BernardMarr @voguemagazine @epuujee @Eli_Krumova

12/2 AI will read ECG, detect heart attack risk. The system will use machine learning algorithm in reading ECGs. @rishabhmjain @IBTimesUK @Nicochan33 @ipfconline1

12/01/2020 It’s only fake-believe: how to deal with a conspiracy theorist. As the pandemic has taken a grip, so have the misinformation spreaders. Here are five ways to spot the holes in their logic. @d_a_robson @Nicochan33 @TWMPD2017 @JohnMor72561515 @guardian

11/30 Yoga for Arthritis – It can’t hurt. I suspect that some of my readers may have arthritis issues. Give this a shot if you do. @jhrheumatology @ADevotedYogi

11/30 Face recognition isn’t just for humans — it’s learning to identify bears and cows, too. Tracking individual bears is important because it can help with research and conservation of the species. @rachelmetz @CyrilCoste @nigewillson

11/29 Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021 – Distributed cloud, AI engineering, cybersecurity mesh, and composable business drive some of the top trends Gartner has identified for 2021. @SusanFourtane @IntEngineering @AshokNellikar @RagusoSergio

11/28 5G in the USA – How the Major Carriers are Delivering on their 5G Promises. The spread of 5G in the US is currently well underway, with all the major carriers having already launched 5G networks and looking to expand them across the country. @IT_Chronicles @W_Goddard

11/27 How to use Slide Over and Split View on iPad – Take your productivity and your multitasking to the next level by using Slide Over and Split View on iPad. @bryanmwolfe @iMore @pgeorge @tonyvincent

11/25 Mystery Location Call – Use Mystery Skype to Bring the World into Your Classroom. @Jim_dEntremont @cybraryman1

11/24 The 30 Best Comedy Movies of All Time – If you are looking for something to watch over Thanksgiving seeing your streaming services have any of these. @awalrusdarkly @SyfyWire @Decider @mental_floss @looper @bookpage @Uproxx

11/24 The future of payments is frictionless—now more than ever. Amrita Ahuja, the CFO of Square, explains how the company’s payment platform and services have helped small enterprises stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. @Nicochan33 @oluskayacan

11/23 Top 10 emerging technologies of 2020: Winners and losers – Artificial intelligence and 5G will drive the technology revolution, according to CompTIA. @teena_maddox @techrepublic @CompTIA @KirkDBorne

11/21 Ten Simple Things That Make A Difference In Remote Learning – Here are ten simple and small ideas that can make a difference in any kid’s remote learning. They have worked in many schools and classrooms around the world. @ajjuliani @AsiaAliHawkins1 @SusanaPhD @edutopia @heyamberrae @thomascmurray

AR/VR pilots
11/20 Four promising AR/VR pilots in business – Augmented reality and virtual reality implementations are emerging across several sectors, thanks to their value in providing remote training and hands-free access to information. @ClintBoulton @CIOonline @epuujee @CoolerData

11/19 Catch Me If You Can: How to Protect Your Identity in the Modern Era – When Leonardo DiCaprio played famed conman Frank Abagnale, it awakened many to the glamour of the con. @TechNative @LeoDiCaprio

11/18 Sarjo This is a Twitter friend who follows me from the Gambia. How cool is that? I have Twitter followers in over 70 countries, which is pretty amazing. You can too if you try. Consider following @Sarjo17952320.

11/17 Top 12 Free Video Chat Apps For Android and iOS – Ask twelve students to each check out one and report back. @TechAcrobat @WhisperAmber @always5star

11/16 Jeff’s Place – Virtual Coffee House with LIVE Music – Join Jeff Pulver every Thursday at 2:00 pm EST to hear up and comining singer/songwriters live via Zoom. @jeffpulver

11/15 How automation keeps bullying in check—both in-person and remote – Student bullying has, in some cases, become worse with the move to online learning during COVID-19–here’s how to keep tabs on it. @eschoolnews

11/15 With 5G here, what’s next for the Internet of Things? 5G’s proliferation to adjacent and new verticals are unprecedented, leading to the amalgamation of ground-breaking technologies of this decade such as AI and edge computing. @Qualcomm @Nicochan33 @cdaitgt

11/14 How To Create Interactive Journals with Students – Interactive journals can transform the way students share their learning throughout the school year. In this blog post, I’ll take you through a free resource I put together for the folks at Book Creator all about journaling. This free ebook is full of ideas you can tailor to your students in any grade level and subject area. @classtechtips

11/13 Helping students overcome ‘social media speak’ – Engaging and relevant exercises delivered via anytime, anywhere edtech tools can help students learn to write effectively and leave so-called social media speak behind. @eschoolnews @thegehrbear

11/12 Our Work-from-Anywhere Future – Here are best practices for all-remote organizations by Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury. @prithwic @LLLloyd1 @HarvardBiz

11/11 Short Lessons on the History of Veterans Day – ReadWorks has a good collection of Veterans Day articles that are arranged by grade level and are accompanied by question sets. @ReadWorks @rmbyrne

11/10 The future of IoT: 5 major predictions for 2021 – Forrester research predicts big network connectivity chaos, proactive healthcare engagement through wearables and sensors, and smart office initiatives for the return to the office. @TechRepublic @citiesabc__ @TamaraMcCleary

11/8 Speech-To-Text: Google Speech vs Amazon Transcribe – The speech-to-text technology has made our lives easy. Now that there are a lot of use cases in our daily life for this technology too, we need it even more. It lets us save time and effort, and provides the required information in a matter of minutes. Tech giants like Google and Amazon are exploring and empowering this field of speech recognition technologies with the help of their Google Speech and Amazon Transcribe products. @automeme @Blockchain_exp

11/7 A Template for Getting Permission for Publishing Student Blogs, Podcasts, and Videos – Even though it’s not as trendy as podcasting or vlogging, blogging is still a great way to have students publish their thoughts and findings. @edublogs @rmbyrne

11/6 YouTube for Authors: How to Market Your Books on YouTube. One area that can seem particularly difficult to break into is marketing your book on YouTube. That’s why we’ve invited one of our favorite YouTubers, Meg LaTorre, to help us work out where to start. In this article, she shares 9 of the ways she uses YouTube to market her books. @MegLaTorre @ProWritingAid @thecreativepenn

11/5 Use a Zoom Virtual Background for Lesson Outlines. If you haven’t figured out how to use a virtual background this short tutorial will help. Teachers can also make virtual backgrounds specific to a class. Kids might want to use virtual backgrounds to hide their home environment. @rmbyrne @zoom_us @canva

11/3 Balancing Well-Being and Performance in the Virtual Workplace – Remote working will continue for the foreseeable future. Leaders can pursue mind-body balance to make sure they—and their teams—make the best of it. @BCG @baski_LA @Fabriziobustama

11/2 Ten Types of Visual Social Media Posts That Get Shared Like Crazy – If your content doesn’t contain stunning images it’s less likely to spread. @jeffbullas

11/1/2020 The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Education – Of all the areas of life where artificial intelligence will have an impact, the biggest might well be education. @cccalum @forbes @HaroldSinnott @SpirosMargaris

10/30 Three Ideas for Stop Motion Video Projects to Make With Cloud Stop Motion – Stop motion provides a good way to make simple animations and time lapse videos. Here are three ideas, including one from a current student. @cloudstopmotion @rmbryne

10/29 How to create an email list for your business and grow it like a pro – Share with business teachers and students you know. Young entrepreneurs should check this out. @DisneyDream717 @9ijalazyblog @9ijalazyblog @USBloggerRT

10/28 The Must-Have Components Required For A Successful Digital Marketing Strategy – Share with business students and teachers you know. @Frugal__Finance @HenrikSchou_dk @MikeSchiemer

10/28 How RFID can help in a school reopening – Simply taking temperatures isn’t enough—here’s how RFID can play a role in a school reopening. @eschoolnews

10/27 Six engaging digital learning tools – Digital learning tools are an essential part of the modern classroom–whether learning occurs online or in person. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

10/27 This is my podcast on the Jabbedu Network. Please consider listening and buying my book Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex. Here’s an executive summary.

10/26 Moving remote learning from reactive to proactive – The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a stark digital divide within education, with many schools woefully underprepared for the shift to remote learning. @eschoolnews

10/25 Bongo Cat, A Virtual Musical Feline, Might Be The Best Website You Visit Today. This should be great fun for young people of any age. @StrayRogue @DitzyFlama @Externalizable

10/25 What to Expect From AR and VR Technologies in the Upcoming Years – AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) have successfully started showing primary results in practical use by audiences. @TheNextTech2018 @baski_LA @UnfoldLabs

10/24 Five simple ways to integrate STEAM education into elementary classrooms – STEAM education is an excellent way to expose students–especially young learners–to all subjects in an engaging way. @amyjoerb @eschoolnews

10/23 Here’s How The Cameras On The Apple iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, And iPhone 11 Pro Compare. Arun covers both still and vidoe differences. Camera nerds will enjoy this. @Mrwhosetheboss

10/23 How VR is pushing the boundaries of immersion in training – Virtual reality (VR) was first introduced in the early-mid 1990s by the gaming industry with the aim to transform the way we play video games — creating a new and immersive experience that goes beyond the traditional 2D screen. @TechNative

10/22 Instagram censored one of these photos but not the other. We must ask why. The Instagram algorithm is a beast that we may never understand completely, but what we do know is that images in breach of Instagram’s community guidelines are flagged through a mix of manual reporting and AI tech. @femmeoutofwater @guardian

10/22 Give These Apps Some Notes and They’ll Write Emails for You. Entrepreneurs are building tools that create emails or marketing copy using GPT-3, text-generation technology released earlier this year. @tsimonite @WIRED @NEFUniversity

10/21 What’s Social’s True Value to Business? We Asked 2,162 Marketers. As organizations look to rebuild in a post-pandemic world, it’s essential to tap into social media’s growing economic and cultural power. Share with business teachers and students you know. @emilyacopp @Hootsuite

10/21 How remote access technology is improving the world as we know it – Globalization and a dramatic uptick in both the need and desire for remote working has resulted in a dispersed workforce — in which it is easy to lose both professional and personal connection. @TechNative

10/19 Seven Key Predictions for the Future Of Voice Assistants and AI – Voice assistants powered by AI have already transformed the eCommerce trend. The eCommerce giants such as Amazon continue to fuel this trend as they compete for the market share. Voice interfacing is advancing at an exceptional rate in healthcare and banking industries to keep pace with consumers’ demands. @UniteAi @HaroldSinnott @stratorob @GlenGilmore @TruMEdi4

10/18 How to Manage a Hybrid Classroom – No matter the learning model, each type comes with its own set of unique challenges in regard to managing the day-to-day classroom. @mrhooker @techlearning

10/17 Using Periscope to Improve Student Learning – Watching colleagues teach and students learn is an invaluable way to show new and veteran teachers alternative ways of approaching a classroom environment. @mssackstein

10/16 Interactive Learning with Flipgrid and Genially – This academic year has brought new challenges with it making it more important than ever that classes whether in-person, mixed, or online with e-learning utilize creative tools and methods to keep students’ interest. @ReginaSchaffer @genially_en @genially_es @Flipgrid

10/15 The Quantum Internet Will Blow Your Mind. Here’s What It Will Look Like. The next generation of the Internet will rely on revolutionary new tech — allowing for unhackable networks and information that travels faster than the speed of light. @Get_Smarter @DiscoverMag @TrippBraden @ahier

10/14 Pinkcast 4.04. This is how to smash bureaucracies. If you have 1:33 you will like this. Pick has a way of distilling complicated topics. @DanielPink

10/13 27 Of The Most Interesting Finds On Google Earth – Google Earth is one of the most innovative tools that have been introduced to us in our generation in recent years. @buzznicked @jeffsheehan @terrinakamura

10/12 Nigerian teens design phone app which helps dementia patients identify loved ones by showing them photos and plays them uplifting songs if facial recognition senses a change in mood. The three girls beat out nearly 2,000 entries at the Technovation World Summit. @MailOnline @ItsDanAvery @LLLloyd1

10/9 How School Districts Should Respond to Ransomware Attacks – Some still have not elevated their concern for ransomware attacks, but in today’s educational landscape, they need to be prepared. @MicahCastelo @druvainc, @barracuda, @mimecast @thalesgroup @EdTech_K12

10/8 Podcast PD Choice Board for Teachers (FREE Template!) – This post was designed to help give the Shake Up Learning readers even more ideas for how to use podcasts for professional learning at your school or on your own. @ShakeUpLearning @DrGregGoins

10/7 Seven Traits of a Great Social Media Manager – Social media is a crucial element of a brand’s content and marketing plans these days. That’s why being a social media manager has become such a lucrative career. @madalynsklar

10/7 You can now sign up to test Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR. Windows Mixed Reality headsets get first dibs. @StarFire2258 @Verge @schooltablet

10/6 Good Video Lessons About Cyberbullying and Digital Privacy – There are videos specifically for elementary school and specifically for middle school and high school students. The videos cover topics like preventing cyberbullying, digital privacy, and the dangers of distracted driving. @PlanetNutshell @rmbyrne

10/5 The five apps every Apple TV owner should install – Apple TV supports many of the same apps as your other Apple devices. If you love something on iPhone or iPad, specifically something that relates to watching movies or TV, chances are it’s also available on Apple TV. @mashable @MariosKaratzias

10/5 Google Maps to Gain New ‘Live View’ AR Features. Live View in Google Maps uses your iPhone’s camera and GPS to provide augmented reality directions when you’re walking somewhere, and this week Google announced that it’s enhancing the feature and making it available in additional transit scenarios. @MacRumors @ShellTerrell @talouis

10/3 Apple to release new emojis with iOS 14.2. Apple already shared an early look at the new emojis back in July. Overall, there will be dozens of new emojis this year. Emojis will also be more diverse and inclusive than ever, with new variations of existing emojis. @romaindillet @TechCrunch

10/3 New York launches coronavirus contact tracing app as cases rise in hot spots. New York’s new app uses Bluetooth technology, not location tracking technology, to detect close contact between phones, and thus individuals, said Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor. @WillFOIA @kifleswing @CNBC @jeffpulver @melissadderosa

10/1/2020 Pinkcast 4.03. This is how to sell your weird idea. Olga Khazan’s book is Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World. @olgakhazan @DanielPink @theatlantic

9/29 Ten Google Tips for Remote Learning – This has never been done before, not like this, so cut yourself some slack. We are all learning together. Most schools have come to rely heavily on Google and G Suite for Education tools. @ShakeUpLearning

9/27 Here’s A Fascinating Explanation About How Beekeepers Introduce A New Queen To A Bee Colony. This is an example of how TikTok cand be used for instruction. @texasbeeworks

9/25 How to create a secure username – Passwords are the most important factor for securing your accounts. But you need to pay attention to your usernames as well, says NordPass. @lancewhit @techrepublic @Nicochan33 @RitupaGhosh @GeorgeWillems1 @BViseeon @SiddharthKS

9/24 The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know – The latest update for your iPhone and iPad will make them safer than ever. @davidnield @WIRED

9/24 Top Data Science Influencers on Twitter to Follow in 2020 – This looks like a pretty good group of people to follow if you want to stay hip. @ivyproschool @KirkDBorne @schmarzo

9/22 OneDrive helps connect teachers and students in the new world of remote learning. @Ankita_Kirti21 @sjayc @mtholfsen

9/20 Free School Phone App template – Your Class Hub in Google Slides – The main “apps” are: Announcements, Calendar, Ongoing Projects, Pictures, Schedule, School Info, Contact, Important Links and Birthdays. @SlidesManiaSM @ShellTerrell

9/19 Ten Teachers Taking Their Socially Distanced Classrooms to the Next Level. @Bored_Teachers @education_world

9/18 Here’s What Landing At LAX Looks Like In Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Compared With Real Life. Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 is so exceptionally detailed that it makes flying in real-life look drab by comparison. The landing starts around the three-minute mark. @MajorTom1990

9/17 Student Cam 2021: Student Documentary Contest – See if you can get some kids at your school to enter. @StudentCam @CSPANClassroom

9/17 Shoes That Fit Without Trying Them On — Thanks to Augmented Reality Online Shopping Will Never Be the Same. The process of trying on any kind of footwear is an archaic one that sucks up time and desperately needs to be rationalized. @ARPostUS @kashyapvyaas @KabelSistemas

9/16 Five Challenges Standing In The Way Of The Success Of VR – Virtual Reality is becoming a big name in fields ranging from education, training, research, marketing, customer service, and much more. It essentially allows humans to live in their dream world and visualize their imagination easily. For this reason, it can transform every sector of our lives. @automeme @DPrasanthNair @Nicochan33 @mikko

9/15 Three Video Lessons That Are Full of Poop – This is a subject that should interest a lot of science students. All three animations are of high quality. @SciShowKids @MinuteEarth @TED_ED @rmbyrne

9/14 Six Quick Tips for Cleaning an Out-of-Control Inbox – Email management is a necessary part of doing business in a digital day and age, so here’s how to keep a tidy inbox. @naterez94 @Entrepreneur @AdaptNowEditors

9/13 Eight Podcasts for Kids Craving Scary Stories – Horror fans of “Goosebumps” by R.L. Stine, The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz: Look no further for more bone-chilling tales. @annebensfield @sljournal @MCChildsBookDay

9/13 Can 5G unleash next-generation digital experiences in the home? Carriers were already under pressure, with consumers not universally satisfied with their bandwidth. @Deloitte @TrippBraden

9/12 Data Isn’t a Four-Letter Word. Teaching students to evaluate online information and understand data is critical, especially in today’s tech-focused world. @RobJLow @eschoolnews

9/11 How tech supports students’ emotional well-being during school shutdowns – Here are four ways districts can effectively support their students’ social and emotional well-being when those students can’t be in a face-to-face environment on campus. @eschoolnews

9/9 Why Should I Optimize My Website for SEO? A Simple Guide – If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, how can you get your website and product out in front of the crowd? @MikeSchiemer @BootstrappingIt @Frugal__Finance @_BritishValues

9/8 Ten Characteristics of Learner-Centered Experiences for Remote Learning – As we are forced into remote learning and our school days currently look and feel very different, the more I realize that the most impactful learning in a remote setting are the same 10 characteristics of learner-centered experiences face to face. Our methods and tools might change but the characteristics remain more important than ever in learning. @katiemartinedu @CoachJeffery

9/6 20 Time-Saving Google Classroom Tricks for Teachers – The pandemic has shown us that technology, while it most certainly cannot replace a teacher, is likely here to stay. With that in mind, here are some time-saving Google Classroom tips. @englishteach8 @Bored_Teachers

9/4 College forces students to download location-tracking COVID-19 app. As colleges make every attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus on campuses across the nation, some are raising privacy concerns about what students see as increasingly invasive tactics. @MarisaDellatto @nypost

9/3 IBM has built a new drug-making lab entirely in the cloud. AI, robotics, and the cloud are allowing scientists to run chemistry experiments remotely. @_KarenHao @techreview @nancyrubin

9/3 Doing PD in a pandemic – Learn how one district is prioritizing PD and prepping its staff for success during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. @eschoolnews

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,

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