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Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Learning

Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Learning | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

The design of the school was based on what actually happens when we learn, a difference from traditionally built school buildings. It stimulated the children’s curiosity and creativity; it offered reflection and cooperation in the school, in mobile teams and on the web. The students were equipped with the latest digital technology in a rapidly changing world.


Via Nik Peachey
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Swedes redesign thinking about architecture, technology, schools and learning...

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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, February 14, 3:03 AM

An interesting approach to early education, with a focus on creativity and innovation. Too early to tell, but initial results (in maths) seem to indicate positive results -- that is, above the Swedish national average. The title is a bit misleading, as pupils are not "digital"; however, the actual learning activities are supported by technology.

Paul's curator insight, February 14, 4:38 PM

I agree, we want furniture that will make collaboration more natural, but very expensive!

Paul Harrington's curator insight, February 15, 6:19 AM

This appears to be a first world solution. We shouldn't forget that there is another way - http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/Beginnings.html

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JPMorgan Chase was hacked due to two-factor authentication blunder

JPMorgan Chase was hacked due to two-factor authentication blunder | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

The hackers that stole millions of depositors' contact info from JPMorgan Chase earlier this year didn't use any kind of sophisticated malware...

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Oops x 2

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Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn

Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

BabyBus knows exactly where your child is when she is playing their game. And there’s nothing stopping them from sharing that with advertisers. All this happens without your consent."

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"According to FTC attorney Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, that behavior is both "creepy" and a possible violation of the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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What Operating System Should I Use for My DIY Home Server?

What Operating System Should I Use for My DIY Home Server? | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I'm ready to take the plunge and build my own home server, but I'm not sure which route I should take. I've seen guides for FreeNAS, Amahi, and even regular ol' desktop Linux, but which should I use? Does it even matter?
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Geek Guidance.

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Norton Partners With Betabrand To Create RFID-Blocking Jeans

Norton Partners With Betabrand To Create RFID-Blocking Jeans | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of concern as of late regarding thieves who are able to steal our information, like credit or bank card information, through its...
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The jeans are priced at $151.20 in case you're in the market for a pair.

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Cornwall Council sent information about salaries and redundancies to wrong staff in data breach

Cornwall Council sent information about salaries and redundancies to wrong staff in data breach | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Council blames 'data transfer error' for breach that affected at least 50 employees
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Ouch(!)

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BT enters exclusivity arrangement with Deutsche Telekom to purchase EE

BT enters exclusivity arrangement with Deutsche Telekom to purchase EE | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
BT announces intention to buy mobile network EE from Deutsche Telekom and Orange, rejecting a takeover of O2
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ICYMI - BT to fork out £12.5bn on a mobile phone (operator).

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TALE OF FAIL: Microsoft offers blow-by-blow Azure outage account

TALE OF FAIL: Microsoft offers blow-by-blow Azure outage account | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
The new analysis of the outage fingers faulty flighting as the cause of the mess, saying it started with “a software change to improve Azure Storage performance by reducing CPU footprint of the Azure Storage Table Front-Ends.”
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There was "...a gap in the deployment tooling that relied on human decisions and protocol."


a.k.a. "human error"?

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
According to a blog post by Microsoft engineering manager Gabe Aul, Redmond devs are so excited about that upcoming build that they've dubbed its internal build branch "FBL_AWESOME."
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'Awesome' and 'Windows' in the same sentence? O.o

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‘CIOs should become more like interior designers,' says local government CIO

‘CIOs should become more like interior designers,' says local government CIO | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Rocco Labellarte says boards should trust CIOs' judgement in the same way home owners trust interior designers
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Step forward Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

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Crest Nicholson got more from IT outsourcing contract second time around

Crest Nicholson got more from IT outsourcing contract second time around | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
House building company Crest Nicholson used the end of an outsourcing contract to fine tune the relationship and drive a better deal
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Interestingly, the changes included bringing staff that were transferred to the supplier back in-house.

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Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives that cost only $260

Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives that cost only $260 | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Here's something you can get for yourself these holidays : a 3.5-inch 8TB drive from Seagate that costs only $260 -- we didn't forget an extra number in
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That's just over £165. Or about 2p per Gb... 

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A 9-Volt Battery Is All This Tiny Charger Needs To Revive Your Phone

A 9-Volt Battery Is All This Tiny Charger Needs To Revive Your Phone | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
When you're spending the day with family you probably haven't seen in a year, nothing is more vital to keeping your sanity than your smartphone. And to ensure it's got enough charge to keep you busy on Twitter instead of actually having to talk to your cousins, the diminutive but clever Plan V charger accepts common 9-Volt batteries for a quick boost.
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Neat!

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Cyber criminals are targeting smartphone supply chains, warn researchers

Cyber criminals are targeting smartphone supply chains, warn researchers | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
A new mobile trojan dubbed “DeathRing” is being pre-loaded onto smartphones somewhere in the supply chain, warn researchers
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Android trojan on the loose!

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Microsoft patch mashes Office forms and macros

Microsoft patch mashes Office forms and macros | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Microsoft's December patching palaver keeps getting worse, with news that one of this month's brood is breaking Excel macros.
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<sigh>Now comes news that MS14-082, one of December's seven fixes, can cause Office to misbehave.</sigh>

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Doh! WikiLeaks' PDF viewer springs XSS vuln

Doh! WikiLeaks' PDF viewer springs XSS vuln | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Just link directly to the docs, says frustrated surfer
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WikiLeaks' viewer, er, leaks! O.o

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Microsoft: Irish data disclosure case 'fundamental to the future of global technology'

Microsoft: Irish data disclosure case 'fundamental to the future of global technology' | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

Earlier this week 28 technology and media companies, 23 trade associations and advocacy groups and 35 professors of computer science filed legal papers in support of Microsoft's opposition to US court rulings earlier this year which said that US authorities' search warrant powers apply to customer information held outside of the US.

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One from our in-house Legal Correspondent, aka Carol :)

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Law change floated to enable emergency alerts

Law change floated to enable emergency alerts | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Location-based texts to replace sirens for warning citizens of emergencies
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Government-approved spam, but for a good reason.

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Christmas - saved: A video interview with Santa's CIO

Christmas - saved: A video interview with Santa's CIO | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Rudolph may guide the sleigh, but this guy's co-ordinating a big-data revolution 2,000 years in the making.
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Filmed in Lap(top)land.

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Barclaycard storms wearables market with contactless payment gloves

Barclaycard storms wearables market with contactless payment gloves | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

The payments firm developed the gloves after a consumer survey revealed paying for goods was more difficult throughout the Christmas period due to the number of bags shoppers have to carry.

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Barclaycard box clever with pay-by-glove.

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Profit-shy Instagram adds 5 new filters for hipster-photo types

Profit-shy Instagram adds 5 new filters for hipster-photo types | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

Instagram has added five more filters to the Facebook-owned, profit-shy photo app.

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Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua.


Are those the top 5 baby names for Hipsters?

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Internet-connected sheep coming to Wales

Internet-connected sheep coming to Wales | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is going country, with everything from sheep to rivers getting hooked up on Conwy, north Wales
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Idea for 'Sheep as a Service' seems a bit wooly...

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Warning for big data over EU Data Protection Directive

Warning for big data over EU Data Protection Directive | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
The new Directive will inaugerate "active information governance" in which privacy is expected to be built into corporate processes by design, organisations will be expected to appoint "data protection officers" and individuals will be give greater rights.
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Big Problems.

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If You Want to Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have to Choose a Focus

If You Want to Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have to Choose a Focus | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
A dozen great ideas are useless if you can't follow them through. Even with endless ambition, having too many goals can pull you in too many directions, making it difficult to actually finish anything. Instead, you need to choose a small number of goals and focus your attention.
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Applies equally to the workplace...

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

Microsoft has patched 25 software vulnerabilities – including bugs that allow hackers to hijack PCs via Internet Explorer, Word and Excel files, and Visual Basic scripts.

 
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"In addition to the Microsoft security releases, Adobe has pushed out its own monthly security fix for flaws in Flash, Reader, Acrobat and ColdFusion."


*sighs*

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Why does the Internet of Things matter to local authority leaders?

Why does the Internet of Things matter to local authority leaders? | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will power a new era of innovation that gives authorities new opportunities to re-imagine their future. It will enable them to connect devices and line-of-business assets in their buildings, utility facilities, transport systems and on the street
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<singing> Things, can only get better. </singing>

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