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Google May Be Launching Floating Data Centers Off U.S. Coasts

Google May Be Launching Floating Data Centers Off U.S. Coasts | Technology News | Scoop.it
Google, one of the world's largest users of data, may finally be making good on a five year-old patent to build offshore data centers — cooled and powered by the ocean, and pote...
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Google thinks outside the box. From floating balloons for Internet supply to offshore data centers. Give them an "A" for innovation.

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Deep Learning in Robotics

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In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Sergey Levine, assistant professor at UC Berkeley, about deep learning on robotics. Levine explains what deep learning is and he discusses the challenges of using deep learning in robotics. Lastly, Levine speaks about his collaboration with Google and some of the surprising behavior that emerged from his deep learning approach (how the system grasps soft objects).

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How Scratch and Minecraft Developers Hope to Keep Kids Coding For Life - EdSurge News

How Scratch and Minecraft Developers Hope to Keep Kids Coding For Life - EdSurge News | Technology News | Scoop.it
Coding curricula is sweeping into classrooms across the country, thanks to programs such as Code.org. According to the Education Commission of States, about 20 states now require that districts allow students to apply specified computer science courses toward completion of mathematics, science or, as a foreign language.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 24, 11:16 AM

Back in the last century I taught LOGO and BASIC. Learning how to code -- is it an essential literacy?

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Google's Eric Schmidt: We need #critical #thinking now more than ever

Google's Eric Schmidt: We need #critical #thinking now more than ever | Technology News | Scoop.it
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (Google’s parent company), is optimistic about the future. “We’re entering what I call the age of abundance,” he says. “And during the age of abundance, we’re going to see a new age … the age of intelligence.

“By 2020, most human beings will have access to the internet. When you have everyone harnessed with this information, the world gets more inter-connected. It gets stronger. There’s more knowledge sharing. There’s more freedom and there’s more openness.”

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6 Good Virtual Science Lab Apps for Students - Educators Technology

6 Good Virtual Science Lab Apps for Students - Educators Technology | Technology News | Scoop.it
The apps we curated for you today provide students with virtual labs where they can learn more on a wide variety of scientific phenomena. Using an inquiry-based learning approach, students will get to access interactive simulations, collaborate on quizzes, explore tables of elements and solve scientific puzzles all while having fun. We have included both Android and iPad apps, check them out and see which ones work for you. Enjoy

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ciencia, apps
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The Maker Movement 

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"Makerspaces, part of the larger Maker Movement, are essentially "community centers with tools." They are designed to engage learners of all ages with tools and technologies as a way to craft new things and promote collaboration and mentorship. Participants may engage in activities that range from bookbinding to construction to coding. These makerspaces (sometimes referred to by different names, including library labs and tinker studios) are becoming increasingly common sights at public libraries. The University of Alberta's Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning (TLDL) program provides this helpful, detailed guide to the maker movement. Originally designed to accompany a university course, this guide may appeal to those new to the idea of makerspaces, as well as those who are more familiar with this growing movement and want to implement makerspaces into their library, community center, or school. The Background section is a great place to start and includes a detailed description of different kinds of makerspaces along with links to numerous articles and other resources about the movement. Meanwhile, in the Application section, visitors will find a number of materials to aide in setting up a makerspace. These materials include handouts and posters that define a makerspace and outline the respective role of students and mentors in such spaces, a short Prezi presentation, and a collection of links to outside resources that may ignite future project ideas."


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Tech Enabled

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Welcome to Tech Enabled, a CNET series chronicling the role that technology plays in helping the disability community.
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Robotic legs give the paralyzed a new view of their world

Robotic legs give the paralyzed a new view of their world | Technology News | Scoop.it
From CNET Magazine: Exoskeletons are slowing making their way out of hospitals and rehab centers and into homes.
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In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers

In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers | Technology News | Scoop.it
Students can learn the basics with a set of knitting needles.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 24, 10:16 PM
Brilliant! I thought I was being clever by turning song lyric progressions into examples of code (loops, if-else statements, etc.) but the Finns teach loops through knitting in 5th grade! That is the kind of cross curricular, synthetic thinking that is the currency of 21st Century employability. 
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 8, 4:20 AM
another clever issue from Finland
 
Nicky Ren's curator insight, March 9, 8:45 AM
I think this is a brilliant idea. I thought I was being clever by turning song lyric progressions into examples of code (loops, if-else statements, etc.), but the Finns teach loops through knitting in 5th grade! That is the kind of cross curricular, synthetic thinking that is the currency of 21st Century employability. 
 
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Meet the magical gadget that integrates Alexa, Netflix, Apple TV, cable TV and more

Meet the magical gadget that integrates Alexa, Netflix, Apple TV, cable TV and more | Technology News | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Caavo, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture | Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers at Arroyo High School are seeing how years of integrating growth mindset messages into every class have changed student attitudes about learning.
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Messages on iOS 10: How to use all the crazy new features

Messages on iOS 10: How to use all the crazy new features | Technology News | Scoop.it
Apple revamped its messaging platform on iOS 10 with stickers, apps and other fun, if at times gimmicky, features. Here's what you need to know.
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Google parent Alphabet misses on earnings, sees success beyond search

Google parent Alphabet misses on earnings, sees success beyond search | Technology News | Scoop.it
The search giant has shut down or scaled back some of its most ambitious projects. But its other wild bets are starting to make more money.
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When should I upgrade my HDMI cables?

When should I upgrade my HDMI cables? | Technology News | Scoop.it
With the announcement of HDMI 2.1 and new 48G cables, do you need to upgrade? We go over when and why.
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New joint research initiative to introduce social robotics, artificial intelligence into clinical health care

New joint research initiative to introduce social robotics, artificial intelligence into clinical health care | Technology News | Scoop.it
McMaster and Ryerson universities today announced the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint research initiative designed to introduce social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care. With the help of Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper and IBM Bluemix Watson Cognitive Services, the researchers will study health information exchange through a state-of-the-art human-robot interaction system. The project is a collaboration between David Harris Smith, professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University, Frauke Zeller, professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University and Hermenio Lima, a dermatologist

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3 Free Virtual and Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

3 Free Virtual and Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom | Technology News | Scoop.it
Using virtual or augmented reality at just the right teachable moment can create a powerful, even moving, experience for students.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 26, 2:48 AM

A short article with some useful links.

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How hackers can ruin your summer vacation

How hackers can ruin your summer vacation | Technology News | Scoop.it
From airports to hotels to that cute cafe you found, it just takes one cybersecurity slipup to turn your holiday into a nightmare.
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Another tip is to separate your accounts and dedicate one to a (low limit) account and associated credit card. Use this account when you shop online or travel. That way, if that card is compromised, it’s the only one that you have to cancel. This helps split your digital footprint and makes it more manageable/less of a risk of impacting your entire financial portfolio.
 
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Google fights fake news in search with 'fact check' tags

Google fights fake news in search with 'fact check' tags | Technology News | Scoop.it
The search giant is expanding use of the feature, which it launched for Google News last year.
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Using Robotics to Prepare Students for the Future

Using Robotics to Prepare Students for the Future | Technology News | Scoop.it

In today’s’ technology-driven world, it’s important now more than ever to prepare students for the future. Teaching robotics to young students throughout their schooling can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers and more productive members of society. Many governments have already recognized the importance of robotics in the classroom and have begun to create programs and laws that would incorporate it into their public education system. By teaching our students the basics of robotics, we can open a whole new world to them and exciting opportunities that they wouldn’t have access to otherwise. It’s no secret that …

 

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Robots attend school in place of sick kids

Robots attend school in place of sick kids | Technology News | Scoop.it
Grahamtastic Connection -- founded by a mother whose son died of leukemia -- provides computers and robots to connect children battling illness with school and friends.
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10 Google Drive Activities Teachers Can Do Using Chrome Apps

10 Google Drive Activities Teachers Can Do Using Chrome Apps | Technology News | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Eight of the best research tools for inquiry – iLearn Technology

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"As an inquiry based school, Anastasis students (and teachers) spend a LOT of time researching. Our students essentially build their own living curriculum as they follow a line of inquiry. Below are my very favorite research tools for students ..."

KiddleBoolifyWolfram AlphaCreative CommonsThe Thinker BuilderCootie catcherAnatomy of a Google searchGoogle modifiers cheat sheet
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Creating Silhouettes and Design Elements Using Wordle

Creating Silhouettes and Design Elements Using Wordle | Technology News | Scoop.it
One of the things I've been playing around with is finding ways to incorporate tag clouds in my e-learning courses. Why tag clouds? Because they're a great way to visually communicate key points and concepts.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 16, 10:11 AM

A cool way to fill the shapes in PowerPoint presentation - using Wordle!

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 17, 10:51 AM
Great tutorial on how to create these Wordle images.
 
Gabrielle's curator insight, April 23, 6:56 PM
More visual way to display word cloud. This could make it more appealing depending what you're talking about
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All new iPhones will feature wireless charging, analyst says

All new iPhones will feature wireless charging, analyst says | Technology News | Scoop.it
Apple is rumored to be launching three new iPhones later this year and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly believes all three will offer wireless charging.
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Why there are small bumps on the 'F' and 'J' keys of every keyboard

Why there are small bumps on the 'F' and 'J' keys of every keyboard | Technology News | Scoop.it
Just about every QWERTY keyboard has this feature.

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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally | Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers are finding that when they explicitly teach deep reading strategies geared to digital media, students can access and comprehend complex texts.
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