“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” This quote epitomizes why I have always admired Martin Luther King, Jr.
As a pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, he not only advocated for the equal treatment of our fellow man, but he also supported the fair and humane treatment of animals—a personal passion of mine as a rescuer, adopter, foster and sponsor of shelter and puppy mill dogs.
If you happen to live in one of the six million US homes that have so far purchased an Amazon Echo, you may think Alexa is just a voice emanating from a cylindrical speaker that knows a couple of tricks. It plays the Beatles on command. It can order more toilet paper. It has jokes, some of which are even kind of funny.
In fact, that’s only the start. Just as Apple taught us that a small portable phone could be a more powerful computing method than our lumbering desktops, Amazon is introducing us to a new computing interface — a voice devoid of a screen—that will eventually grow to be more ubiquitous and more useful than our smartphones.
Forget the onerous process of pulling your Pixel or iPhone from your pocket, unlocking it, opening apps, and tapping your desires onto a screen. (Ugh!) Soon, you’ll speak your wants into the air — anywhere — and a woman’s warm voice with a mid-Atlantic accent will talk back to you, ready to fulfill your commands....
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017.
"The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017." ---
It’s no small feat making Forbes “30 Under 30” roundup, which in 2017 boasts an acceptance rate of less than 4 percent. (Shots at getting into Stanford and Harvard are both higher.) The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare,
I don't want to sound like salty, but in a profession that is DOMINATED by women is it just me or are we led by mostly men? Why does it seem that it's the dudes that get the big keynotes, accolades, and attention? What's with that?
So this list, is somewhat balanced. Not by percentage of representation then it would be like 4 guys and 26 gals (don't do the math - I'm obviously 100?% almost right!) It's just that it seems a little OWG heavy even though these awesome peeps are a lot of YWG's. WE need more diversity & representation. That's all. [jumps off her soapbox]
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I’ve been writing a tech predictions column for nearly 30 years now. I study our research and look for trends and information that give me hints of what I believe might be the hot topics, trends or issues that will impact the tech industry in the coming year.
Here are what I believe will be the biggest trends and issues in tech for 2017:
Teachers will be looking forward to a well-earned rest this Christmas. But it can be tough to switch off from – and avoid catching up on – work. It might be good for you to shun your marking and instead plan for a proper break this year, though. Why? Well, for a start, research says you should.
Kelly Jensen writes: "For some of us, winter feels like it encompasses not a season, but half of a year. It’s a time of quiet and a time when things seem to be dialed back in the world around us (except, perhaps, in places where you get to experience snow or sleet or freezing rain or freezing fog and know exactly what kind of snow is best for making snowmen and what kind will break your back while shoveling). It’s also a time when many begin to really feel the impact of seasonal affective disorder and moods and energy can be low."
This guide is the work of many former NPR social media desk interns, including Tajha Chappellet-Lanier, Aggi Ashagre and Brandon Carter. It was last updated in August 2016. This guide will walk you through creating your first Snap and your Snapchat story. Your story is made of multiple Snaps, accessible to your followers for up to Continue Reading >
C-SPAN Classroom has a new lesson plan that is quite timely given all of the recent stories about fake news stories created and shared through social media. Media Literacy & Fake News is a free lesson plan that is based on five C-SPAN videos featuring authors and other experts talking about the role of media in influencing how people think about political topics. The last video in the lesson plan features writers from The Onion talking about why they're disappointed when people believe their stories are real.
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