“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This thought-filled quote is courtesy of one of the dedicated learners in my PBSTeacherLine course, Developing Passionate Readers in the Digital Age.
More Weekend Ed. Quotes
The iPhone roll-out began ten years ago in June, 2007. Here is a fun Wired post:
and a cool iPhone retrospective video: https://youtu.be/Yi9RElWqixA
Little stock fact: if “one” had purchased Apple stock in 2007, your purchase would have increased 750%, according to Cult of Mac: https://www.cultofmac.com/424259/what-a-1000-investment-in-apple-in-1996-looks-like-today/.
What is your favorite iPhone moment or iPhone feature or moment?
My Favorite iPhone moment / feature is…
Uptime, the app that enables users to share and watch YouTube videos in real-time with each other is no longer invite-only. Recent updates to Uptime include the additional capability to play and share music videos.
The app is free to all iOS users.
Sources: Adweek, Variety
One the summer’s most fun events is the annual Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in the U.K. This year, the 100+ year-old tournament boasts high-tech digital and data-driven constructs. The four cognitive and data insights technologies include: a mobile-minded IBM SlamTracker, which helps highlight matches of interest with real-time scores, stats and insights; a Watson-powered cognitive assistant called “Ask Fred”; AI-powered automated video highlights to help “scale and accelerate” content creation, including through a 360-degree video camera; and a “What Makes Great” solution that analyzes 44 years’ worth of sports coverage to provide fans with a new perspective on athletic achievement. Read more about it the new analytics in this press release.
Summer To-Do List: Join a Virtual Book Club and/or Join the Summer Reading Clubs @ Your Library!
It’s officially summer and libraries across the country have summer reading clubs, groups, ‘fests, and promotions. Want to save a tree this summer? Go online and join a reading group. Goodreads has many, many, many engaging and welcoming reading clubs. I’ve blogged previously about the one I’m in and it is the best one!!
Do you prefer to kick it old school? Reading clubs are usually divided by age: (up to Grade 5), the Teen Reading Club (Grades 6-12), and the Adult Reading Club (Ages 18+) and by genre. There’s something for everyone this summer, and often you’ll have the chance to earn prizes for continuing to read during the summer break.
Don’t pass up on all of the great activities because, whatever you do, don’t be caught not being a part of our club!