Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Tech BFF: Dotstorming- Vote in a New Poll

Dotstorming is such an innovative platform for participatory planning and authentic voice in learning experiences. Reminds me a bit of the Eboard platform from the burgeoning days of the Interwebs! Here is what a DotStorm board can look like, in its most minimalist form:

DotstormingTeaguePoll

Try out Dotstorming by casting your Vote in my Dotstorming Poll.

Click this link: https://dotstorming.com/b/59d3dacfdb975afa05678399

Click on the “Add a Card” icon to cast your vote or vote on one of the choices already posted.

Want to learn more?

Here are a few tutorials for getting started and using Dotstorming:

From Brittany

From Michael

From Richard

Thank you to the Dotstorming creator, G. Marland!

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Be Internet Awesome: Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.

Be Internet Awesome: Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.

This resource from Google is packed with curriculum, games that allow for hands-on practice, and even a pledge to teach students how to safely navigate the internet.

Here is the link: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/
#STEM

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Edorble WebVR Launches!

The innovative folks at Edorble have something fun to announce! There is a new alpha of Edorble WebVR, a cross-platform, browser-based multiplayer Edorble experience. Edorble WebVR works on Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Google Cardboard, Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR. If curious to hear more, check out what you can in Edorble WebVR on their blog post announcing the launch. You can also just jump right in at https://edorble.com/webvr. Edorble will be building on this foundation in the weeks and months to come, and with participatory help from users, they will keep shaping it into something special for teachers and students around the world.

Edorble VR

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Learning Technologies Podcast- July 24 -RIP MS Paint :(

 

 

Podcast Transcript:

Welcome to the Learning Technologies Podcast. Today’s topic is …Microsoft MS Paint.  Microsoft is dropping various features and functionalities from its new build. In preparation for the release of the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has published the full list of stories that will be removed or depreciated from the new build.

MSPaint will be sorely missed. It was the gateway for new and vintage computer nerds.

What is your reaction to Microsoft’s decision? Are there other applications and programs that we should also mourn?

Thank you for considering these questions with me. I enjoy learning from you! Please leave a comment and let’s keep the discussion going.

(This podcast Created using Audacity) 
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Got Summer Spare Change? Own a Piece of Tech History!!

ENIGMA MachineThe original 1944 ENIGMA Cipher Machine, used at Bletchley Park during World War 2 to crack the codes of the Nazi Third Reich U-Boats, is up for auction at Christie’s Auction House, June 15 (Thursday) in New York City.

This machine was central to World War 2 and the British used it to crack the codes that won World War 2. The ENIGMA Cypher Maichine performed 159 billion, billion combinations.And it still works!

Also in the auction is the first APPLE 1 1976 Personal Computer made of steel, with 4K (expanded to 12K) of RAM.

Estimated Value is $300,000-500,000

The Christie’s auction is live and online, according Peter Carnett

 

 

 

 

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New Favorite App – Clio Shows History Where You Are

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Internet History Lesson

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 4

NCSAMIn this last post, (Part 4) for Cyber Security Awareness Month

Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots: Limit the type of business you conduct at a local hotspot. For instance, you might not want to do your banking while at Starbucks.

Protect your $$: When banking and shopping, check to be sure the site is security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://,” which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure.

Share with care: Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it and how it could be perceived now and in the future.

Learn more at the NCSAM website.

~~~~See All Posts for This Month~~~

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 1 Post

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 2 Post

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 3 Post

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 3

NCSAMThis post, (Part 3), provides some great Every Day Tips for Online Safety during this blog’s emphasis on Cyber Security Awareness during the National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Learn more at the NCSAM website.

 

What tips would you share for safe-keeping your online information?

 

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 1 Post

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 2 Post

 

Link to Part 2

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PBS Course Announcement: Week 1 Ending

An Announcement for PBS Learners in my course:
Made with ToonyTool.com
 

 

 

Created using ToonyTool, www.ToonyTool.com

 

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