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:
Try out Dotstorming by casting your Vote in my Dotstorming Poll.
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/
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.
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.
The 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
In 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.