“It’s time to admit we don’t know what we’re doing when it comes to educational technology.” ~Daniel Willingham, author of Why Don’t Students Like School?
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A fun, little Venn diagram creation tool. I used it for a Peer Review prompt in my online class.
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This week’s quote is courtesy of innovator, Massimo Banzi, the creator of Arduino. April 2nd is the worldwide Arduino Day. Click this link for more information.
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The animation features at the Tagul web site add engagement for students!
(Scroll over the content to see for yourself!)
The New York Times is cheaper than ever for college students. The Times is now offering new student subscribers a $1 a week digital package, which grants full access to NYTimes.com and its apps.
Any student who is interested needs to sign up using a valid school email address and their graduation year.
Information Source: Fishbowl
Students encounter difficult situations online every day. (“Should I be looking at this?” “This Snapchat seems offensive.”) To help students develop appropriate, well-reasoned, and self-protecting actions and reactions for these situations, educator Matt Harris shares a list of nine internet safety scenarios that teachers can play
out with their students. Maybe they should make a digital citizenship version of Whose Line
Star Trek Boldly Goes to CBS All Access in 2017
CBS is bringing back Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, but the new series will boldly go where no previous iteration of the show has gone before: on a digital platform. In a first for CBS, the network announced Monday morning that a new Star Trek series will premiere in 2017 with new characters, imaginative new worlds, and new civilizations on the broadcast network. Then it will move to the network’s subscription-on-demand service called CBS All Access, which costs $6.00 per month (Adweek).
CBS All Access already features every previous episode of Star Trek (Mashable)
. The CBS All Access Star Trek.
Phishing is an e-mail fraud method in which the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. Typically, the messages appear to come from well known and trustworthy Web sites. Our local bank was the victim in a recent phishing scandal (TechTarget). Phishing emails typically ask users to click through to a website where they are asked to update personal information that are already on file with the organization that the user has already provided. Examples include passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, and/or bank account numbers (Webopedia).
- 6.1 Billion phishing e-mails sent world-wide each month.
- The Federal Trade Commission reports that the average loss to each person successfully phished is $1,200.00.
How savvy are you when it comes to finding phishing emails? Take the IQ test provided by SonicWALL and see how you do!