The Digital Disparities Facing Lower-Income Teenagers Natasha Singer With less access to computers and Internet connections at home, lower-income teenagers face ‘digital inequality,’ a new study on children’s media use reports. Copyright 2015 | The New York Times Company | NYTimes.com 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018
My students build mobile apps for Android devices, and I’ve been exploring options to get more devices for them to use while developing, testing and demonstrating their apps. I’ve been playing around with the Amazon Fire tablet the past few days, and it’s passing my tests, so I wanted to post this information. Fire Basics… Read More $35 Amazon Fire – An affordable tablet for your classroom?
Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance By CHARLIE SAVAGE The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, raising concerns among some privacy advocates. Copyright 2013 | The New York Times Company | NYTimes.com 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018
At the Printer, Living Tissue By HENRY FOUNTAIN At labs around the world, researchers have been experimenting with bioprinting, but there are many formidable obstacles to overcome. Copyright 2013 | The New York Times Company | NYTimes.com 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018
Virtual U. Master’s Degree Is New Frontier of Study Online By TAMAR LEWIN The master’s degree offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology through massive open online courses has the potential to disrupt higher education.
See the Pinterest page and the YouTube video GE Garages is a high-tech, hands-on lab celebrating inventors and entrepreneurs, and providing the opportunity for everyday people to get their hands dirty and discover modern manufacturing processes. Launched at South By South West in Austin, Texas, people have been flocking to the Garages to weld, build, make and invent.… Read More For Engineers and other Curious and Creative folks – GE Garages coming to Chicago
It’s official; I’m joining the faculty at Lane Tech. The school has made a big commitment to CS education, and I’ll be working with (and learning from) 3 other talented CS teachers. Thanks to all for their support and encouragement.
The folks at MIT are working on a new version of Appinventor (“Newblocks”), which includes a browser-based Blocks Editor (no more downloading/launching the Java app.) It’s very much in development, but you can take a look and play around; projects are not currently (but will eventually be) compatible across versions. Info at http://appinventor.mit.edu/newblocks/ App at http://newblocks.appinventor.mit.edu/ … Read More Some new stuff at Android Appinventor
Join Google Developers Group Chicago Android on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM in Chicago 1871 co-working space. http://www.meetup.com/chicago-google/events/128053022/
We live in a great time for self-directed, on-line CS education; students should find programs they like and become a part of those communities. (If the links below don’t work for you, do a Google search on the program name.) If you’re interested in developing mobile apps, take a look at Android AppInventor at http://appinventor.mit.edu/ ; if… Read More Continuing your Computer Science education