Edcerpts are my weekly round up of interesting links and ideas I discovered on the internet. It is published on Mondays for the previous week
- Chrome’s new shortcuts help search your tabs, bookmarks, and history – The Verge – Using @ is pretty cool, but to search open tabs, I like to use
shift-control (command on the Mac) ato pull down the tab search. Then I can find the tab using only the keyboard. This has been a godsend since I usually have over 200 tabs open at any given time.
- New Chrome features to save battery and make browsing smoother – My solution has been to have 32GB of RAM and a power outlet nearby, but that’s not a very efficient one.
- Always Teach in Beta – John Spencer – Mark Zuckerberg has a saying, “Move fast and break things.” Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazxon is a firm believer of embracing risk. “If you’re going to take bold bets, they’re going to be experiments,” Bezos explained. “And if they’re experiments, you don’t know ahead of time if they’re going to work. Experiments are by their very nature prone to failure. But a few big successes compensate for dozens and dozens of things that didn’t work.”
- We used to get excited about technology. What happened? | MIT Technology Review – The last time I was truly excited for technology is when I purchased an iPod Touch. I didn’t have AT&T service in my town so an iPhone was out of the question. The iOS App Store was still a few months away, but even in its limited state, the iPod Touch was magical.
- ‘NO’: Grad Students Analyze, Hack, and Remove Under-Desk Surveillance Devices Designed to Track Them – If you’re going to spy on students, you might not want to pick grad students in the “Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute” where they are studying surveillance.
- Write a blog post with three suggestions on how teachers can use ChatGPT for teaching and learning – EdTech Factotum – ChatGPT is an amazing step forward in technology and will upend the idea of writing for assessment. It’s still not good enough when it comes to facts.
- Free Technology for Teachers: Back to Basics With Email and RSS – RSS is one of my most used technologies, probably second to the browser. It is a great tool to not only keep up with things going on around you, but to also keep track of things you’ve already seen. Instead of Social Media’s unending stream, RSS has an end.
- RSS Feed Reader Fun – Feedbro – A Firefox addon for RSS feeds.