Bust out some mad AI generated rhymes with BeatBot

Bust out some mad AI generated rhymes with BeatBot. Source: Itay Niv – BeatBot BeatBot is an experiment in music generation, using a stead beat in which you lay down your rhythms. Once you have a good beat going, BeatBot can automatically generate a rap. Don’t hold your breath on the quality of the rap, it’s usually hilarious gibberish. […]

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Creator of the first word processor dies

Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died at 93 this week. She was most known as the designer of the first true word-processing computer. But she designed many other innovative computing systems and helmed Redactron Corporation, a company that helped transform offices by producing and distributing her word-processor device. Source: Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should […]

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Create your own face emoji with Emojibuilder

Create your own face emoji with Emojibuilder. Emoji Builder lets you build different face emojis. The site could be used by students to create an avatar for themselves or to create characters for a story or animation. Once created, the emojis download as a .png file. To create an emoji, you can select the various parts […]

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BetterLesson provides free lesson plans and also offers PD opportunities

Their mission: To support every teacher in the world in developing the next generation of compassionate, resourceful, and iterative learners. Source: BetterLesson | Professional Learning Reimagined BetterLesson provides access to thousands of free lesson plans and resources. These lesson plans are groups by subject, grade level and standard. Beyond the lesson plans is a thorough and comprehensive […]

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What the green padlock in your browser really means

Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice. New research indicates that half of all phishing scams are now hosted on Web sites whose Internet address includes the padlock and begins with […]

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Gamification in HS government and Econ

I got the chance to go into Mike Franz’s high school gov & econ class when they were playing YOLO, a year-long game where one week of school represents one year of life. The first week of the game the students are 18 years old, the last week of the game they are near retirement […]

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