The $9 CHIP computer

Last May, I backed a project on Kickstarter1 for the CHIP computer. At $9, the CHIP computer is the cheapest single board computer (SBC) that is fully functional. The Raspberry Pi project released the Pi Zero at $5 during the past year, but it isn’t fully functional since you still have to buy an SD […]

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Android apps that currently run on Chromebooks

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While surfing the net looking for information on running Android Apps on my Chromebook Flip, I found an interesting page, Use Android apps from the Chrome Web Store. Apparently, there are about 36 android apps that you can currently run on the Chromebooks. Kinda cool, although the experience is a little jarring. I’m hoping the final […]

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How Parenting Affects Your Intelligence « Annie Murphy Paul

It’s distressing to think that the sound of a baby crying reduces our mental agility just at the moment when we most need it. But it helps to take the long view of parenthood and its effects on our intellectual capacities. In her wonderful book The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter, journalist Katherine Ellison reviews […]

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Open Educational Resources Will Evolve to Address the Problems We Hire Them to Solve – Education Next : Education Next

Today, open educational resources (OER) are an increasingly common feature in the K–12 education ecosystem. As one example, consider the popularity of Khan Academy, whose library of practice activities and videos are accessed each month by over 10 million users around the world and in many schools across the United States. Similarly, as school systems […]

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Read ebooks with a soundtrack with Booktrack

Booktrack is a service that adds a soundtrack to ebooks. As you read the book, there can be added music and sound effects to enhance the immersion level of the book. Once you sign up, you can select one of their books to read, which is pretty cool in itself. The magic happens when you […]

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