Worried About Hackers? Call a Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts of the USA will introduce badges for online safety, combatting cyberbullying, and advanced IT skills beginning in Summer 2018.

A “first of its kind” using blockchain’s digital ledger technology [Barlyn]

AIG teams with IBM to use blockchain for ‘smart’ insurance policy — from reuters.com by Suzanne Barlyn Excerpt (emphasis DSC): Insurer American International Group Inc […]

Web host agrees to pay $1m after it’s hit by Linux-targeting ransomware [Goodin]

Web host agrees to pay $1m after it’s hit by Linux-targeting ransomware — from arstechnica.com by Dan Goodin Windfall payment by poorly secured host is […]

What sort of education will you need to be employable in the future?

From DSC: Given the increasing use of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence…how should the question of “What sort of education will you need to be […]

Apple announces HomePod — its answer to Amazon’s Echo — plus other announcements from Apple’s WWDC

From Apple itself: Apple Special Event. June 5, 2017 <— recording of today’s keynote address   HomePod reinvents music in the home San Jose, California — […]

7 Good Ed-Tech Stories You Might Have Missed

From teens-and-screens to cybersecurity jobs to online courses, strong ed-tech-related stories abounded at the Education Writers Association's 2017 national seminar.

2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. Here’s why. [weforum.org]

2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. Here’s why. — from weforum.org Excerpt (emphasis DSC): A recent acceleration of innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made it […]

“The Slickest Things Google Debuted at Its Big Event”+ several other items from Google I/O

The Slickest Things Google Debuted [on 5/17/17] at Its Big Event — from wired.com by Arielle Pardes Excerpt (emphasis DSC): At this year’s Google I/O, the company’s […]

Military Crossroads with Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Michael Francis, U.S. Army Sergeant From 2000 to 2004, I was an active duty Soldier in the United States Army and have been in the […]

DC: 12,000+ skills on Amazon’s new platform — Alexa. What will this new platform mean/deliver?

From DSC: There are now more than 12,000+ skills on Amazon’s new platform — Alexa.  I continue to wonder…what will this new platform mean/deliver to […]

Trump Orders Review of Cybersecurity Education, Workforce-Development Efforts

The federal Education Department is to advise the U.S. secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security on preparation of a report, due in 120 days.

The 2017 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed Blogs [Meghan Bogardus Cortez at edtechmagazine.com]

  The 2017 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed Blogs — from edtechmagazine.com by Meghan Bogardus Cortez These administrative all-stars, IT gurus, teachers and […]

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