Tuesday, August 14, 2018

#TechTipTuesday - Hard Reboot, you should try it

It's an oldy but a goody,

For many of us in the education world we are starting a new year and with that in mind it's time to remember to take care of that piece of tech you use more often than your front door.

Your phone.

Once upon a time we called it a smart phone, nowadays we just call them our phones. Honestly though it's a teeny tiny powerful computer in your pocket or more likely in your palm, and just like a regular sized computer it needs to be shut down. Like all the way. Hold the power button, swipe to power it off and let it rest a minute.
Then when you can't take it anymore turn it back on.

Repeat this process at least once a week to let it rest, refresh and be it's best self.

Happy New (school) Year

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

#TechTipTuesday - iPhone Camera

This week, is the week to check your iPhone camera setting to make sure your photos can be used outside of the Apple ecosystem. Watch the video below to learn how, listen to the podcast to learn more, or follwo the steps below to just make the change today.

Steps to changing your setting:

Open Settings on your iPhone
Scroll down to Camera and tap on it
Locate the word formats
Tap on it
Tap on the option labeled "Most compatible"

Go back to your main settings page and continue using your phone per usual

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Post Tech on the Side - Ep. 15 To code or not to code, that is the question

The Tech Toys That Secretly Teach My Kids Coding Skills

My 4-year-old son has plenty of toys, and now that we have a daughter, too, it's probably only a matter of time before the house is teeming with kids' stuff. Most of the toys we have - building sets, board games, and art supplies - will be familiar to anyone, but over the last few years, we've also become quite acquainted with STEM (that's science, technology, engineering, and math) toys.

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, cramming facts and figures, and immersing themselves in coding class.

Instagram rolls out Focus portrait mode for videos and photos

Instagram is one-upping Apple with a portrait mode feature that runs on a wider variety of phones and works with video, not just photos. Last month, TechCrunch reported about a Focus feature buried in Instagram's code, which began publicly testing a week later.

Adobe Launches Spark With Premium Features for Every Student, Free of Charge

SAN JOSE, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced today that Spark for Education with premium features and additional functionality is now available to K-12 and higher education students free of charge. This follows an announcement during Bett 2018 and successful trials with K-12 institutes in various school districts across North America.

Introducing Anchor Cohosts: the easiest way to find someone to record your podcast with

Everybody is passionate about something. Whether it's foreign films, sushi, politics, or baseball, there's probably something you can talk about forever. At Anchor, we've always wanted to make it really easy for people to talk about the things they love and be heard by people all over the world.