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[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Bill Gates’ 3-Pronged Approach to Serving ‘The New Majority’ of American Students
“Keynote speeches tend to be more inspirational than informational. But when you’re Bill Gates, and your foundation has poured billions of dollars in American education, these talks can offer a glimpse into the current and future priorities where his money may be headed”.
TAGS College Readiness • Personalized Learning • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation EdSurge, April 2016
[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Facebook Isn’t the Social Network Anymore
“I’m emblematic of Facebook’s problem. I’m far from the paranoid sort, and I don’t think the company is evil, or even particularly unscrupulous, as multinational corporations go. Yet I stopped sharing anything too personal on Facebook years ago”.
TAGS Facebook • Social Media • Privacy Slate, April 2016
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“They printed out all 7.1 million tickets in Australia, paid $60,000 to ship them to the U.S., negotiated bulk buys with grocery stores all around Virginia about how they could send cashier’s checks to buy tens of thousands of lottery tickets.”
TAGS Lottery • Math • Probabilities Slate, April 2016
[icon name=”video-camera” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]The Dawn of the Age of Holograms | Alex Kipman
“We are all beginning to build technology that will enable us to return to the humanity that brought us where we are today — technology that will let us stop living inside this 2D world of monitors and pixels, and let us start remembering what it feels like to live in our 3D world. It’s a phenomenal time to be human”.
TAGS Augmented Reality • Future • Hologram TED, April 2016