Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB excerpt — “Chairman of the TBD”

GamesBeat is publishing this exclusive excerpt of Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB. Read Part 1 here.  To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reached out to Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation and The History of the Future: Oculus, …


Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB excerpt — “Chairman of the TBD”

GamesBeat is publishing this exclusive excerpt of Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB. Read Part 1 here.  To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reached out to Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation and The History of the Future: Oculus, …


Free Technology for Teachers: A Great Update to Google Sites

Earlier this week I wrote about how I’m having my students use Google Sites as digital portfolios. Right after that I published that post Google announced a few helpful updates to Google Sites. Then yesterday there was another update announced. The latest update might be the best one yet for those who use Google Sites …


Facebook sues Hong Kong’s ILikeAd over alleged ad fraud

(Reuters) — Facebook on Thursday sued a Hong Kong company that it said baited people into clicking on celebrities’ photos and bogus advertising links, so it could install malware and run ads for counterfeit goods, diet pills and male enhancement supplements. The social media company accused ILikeAd Media International software developer Chen Xiao Cong and …


You don’t have to share your phone number for Facebook logins anymore

Passwords can be a bear sometimes — particularly if you’re prone to forgetting them. In an effort to help users regain access to their Facebook profiles when they lose track of their login information, Facebook today announced that it’s rolling out updated login, registration, and recovery screens to its apps in regions where email addresses …


Practical Ed Tech Creativity Conference Schedule

The Practical Ed Tech Creativity Conference is next week. It is a free event that anyone can attend online. Register here or through the form below and you’ll be enrolled in all of these free webinar presentations. Here’s the line-up of presentations.Easy Ways to Make Your Own AppsDecember 10 at 3pm ET – Richard ByrneNot …


How Saber Interactive crammed the Witcher 3 onto Switch

Getting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to work on Nintendo Switch was a major undertaking. But it’s a challenge that Saber Interactive chief executive officer Matthew Karch was confident his team could overcome. After all, this is the same team that upgraded The Wither 3 into 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. …


Tools to Improve the Accessibility of Websites, Videos, and Slides

We all have different needs and preferences when it comes to consuming the media in our lives. Our students are the same. Some need webpages read aloud, some need different color schemes or fonts, and others need captions enabled on videos. Those are just a few of the things that can be done to improve …


Nintendo doesn’t add Super Mario RPG to Switch Online’s SNES games

Nintendo has updated the roster of retro games available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service with six games that are not Super Mario RPG. But this is the first sign that the publisher plans to add more Super Nintendo games to the service over time. Nintendo revealed the additions in an announcement trailer …


Google Sites as Digital Portfolios

The computer science courses that I’m teaching this year are almost entirely project-based courses. I’m having them do two things to keep track of their progress throughout their projects. One of those things is use Google Sheets to keep track of materials and keep track of their trials. The other thing that they’re doing is …


Google Fiber eliminates 100Mbps plan for new customers

Google Fiber, the division of Google parent company Alphabet that provides fiber-to-the-premises service in the U.S., will no longer sell 100Mbps broadband plans to new customers. In a blog post this morning, Fiber announced that it’ll only offer gigabit (1,000Mbps) plans going forward in all 18 regions where it’s launched to date. The gigabit plan’s …