Umbrella Here

Umbrella Here is a light that can be attached on an umbrella. It is controlled by a mobile app that tells people that this umbrella is available for sharing. Just like the light you would see on a taxi. When the light is on, it represents that strangers are welcome to come in and share your umbrella.

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Reimagining Learning: Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta identifies 3 major challenges with our current approach to education and suggests how a shift to personalized learning is the key to the future of education in America. To make this shift, we must close the digital divide between those who can leverage technology to reimagine learning and those who simply use technology to digitize the status quo.

Schools Are Gobbling Up Chromebooks: 1 Million Sold in 3 Months

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While the iPad continues to flourish in schools, lots of education software benefits from a physical keyboard, so laptops also make it easier for students to create — not just consume — content. Chromebooks could undergo wear and tear from students, too; schools don’t have to worry about repairs for the most part, considering the low price tag.

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Facebook Will Use Drones and Lasers to ‘Beam’ Internet to the World

After announcing Internet.org last year, an initiative to improve Internet access across the globe, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the Connectivity Lab, a new team of scientists that has been working on the ambitious project. He said that the Connectivity Lab would develop “new platforms for connectivity on the ground, in the air and in orbit,” according to a post on Internet.org on Thursday.

How are they going to do it?