NPR has over 800,000 audio segments that you can embed on web pages, Tumblr, tweets, etc. This explains how to do it.
WolframAlpha project that tries to identify what is in an image. You drage the image onto the page and see what happens. It's using ideas of neural nets as the artificial intelligence method. Right now, sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong. It is probably learning through mistakes.
Interesting read that could be incorporated into ES 380. If misinformation about you appears on the web or if things in your life change, how can it be corrected or updated? It's not easy.
Interesting article about what is happening in Louisiana as of May 2015 regarding funding for higher education. Has implications for other states and for the future of higher education in general. Lots to think about here. Also provides info for some other states.
A site that reviews media (video, web sites, virtual worlds, etc.) for "kids, families and schools". Has some good resources for teachers and might be a site teachers suggest for parents.
Interesting idea for undergraduate education. This proposal involves MOOCs but if student successfully complete, they can pay money and get credits to ASU for $200/credit. Another idea that could lead to a change in higher education.
Another article about software/hardware/intellectual property. If a piece of equipment is run by software do you actually OWN the equipment? Or is it licensed? The lines are blurring and this is an interesting story to use for ES 380.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about state testing for Common Core. Describes the situation as of spring 2015. Very political but creating problems for schools. Use in ES 415?
Support from Apple for removing a variety of adware from your Mac. Gives instructions for most of the common ones (and there are a lot!).
Good article explaining how and why haptic feedback (aka force touch) in some of the more recent Apple devices is useful for people with a variety of special needs.
We talked about this about a year ago in ES 286. Worth another look as it appears closer to actually being available to buy. There are some wheelchair videos worth finding and using for class.
Good overview article on the topic. Actually, some of this was done by one or two companies I interviewed at--including Intel in the mid-1990s. Being asked the questions that were asked was strange--but it really made me think as a potential employee and made me ask them questions I had never thought to ask. We all need to do this more. Sounds like an interesting book.
Short article describing the resolution of the Amazon-Hachette dispute over ebook pricing that dragged on for months.
A good description of what the FCC does with advertising on TV. Good contrast with the online world. Preservice teachers need to think about what it is kids are seeing in ads both on TV and online. Might be useful for ES 380.