Article discussing some of the works that would likely have entered public domain in 2016 if the 1976 Copyright Act had never been passed.
Interesting description of how technology might change the way people with visual impairments interact with the world around them. Ranges from face recognition to beacons plus more. Good read.
Good article about writing for the mobile web. Done in the context of libraries but would apply to other service type web sites.
I have participated in many Scoville panels and prepped food for the test. Brings back some fond memories.
Article discussing some the issues Wikipedia is now facing. Might be worth reading in a course to spark some discussions.
Nice short article about secure passwords with a short video.
Provides both sides of the situation to some extent. Our students need to be aware that this is a potential problem. Might be worth reading for a course.
The Ways is a production of the Wisconsin Media Lab. It's about learning through traditions and language. Filmed on location, the segments include the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Ho-Chunk Nation, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican. There's a wide range of topics, very useful for K-12 teachers.
Another article about how cables connect the continents for internet connectivity. Lots of maps (current and historic) and historic background for telephony.
Student discovery sets involving primary source materials on a number of topics--The Constitution, The Dust Bowl, Segregation, Japanese American Internment, etc. Looks like upper elementary, middle and high school.
2 minute video showing the cables that connect the internet. Most are surprisingly vulnerable.
Very long article about adaptive instruction and its possible future in education. Gives background on how textbook companies are moving in this direction. Has anecdotes. Thinks about the implications long-term for people and for education.
Fonts are intellectual property and protected to some extent by law. The article lays out some of the problems and describe how new fonts are developed. Also mentioned some recent IP problems.