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Student Success with Unified Technology
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“Our biggest goal that excites us is to be able to work with a company that clearly shares that same goal,” says Austin Miller-Siple, the district’s Director of Technology. “PowerSchool Unified Classroom is built around student learning. There’s a clear understanding when you get into Unified Classroom and start to delve in deeper into assessment, into the learning page, into the gradebook, that there’s a lot of focus and time spent understanding student learning, how students learn, and how they’re going to interact with the software.”

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How to disable My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing without erasing your photos
Raul DELGADO

You might want to turn these features off, but you surely want to retain everything in them.

Macworld reader PJ wrote in to ask about disabling My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing without losing anything. He received dire warnings when he attempted to turn them off. In most cases, you won’t lose anything, but tread wisely.

Find the full article here: https://www.macworld.com/article/3295009/photography/how-to-disable-my-photo-stream-and-icloud-photo-sharing-without-erasing-your-photos.html

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THE 1TB SAMSUNG 860 EVO, OUR FAVORITE SSD FOR MOST PEOPLE, IS CHEAPER THAN EVER
Hector MONTERO

Our favorite SSD for most people is on sale right now. Upgrading to an SSD is one of the best ways to speed up an aging PC, and today the 1TB Samsung 860 EVO is just $200 at Amazon and B&H Photo Video. That’s only about $20 cheaper than where it’s been sitting lately, but this is the lowest price we’ve seen yet. This drive was selling for more than $270 at the start of the summer.

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Microsoft Buys Video-Discussion Platform Flipgrid
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Author: Jeffrey R. Young  

Jun 18, 2018

A video-discussion platform originally started by a University of Minnesota professor to keep in touch with students for a course he was teaching has been purchased by tech giant Microsoft.

The tool, called Flipgrid, is based on a simple idea—that people on a team (or in a class) might want to share short videos within their group but not with the whole internet. You’d think that could be done with YouTube or Vimeo but, at least today, those platforms don’t make it easy to share a video with a small group of users while keeping everyone else out. So that’s basically all Flipgrid does. And it has grown quickly in K-12 and higher education—its leaders say it has 20 million users and has been used in more than 50,000 classrooms.

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