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When Rivers Were Trails: an indigenous take on Oregon Trail

When Rivers Were Trails is a "Native-themed decision-based RPG" based on the classic Apple ][+ game "Oregon Trail," in which you play an 1890 Anishinaabeg person who has been forced off your land in Fond du Lac, Minnesota and must migrate through the northwest to California.

The game was created by Elizabeth LaPensée -- an ...

How-to video maker Jumprope launches to leapfrog YouTube

Sick of pausing and rewinding YouTube tutorials to replay that tricky part? Jumprope is a new instructional social network offering a powerful how-to video slideshow creation tool. Jumprope helps people make step-by-step guides to cooking, beauty, crafts, parenting and more using voice-overed looping GIFs for each phase. And creators can export their whole lesson for ...

Douglas Rushkoff on “Team Human” and fighting for our place in the future

The ethics of technology is not a competition. But if aliens happened to descend upon our planet right this moment, Arrival-style, demanding to speak with our top tech ethicist, Douglas Rushkoff would be a reasonable option. Rushkoff — a prolific writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker once named by MIT as “one of the world’s ten leading intellectuals,” ...

How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

To find your dream job, you need to invest more time and effort. Sending out resumes and cover letters won’t be enough to get you the job you’ve always wanted. Being persistent when you don’t get any response won’t help either. For an effective job search, you need a careful and well-planned strategy. If you ...

Want to learn Python for cheap? These online courses are buy one, get one free.

04.14.2019 · Posted in Education Articles, Technology Articles

Editor's note: Mashable and PCMag are both owned by Ziff Davis. Everyone has some sort of special talent. It may involve having flexible toes or being weirdly good at cartoon character impressions, but hey — it's your thing. But it would b... ...

Disney/Lucasfilm donates $1.5 million to FIRST

A day after the big Episode IX reveal, Disney and subsidiary Lucas film announced that it will be donating $1.5 million to FIRST . The non-profit group was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 to help teach STEM through initiatives like robotics competitions. Disney’s money will go to provide education and outreach to the underserved ...

Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company’s co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned. The objective is to do more than simply keep the company afloat, Thrun told ...

Screening Surveillance: three short science fiction films about surveillance, with accompanying classroom materials

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada funded Screening Surveillance project: a trio of Creative Commons licensed short science fiction films about "everyday issues around big data and surveillance." The movies run about 10 minutes each, and come with classroom materials.

The movies were produced under the auspices of Queens University's Surveillance Studies ...

Today, Michigan regulators vote on conservative education “reform” plan to purge the word “democracy” from curriculum

Former Michigan Republican State Senator Patrick Colbeck has put together an ambitious, far-ranging educational "reform" package that is being voted on today by the Michigan State Board of Education.

The plan purges the curriculum of all mentions of LBGTQI issues, to Roe v Wade, and almost all references to climate change.

More disturbingly (and more ...