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Welcome to the ultimate guide to hacking for beginners Are you tired of reading stories about ethical hacking over and over again, without really knowing what it means? Let’s change that! This post is for absolute beginners who qualify for these below: No experience with Cyber security (hacking) Limited experience Those that just can’t catch a break I’ve had my good share of Hats. Black, white or sometimes a blackish shade of grey. The darker it is,…

A beginner’s guide to Raspberry Pi It’s the little things that count A lot of people question what the term Internet of Things (IoT) Means, or what it represents particularly. Putting it simply, IoT is a term for categorizing anything that can be connected to the Internet. This includes: Alexa HomePod Android Watch Samsung smart fridge Even putting it that simply, it’s still confusing to a lot of people. Even trying to make you realize…

Disclaimer: The information below is purely my own personal opinion and research. You’re most welcome to share your opinion in the comments at the end of the article. There are a lot of reasons why Android is still better than iOS, even in 2019. Some of you might ask: Is Android really better than iOS? What are the main differences between Android and iOS? Which one should I pick to develop mobile apps?  Time for…

Why do most of the startups fail? We’ve all had the perfect idea to start a startup once in our lifetime. It was the next Facebook or Google. But, according to this article from FastCompany, roughly 75% of startups fail. 75%! But you’re not one of them, right? That’s what everyone thinks at first. In another study by Statistic Brain, the rate of failure in the US after five years was 50%, and over 70% after 10…

Most of us are familiar with the term of “service learning”, or also known as “community engagement”. Basically, service learning combines learning goals and community service in such ways that the student can grow academically and benefit the community. Quoting the National Service Learning Clearinghouse “It’s a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience” According to Wikipedia, service learning is “An educational approach that combines learning…

Taking a test is hard, and you need test taking strategies to excel. Test are usually stressful, and you seem to forget everything you’ve studied the night before. Coming from a personal instructor, the most common question is “What are the best test taking strategies?”. And that’s a great question to ask. Honestly. What you have to keep in mind is that different test require different strategies. For example, the SAT are completely different from…

Study tips that guarantee you success Studying is hard, especially if it’s a field that you don’t quite understand but it may get easier with a couple of study tips. There never seems to be the perfect time to start because always seems to get in the way.- Bu the good news is that you can develop a healthy habit – it’s never too late to start one. Here are some study tips to help…

We had an Educational Technology conference at our district yesterday and it was Amazing! I was one of the people who planned the event so it’s always hard to tell if things are going the way you envisioned them, but judging from the Tweets  and feedback I have received, it was truly AMAZING! In fact, a few people had insomnia last night because they couldn’t stop thinking about all the ideas that were shared. One of our teachers sent me a…

I just read Ed Week’s Blog post Q&A: Bill Gates on Teaching, Ed Tech, and Philanthropy and felt compelled to share my thoughts on it. Normally, I do not find myself agreeing with Bill’s educational philosophy but as I read through his responses they made a lot of sense. He makes a lot of good points. Teachers matter. In fact, they matter a lot and there is a huge need for teachers to get feedback on…

The music I listened to growing up was a powerful influence in my life. One of my favorite artists was Charlie Peacock. It’s been a while since I have listened to one of his songs, but today I had an experience that reminded me of his song Experience. This is a song with deep lyrics but the chorus catches the heart of it We can only possess what we experience, Truth, to be understood, must be…