Tech News Weekly

Apr 9th 2020

Tech News Weekly 128

Teaching Students Through YouTube

Dorsey's COVID Fund, YouTube Classroom
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Category: News

Jack Dorsey's billion-dollar COVID fund, Bringing the classroom to YouTube, Microsoft doubles down on virtual events

  • Kurt Wagner from Bloomberg discusses how Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has committed 1 billion dollars to COVID-19 related efforts and why now is a particularly good time for him to do so.
  • Sophie Lucido Johnson is a teacher who has chosen to utilize YouTube over Zoom for her remote classroom work. She shared her reasons why in a post on OneZero and talks about those reasons with Mikah and Jason.
  • Microsoft insiders told Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet and Windows Weekly that the company will postpone the release of its dual-screen Windows X devices to 2021 due to COVID-19 supply chain issues.
  • The Unicode Consortium announced that new EMOJI will be pushed back to at least 2021 due to the pandemic.

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