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Students are ‘Zoom-Bombing’ online classes and harassing teachers as a ‘prank’

Students are ‘Zoom-Bombing’ online classes and harassing teachers as a ‘prank’

As schools around the world have transitioned to online during the COVID-19 crisis, a new threat to education has emerged. Hackers have begun to target video conferencing apps, such as Zoom and Google Hangouts, to harass students and teachers alike. Read more…

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Bored at home? You can get your first 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free.

Bored at home? You can get your first 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free.

TL;DR: As of April 3, anyone who hasn’t used Skillshare before can get their first two months of Skillshare Premium for free. 


Does social distancing have you *this close* to losing it? Because same.

Fortunately, everyone being stuck at home and bored out of their minds has led to a boom time for online learning: Udemy held a flash sale at the end of March (which appears to be extended through midnight tonight), while MasterClass is offering a BOGO deal for annual subscribers. And now, as of April 3, Skillshare is entering the fray with a promotion for new users where you can get your first two months of Skillshare Premium for free (normally $19 a month).  Read more…

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Want to create your own ‘Animal Crossing’? Learn to make games for just $49.

Want to create your own 'Animal Crossing'? Learn to make games for just $49.

TL;DR: As of April 3, you can get a lifetime subscription to School of Game Design for $49 — down from its value price of $5,990. 


On your newsfeed, sandwiched between news updates and livestreams of your favorite celebs ”stuck” in their mansions are probably screenshots of Animal Crossing: New Horizon homes. The new installment of the decades-old game has been gaining popularity ever since it was released just a few weeks ago, and part of it is because it brings you peace in a time where everything is uncertain. Then again, Animal Crossing is just a straight-up delightful game. Even without the pandemic, people would still find it fascinating to visit virtual islands and bonk each other’s heads with fishing poles. Read more…

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