Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning:

1. Five ways Alexa can help you improve productivity.
Full story from Fast Company

2. Now students can tour colleges—through virtual reality.
Full story from the Conversation

3. Rethinking the 4-year model of higher education.
Full story from Inside Higher Ed

4. Edtech startup helps solve the problem of digital distraction.
Full story from Forbes

5. Why digital technology should be prioritized in the classroom.
Full story from FEWeek

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