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Facebook announces recipients of Digital Citizenship Research Grants. Pinterest’s First Investor Explains the Secret to the Startup's Success. “I was Pinterest’s first investor.”

Pinterest’s First Investor Explains the Secret to the Startup's Success

That’s a sentence I bet you wish you could say. Here at SXSW, I find myself sitting opposite angel investor Brian Cohen who happily owns that distinction. In other words, he found, as he calls them, a couple of young guys from NYU (Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp) at a business plan competition where angel investors “forage for new opportunities.” The rest is startup legend. Cohen, who has a background in publishing and is now the founder and chairman of the New York Angels, wanted to talk about what it was like to work with Pinterest in those early days, how the idea for Pinterest blossomed out of a different project Silbermann was working on, and what makes the Pinterest team different and therefore successful.

“They listened,” Cohen said — repeatedly. Where it All Started That listening started with a different product Silbermann was working on at Cold Brew Labs — an app called Tote. Challenges Bonus: 10 Creative Pinterest Board Hacks. Disney's Anti-Obesity 'Habit Heroes' Exhibit At Epcot Causes Controversy (PHOTOS) UPDATE : 2/28 2:23 p.m. -- Disney responded to our inquiries about the exhibit's closure with the following statement: We are currently in a soft opening period for Habit Heroes, which gives us a chance to collect guest feedback and test and adjust the attraction prior to its opening. In order to work on further improving and refining the experience, we've decided to close the attraction for the time being. We look forward to officially opening it soon. UPDATE : 2/26 2:08 p.m. -- Disney's Habit Heroes website has been shut down indefinitely for maintenance. "Sorry, Habit Heroes is down for maintenance," reads the website.

Disney World has officially joined the fight against childhood obesity -- and the reactions are mixed. An interactive exhibit named Habit Heroes opened on February 3rd as part of Disney's Innoventions , a two-building playspace at Epcot, the Orlando Sentinel reports . The Orlando Sentinel describes the Epcot exhibit : LOOK: Some of Disney's "bad habit" avatars. CyberWise by Diana Graber on Prezi. 17 People Who Were Fired For Using Facebook. Social Media Classroom. 12: Video, music, and visual presentations with Animoto. This is the 12th post in the “30 days to using the best of the web’s free tools for educators” series.

12: Video, music, and visual presentations with Animoto

Be sure to subscribe to the Teacher Challenge blog by RSS, like us on facebook, and follow us on twitter to keep up with future challenge posts as they are published. This guest post is written by the groovy librarian – Glenda Morris. Objectives In this teacher challenge activity you will: Be introduced to Animoto For Education.Create your own digital story on a topic of your own choice by inserting either your own images or Creative Commons licenced images (or a combination of both).Find Creative Commons licenced images if you don’t know how to locate them already.Write a blog post that includes the digital story you created and share it with the rest of the participants in this Challenge by embedding it to your blog.Make comment on the digital stories created by others in this challenge.Visit the discussion question for this activity and share your ideas.

Challenge Task Step 1. Step 4. The TeacherCast App Review Gallery features over 60 great app reviews. Helping Parents, Educators, (and Kids!) Understand and Use New Media Tools to Invigorate Education!