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2 in Share Become a Web Developer from Scratch Learn all the programming languages needed to become a Web Developer from scratch including the new HTML5 and CSS3. Explore this online course at Putting together a list of 10 Inspirational Student Blogs recently was such an eye-opener to the fantastic ways students are using the internet, I couldn’t resist delving deeper and checking out some of the ways they are using social media too!
My class had a unique and fun experience on twitter recently when they were able to tweet with two local weather experts. It all started when I tweeted to several news stations asking if they would be interested in tweeting with my Kindergarten class. I think reaching out to these experts on twitter is much more effective than email because the people you are looking for need to be familiar with the tool anyway.
Twitter is not just about 140 characters anymore. Ever since it introduced Twitter Cards , it’s been expanding the scope of a Tweet to include photos, videos, music, article extracts, and more. Today Twitter announced three new types of cards to display information about apps, products, and photo galleries, but it also added a couple of key features that will make Twitter a natural distribution platform for mobile apps. Developers will be able to add links at the bottom of their Twitter cards to get people to download their app directly from a mobile app store or deep link into their apps for those who already have them. These new features are designed to drive app installs and deep linking into mobile apps. From Twitter’s Developer blog
Before we ask how , I think we should address why social media should be taught in schools. Students may appear to be comfortable using social media, but don’t assume that they know how to use it appropriately in a classroom setting . Educators Baiyun Chen and Thomas Bryer from the University of Central Florida conducted research on instructional strategies for social media last year, and they pointed out that, “one of the common themes in previous research is that students use social media for personal reasons, but rarely for educational or learning purposes.”
Ashton Kutcher, at one time the celebrity with the biggest Twitter following, has been affected by hackers. Photograph: AP Twitter plans to introduce a "two-factor authentication" option that would make it impossible for hackers or vandals to break into accounts – even if they acquired the passwords. The "2FA" system, which is also offered as an option by Google for its Gmail email system, blocks access from new devices or internet addresses, even when using the correct password, unless accompanied by a short numerical code that is sent separately to the account owner's mobile phone. The news comes just days after the company reset the passwords on at least 250,000 accounts , after hackers broke into its systems and were suspected of accessing users' data, including email addresses and encrypted passwords.
(Credit: Facebook) Get ready -- Facebook is making changes to how users access its privacy settings, again. The social network hopes this latest overhaul will make the now bloated process easier to understand, according to a blog post today from Sam Lessin, a director of product for Facebook. The changes, which come a day after Facebook implemented its new privacy polices , are mainly cosmetic. Facebook is not changing what settings you can set, except for the option to block searches of your profile within the social network.
I must admit I was skeptical and originally questioned the validity of Twitter. I initially viewed Twitter as just a tedious free service that lets you send a 140-character message, or “tweet to your followers” of lackluster and hum-drum information. I was not really interested in reading about the location of someone checking in on Four Square or what he or she was eating for dinner. See Also: It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged Yet, I was totally surprised at all the benefits that Twitter provides to high school and college students.
Facebook continues to do its part to help stamp out bullying with Thursday’s launch of the Prevent Bullying page as part of National Bullying Awareness Month. The social network gathered together resources on the topic, including: A support dashboard where users can follow up on problem posts.
EVANSVILLE — Using the Twitter hashtag #myparty12, a group of 30 students from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.'s New Tech Institute gathered Wednesday night to watch the 2012 Presidential debate, along with students at other New Tech schools throughout Indiana and across the nation. Early in the debate, social studies teacher Maryanne Mathews asked the group who they thought was winning, and multiple hands shot in the air for President Barack Obama , a Democrat, versus the handful that went up for his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Along with tweeting, students were playing Bingo to certain phrases the candidates used, including 47 percent, free trade and Medicare. "They've really been listening to the issues, and they have their own take on them," Mathews said. Sixteen-year-old junior Jacob Fuchs attended because he wanted to be with fellow classmates while watching the debate to see which candidate he believed would be the best for the job.
The Internet affords children endless opportunities to get into serious trouble, downloading what they shouldn't download, looking at what they shouldn't be looking at, and getting ideas about what they shouldn't be getting ideas about. But the good news is that if your kids are like mine, they may be doing some or all of those things... but there's another use for the Internet that's attracting their time and attention. It's called teaching. That's right -- your kids are most likely teaching other kids how to do things that interest them.
SALEM - A doctor, a juvenile prosecutor and a police officer stressed Internet safety to fifth and sixth graders Thursday, telling them to think before they post anything to social media sites. "Once it's out there, there's no turning back," Columbiana County Assistant Prosecutor Denise Weingart said. Weingart, Dr.
I’m a cheerleader. Maybe no longer literally, with the pleated skirt and standing back tuck, but my innate desire to encourage and get people excited is definitely still part of my every day life. And maybe this is exactly what education needs more of—a sense of teamwork and the desire to cheer each other on. All educators know that our field is an especially isolated one, specifically in the cases of collaboration and sharing best practices.
In its continuing quest for mobile browsing supremacy, Google updated Chrome for iOS yesterday. The biggest change the update brings is new sharing options. Now, Chrome for iOS boasts more ways to share a Web page than Mobile Safari. With Mobile Safari , you have two sharing options: e-mail and Twitter. With Chrome for iOS, you now can share via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and G+.
At long last, the new LinkedIn News Feed is here! For years I have been completely baffled by LinkedIn’s partnership with Twitter to allow a mass automation of tweets to be published the LinkedIn News Feed. All those robotic tweets rife with too many hashtags and bad punctuation essentially rendered the LinkedIn News Feed useless, gave it the appearance of a cluttered mess, and was the antithesis of social (as in social media). So, now that the automated tweets are gone and the LinkedIn News Feed has a new design with larger pictures, it would be a very good time for nonprofit staff to start posting authentically to the LinkedIn News Feed again. I also recommend that you start promoting your LinkedIn Group if you haven’t done so in awhile because when people join a group that action gets published to a now much less cluttered news feed.
We’ve all done it. Your friend uploads a picture of their new puppy to Facebook, and you somehow manage to leave a comment congratulating them instead on their “new pappy.” So what do you do? Until now, the only thing Facebook would let you do to correct the error was delete the comment and start again.
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