Why Zuckerberg Should "Share" the Facebook Kingdom Facebook is worth $75-$100 billion. If we broke that down by user, it would mean that each individual is worth $118.34. Or, if we're looking at it in terms of revenue from 2011 - $3.71 billion - each user is worth $4.39 in revenue per user per year. Yet Zuckerberg owns 28.4% of Facebook, and holds 56.9% of the voting power. The world over is reacting to the fact that Facebook has now put a dollar value on 845 million users' personal data. The status update has more than 70,000 "likes" and 6127 shares, but only 128 comments. There's a common, understood practice in the Facebook culture. Zuck didn't "like" any of the comments that anyone posted. "Personal relationships are the fundamental unit of our society," Zuckerberg writes in his IPO letter.
Scoops 17 Reasons Facebook is Right for Education Home » Social Media Social media stats are on the rise (yes, still), and if you haven't gotten on board with Facebook yet, you may be at a disadvantage. Time for a pop quiz! Don't worry, I'm not grading. Take a look at these 17 true/false statements. You see that... most of your students are on Facebook.most of your colleagues & students' parents are on Facebook.most of your local community is on Facebook.even one of your friends' pet dog is on Facebook. I don't need a Master's in Social Media to guess that your answers to these questions are "Yes". The point is there is value in using a popular social media outlet that people already touch base with on a daily basis. OK, now back to the quiz. You are interested in... You are a teacher who wants... You are a school administrator who wants to...
Book Creator Since I discovered Red Jumper’s Book Creator I have been singing it’s praises from the rooftops! It has proven itself time and time again in the classroom, and when teachers have been shown the potential they have always thought of lots of different ways it could be used. Put simply it allows you to create your own iBook. An iBook with pictures, video, sound and text. An iBook which can be shared through dropbox (as an e.pub) or opened in iBooks. The possibilities of this app are endless! The app uses a similar place text and object interface to pages, allowing ‘blocks’ of text to be placed and objects freely placed around them. There is also an excellent tutorial in PDF, which can be printed out and shared with staff if they are feeling overwhelmed, however in my experience, most staff will quickly pick up how to use this app. Perfect For: Year 2 – Key Stage 2 Groups/Clubs – schools which are introducing the iPads as well as 1:1 Lesson Examples: Rebecca Related Suggestions:
Apple and social networks under fire over iPhone privacy Apple and social networks are under fire for distributing several social media apps through Apple’s iTunes store that harvest iPhone contact information without users’ permission. iPhone apps from social networking sites – including Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Instagram, Foodspotting, Path and Yelp – are reported to access the iPhone address book. In a letter to Apple, two US congressmen have called on Apple to explain why it has not blocked the apps, which violate Apple’s user guidelines. The Apple guidelines say: "Apps that read or write data outside its designated container area will be rejected." The social networking apps' practice was discovered by an app developer in Singapore who noticed his contacts had been copied from his iPhone address book, without his consent, by a social network called Path, according to the BBC. Dave Morin, chief executive of Path, issued an apology in a blog post and said the social network would ask users to opt in to share their contact information.
50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one. While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. Edit: Do you like this post image? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Apps for Guided Reading We have carried out various projects in schools looking at using the iPads to encourage reading. Guided Reading time, or group reading time, is especially popular. Ideally the teacher and the iPads would be in different groups – the iPads are encouraging independent reading, and activities which allow the children to explore books, character, plot and so on by themselves. It is important that texts chosen and activities selected are appropriate to the level of the children, and often the teachers introduces a text to the children first. So, what are the apps that work really well in these sessions? A summary of the apps teachers have found popular during guided reading. Groups that are left to read independently: I have already looked at some excellent book apps here - and setting a group with a book connected to their school work is an excellent idea. Bobo & Light – by Game Collage However – don’t forget non-fiction reading. Retelling a story Vocabulary and Sentence level work Book Creation
Facebook's Approach To Innovation Is The Secret To Its Success The Ultimate Guide To Using Twitter In Education Twitter seems to be here to stay. As one of the most popular ways for teachers, students, and the general public to communicate, it’s becoming a must-have tool in almost every teacher’s toolbox. However, numerous recent studies have shown that education in general has been slow to adopt social media. In an effort to speed up this adoption process, below you’ll find a boatload of resources on the past, present, and future of Twitter in education as well as some helpful guides to using the tool in the classroom. This guide is by no means exhaustive and is meant to be added to on a regular basis. The History of Communication The following is a guest post excerpt from Ernesto Priego of The Guardian (UK). With that in mind, the future of communication in the form of social media is examined as a way to forever alter the world of education. The idea of slow adoption was featured on Edudemic last week and is certainly going to be an issue going forth as well. The Twitter Experiment Dr.
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