Archive for News

  • 5th December 2016

    HOW MANY PEOPLE USE SOCIAL MEDIA?

    You already know that social media is here and growing all the time. That said, it’s important to keep track of some of the specific data regarding the different social networks; it allows you to target the right social networks and plan more effective campaigns. So let’s take a look at some...

  • 4th December 2016

    The Case for ‘Friending’ Educators on Social Media

    Social media often gets a bad rap in both in and outside the classroom. When used incorrectly in the classroom, it can be at best ineffective and at worst distracting. When used incorrectly outside of the classroom, it can get educators into trouble for skirting the line of inappropriate contact...

  • 4th December 2016

    Facebook, Charter School Network Implement Student-Directed Learning System

    The latest news in Silicon Valley education reform involves Facebook, a charter school network and 120 participating schools. Facebook is now the next tech giant to try its hand at influencing K-12 education through a partnership with Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network that is based in Silicon...

  • 3rd December 2016

    Social Media’s Dial-Up Ancestor: The Bulletin Board System

    For millions of people around the globe, the Internet is a simple fact of life. We take for granted the invisible network that enables us to communicate, navigate, investigate, flirt, shop, and play. Early on, this network-of-networks connected only select companies and university campuses. Nowadays, it follows almost all of us...

  • 2nd December 2016

    Social media helps develop relationships in all areas

    The publicized effects of social media often list decreased interaction outside of the cyber world, but new studies show social media is increasingly being used to further, not harm relationships and revolutions alike. social media appeals to a group of younger people who don’t operate in what have in the...

  • 2nd December 2016

    Drug dealers using Instagram and Tinder to find young customers

    Drug dealers are branching out to platforms and apps, popular with young people, such as Instagram, Tinder, Kik and shopping app Depop to sell their wares. These can be anything from prescription medication and research chemicals to recreational drugs. The process is simple. On Instagram, using the social platform convention...

  • 1st December 2016

    INDIA: CONGRESS party and Minister Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacked.

    A day after Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was hacked, it is now the Congress Party’s turn. The official twitter account handle ‘@INCIndia’ was hacked today morning and abusive tweets were posted. “Corrupt party trying to **** around with innocent hackers, you think you are cool bro?!” Here’s what the hackers...

  • 1st December 2016

    Jeremy Hunt proposal to ban Sexting for under 18’s seems to be impractical.

    Opinion: The health secretary needs to stop scapegoating technology companies and tackle sexting and cyber bullying through a government education scheme. Cyber bullying, sexting and all other aspects of online life that cause teenagers misery may seem pretty complex and intractable problems. But not for Jeremy Hunt. Somehow, when not...

  • 30th November 2016

    Math Teachers Use Twitter to Collaborate for Student Success

    Want to see how fellow math teachers are engaging their students in math to learn a couple of new techniques for yourself? There’s a hashtag for that! Simply use Twitter to search for the #PascoMath hashtag and let the collaboration begin. According to WFLA.com, Pasco County teachers are using social...

  • 29th November 2016

    Can Social Media Help Developing Countries? Absolutely!

    There are many ways that social media is helping developing countries. Here are just a few examples. Social Media as an Equalizer Social media helps bring access to information to anyone who can see it. In developing countries, this means that people in rural areas, or with little access to...

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