It’s been more than a year since I found out about the i.am.angel foundation. Their goal is to #TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. Each year will.i.am (@iamwill) hosts #TRANS4M, benefit event that helps fund things, like college preparation and student life (i.am College Track) and providing college scholarships (i.am scholarship). This year I get to work with them and help share their story and, of course, raise money to fund their vision.
Police in Chicago, Illinois and suburbs have seen an uptick in the number of criminals targeting school-owned technology, like iPads. While schools should ensure proper security measures for devices stored onsite, there are other ways to protect your tech. Learn best practices from one school district’s iPad specialist.
The mega-business-connecting social network Linkedin is now available to students 13 years and older, depending on country. This is due to their newly launched University Pages, a place for students to connect with their school and begin networking for future careers.
Here’s the catch, new research from Pew Internet Research shows that American middle and high school teachers think technology is helping kids with creative writing, but they’re also more likely to “write too fast and be careless.” Even though it looks like digital technologies are helping students express more creativity, likely because of access to the internet and search engines, teachers still stress that “formal writing” is top priority.
This August I get to speak at one of my fave events, Social Fresh West Conference in San Diego. While the theme is social media, I get to specifically focus on content. It’s a chance to share my story of transforming from publicist to publisher. For those of you reading this, that story involves you, the community I write for. To mark the occasion, I get to give away two Social Fresh tickets; 1 VIP (valued at $1,397) and 1 full access pass (valued at $697).
There are specific ways to integrate tablet devices into your home learning curriculum. Instead of thinking about tablets as entertainment or pacifiers, learn how to use them to engage kids and help them get ahead. These expert tips come courtesy of speech language pathologist, Jessica Benesh, M.S., CCC-SLP for the Clark County School District.