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The Best Social Networks for Kids Under 13 | Time

The Best Social Networks for Kids Under 13 | Time | On education | Scoop.it

"While reality can be scary, there are plenty of safe sites designed for kids under 13. Still, all the kid-friendly social networking sites in the world won’t help if kids find the adult versions more fun. We researched kid-friendly sites and then talked to kids to get a feel for the fun factor to collect four kid-approved sites."


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Coolwired's comment, June 5, 2012 9:46 AM
Glad you like it!
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The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook For Teachers | Edudemic

The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook For Teachers | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

Adopting a new communication tool is not easy. Figuring out the best way YOU can use Twitter is even harder. Luckily you are not going it alone. We have culled the following resources from an array of websites that try to help anyone understand and better use Twitter.


Via Gust MEES, Jenny Pesina, Jimi Paradise, Jim Lerman
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Jenny Pesina's comment, February 24, 2012 12:43 AM
Thanks for sharing, Barbara - I found this a great resource too!
Barbara Bray's comment, February 24, 2012 12:49 AM
You're welcome JennyP - I rescooped it from Jim Lerman and may do some more research and write something to share with my readers.
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Why We're All Suddenly Obsessed With Pinterest

Why We're All Suddenly Obsessed With Pinterest | On education | Scoop.it

It's a good question! The fact is that blogs are filled with articles about Pinterest. For my part, I am absolutely convinced that this kind of social media will wreak havoc among users... and you? [note mg]

 

It's addictive, fun, visually appealing, and easy, so it's no wonder Pinterest, the popular visual bookmarking site, has hooked millions of users. That said, the site’s growth (below) was fairly flat from its launch in early 2010 until September 2011. But since then, it’s simply been going gangbusters, begging the question--why now? Here are three reasons why we think it’s become so attractive.

 

1. Pinterest rides (and defines) a new trend: social relevance.

 

Pinterest is successfully riding a new trend wave in the social space, moving mechanisms for content sharing beyond connections (friends) and towards relevance, effectively broadening the social horizon for us content addicts.

 

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/1818729/why-are-we-all-suddenly-pinterested


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