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INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential?

INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

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Joseph Pomponio's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:08 AM

A very remarkable chart.

Janet Ilko's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:58 AM

Going to share with students, look at the growth of pinterest for example, wow! And 1 billion on Facebook?? Crazy!

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 3, 2013 12:41 PM

How true.

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News articles for IELTS and general EFL - Topics, vocabulary and discussion. EFL SMARTblog - http://efllecturer.blogspot.co.uk
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IELTS and newspapers -

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Advice on and how and why to use newspapers to improve reading and vocabulary skills for IELTS, with suggested practice exercises and useful links

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Brigid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:45 AM

Read a news article each day 

www. breakingnewsenglish.com

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, January 28, 2016 9:33 AM

Some handy links here to remind us to do this regularly

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Is this chimpanzee a non-human person?

Is this chimpanzee a non-human person? | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
This week, the long-running saga of who owns the “monkey selfie” finally reached a settlement. David Slater had entered into a legal dispute over the rights to the image, with Wikipedia and then People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) claiming it belonged to Naruto, the crested black macaque who had taken Slater’s camera and shot the picture himself.
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The World's Most Efficient Languages

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How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?
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8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
We need to teach our children these eight skills as part of their education in digital citizenship.

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Machines will replace teachers within 10 years, leading headteacher predicts

Machines will replace teachers within 10 years, leading headteacher predicts | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Inspirational teachers of the future will be intelligent machines rather than humans, the influential head of one of Britain's most famous public schools predicts. Within 10 years a technological revolution will sweep aside old notions of education and change the world forever, Sir Anthony Sheldon, master of Wellington College believes.
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Freedom of thought has been erased from the education system – no wonder there's a shortage of trainee teachers

Freedom of thought has been erased from the education system – no wonder there's a shortage of trainee teachers | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Last month I received my A-Level results. It was a moment of exhalation for thousands like me with futures anchored to a handful of letters on a page. Thankfully I secured my first choice place, however many of my peers did not, or failed to gain a place at all. I can’t begin to imagine the panic and disorientation this must have caused given the perception of education seems tethered to the rubric of the employment ladder.
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'Emojis enhance human interactions' argues Royal Institution lecturer

'Emojis enhance human interactions' argues Royal Institution lecturer | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Exclusive: the neuroscientist will give the Royal Institution Christmas lectures on the evolution of language - and explain why gifs and emojis aren’t stupid
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The amazing fertility of the older mind

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It’s never too late to learn – if you go about it in the right way.
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Teach your kids media smarts during breaking news

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Don't believe everything you read — and other lessons for kids growing up with a 24/7 news cycle
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Why you should keep a connection with your expat country

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Research shows that repats often experience more intense culture shock returning home than that which they initially experienced when they moved abroad.
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Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children? - BBC News

Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children? - BBC News | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Adults who believe they don’t stereotype boys and girls are put to the test.
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The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

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The chaos of the Illuminati myth did indeed travel far and wide – Wilson and another Playboy writer wrote The Illuminatus! Trilogy which attributed the ‘cover-ups’ of our times – such as who shot John F Kennedy – to the Illuminati. The books became such a surprise cult success that they were made into a stage play in Liverpool, launching the careers of British actors Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent.
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Brexit caused by low levels of education, study finds

Brexit caused by low levels of education, study finds | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Britain would have likely voted to remain in the European Union were its population educated to a slightly higher level, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Leicester say that had just 3 per cent more of the population gone to university, the UK would probably not be leaving the EU. The researchers looked at reasons why people voted Leave and found that whether someone had been to university or accessed other higher education was the “predominant factor” in how they voted.
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Fake news worries 'are growing'

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An 18-country survey suggests 79% of respondents are worried about fake news stories.
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How flying seriously messes with your mind

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Travelling by plane has become an everyday activity – but our bodies and brains are still affected by it.
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Sleepy teenage brains need school to start later in the morning

Sleepy teenage brains need school to start later in the morning | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Their hormones mean they still need zzz’s even when they’re already supposed to be in homeroom
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No More Boys and Girls. Can Our Kids Go Gender Free? 1 Episode 2017

‘Men have harder jobs, so they earn more.” “Men are better at being in charge.” “Men are cleverer because they can be President.” These feminist-baitin
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Freedom of thought has been erased from the education system – no wonder there's a shortage of trainee teachers

Freedom of thought has been erased from the education system – no wonder there's a shortage of trainee teachers | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Last month I received my A-Level results. It was a moment of exhalation for thousands like me with futures anchored to a handful of letters on a page. Thankfully I secured my first choice place, however many of my peers did not, or failed to gain a place at all. I can’t begin to imagine the panic and disorientation this must have caused given the perception of education seems tethered to the rubric of the employment ladder.
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How are smartphones affecting teenagers? - BBC News

A generation who have spent their entire adolescence with smartphones are feeling the effects.
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What does respecting the referendum result mean?

What does respecting the referendum result mean? | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Respecting the referendum result means passing all this off as just normal. It is not normal.
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"Respecting the referendum result means passing all this off as just normal. It is not normal."

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How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

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The iGen — born around 1995 — are spending less time hanging with friends and more time on their phones
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Spain attacks: How Barcelona rejected hate - BBC News

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From bringing flowers to challenging haters, people are pushing back after the day of terror.
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The Government is using Brexit to take control away from citizens and give it to corporations

The Government is using Brexit to take control away from citizens and give it to corporations | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
less about freeing citizens from the imposition of foreign law, and more about freeing big business from the constraints of social and environmental regulation
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What Google engineer James Damore got wrong

What Google engineer James Damore got wrong | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Google sacked engineer James Damore after he wrote a memo saying the gender gap could be explained by biology. Social and cultural factors are likelier culprits, writes Angela Saini.
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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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