This is interesting to see! Extremely scary! I was most scared about mosquitoes because they are all over the United States! This was creepy and sent chills down my spine. Most of these animals are my least favorite and for some of these reasons. Thank goodness most of these animals I hopefully will never come in contact with!
An interpreter for the Deaf at Nelson Mandela's memorial was a complete fake. The man who provided sign language translation at the Nelson Mandela memorial service was not an authentic interpreter. His gestures were repetitive and made no sense to those viewing him trying to follow the service. His image was shown on every television station following the service. This man never cracked a smile as he waved his arms up repetitively as if the motions carried meaning for those watching him. WHY? Why would someone fake something so serious at a world leader's memorial service where the only thing that should be shown is respect? There was a record crowd in South Africa ; tens of thousands of people gathered in Johannesburg to pay their last respects to the "Giant of Justice". Nelson Mandela lived from 1918-2013; many of those years as a prisoner in a cell fighting for justice for the people of South Africa.
"This is the second post in a series of weekly posts intended to provide my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning with a round-up of the latest and most recent releases in the world of educational iPad apps. These are apps other educational bloggers have already reviewed and they cover a wide range of topics from early literacy to science apps. Check out the titles I handpicked for you below and share with us if you know about other new releases."
This is a great thing to check out! I reccomend taking a look at this expecially teachers! Who reviews these apps? Are these top rated apps? What special features make these the 5 Great New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students? What are the main topics of these apps?
Teens' 'Knockout Game' a growing danger with deadly results Fox News A recent string of attacks tied to a dangerous game called “Knockout” -- where unsuspecting residents are targeted and sucker-punched – is being investigated as possible hate...
Apple may have begun the tablet revolution. But small business owners and entrepreneurs who favor the devices for staying on top of information while on the go now have more choices than ever. The latest comes from an unlikely source – Amazon.
I am a big fan of Apple products, however I always knew thatsome companies would make better replicas of Apple products. This is not the first time I have heard that other products were better than the iPad. I personally think Apple has gone down hill since Steve Jobs died. But, I love Apple and don't think I would actually ever by a different companies' product. Will Apple use this as an incentive to create better products? I will continue to buy from Apple, but I think that there is a lot of people who would rather buy from small business owners and entrepreneuers, like Amazon, for a better product.
State-run media claims the Chinese military has missiles capable of hitting cities all across the U.S.China’s submarine fleet currently is on ‘routine patrol.’According to Chinese media, this is the first time China has possessed ‘effective underwater nuclear deterrence against the United States’
The Chinese government has revealed for the first time that it has nuclear submarines capable of attacking cities throughout the United States.
Last week, state-run Chinese news agencies – such as China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily – ran identical reports about the ‘awesomeness’ of the People’s Liberation Army’s submarine force.
‘This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our first-generation underwater nuclear force,’ the Global Times said in a lengthy article titled ‘China for the First Time Possesses Effective Underwater Nuclear Deterrence against the United States.’
Chinese news agencies also reported on the Army’s lethal intentions should it ever use the nuclear weapons the submarines are capable of launching.
‘Because the Midwest states of the U.S. are sparsely populated, in order to increase the lethality, [our] nuclear attacks should mainly target the key cities on the West Coast of the United States, such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego,’ the Global Times said. ‘The 12 JL-2 nuclear warheads carried by one single Type 094 SSBN can kill and wound 5 million to 12 million Americans.
But West Coast cities aren’t the only metropolitan areas in the U.S. that face the threat of a nuclear attack from the Chinese, according to the country’s state-run media.
The western half of the United States particularly western cities of Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego are at greatest risk should the Chinese military choose to strike nuclear underwater warfare. The Chinese government has developed nuclear submarines that are capable of attacking the United States particularly the west coast but not limited to just the west coast metropolitan cities. Denver, Colorado is in the west and could also be a target in my opinion. These nuclear warheads can kill and wound 5-12 million Americans should they be launched. This is incredibly alarming and disturbing to me. According to the Chinese media, this is the first time China has possessed "effective underwater nucler detterrence against the United States". The Chinese government in my opinion seem to have it out for our country and cannot be trusted.
The London Olympic Games are officially finished, and NBC took its share of flak for delaying the broadcasts of the events, as well as complaints for the subpar quality of online streaming and poorly-timed ads. At the same time, more and more people searched for headlines and highlights on mobile devices. So, people have to question, did the delays potentially drive even more traffic than expected to second-screen streams of the events?
Regardless, 2012 saw its first truly digital Olympics and all the digital channels played well in the sandbox – social, mobile and online streaming. As advertisers continue to leverage digital channels for major media events, particularly sports media, what can advertisers learn from the 2012 Olympics?
Target users in relative time, not necessarily real-time, to avoid spoiler alerts. - A huge mistake that NBC made was airing a preview of a gold medal-winner appearing on the “Today Show” the morning before it aired the event in which she won the medal. Real-time advertisements are only as effective as the time zone in which they occur. When airing ads relevant to current events, make sure they’re timed not to spoil events or outcomes for your audience.Be flexible and fast. - See here how the ability to quickly react to breaking news/events can enhance an ad’s impact. Targeting a user on a hyper-timely topic before competing brands have a chance to reach them is critical. In the above example, consumers were impressed with the commercial’s quick reaction to an event that happened only moments ago. What’s more, the moment when Rebecca Soni won gold in the 200-meter breaststroke is now associated with the Samsung Galaxy. That’s powerful brand association.Be prepared for traffic spikes to avoid buffering and frustrating consumers. - Engaging with consumers during worldwide media events can have a positive impact on brands. It can also put strains on websites by quickly generating traffic spikes. Brands must have the resources in place to support digital-minded consumers and avoid latency problems and downtime. Partnering with a third-party vendor can help to offload some of the strain and ensure quality content is delivered and uninterrupted.Connect with consumers where they are relative to location and device. - Mobile device users accessing Olympic coverage served as a test for marketers to deliver relevant messaging. At a minimum, marketers learned that they needed to serve ads relevant to consumers’ geographies with location-based offers, ensuring Team USA didn’t receive ads intended for Team Great Britain. With the advancements in technology and capabilities, it’s easier to drive more traffic to websites through mobile devices or the desktop. Brands can now more effectively target users and serve up content to any device.Tell a relevant story, make it real and uplifting - The Olympics are powerful and inspiring, and often instill a sense of national pride. Spectators are often as passionate about the events as the athletes participating! Sports media offers a unique opportunity for brands to leverage this excitement and connect events to everyday life. Ads resonate well with consumers and inspire them if the themes are similar to the programming that they are watching.Don’t forget to socialize - Brands should integrate and publicize their social presence during major media events such as the Olympics in the context of their marketing. Actively responding to visitors that engage with a brand through Facebook or Twitter is equally important. Call it the “socialization of the Olympics,” or the media event du jour. Brands can also leverage traditional advertising to drive users to their mobile apps and social network pages.
The Olympics may be over, but the advertising strategies will continue to serve as a precedent for many digitally integrated events to come, both through mistakes made and tactics that worked. As content is increasingly consumed anytime and anywhere, and as real-time ads become a marketing priority, we will see many traditional brands and newcomers begin to leverage more digital channels through online streaming or mobile device strategies.
Emma Murphy's insight:
This is fascinating to me. I am personally not interested in digital lessons, but for those who are this is a great article to read! My insight would be that these six points are very helpful. Clearly they work too, because the Olympics commercials are always great! From personal experience making and learning about advertising in school, I might discuss this article with my teacher! I think that this is an easy, quick read that is very helpful to those interested.
I highly recommend taking a look at these photos! The photography was incredible and the clever, amusing subtitles were very entertaining! Who was the photographer? Where can I see more of these photos? I loved this article!
Wow! This is amazing considering a 19-year-old thought of this idea! These topics really interest me, as I really want take a difference in the world, environmentally. This was a great article that I recommend!
His is such a sad time for Colorado! I'm very thankful these floods are not effecting me! First, all of the forest fires and now this! This article really puts it in perspectivhow'd how devastating this really is! I hope this ends soon and that people are safe!!
This is really interesting because it is a huge topic in new right now. A lot of people, including some of my family are looking into getting the new iPhone. I did not know that there was an iPhone 5C and an iPhone 5S. Overall, I liked this article!
Two wild caught Orcas are scheduled to be put on display at the Winter Games in Sochi. The Russian city of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is in the process of procurring two killer whales to display during the winter games. It appears that the orcas will be used to help increase profits at a time when tourists will flood the city to watch these elite athletes perform. This is completely wrong.
Orcas should not be among the attractions for the winter olympics. Orcas do not adapt well to captivity. Look at what has happened over the past few years at Sea World and the behavior of captive orcas with their trainers? I sincerely hope that petitions and animal right activists can prevent this sort of thing from happening. Perhaps we should start a petition at Aspen Academy to free the orcas back to the ocean where they belong!
“What!?!” That was the general recent reaction to the news that one of the most popular apps on the market, Snapchat, was offered — and turned down! — Facebook’s more than $3 billion cash buyout offer.
This is insane! I wonder why the owners of Snapchat didn't accept the offer? Did they say why? They must have something big planned or have big hopes for the future to turn down $3 billion. Why did Facebook want to buy it? Will they try and offer more?
This is an alarming article! Two years ago, I did a science fair project just like this and the results were repulsive! My mom is a dentist so this is not the first time I have seen something like this. I had always known how damaging soda is, but never quite realized with sports drinks. The article is great but the youtube video is only 41 seconds long. Also, the video is not very informative.
Canada.com Underwater Wi-Fi could soon be a thing that exists Canada.com You're underwater, enjoying the calming aquatic nature of sea life, but something is missing. Perhaps oxygen? No, that would make too much sense.
This is incredible! Technology has come a LONG ways! How will this be possible? When will this be possible for use? How far will you be able to go down before loosing Wi-Fi? What kind of device will be used to make this happen? Can you do this in any water source? I cannot wait for this!
Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country.
I think this is a little sad that the Empire State Building will no longer be the tallest building in the United States. But, it is very symbolic that after twelve years, the new World Trade Center is rising up and being the tallest. I am glad I visited the Empire State Building while it was the tallest building in the world. I am wondering, what will the new World Trade Center will look like? Will there be any special features that sybolize its past? What kind of security will they have? Is it already finished and open?
This is sad to hear that human's plastic bags are causing harm to marine life. But, I'm glad that they are at least saying something. All three methods are smart and have potential. I think that this is a great eye-opening article for reducing the waste from bags. Overall, I think that we should all try hard to reduce the wast from bags.
This is truly sad to think that our pollution is affecting these sea creatures! We need to do a better job of taking care of the planet and those who live on it. If we were less wasteful, this wouldnt be an issue! I hope that the habitat for marine animals will improve!
This is a very interesting topic that grabbed me ffromt he moment I saw the headline. I have a six month od golden retriever puppy who is hyper! I will be passing on this information to the rest of my family! Who is the researchers? I would like a follow-up on this article!
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I found this article very helpful! I am excited to get to try out these tips this winter! I also like how it was on the Vail website, so I know it's a reliable source! I agree with these three tips and love the way they word this article! I recommend taking a look at this! You won't regret it!
There is something powerful about allowing students to use their own devices in the classroom. These are the devices they use to navigate the world. They are also the devices they are most comfortable with. Both of those factors translate into more meaningful, relevant and engaged learning.
This is very interesting! I've never considered this idea! I would like to see some studies that prove this article right, however. I wonder why this is encouraged in most schools? I would love to hear more about this!