Brad Moser

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Connecting Families

<b>Step 1</b>: Kick off the program by hosting a Teen Panel. Our how-to handbook empowers you to get teens talking about their perspectives on the digital …

Social Media Is Changing How College Students Deal With Mental Health, For Better Or Worse

Students admit social media fosters unrealistic expectations. But it could also be a way to reach those suffering from the pressure.<p>When she began her freshman year in 2011, Sydney embarked on a tumultuous transformation. She had been accepted to her “reach school," Duke University, where students …

Safety or snooping? Schools start monitoring social media accounts of students

A new program schools are using to monitor the social media accounts of students is being described as a safety precaution by administrators — but as unwarranted snooping by parents.<p>The program combs the Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts of students, both when they are in class and …

Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students

Why?<p>I have worked with and spoken to dozens of educators who strongly feel that engaging in social media is irrelevant for them because of their …

Should students and teachers be Facebook friends or follow each other on social networks?

National Poll Commissioned by Common Sense Media Reveals Deep Concern for How Students' Personal Information Is Collected, Used, and Shared | Common Sense Media

3 Reasons Why Social Media Age Restrictions Matter

Every October, schools and organizations across the country observe National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal is to put an end to bullying and cyberbullying tragedies like the one that contributed to the suicide of a Florida girl last year.<p>While the story of Rebecca Ann Sedwick, the 12-year-old …

Social Media

8 Things you Need to Know About Blended Learning

<b>What is Blended Learning ?</b><p>The term Blended Learning in higher education was defined for the first time in its true sense as a learning system in the</i> …

Over 200 Free Textbooks for Teachers

August 19, 2015<br>A couple of months ago we shared here a post featuring four important websites where teachers and educators can access digital …

Make Presentations Engaging and Memorable with the "1, 2... 4! Rule"

A good presentation is like a good joke. You don’t want the whole thing to be too predictable or it loses all of its power. Keeping the “1, 2... 4! …

Should an iPad change the way you teach? Part 1

<b>Part 1: The Philosophical View</b><p>Initially I wasn’t too excited about visiting the V&A’s Alexander McQueen exhibition, but trying to be a dutiful …

Learning Programming: 10 Misconceptions That Are Not True

In this post we are going to debug, explore and fix these misconceptions about being a programmer, and maybe serve as a source of relief for those …

44 Best Mobile Apps and Tools for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You get a ton done when you’re at your computer, speeding away on the day’s social media strategy.<p>Might there be a way to wring some productivity when you’re away from your desk?<p>Mobile apps and tools can make it so a marketer’s entire day is filled …

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, which described the three laws of motion and redefined the way the world looked at …

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Chromebooks (9 Tutorials)

August, 2014<br>Chromebooks are making gigantic inroads in the education sector. Several school districts here in Canada and the States are adopting them …

Apple’s Summarize Service Makes Sure You Get Your Point Across

Sometimes when we write, we often include too many details and our focus gets lost. On the Mac, Apple's summarize service can help proofread your …

Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides

Google's powerhouse of an online office suite is great for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any Internet-enabled device, but …

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

Resources by Topic:<p>Understanding Differentiated Instruction<br>• Planning and Implementation Ideas<br>• Knowing and Assessing Students<br>• Teaching Diverse …

15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.<p>How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The story behind the first Photoshop image

"Jennifer in Paradise" was the software's first color test picture<p>When John Knoll took a photo of his topless girlfriend on a secluded beach in 1987, he didn't expect the picture to be pored over and manipulated by thousands of people. But John's brother Thomas was working on the software that …

The history of the Walkman: 35 years of iconic music players

We take portable music for granted these days. Any commuter in any big city in the world is more likely than not to have a pair of earbuds or headphones on as they walk, bike, or ride to their destination. The thing is, personal portable music didn't exist for most of human history, at least not in …

If You Love IFTTT Then This Connected Hardware bttn May Push Your Buttons

Internet connection and automation service IFTTT, which joins the dots between different Internet services and mobile OS components to create recipes to do things automatically for you, is awesome-sauce for the tech savvy.<p>But for those who might not be quite so comfortable putting in place a …

This Smart Lighter Will Help You Quit Smoking

A new Internet-connected lighter called Quitbit will light your cigarette, but wean you off a smoking habit too.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign called …

Hyper launches the first Made-for-iPhone/iPad USB flash drive w/ built-in Lightning connector

Hyper— we’ve reviewed some of its MacBook batteries and iPhone accessories in the past— is today announcing the first Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (MFi) flash drive that includes a built-in Lightning connector. Unfortunately you can’t get your hands on one just yet, but you can preorder through …