Dan Riv

11 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Likes | @drivera16 | Keep up with Dan Riv on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dan Riv”

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief in year-end memo: 'Fake news will become more sophisticated' than ever in 2017

"Fake news will become more sophisticated, and fake, ambiguous, and spun-up stories will spread widely," Smith said in the memo, which was obtained by Business Insider.<p>Smith continued: "Hoaxes will have higher production value. It is, for instance, getting easier and easier to create video of …

Don't buy a 32GB Android phone in 2017

A new year brings with it the certainty of new high-end phones to get all hot and bothered about. And while we're still a couple of months out from …

Mobile Technology

Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy It

The odds are good that privatizing education will be part of the agenda for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. The Republican platform calls for increasing the role of banks in giving out student loans. And Mr. Trump and the platform advocate an expansion of both vouchers, which …

Science teacher fired for stroking his balloon in class

What a bonehead!<p>A Bronx science teacher lost his job when he chose to teach elementary school kids about static electricity — by stroking a balloon …

Education

Jailed pervert teacher found tied half-naked to a chair kept his job at top public school

A jailed pervert teacher at one of Britain’s top public schools kept his job despite being found tied half-naked to a chair on campus amid a 17-year …

These guys created an app that stops college students from using their phones — and it's so successful they dropped out of college

Richardson, a computer science major, noticed something that was bugging him.<p>While in class, everyone was looking at their phones, texting, and doing whatever, with "no one paying attention to the teachers" as Gardner recalls.<p>The more they talked about it, the more annoyed they were. If technology …

College & University

Building The Case For Skill-Based Education

Although it has been several years since the global financial meltdown of 2008 – which saw stock markets throughout the world crash and hundreds of thousands of people lose their jobs – unemployment in the United States remains persistently high.<p>Yet at the same time that many Americans are …

13 Useful Websites That Every College Student Should Not Miss

We’ve all been there. A seemingly endless number of lessons, textbook readings, homework assignments, essays, research papers, and those dreaded …

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …

Teaching

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Google Classroom Offers Assignment Center for Students and Teachers

Google is launching Classroom, a new offering in its Google Apps for Education to provide students and teachers with a central place to create, store, organize and provide feedback for classroom assignments.<p>The service, which is in beta and available only in some schools, allows teachers to:<p><b>Create</b> …