Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Everybody Panic! 5 Ways Social Media is Changing Our Brains.

The TED Ed video below looks at five areas our brain is changing then asks students a series of questions requiring correct answers that in short explain how the use of the internet in general, and social media in particular can ruin them.  Go ahead and take 3.5 minutes to watch the video here. Then hop below the picture and read as I debunk each of the five myths.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Use @LinkedIn for College + Career Readiness

By now, nearly everyone understands that most employers and many universities use social media to screen candidates. That means it’s more important than ever to ensure all students are well-Googled by the time they graduate high school by their full names. Most recruiters favor LinkedIn which is a great place to start not only developing a digital footprint but also a digital portfolio. Some people are not aware that LinkedIn is available to high school students 14 and older.  It now has features to help students explore possible futures and build a support network to succeed in college and career. Here’s how to get started.

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