Here are some of the informational and educational articles that caught my attention this week. These articles discuss in technology and social media, and the power that they can have on a mass population. There is also information about how some New York schools will be getting extra money to improve their schools.
Twitter + Random Acts of Kindness = A Successful Social Campaign – The Edge Shave Zone Twitter page used the power of social media to demonstrate how they can perform random acts of kindness. Because their product’s use is to remove irritation, they wanted to do the same for Twitter users. They responded to irritated Twitter users with surprise gifts, solutions and other ideas to resolve whatever they were irritated by and use the power of social media to help someone else.
Nintendo Says New Device Will Take 3-D Mainstream – Nintendo’s new portable 3-D hand-held gaming console will have the ability to display 3-D video without the need for glasses, and can function as a 3-D camera. With a 3-D system that can fit into your pocket, Nintendo can provide something that smart phones and other systems cannot. The 3DS devices are also equipped to communicate when they are in proximity to one another, allowing social gaming.
$10 Million to Provide Extra Help in Schools – New York City announced on Tuesday that it had set aside $10 million to give extra help to tens of thousands of students who failed standardized exams last year after the state raised the standards for passing. The money will go to 532 schools to benefit nearly 50,000 fourth through eighth graders. The money will be given out in amounts of $6,000 to $65,000, and it will be up to principals to decide how to use it, whether on small-group classes, on individual lessons or on books and Web-based programs.
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