Social Engineering: A Lesson In Digital Citizenship

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“If you’re like us, the term “social engineering” may not have entered your tool kit for teaching digital citizenship. According to Wikipedia, it is the psychological manipulation to get people to divulge confidential information by building a sense of trust. In the current digital environment, it is used for the purpose of gathering information or access to data via the Internet.”

 

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Big History: David Christian Covers 13.7 Billion Years of History in 18 Minutes

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Perhaps you noticed? During the past two years, the TED brand has morphed into something new.

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Big History is an emerging academic discipline which examines history scientifically from the Big Bang to the present. It examines long time frames using a multidisciplinary approach based on combining numerous disciplines from science and the humanities and explores human existence in the context of this bigger picture.It integrates studies of the cosmos, Earth, life and humanity using empirical evidence to explore cause-and-effect relations, and is taught at universities and secondary schools often using web-based interactive presentations. It is an academic movement spearheaded by historian David Christian of Australia’s Macquarie University, who coined the term Big History,and is made of an "unusual coalition of scholars". While some academic historians are skeptical about its value or originality, the 20-year-old discipline appears to be poised for further growth, including an effort to make the discipline available worldwide via a project from philanthropist Bill Gates and David Christian called the Big History Project.

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40 Useful Project Management Tools

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Along with the fast growing pace of different sectors of the industry, many tools have also evolved to aid the professionals involved in various business sector which will help them to conduct their businesses and work efficiently. One such tool present at the disposal of the professionals and managers is the project management tools. These platforms have been developed by the skilled software developers keeping in mind the needs of different business houses, especially for handling different projects involving many people.

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Spruce Demo | WINNER Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon

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Spruce is a dictation service for online reading, which tells people how long it takes to read content via its online platform. The purpose of the service is…

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After 264 presentations the epic TechCrunch Hackathon just concluded and one stood out as the winner. It is very challenging to select a winner as most of the products aim to solve different problems in varying verticals. With that said, the Spruce app created a great educational technology solution featuring Pearson APIs and the Evernote API.

 

The team was made up of veteran #highschoolhackers who did a great job executing on their vision to create a well designed and functioning app that makes it easier for students to improve reading comprehension and vocabulary. The app enables students to improve in these areas through integration of audio, definitions, context with sentences all from different Pearson APIs from Penguin Books and Longman Dictionary, images, and then saves words using the Evernote API so that students can reference them later.

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