Finances are complex. The average American has a monthly mortgage payment of $1,061; an average utility bill of $163, a student loan payment of $290, a car payment of $428, and a credit card debt of over $4,500. With these numbers, it’s easy to see why Americans need to utilize budgeting tools. And in this digital age, it’s easier than ever. Unfortunately, 55.8% of Americans do not use a website to manage their money, and 72.8% don’t use a smartphone tablet app to manage their money either. The younger generations, however, have caught on. Financial management app usage is three times higher for younger adults than older generations.
It seems like every generation is summed up by an idea, and this generation is no different. The newest generation has been deemed, “Generation C”, or “The Connected Generation”. With the emergence of tablets and touch screens, our children are learning about technology in a completely new way. http://www.early-childhood-education-degrees.com has created an infographic entitled “The Wired Child”, showing the benefits of teaching a child to use technology, along with how to spot the signs of technology addiction.
A couple of months ago Facebook published ‘Facebook Guide for Educators’ which I was lucky enough to contribute to. Here is a taste:
“Schools are beginning to use Facebook Groups to communicate with students. This is a very powerful tool for sharing information and collaborating with students from a safe distance. Facebook Groups do not require members to be friends with each other. Members of the Groups can exchange files, links, information, polls and videos very quickly. Anytime someone contributes to the group its member will receive a notification. If you have the Facebook smartphone app these can be pushed to your device. Facebook Pages can also be used to create a central Page for students and teachers to share information”
Head of ICT at Kingston Grammar School
This is a fantastic document for those who are thinking about using Facebook in their institution…
School may be out for the summer, but learning never stops. But what does it mean to learn? Besteducationdegrees.com has created an interesting infographic on the process of studying and learning-down to the chemical reactions that occur in the brain!
Your brain is a miracle. Compromised of over 90,000 miles of fibers, this thinker completes thousands of processes a second. From keeping your heart beating, to recognizing the name of a relative you haven’t seen in a few years-the brain is an amazing thing.
Everyone wants to go mobile today. But what’s out there is a mobile jungle – besides fragmentation across devices, platform fragmentation is very pronounced, and different mobile browsers. As BYOD(Bring Your Own Devices) is becoming common in workspace and schools, what does it mean for content developers?
Native apps are specific to a given mobile platform (iOS or Android) using the development tools and language that the respective platform supports (e.g., Xcode and Objective-C with iOS, Eclipse and Java with Android). Native apps look and perform the best.
Evernote Devcup 2013 is for Evernote developer to make use of Evernote API to create great product. This year has 181 products or idea submitted. Last year Evernote devcup 2012 winners are here. Ummm, Everclip is my cup of tea!
EverNote Devcup 2013
Now we move on this year. All project still under progress. Before August 2, 2013, you can vote for your love.
Here I choose some of them. Hope that you also love it.