This past week, there were so many great articles and resources that came past my desk that I was almost overwhelmed. To help you avoid getting overwhelmed, I’m dividing up my favorites of the past week into two posts: news and resources.
Here are my favorite news stories of the week, curated from my Twitter account.
Social media news
German police use Facebook pictures to nab crooks – by Alice Baghdjian, Reuters
Employers, workers navigate pitfalls of social media – My Joy Online
Study: Why Do People Use Facebook? – ReadWriteWeb
What Schools are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media – by S. Craig Watkins
Newfoundland group wants literacy plan from the province – The Telegram
Wilsonville launches early childhood literacy program, putting free books in the hands of preschoolers– by Rachel Stark, The Oregonian
Language learning news
Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Sort Out Language – by Perri Klass, New York Times
Bilingual children gain better focus, literacy skills: York U study – Exchange magazine
Schools join forces to rescue languages – by Amanda Dunn, The Age
Finer points lost in Google translation – by Mark Abley, Montreal Gazette
The Future of Work for High School Grads – by Jordan Weissmann, The Atlantic
Why Pay for Intro Textbooks? Rice University Announces Open Source Textbooks – by Mitch Smith, Inside Higher Ed
Teacher retention a growing Alberta problem – by Jeremy Nolais, Metro
How Computer Games Help Children Learn – MindShift
Study: U.S. gaming population has nearly tripled in three years – by Stephanie Fogel, GamesBeat
Speaking Up Is Hard to Do: Researchers Explain Why – by Elizabeth Bernstein, Wall Street Journal
Labour shortage becoming ‘desperate’ – by Barrie McKenna, Globe and Mail
The Business Savvy Behind Nonprofit Success – by David LePage, Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Renewal
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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.