Teen Summer Reading Video Challenge
The Connecticut State Library is co-sponsoring a national video competition for teens to encourage them to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program.
Teens across the country are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2016 teen summer reading slogan Get in the Game - Read.
$150 will be awarded to the creators of the winning Connecticut video. The deadline for Connecticut entries is Friday, April 1, 2016. Winners will be announced in April 2016.
Get creative and enter your video!
For more information and entry forms, check here.
According to Dictionary.com, e-piracy is "the illegal uploading of digital copies of copyrighted works to a website, or the illegal downloading of such material."
I was planning to write a post about e-piracy and how it hurts the publishing industry, but during my research, I came across two blog posts by Ally Carter, author of All Fall Down (Book 1 in the Embassy Row series) and the popular Gallagher Girls series. I think she explains it best, so check out these posts from Ally Carter's blog...
May 3, 2009: Pirates - Who They Really Hurt
June 18, 2010: Epiracy: Yes, It's Wrong. And Yes, It Hurts.
What is social media?
Blogs, wikis, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Pandora - any website or app that allows users to create their own content and connect with other people. That's why it's called "social" media.
What's my digital footprint?
"Digital footprint" is a phrase used to describe the virtual tracks that everyone leaves behind when posting information online. Pics posted on Flickr, personal info added to Facebook, comments posted on blogs, book reviews posted on Amazon -- all of these leave a footprint of where you've been, what you think, and details about who you are. Put all of that together, and someone may be able to create a pretty accurate (or inaccurate) profile of you.
So it's important to think carefully about your digital footprint...
You probably don't want everyone to see all the details of your life, so you need to make sure the personal information you post online can only be seen for the family and friends you choose. Most social media sites provide "privacy settings," so you can decide who can see the info you post. Make sure to check the privacy settings on all the social media sites you use.
College admissions officers and employers look at social media sites when they make admissions and hiring decisions. You don't want the info you post to stand in the way of getting into college or getting a job, right? That's why you need to manage your reputation online by:
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