TeenTech Weekly: The tech gap, iPad classrooms and Facebook threats

Summary:The weekly roundup of Generation-Y and student news & resources you may have missed.

This edition of TeenTech weekly rounds up Generation Y and student news that you may have missed. This week we've read about the tech gap, iPads in class and social media. 

1.) Education: Students fight tech gap; employers must import help. (Biz Journals)

Last year, Washington's largest computer science training program graduated 152 bachelor's degree students. Those lucky few University of Washington graduates headed out into a job market with tens of thousands of open positions advertised in the Seattle area, and starting salaries that can be into six figures. 

2.) University launches degree to train future cybersecurity combatants . (ZDNet)

Scottish Edinburgh Napier University is launching a new course aimed at bridging the skills gap in modern security threats. 

3.) Top 10 reasons why an iPad won't replace a laptop for your college student. (Seattle Pi)

If you're a baby boomer parent, you may be wondering if an iPad may meet your college-bound student's needs rather than a laptop. It would save you money, and it would be easier to carry for a student around than a laptop.

4.) Teacher Says: Facebook is my classroom, too. (Life goes strong)

One of the first lessons taught to new teachers is this: "You must meet the students where they are." It is a sacred truth offered as a key to successfully unlocking the hearts and minds of even the most reluctant learners. I know exactly where to find my students: on Facebook. 

5.) 4 tips for fielding student questions via Facebook (Campus Technology)

When prospective and current students have a question about Thomas Edison State College, a distance-learning institution based in Trenton, NJ, they need look no further than the school's Facebook page. 

6.) 10 more Twitter handles for scholarship seekers. (Scholarship America)

The Scholarship Coach published a list last fall of 10 Twitter handles to help with your college scholarship search. Since then, the service has continued to grow with no signs of stopping, and there are even more resources out there to help with your scholarship search, 140 characters at a time.

7.) LinkedIn is ideal for college students. (Say campus life)

To help college grads find work, LinkedIn launched a student portal in March 2011. That portal is accessible to anyone with a LinkedIn account although if you're seeking to find jobs you’ll have to pay to find out who has viewed your profile and to gain access to its job seeker community.

8.) Houghton Mifflin's one-year experiment improves student skills. (Pad Gadget)

One year ago, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) set out to improve math skills by starting a pilot program called HMH Fuse: Algebra I, which is the first full-curriculum Algebra app for the iPad. In January of 2012, students at Amelia Earhart Middle School in Riverside reported a 10 percent increase in overall test scores versus their textbook-learning peers.  

9.) Hult International Business School reaches out to alumni with LinkedIn's college pilot program (Campus Technology)

Hult International Business School is one of six universities selected to participate in LinkedIn's College Pilot Program. According to the LinkedIn blog, the goals of the pilot program are to help LinkedIn gain a better of understanding of the needs of students and alumni as they build their professional identities online. 

10.) Kent State student charged with threatening school on Twitter. (Msnbc)

A Kent State University sophomore accused of Tweeting a profanity-laced threat against the Ohio university and its president last week has been charged with inducing a panic and aggravated menacing, officials said on Monday. 

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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