Tweeting on Twitter could promote Student Learning

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(Best Syndication News) - A study from Michigan State University suggests that Twitter could be used to help promote student learning. Twitter is a social networking website that limits the posts to 140-characters or less. Twitter has become notably popular for fans to keep up with their favorite celebrity, sports team, and for businesses to offer promotions.

Christine Greenhow, assistant professor of education at Michigan State University, explains her observations in "Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literary Practice," which was published in the journal Educational Forum.

Martha Stewart programming to be available on Hulu, YouTube, and The AOL On Network

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(Best Syndication News) - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSLO), (NYSE: MSO) announced several online distribution channels for their instructional videos. Starting today, MSLO will be offering full episodes of their popular content on Hulu and Hulu Plus. They will also offer short video clips on The AOL On Network as well. Additionally, Fullscreen, Inc. was chosen to help develop The Martha Stewart network on YouTube.

MSLO has a library of over 15,000 instructional videos displaying knowledge and skills of Martha Stewart, Chef Emeril Lagasse, Lucinda Scala Quinn, and more.

Tooth Fairy pays an average of 40 cents more in 2012 than the Previous Year

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(Best Syndication News) - According to Jason Alderman, Senior Director of Global Financial Education, Visa Inc., the average going price for a tooth is $3, which is up from $2.60 in 2011. The increase represents a 15 percent boost for losing a tooth this year. To help parents figure out how much the going rate is for the Tooth Fairy to leave, Visa has created a free app to assist in this matter.

If you are not sure how much the Tooth Fairy should leave for the lost tooth, fear-not, because Visa has created a free app for Apple iPhones and Apple iPads. The app, which can be downloaded at the iTunes Store, will calculate the going rate. If you do not have an Apple device, you can also visit to use the calculator online from a computer.

First Interplanetary Music Broadcast with's song ‘Reach For The Stars (Mars Edition)’

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(Best Syndication News) - The first ever song was sent from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to Mars and back again to Earth earlier today. There were 53 high school students from the College Track Center, VIP guests, NASA and JPL officials, and Curiosity mission members present when the’s song “Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition)” was sent and received. The special event also paid tribute to the recent passing of legendary Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who made history by being the first man to walk on the Moon.

A video message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was played. He suggested students study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). "Mars has always fascinated us, and the things Curiosity tells us about it will help us learn about whether or not life was possible there," Bolden said. "And what future human explorers can expect. has provided the first song on our playlist of Mars exploration."

Amazon launches discount Textbook Rental Service

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(Best Syndication News) - College students can now take advantage of newly launched Amazon Textbook Rental service. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that the rentals could offer savings up to 70 percent compared to buying the textbooks.

The rentals are available on Instead of purchasing the textbook, the student can pick the “Rent Now” option. At the end of the specified rental agreement time, the student would then return the book. Shipping could be free for eligible orders over $25 with Free Super Saver Shipping. Amazon Prime membership can also expedite the shipping at no extra cost. The return shipping is also free with a prepaid printable label.

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