WATCH: In This Age of Social Distancing, Class of 2020 Graduations Go Virtual, Mobile and Robotic (The 74)

The 74: WATCH: In This Age of Social Distancing, Class of 2020 Graduations Go Virtual, Mobile and Robotic. “For the roughly 3.7 million seniors in the Class of 2020 spread across more than 24,000 high schools in the United States, graduation ceremonies this spring won’t resemble anything near traditional. What they will look like, though, will run the gamut from drive-in movie-style celebrations to livestreamed commencement exercises to pre-recorded snippets pieced together and viewed online. And they will all come with the same goal: honoring students and creating memories.”

CNET: YouTube’s virtual graduation will include Barack and Michelle Obama, BTS, Lady Gaga

CNET: YouTube’s virtual graduation will include Barack and Michelle Obama, BTS, Lady Gaga. “Not to be outdone by John Krasinski’s star-studded virtual graduation, YouTube is holding one of its own on June 6, for people whose celebrations have been stopped by the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Dear Class of 2020’ plans to feature Barack and Michelle Obama, BTS and Lady Gaga, along with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and activist Malala Yousafzai.”

New York Times: Oprah to Headline Facebook, Instagram Graduation Event

New York Times: Oprah to Headline Facebook, Instagram Graduation Event. “Oprah will be the commencement speaker and Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X and Simone Biles will offer words of wisdom to the Class of 2020 in a multi-hour graduation streaming event on Facebook and Instagram on May 15.”

CBS News: Have you shared your old senior photo on Facebook? Hackers may be using your post against you.

CBS News: Have you shared your old senior photo on Facebook? Hackers may be using your post against you.. “A seemingly innocent new Facebook trend has been increasingly popping up on news feeds — people sharing their old high school senior photos in support of the class of 2020. But those nostalgic posts could make users more susceptible to hackers trying to break into their online accounts, among other security issues.”

Arizona State University: New Partnership to Provide Statewide Online Coding Curriculum

Arizona State University: New Partnership to Provide Statewide Online Coding Curriculum. “The Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas State University, and the Arkansas Public School Resource Center announced a partnership program to provide a statewide online coding curriculum starting with the fall 2020 semester.”

High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings (New York Times)

New York Times: High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings. “On the wall of a classroom that is home to the West Orange High School TikTok club, large loopy words are scrawled across a whiteboard: ‘Wanna be TikTok famous? Join TikTok club.’ It’s working. “There’s a lot of TikTok-famous kids at our school,” said Amanda DiCastro, who is 14 and a freshman. “Probably 20 people have gotten famous off random things.””

DigitalNC: Over one hundred more issues of the Greensboro High School newspaper are online now

DigitalNC: Over one hundred more issues of the Greensboro High School newspaper are online now. “Thanks to our partners at the Greensboro History Museum, DigitalNC is proud to announce more digitized issues of Greensboro High School’s (now Grimsley High School) student newspaper, High Life. This addition covers 1921 to 1939, which precedes the issues that had already been available from 1940 to 1978.”