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Step One: Hack Instagram. Step Two: Profit

Jayne Miller wrote this on May 6, 2016

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Facebook's Bug Bounty program awards users who find flaws in Facebook's infrastructure cash money, which includes finding flaws in good old Instagram.

That all worked out nicely for 10-year-old Jani, who recently figured out a way to delete text posted to the photo-sharing service. We smell a future rockstar programmer. You can read Jani's impressive story from Mashable below.

Other good stuff this week? With Malia Obama's decision to take a gap year after college, there have been a few nice articles about what a gap year is and how to make it successful. We picked a one from NPR Ed. We also sunk our teeth into Will Richardson's Modern Learning blog (finally!) and, of course, loved it. If you haven't clicked around yet, we posted his latest blog below. 

 It's been a crazy week. Let's wind down, read, and get ready for the weekend.

A 10-year-old hacked Instagram so Facebook gave him $10,000 | Mashable

Adapt. Fast. | Modern Learning

Tinkering Spaces: How Equity Means More Than Access | MindShift

To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions | The New York Times

How To Have A Successful Gap Year — Tips For Malia Obama And Other High School Grads | NPR Ed

Digital Textbook Sales Surpassing Physical Sales | Edudemic

What is Education Journalism's Role in Solving Equity Issues? | EdSurge

Teaching with Star Wars | Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

The Point Of School Isn’t To Get Good At School | TeachThought

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Topics: Weekly Roundup