Spotify’s New iMessage App Lets You Text Music To Your Friends

first_imgLast week, the digital streaming service Spotify launched a brand-new feature that allows you to send songs directly to your friends using iMessage, the default messaging application for most Apple products. With the new app, users can search the site’s full catalog of music for a specific song, then send a 30-second preview of the song to a friend that also includes an album image, song title, and artist information.Forgotify Lets You Listen To Millions Of Unheard Songs That Have Never Been Streamed On SpotifyHere’s how it works. People who already have Spotify’s iOS app installed can switch on the new iMessage app from the iMessage App Store. Once activated, users can start sending friends songs directly by opening a new iMessage, pressing the app icon, and then selecting the Spotify logo to open the stream service’s new iMessage app. After finding the song you want to send via the search bar, you can tap a button to copy the song, then paste the preview into the iMessage. Recipients can either listen to the 30-second preview from iMessage or click on the song itself, which will open the track on the Spotify app so it can be heard in full.Spotify Teams With Accuweather To Generate Playlists Based On The Weather Near You [H/T Tech Crunch]last_img read more

Reaching students virtually using Biz Kid$

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Families have been stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic for four months now and while school is out for the summer, it doesn’t mean that learning has to stop! Biz Kid$, an Emmy Award-winning public television show about financial literacy, is a fun and effective learning tool that kids will enjoy. The Foundation is proud to steward Biz Kid$, which is exclusively branded and funded by credit unions.Financial education in schools is needed, with less than half of students receiving any level of financial education and only 21 states requiring it be taught (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Council on Economic Education). In addition, only 1 in 3 teachers feels knowledgeable about financial education.Financial education can be a difficult topic for parents to discuss with children, which is where Biz Kid$ comes in. Over the course of 71 episodes, Biz Kid$ combines education and entertainment (“edutainment”) to inform, inspire, and motivate kids of all ages to learn about money, credit, taxes, business, and how to become an entrepreneur. There are many resources available to supplement the TV show and help parents and children learn more in an appealing way.last_img read more