A new national survey by the Conference of Court Public Information Officers shows the impact social media is having on judges and courts.
The 2014 CCPIO New Media Survey has some interesting findings. More courts are using social media like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as a public information tool. Facebook use by courts is up by more than 5 percent; Twitter use increased by 3.5 percent and YouTube by 3.2 percent.
Court officials have also changed their attitudes about reporters’ use of social media during courtroom proceedings. Nearly 66 percent of court officials in the previous survey had objected to the media’s sending of messages. Now only 46 percent say it’s inappropriate and 39 percent have no problem permitting it.
Over time more judges and court personnel have begun to become comfortable using social media themselves, but there are still pitfalls for judges due to ethical restrictions on what they may say about their pending work and opinions they express. I certainly understand that concern, and since my first blog post in 2010, I’ve been very cautious in the topics chosen because I write as a sitting justice.
I was glad to share some thoughts about blogging in the survey report. While by no means an expert in the field of communication, I am a firm believer that exchanging ideas on the best ways to help the public understand our courts is time well spent.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
One thing that almost every good student wants is getting good grades in exams. In Pakistan, where the education system relies totally on learning and memorizing thick books, it becomes hard for students to remember each and everything which eventually lowers their grades.
One best tip to Improve your Grades is by including "Repetition" in your educational practice.
Have you ever wonder, how you remember the poems you have learned in your childhood? Its just because of the repetition of the poems again and again. The continuous repetition imprints the material on neurons permanently.
How to improve your grades by adding repetition?
It is the question that may strike your mind. Well, it is an easy task. It may take time at the beginning but when you start practicing it on daily basis, the time will reduce and you will see how you are improving your results.
When you start preparing for your exams, practice this method.
For instance, you need to learn three poems titled "Twinkle Twinkle", "Baba Black Sheep", and "Jack & Jill" for your exams. Obviously, if you are reading this post that won't be the case and you have to cover and remember so much more.
At day 1, learn "Twinkle Twinkle" and make sure you repeat it many times to be sure that you have memorized it.
On the next day, don't start learning "Baba Black Sheep" immediately and try to repeat "Twinkle Twinkle" in your mind first to check if you still remember it. If you don't, then don't go to the next poem and finish learning the first poem. When you are sure that you have learned both then repeat them on the day when you start to learn Jack & Jill.
When you have a bigger course to cover, you can add the repetition of the previously learned material in alternative days. This way, you will know before time that if have forgotten any thing that might have helped you to earn some good scores in the exam.
This tip can help all the students who complain that they get blank in the examination hall or have the problem of forgetting what they have learnt.