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6 eLearning Intro Screen Ideas

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6 eLearning Intro Screen Ideas

Via Juan Jesús Baño Egea, juandoming
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Start-ups & Kids

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Start-ups are not just a domain of twenty-something single hipsters but much more domain of young parents who couldn't help themselves to found or join a start-up besides raising their children. Li...
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Start-ups are not just a domain of twenty-something single hipsters but much more domain of young parents who couldn’t help themselves to found or join a start-up besides raising their children. Limiting myself just to Slovenian start-up ecosystem I can give you some powerful examples. Jelena Rašula is not just a co-founder of award winning start-up Confidly but also a mother of two. Darko Butina not only pushed forward the biggest exit yet for a Slovenian start-up, but also has two sons to handle. Samo Login kick-started two most successful start-ups in Slovenia, but also made sure both of his sons made it through puberty. 



Miha Mikek got his first daughter just as Celtra begun its explosive growth. Andraž Logar not only grows 3fs but also have a child to take care of. At Zemanta, our former CEO Aleš has a daughter, while our current CEO Todd has two gorgeous children that we just have a privilege of hosting in Ljubljana. And this week’s team call included not just Jeff, our VP of publisher development, but also his adorable daughters.

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Social Media in Schools | Social Media Today

Social Media in Schools | Social Media Today | BeBetter | Scoop.it
This infographic tells the story of social media among children from a statistical side--an astounding 96% of students who go online use social media--but it also includes ways teachers, schools, parents, and s (The Use of Social Media in Schools ...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Ivo Nový
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Why Your Brain is Hooked on Being Right (and What You Can Do About It)

Why Your Brain is Hooked on Being Right (and What You Can Do About It) | BeBetter | Scoop.it
I'm sure it's happened to you: You're in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground. Your voice gets louder. You talk over one of your colleagues and correct his point of view.
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Why watching reruns of your favourite TV shows can give you a mental boost

Why watching reruns of your favourite TV shows can give you a mental boost | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Researchers in Buffalo found that watching an old show can boost willpower and improve general wellbeing. They also found that watching new episodes, even of a favourite series, had no effect.
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Smart shirt helps wearers keep track of their mental and physical wellbeing

Smart shirt helps wearers keep track of their mental and physical wellbeing | BeBetter | Scoop.it
OMsignal has developed a shirt embedded with sensors able to detect and track the wearer's emotional state, and even share the data socially.
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How to Educate Next Generation of Entrepreneurs? Start by Reviving Financial Literacy | Education on GOOD

How to Educate Next Generation of Entrepreneurs? Start by Reviving Financial Literacy | Education on GOOD | BeBetter | Scoop.it
For better or for worse, money pervades the fabric of American life.
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Train your mind to see the good in everything.

Train your mind to see the good in everything. | BeBetter | Scoop.it

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:01 AM

Train your mind to see the good in everything.


( Source: http://goo.gl/U8zy4 )


Abbeygail's curator insight, October 3, 2013 3:06 PM

Faith..be positive towards everything 

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This is my symphony

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, February 15, 10:25 PM

To live content with small means
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion
to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not rich
to listen to stars and birds,
babes and sages, with open heart
to study hard,
to think quietly,
act frankly,
talk gently,
await occasions, hurry never
in a word, to let the spiritual
unbidden and unconscious
grow up through the common
- this is my symphony.


~ William Ellery Channing

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My Kids' Adventures: Family activities guide for busy parents

My Kids' Adventures: Family activities guide for busy parents | BeBetter | Scoop.it
My Kids' Adventures helps busy parents create fun adventures with their kids--anywhere. We solve the 'I'm bored, I don't know what to do?
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How To Live Longer

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Want to live longer? Here is some scientific research that shows how a longer life may be possible; and there's no drugs
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TEN THINGS ABOUT ONLINE TEACHERS

TEN THINGS ABOUT ONLINE TEACHERS | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Reflections of my experiences in WiziQ in 2012 What does this means for teachers and learners everywhere?   TEN THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ONLINE

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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olgadiez's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:25 AM

Los tutores online en la vanguardia de la educación.  Experiencias de una profesora online de inglés que usa WiziQ como plataforma.

Gust MEES's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:26 AM

 

TEN THINGS ABOUT ONLINE TEACHERS...

 

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10 Tips to Find a Job When You’re Over 50

10 Tips to Find a Job When You’re Over 50 | BeBetter | Scoop.it
More than 100 readers joined the Telegraph’s job-hunting Q&A to ask for advice and tips on how to find a decent job. Many job hunters over-50 told

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“La inteligencia emocional impulsa el talento de la empresa”

“La inteligencia emocional impulsa el talento de la empresa” | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Licenciado en Psicología, coach personal y organizacional, máster en Dirección y Gestión de Recursos Humanos y experto en Programación Neurolingüística e Inteligencia Emocional, Juan José Álvarez, dirigió la pasada semana en la Universidad de Verano de Teruel un curso sobre Psicología, Coaching e inteligencia emocional.

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Eating Many Small Meals Every Day Won't Boost Your Metabolism

Eating Many Small Meals Every Day Won't Boost Your Metabolism | BeBetter | Scoop.it
As it often happens with popular science, the media can blow a study out of proportion when the findings look newsworthy.
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Meditation and spiritual practice for success in business

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The Most Important Decision You Have To Make, If You Want To Be Successful

The Most Important Decision You Have To Make, If You Want To Be Successful | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Deciding where to spend your time and attention is the most important deciison an entrepreneur can make.
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Rim Riahi's curator insight, July 24, 2013 2:25 AM

The Most Important Decision You Have To Make, If You Want To Be Successful 

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8 Apps and Gadgets to Keep Track of Your Child

8 Apps and Gadgets to Keep Track of Your Child | BeBetter | Scoop.it
If you decide that you want to monitor your kids outside of the home, here are the best gadgets and apps to help with the process.
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23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | BeBetter | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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IncitED's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:09 PM

Educators aren't the "sage on the stage" anymore because information is readily accessible. Now teaching is about helping students make sense of all the info. 

Marie Arndt's comment, July 19, 2013 5:43 AM
The role of the teacher has changed in many ways, not just regarding teaching, but the importance they have in students' lives. Technology, as Susan rightly points out, quality of teaching cannot be disguised by technology. We must help students to be selective in the barrage of 'information' they are exposed to, which is not always that but biased tripe or propaganda.
Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:04 AM

Mooi plaatje, geeft de student inzicht in de verschillende rollen van de leraar. Meer dan alleen 'sage on the stage'. Verder onderschrijf ik de opmerking van Susan Bainbridge.

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The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?

Presentation at the Graduate Employment Conference: The Economic Value of Higher Education. Commonwealth Association of Universities, Auckland, 12th July, 2013.

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olgadiez's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:03 AM

Una perspectiva integradora e interesante.

uTOP Inria's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:24 AM

(Slideshare - 12 juillet 2013)

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Morning Questions: Use the Power of Questions to Change Your Life

Morning Questions: Use the Power of Questions to Change Your Life | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Quality questions create a quality life. Develop a pattern of questions that empower you each morning with these seven core questions.

Via Margarita Tarragona, Tony Kent, Ivo Nový
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:19 PM

Buenas preguntas para hacerse cada mañana, de Tony Robbins.

¿De qué estoy más contento en mi vida en este momento?

¿Qué me entusiasma más actualmente?

¿De qué me siento más orgulloso hoy en día?

¿De qué estoy más agradecido en mi vida hoy?

¿Con qué estoy comprometido en mi vida actualmente?

¿A quién amo?¿quién me ama a mí?

Tony Kent's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:54 AM

What questions are you asking yourself?

 

www.MakeYourLifeMagical.com/Discover

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:10 PM

Each question began with what or who, not why or how.

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5 Of The Most Impactful Public Service Campaigns In The World

5 Of The Most Impactful Public Service Campaigns In The World | BeBetter | Scoop.it
All too often, public service campaigns are dry, boring, and at their very worst, embarrassing. They don’t have to be that way.
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All too often, public service campaigns are dry, boring, and at their very worst, embarrassing. They don’t have to be that way. A new platform called Creative for Good showcases over 60 of the best public service campaigns from around the world, ranging from a domestic violence campaign in India to a FARC guerilla demobilization campaign in Colombia.

Launched by the World Economic Forum, the Ad Council, and Ketchum, the platform will continually be updated with new submissions.

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Pet Diaries: The Catahoula Leopard Dog That Taught Me About Love and Self-Respect

Pet Diaries: The Catahoula Leopard Dog That Taught Me About Love and Self-Respect | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Introducing Pet Diaries: Life lessons learned from our pets. This 12-part series is brought to you by GOOD, in partnership with Purina ONE®, and explores how having a pet can change your place in your neighborhood, community, and beyond.
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Introducing Pet Diaries: Life lessons learned from our pets. This 12-part series is brought to you by GOOD, in partnership with Purina ONE®, and explores how having a pet can change your place in your neighborhood, community, and beyond. Check out more stories at the GOOD Pets hub.

Most families aren’t your stereotypical Leave it to Beaver types.



Sometimes kids grow up having to learn how to be adults the hard way, or along paths that aren’t always smooth. While traveling on my own rocky path, I was blessed to have a four-legged friend as my guide.

When I was 15 years old, my mother gave me up to foster care. She was an alcoholic and I was a rebellious teenager trying to get attention any way I could. I’d get in trouble with the police for smoking cigarettes underage and being out too late. I ran away multiple times. My mother and I would have power struggles, and I’d fight with her often.



My dad worked full time in Boston (more than an hour away), and I only saw him every other weekend, so when the court date came, it was completely unexpected when he showed up to take full custody rather than giving me up to the state. My father did his best to get me back into his life, and I had to live out of a camper in the backyard while he put on an addition to his house. As I was going through physical, emotional, and behavioral changes as a teenager, I was confused and questioned my own purpose. Being the new girl in school was difficult because cliques were already established. I felt like an outsider, with no identity or role. I remember eating lunch in a bathroom stall due to my complete lack of confidence.



A year later, in my junior year of high school, I got off the bus to discover my father had adopted a Catahoula Leopard puppy from the SPCA, because now that we had a yard, he was excited to have a pet. Due to raging hormones, I was angry at the world, and I wasn’t excited about anything, especially a needy puppy. So when it started following me to my camper at night, it was unexpected, but oddly comforting. I named her Annie, after the orphan from the comic strip and musical, and she quickly became a companion to me.



Most teenagers tend to be pretty self-absorbed, caring strictly for their own well-being. My relationship with Annie prohibited selfishness because every day I needed to go home to let her out and make sure she was fed and had water. The day she got attacked by a porcupine, I took her to the vet immediately and paid the expensive bill without question, even though I only had a part-time job at a convenience store. It was Annie who valued me and gave me a role to play, which was caregiver. She trusted me for what I gave her, and she gave back. With those icy blue eyes looking straight into mine, she made me feel like I was being heard, and she would answer me, or at least comfort me, without judgment. Annie also protected me against untrustworthy people. How she barked and reacted to visitors even informed whom I chose to hang out with later. When I was sad, she’d nuzzle me with affection, making me see that someone was concerned about my well-being.



A year after my father fixed up his house, which was livable but not finished, he decided to move in with his girlfriend two towns over. I was left to live alone while I finished up high school, so in a way, Annie and I became orphans again. During this difficult time, I made the unconventional decision to drop out of school to work and live at a ski resort with a group of friends. Although it was a big change for me, those few months as a ski bum were some of the best in my life. While I had time to reflect, having Annie loyally by my side gave me confidence in who I was and the choices I was making. And, when Annie and I returned to my dad’s empty house, I went back to school, graduating with honors the following year.



Growing up without a “traditional family,” I learned that my dog was my family, and that was enough. This was true even later in life, when I found myself in an unhealthy relationship with my daughter’s father. Because Annie never abandoned me, I knew I wouldn’t be alone as long as I had her. So, when it was time to get out of the abusive relationship, I took my daughter in one arm and Annie in the other, and left.



Annie by Heather’s daughter’s side when she had the flu



Now, as I pursue a Master’s in Art Therapy at Lesley University, I recognize the dangers of abandonment and lack of guidance. Despite the odds, I’ve learned how to be a wonderful mother and most recently, a devoted wife to a loving husband. Fifteen years have passed since Annie became a part of my life, and she is starting to show signs of frailty. But every morning, despite her ailing hips, she jumps up on my bed the second I’m awake. She is still teaching me valuable lessons, especially the importance of being thankful for the beautiful life I live. I firmly believe that I have become a well-adjusted adult because Annie had faith that I would, and she stood by me until I did. I learned that I am worthy of healthy and reciprocal relationships because Annie was the first to offer me just that.




Heather and her family

Photos courtesy of Heather Cohen

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Humility – or how important do you take yourself? | Wisdom for Future Leaders

Humility – or how important do you take yourself? | Wisdom for Future Leaders | BeBetter | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:25 PM

Humility and humus share a common root.

John Michel's curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:34 PM

Dropping our self-importance and replacing it through humility leads to inner silence. We are able to see the world with clear eyes. And we see ourselves more clearly as we are. We no longer compare to others and we see others as equal. Humble people don’t see the own success as most important. They help others to become successful, too.

 

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:30 PM

HUMILITY IS THE PATH TO FREEDOM!