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Habits: Why we do what we do

The connection between organizational habits and decisions.


Via Lorien Pratt
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This is a phenomenal podcast on the essential role of habits and how we can drill down to the foundation of our habits and, using micro-initiatives, make small incremental adjustments to reap greater rewards. What is very interesting is the fact that habits follow one or more of five basic needs. This short 15min audio could be a game changer for leaders, managers, and everyone in between!

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Lorien Pratt's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:05 PM

"When you talk to… great CEOs, what they talk about are habits...

5% of your job as a CEO is making the big strategy choice...

95% is managing ...the small choices.

Good managers understand the importance of habits...bad managers pretend that organizational habits don't exist."

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Why Get a Degree.pdf

Why Get a Degree.pdf | Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Is completing your degree required if you already have a successful career? Maybe, maybe not. Here are three considerations regarding degree completion. (Hint, click the images for more information)

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Google Hangouts for Education

Google Hangouts for Education | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google Hangouts for Education is a place where you can connect, learn, share and grow together as a community of educators using Google Hangouts on Air. Our goals include Connecting educators for...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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GHO4EDU is a collection of GHO that anyone can replicate. The idea is to demonstrate what others have already successfully done, then incorporate the best parts into your own GHO.

 

Of particular interest to faculty is the professional development GHO, where you can envision taking HR mandatory training up a notch! Further, connecting peer to peer across the spectrum of your specific discipline is a great way to initiate and then foster collaboration and professional networking.

 

Well worth the read!

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 13, 3:08 PM

This article shares how to use Google Hangouts for Education. This can be a solid alternative for when virtual classroom spaces are not available.

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10 Free Productivity and Organization Tools for the Busy Professional

10 Free Productivity and Organization Tools for the Busy Professional | Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’ve changed my teaching life by utilizing productivity and organization applications and tools. Find out what my favorite 10 are (all free!).

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This list was compiled with an aim toward teachers, but there's no reason why it couldn't be just as useful to any busy professional. 

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Gustavo Huerta's curator insight, July 8, 9:34 AM

Herramientas útiles para todo

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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On the face of it, these may seem like classic radical ideas, but if you look at the science and the logic behind them, you'll understand that they just make sense. 

 

Most importantly, you use these tips to enhance your student learning and understanding, as well as your own!

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Why are hyperlinks Blue: The Science of Colors in Marketing

Why are hyperlinks Blue: The Science of Colors in Marketing | Higher Education | Scoop.it
How do colors affect us when we buy things? The latest research reveals the science of colors in marketing and how to use it for your advantage:
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The science of colors... It's well known that we are visual creatures. Studies have shown that we rely more on what we see, than what we hear, smell, touch,, or taste in most instances. This is probably why we make snap decisions about our food, based on what it looks like. 

 

We we do the same with cars, animals, and even other people. Have you ever wondered whether there was a scientific way to effect people's choices based on colors? If so, then you need to check out this article, but specifically the infographic regarding colors and how they translate to most people. 

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Online Video Converter

Online Video Converter | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online Video Converter is a free tool that converts almost any media format to MP4, AVI, MPEG, FLV, 3GP. It also extracts sound from video and can correct video resolution.

Via Nik Peachey
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Converting your video to a playable file that you can carry with you on a USB drive can really up your game when teaching in a classroom where you may not have Internet access. 

 

This online application will 'help' IF you take a few minutes the day before your class and do a little prep work. Too often we become accustomed to having technology work flawlessly and fail to bring a plan 'B' with us. 

 

A little preparation will go a long way, plus you'll always have a plan 'B'!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 20, 5:22 PM

Very useful and easy to use free online video coverter.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 1:28 PM

Have a great video in the wrong format? Try this helpful tool. 

San José de Calasanz Ikastetxea's curator insight, June 26, 6:40 AM

Necesario cuando editen vídeos y sin necesidad de instalar software

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Technology In the Classroom - YouTube

How to quickly Assess Writing Assignments, without the Red Pen!
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If you’d like to reduce the amount time you invest assessing student writing assignments, AND you want to improve student comprehension of your notes, you need to check out this short (39min) presentation!

 

It may be the best investment you make in your professional development this year!

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Eugene

 

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The Dissertation Workshop Website

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If you are in the dissertation phase of your program, you will find these resources extremely helpful in moving you forward. This workshop is not designed to replace your advisors and mentors, but will supplement their guidance by keeping you engaged and on track to completion!

 

Remember, "the best dissertation is the done dissertation."


Once you've looked through the information and discovered how valuable it is,  you need to share it with those in your cohort and other fellow learner/scholars who could use the boost!

 

You will find other free helpful tools when you visit (www.higheredapps.blogspot.com)

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Educators in England paid higher salaries than those in most other countries - Telegraph

Educators in England paid higher salaries than those in most other countries - Telegraph | Higher Education | Scoop.it
England’s teachers are paid some of the highest salaries despite working fewer hours than their counterparts in other countries.

Via arkonline
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How are educators in countries other than America, faring with regard to compensating educators? To that end, what are other countries doing with regard to promoting and supporting education, that the U.S. could build on?

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8 lessons for effective school leadership

8 lessons for effective school leadership | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Today’s school leaders face a new education landscape, one fraught with challenges and new expectations. Smart leaders are realizing the benefits of applyi

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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As leaders in education wrestle with the dynamic changes in funding, the continued pressures for increased performance, and an ever demanding  need for a quality workforce, they must operate within their means.

 

Shared here are tactics that will assist leaders navigating these challenging times within their workforce. Although focused at school leadership, there are lessons to be learned by leaders across the spectrum   

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Villubicae's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:32 AM
First he does modifiate the scholar time, it builds a precious outfit four the teachers and students, more : the leisures most be involved in the educational policy. Have a more time for itself. Akira B Simo, from France.
Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 16, 2014 10:58 AM

I think #5 is important for workforce and students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 2014 3:55 AM

Other than an instructional leader, be an institutional leader to be more effective!

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Tech Tip: Swipe and Search Entire Your iPhone or iPad at Once! - Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring

Tech Tip: Swipe and Search Entire Your iPhone or iPad at Once! - Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring | Higher Education | Scoop.it

If you're looking for something on your iPhone or iPad (and similar devices), try this quick tip - Swipe and Search! It can save you from the hassle of searching from app to app.

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This is a great tip for iPhone and iPad users! I'm certain there is a similar feature available for Android users as well, so share it if you know it!

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Wednesday Wisdom Worth Sharing - Leadership, Coaching, and ...

Wednesday Wisdom Worth Sharing - Leadership, Coaching, and ... | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring ... Leadership Isolation is the recipe for creating a toxic work environment! Even when a leader believes they are listening to their inner voice, they should consider sharing what they hear with others.
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A bit-o-wisdom for midweek!

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Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com

Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com | Higher Education | Scoop.it
There are more than three million teachers in the United States, and Doug Lemov is trying to prove that he can teach them to be better. (RT @Brevedy: If you never read the article "Building a Better Teacher" - you should!
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“Teaching depends on what other people think, not what you think.”

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4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning Is A Smart Strategy

4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning Is A Smart Strategy | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is becoming essential if you want to succeed. Find out our 4 favorite reasons why mobile learning is a smart strategy for your company.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Mobile Learning is the perfect platform for Micro-Learning, a relatively new concept in teaching complex or voluminous materials. The key is to leverage the principles of Mobile Learning by engaging student using targeted outcomes clustered in manageable pieces.

 

Mobile Learning allows the student to engage with the content virtually anywhere, and when constructed well, they are able to engaged almost any time.

 

Another excellent use of technology in and out of the classroom!

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adicionar sua visão ...

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Improve Your eLearning Flow with the Signaling Principle

Improve Your eLearning Flow with the Signaling Principle | Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's necessary and beneficial to incorporate Richard E. Mayer's signaling principle into your eLearning design. Learn how to make your courses flow smoothly
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This is incredibly simple to apply tactic to increase student learning. An image, some white space, and highlighted text will draw your students in...interesting content will keep them there!

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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind: Knowing, or Learning is not the same as Doing

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind: Knowing, or Learning is not the same as Doing | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides a quick tour of Costa and Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, along with suggestions for integrating them as classroom best practices.
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These 16 habits could be printed in posted note fashion and handed out to students every week of a sixteen week course as both an encouragement and a reminder.

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Paint, Color Maps with Statistics (Free Online Tool)

Paint, Color Maps with Statistics (Free Online Tool) | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Color Maps with Statistics (Online Free Tool)

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is an interesting tool to use and display statistical information for students in a more interactive manner. Ideal for presentations. 

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Eugene

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 6, 10:42 AM

The site has information already collected on numerous countries you can use. 

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7 Things “Star Wars” Taught Me About Productivity

7 Things “Star Wars” Taught Me About Productivity | Higher Education | Scoop.it
When life gets tough, James Altucher asks himself What would a Jedi do?
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More than 20 years has passed since Star Wars filtered into our lives, and still there are fundamental truths continuing to be taught to anyone authentically interested in learning.

 

One of the more recent treasures mined focuses on 7 nuggets of wisdom aimed at improving professional development and productivity. 

 

I guarantee at least one of these nuggets will impact your week...if not your life!

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Tips to Enhance Your Teaching Daily

Teaching Tips Made Simple

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Mary Bart Managing Editor, Faculty focusBetter teaching? There’s an app for that!

We’re excited to let you know about our new Teaching Professor Tips App! 

The free app delivers a daily teaching tip to your smart phone or tablet. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of practical wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, grading and feedback, instructional vitality, and more. 

The app lets you: 
• Get one tip every day (365/year) 
• Specify the time of day you want to receive your tip 
• Share favorite tips on social media or email 
• Send your own tips to the editor for possible inclusion 

Download the FREE Teaching Professor Tips app today! 

Download on iTunes >> http://bit.ly/TPTapple ;
Download on Google Play >> http://bit.ly/TPTandroid ;

Better teaching? There’s an app for that. 

Mary Bart 
Manager, Teaching Professor Group 
Managing Editor, Faculty Focus 

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20+ Tools For Content Creation Bloggers Can't Live Without - #infographic - Digital Information

20+ Tools For Content Creation Bloggers Can't Live Without - #infographic - Digital Information | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Why do you blog? Why does anyone blog? Why has blogging become a parallel to modern journalism, and a platform for people of all walks of life to be heard and represented?

It may be a simple as availability. We write because we can and now, we publish better and faster than ever. Blogging will never end, but keeping content fresh, relevant and have it make an impact needs constant revisiting. Check out these tools available at different free sites to help keep your blogging visible, high quality and what you need it to be. Whether it’s a boost you need with your research, writing style, or design, help is easily accessible.

Via John Evans
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There are some great tools here that can make your job a lot less stressful!

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21 Incredibly Useful Things Your iPhone Can Do for You!

21 Incredibly Useful Things Your iPhone Can Do for You! | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Your iPhone can do all sorts of things to make your life just a little easier in ways you probably didn't know. Here are 21 features you can start using today!


Via John Evans
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Some might call these 'hidden features' but I prefer to think of them as simply undiscovered. Perhaps you have a favorite 'undiscovered feature you found or use on your iPhone - if so, why not share?

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Christopher Philbin's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:45 PM

Do you have an iPhone? Chances are if you are in college then you do.

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Confidence Rises in HigherEd Online

Confidence Rises in HigherEd Online | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online education continues to disrupt the traditional model for higher education as Americans become more accepting of them.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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Due, in part, to the improved technologies, and the adaptation of more modernized teaching methodologies, students are increasingly able to fill gaps in their education experience, through online and blended learning offerings.

This provides faculty an opportunity to expand their teaching pedagogy to one of increased engagement. Faculty familiarity and increased use of technology, enables classroom integration with real-world events. Students can now be afforded access to applied best practices, instead of theory alone.

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Final Thoughts on Building an LMS using WordPress | Let's Talk eLearning!

Final Thoughts on Building an LMS using WordPress | Let's Talk eLearning! | Higher Education | Scoop.it
RT @glenn_preston: Last in my series on Building an #LMS in #WordPress. http://t.co/KH1w9KyFcA
Hope you enjoyed it? http://t.co/uZP76VJHIj
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This looks promising as an LMS replacement  

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Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring: Analog Wisd...

Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring: Analog Wisd... | Higher Education | Scoop.it
However as we advance as a culture, and progress technologically as a society, we tend to 'dis-remember' lessons learned. ... (Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring: Analog Wisdom for the Digital ...
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"Teaching new dogs, old tricks."

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Your College Advisor: Explore, learn and grow this summer with smart resources - NorthJersey.com

Your College Advisor: Explore, learn and grow this summer with smart resources - NorthJersey.com | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Your College Advisor: Explore, learn and grow this summer with smart resources NorthJersey.com If you're wondering how challenging college courses will be, here are three websites where you can access free college courses: Coursea (coursera.org),...
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Considering college but not sure what to study? Check out these free resources before you invest!

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