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For our students to be successful in life, we, as educators, must be nimble, flexible, and innovative.  Join me as I blend the topic of educational innovation and the activation of unlocked potential in young men.
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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

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Innovative Teaching: How on Earth Do We Get Started?

Innovative Teaching: How on Earth Do We Get Started? | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Years ago as a beginning teacher, I asked one of my University of Chicago professors how it was that my mentoring teacher seemed to do everything at once — teaching one group, keeping an eye on oth...
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Meeting the challenges

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Harvard University has announced 18 student-led teams as finalists in three deans’ innovation competitions focused on cultural entrepreneurship, health and life sciences, and design.
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Incubating innovation @ Harvard.  A model that can/should be replicated within our schools.

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Eight Scientific Strategies To Improve Creativity

Eight Scientific Strategies To Improve Creativity | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Strategies anyone can use to improve their capacity to innovate.

Via Anne Leong, Ivon Prefontaine, Dean J. Fusto
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 15, 2014 7:41 PM

There is good advice in each of the eight and they are general enough they will create other ideas. Thinking about and implementing these would be helpful in education.

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Microsoft takes a stand on student privacy with best-in-class education solutions

Microsoft takes a stand on student privacy with best-in-class education solutions | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Annual Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona kicks off with strong momentum on Windows 8 and Office 365 with key content partners.
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Microsoft vs. Apple--- Who will win.  The winner in my opinion is the one who puts out the most user friendly, most effective, and most efficient apps for teaching and learning.  The jury is still out, however I am still a MAC fan.

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Unlocking the Internet of Things

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Storms of new data are growing bigger by the day, flowing in from social media, new internal corporate processes, retail and market transactions, electronic sensors and other machines. Especially machines.

 

The masses of new data follow technology innovation and by 2020 industry analysts predict there will be up to 30 billion devices connected to the Internet with unique IP addresses. This compares with 2009, when were a ‘mere’ 2.5 billion connected devices.

 

But what are we meant to do with the Things of the Internet? The amounts of data being created are so large that they are measured in quintillions of bytes – 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data are created every day.

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:17 PM

An article using Dr. Seuss as a reference is worthy of a read.

Jeff's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:32 AM

Your company needs a mobile application from wwwiAffiliatesApps.com 

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Three ways to innovate in a stagnant environment

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Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses innovation, advanced leadership, and how to make change in an inflexible organization in
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Forward-thinking and innovative organizations are not only those the stand the test of time, but they are the ones that push society.


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“Innovation is putting new ideas into use. It’s not necessarily invention. You don’t necessarily have to have it dreamed up by yourself, but it’s putting it into use, it’s making it happen, that’s innovation”

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How does Technology affect Education

Raj Dhingra is a twenty-year veteran of the technology industry with an extensive track record of building strong, sustainable and profitable industry leader...
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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education
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As a boarding school in over-regulated Ohio, I am especially keen on #37---"Push the government out of schools completely."  I also like #33, promoting joy, curiosity, and the ability to ask the right question.


I ponder what teaching and learning would look like if we all did these things on this list… Interesting. 

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