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There is a lot of good practices here to implement. I had to read it three times to absorb just half of it. I'm a slow learner, but if you need to put some gas in your Content Curation to boost your numbers of readers then this list will help. I have a few days or weeks ahead of me to put this all into action.
I know this is business related apps, but I think these could be used by educators who assign projects to groups within multiple classes. This way the teacher can follow progress in real time and communicate with students in real time who are struggling. I do not know if the cost is prohibitive, but you need iTunes to utilize it. Just a thought.
I was blown away by the simplicity yet powerful message in this article/TED talk video. You must watch it. It really is only 2 minutes, but it will change the way you handle stressful situations and encounters.
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New research is investigating a possible connection between memories of physical activity at school and the amount of exercise taken in adult life.
Terri Rice's insight:
This is an article from the UK about the UK, but honestly, should grant money be spent on this type of research? We already have enough research on the topic of exercise increases brain activity/retention/rest/learning. They are all interconnected. Spend grant money on more pressing issues, such as how to encourage adults to improve reading/writing/ math skills via ABE/GED classes. And educate adult instructors at better empathizing and understanding their fears associated with reentry to any sort of classroom setting and failure. This is why many adults do not complete ABE/GED courses. Past failures interfere with present attempts and many educators don't get it.
I use Google Scholar daily. It is a tremendous savior when time crunch is approaching and you realize you forgot to cite a few articles properly. I will pay for this tool even after grad school is complete (are we ever really done?). Fabulous article from mashable.com and Danielle, of course. she passes on the best stuff, right?
Danielle is right. This story by Justine Bateman is similar to many of us older women trying to get degrees and find our way back into the workforce. Im in my mid-fifties and Im working on my Master's. It is very tiring and frustrating to ask a question and have a blank look stare back at you. Honestly, finding a way to communicate with other generations is very challenging. I would love to develop a forum for women of all ages and pursuits to come together and share their stories, encouragements, and failures so the rest of us could know we are not alone. But Im still learning how to find my way around this technical stuff. Bless you, Danielle for sharing this story.
I think this is my favorite tool so far. Even I can implement this one. What a great way to create performance supports for students or employees. Technology goes fast but this is one ride I am taking.
When you write something--either for work or for fun--the purpose is to convey meaning and engage whoever reads it. Knowing how to use the figures of speech in your writing can take it to the next level, and this table can help show you how.
Wow! This could be about me. It resonates with many of us trying to improve our marketability by completing degrees and getting advanced degrees. However, employers only see the gap, not what you filled it with. Frustration abounds! I agree with Danielle, it is not a place you want to be, let alone multiple times or months, or, heaven forbid, years. Read this and see if you can encourage some one with a jjob lead.
We all know that courses must be meaningful and motivational to learners, but, unfortunately, not all Instructional Designers know how to engage adult learners. When …
Terri Rice's insight:
I really like this article because it touches on a personal topic. I have recently met some young ID professionals who are under 35 years of age and they did not grasp my frustration with their warp speed explanations or their ability to run words together so fast I got whiplash following the discussion. My point is, there are many adult learners who really are older than 35 and we need materials created aimed at our generation. Not everything, because, yes we actually have intelligence, but if some material did not consist of acronyms (unless a key is provided) it would terrific. Also, I think if designers realized we are still very relevant and brilliant (even I do say so myself). I just hope younger ID professionals would ask their own parents how they feel maneuvering through all of technology today. Maybe mom and dad can remind them to be considerate of us old timers trying to learn new things as fast as we can. Just one old woman's thoughts.
Tecma promotes the education of its maquiladora personnel on an annual basis through its Superate program.
Terri Rice's insight:
Fantastico Tecma! US companies can learn a great lesson from this forward thinking Mexican company. Tecma is providing ABE/GED classes to its employees. What a terrific idea of providing valuable continuing education IN THE WORKPLACE. then adults do not have to find time to fit education into their already cramps schedules. I would love to work for a company that provided this type of advancement. Gracias Tecma!
although I am a neophyte with this stuff, it is always a grand idea to read everything I can find to help me assemble my sparse knowledge into something resembling rational thinking rather than chaos. More apps to be grateful for or confused by? You be the judge.
In my opinion, social media is what you make it. If you have the time to stay online discoursing with people about work, life, events, etc... then I say, DO IT!. But for some of us, time is fractured into so many directions and needs it will take longer to get to a place of splendiferous communication fest with others. I look forward to that day, but for now I must stay one of those who just rehash what someone else has thought. My thoughts are still too scrambled to mean much to anyone other than me ( and a psychologist). :)
Larry reminds us of a good technique. Treat others the way you want to be treated. This not limited to SME's. All employees, whether they are under your supervision or your equal, treating others with respect and care pays dividends. However, if you are insincere in your interest or care, it can be seen BIG time. So be yourself, but play nice. Wise words. Thank, Danielle for your bringing Larry's wonderful article to us all.
What's not to love about this tool? Nothing.... Teacher's of all ages can appreciate the tiresome tradition of late night grade-a-thons. This just might help make quizzes a more pleasant experience. At least for the instructors.
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