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Teachers selling lesson plans online

Teachers selling lesson plans online | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

The website of TES Global - formerly The Times Educational Supplement - is offering teachers a digital platform to make money out of their lesson plans and teaching materials.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 19, 2015 1:41 PM

Great idea.

ColbyccSSS's curator insight, June 24, 2015 11:02 AM

Great idea!

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Embracing the Uncertainty of Big Data

Embracing the Uncertainty of Big Data | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

Contrary to popular belief, Big Data isn't a crystal ball, but it's still valuable for those who use it correctly.


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Surprise,resilienceand agility are key watchwords nowadays

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REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School

REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
In this article I would like to explore a new coding app called Robot School from Next is Great (@nextisgreat). What hooked me immediately was how this app teachings kids to block code, but then shows them the syntax written in Swift. If you are unfamiliar, Swift is a new programming language for iOS. I love the concept of block code and syntax. It’s a perfect next step for avid coders.

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Jasmine Muti's curator insight, March 27, 2015 8:50 AM

ROBOTICS SCHOOL: In 21st century,this generation reached at the highest point of success in technology and we can think that this must  be the limit of technologies but the term Robotics School make them surprised. It is just a game for child fun but this might be in reality as well in future trends.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 27, 2015 12:40 PM

This looks really good. I can see the kids loving the 3d sprites and I am pleased to see that they can also access the code. We are going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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Watch a digital dead frog rot before your eyes - BBC News

Watch a digital dead frog rot before your eyes - BBC News | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
BBC News Watch a digital dead frog rot before your eyes BBC News Digital technology allows the picture to gradually change over a three hour period showing from the frog's last breath to when it becomes just a skeleton having been eaten away by...
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Artworks are evolving. I can see that this has many other potential applications including education,forensics etc

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PayPal: SMEs Suffer from Lack of Digital Literacy

PayPal: SMEs Suffer from Lack of Digital Literacy | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
PayPal Australia's recent research into the state of digital literacy among our SMEs reveals a worrying trend - small business continues to fall behind.
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Facebook builds housing near offices, like the old 'company towns' of a century ago

Facebook builds housing near offices, like the old 'company towns' of a century ago | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
Facebook is working with a local developer to build a $120 million, 394-unit housing community within walking distance of its offices. The development conjures up memories of so-called company towns at the turn of the 20th century.

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Scott Gipson's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:54 PM

   One of Facebook's corporate goals is to take care of as many aspects of its employee’s lives as possible. I would say they are doing a remarkable job. Here’s why.

    Facebook recently announced it would be partnering with a local developer in San Francisco to build a $120 million, 394-unit housing community within walking distances from its offices. The 630,000 square-foot rental property will feature the following amenities: café, convenience store, sports pub, bicycle repair shop with onsite storage, pet spa with doggy day care, pet walking services, a dog park, resort inspired pool, spa, and cabana, indoor/outdoor wellness, yoga, and training facility, and a rooftop entertainment deck with three-themed areas. The new housing community will be completed in about two years.

    A Facebook spokeswoman said employees had inquired about places to live near the corporate campus due to the housing shortage. "The beauty of this thing is that it's extremely close to our campus," said John Tenanes, Facebook's director of real estate and an architect involved in the planning. "It's a five-minute bike ride" along a dedicated path that runs along the San Francisco bay, he said. "You don't even have to put on the brakes."

    Facebook already has a 56-acre headquarters, which it moved to in December 2011. The company’s headquarters was designed to feel like a college campus. During the workday programmers bond with advertising product developers over free lattes or ice cream. There is also a company game day, where employees participate in three-legged races and other activities. At night, employees can watch movies on a giant, stadium-style outdoor television screen that appears over an open plaza in the middle of the headquarters.

            Lauryn Hale, a Harvard Business School graduate who was hired by Facebook in 2010, said all the amenities take some stress out of the daily job and allow her to think more creatively. Her favorite thing to do is have a "walking meeting" with another employee, but only after grabbing a frozen yogurt at the sweet shop. "I probably love that too much" she says.
            This article ties in seamlessly with Chapter 3 in our case studies textbook in regards to employee relations. “Today most companies realize that employees are one of their more important publics, often most essential to success. Effective employee communication improves morale, enhances employee retention, and increases the financial value of the organization” (Guth & Marsh pg. 36 & 37). Clearly, Facebook understands the importance of employee relations. 

Sarah VanSlette's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:12 PM

My student Scott Gipson informed our class about this new project by Facebook, and while the housing sounds very impressive and luxurious, I wonder if employees will tire of always being around their coworkers. Don't we all need time to distance ourselves from work and how can we do that if we are living and mingling with our coworkers 24/7?

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The European project 'digital.me' opens its code

The European project 'digital.me' opens its code | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
The EU's 'digital.me' project brings Fraunhofer IAO together with seven research and industry partners to develop a system for user-controlled social networks and services that can serve as a central hub for managing a user's various digital...
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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

" The Smithsonian Magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating."


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Possibly a useful companion to the footprint infographic?

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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:56 AM

The Smithsonian Magazine overlayed maps of American cities for the past centuries with modern satellite images to show differences in the development and planning and the growth of the cities.

The growth and change of the cities changed over the years on how it was achieved and how far it could be expanded due to new technology and movement of people to urban areas. The technology helped achieved a certain hold over the environment to build more urban spaces. 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 9, 2015 2:15 PM

Fantastic collection!

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, January 6, 5:02 PM

Entre art et géographie...

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Why Startups Should Prioritize Customer Service

Why Startups Should Prioritize Customer Service | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
Paul Graham of Y-Combinator. Image via CrunchBase In July, Paul Graham of Y Combinator published an excellent essay titled “Do Things That Don’t Scale.”  In it he highlights several unscalable activities that  are critical for early stage startups...
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Mobilizing Knowledge to Create Convenient Learning Moments

Mobilizing Knowledge to Create Convenient Learning Moments | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

Chunks, bits and short modules make learning more manageable and easier to integrate into long-term memory. Long classroom or web-based training courses may accomplish the function of training, but rarely achieve desired retention rates. Instead of just dumping information on the learner, employees are expecting the content to be easy to find, relevant and digestible in the way their brains process information.


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tracey morgan's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:24 PM

Think about how much information you are trying to take in. Maybe it is too much in one go.

Guillermo Pérez's curator insight, September 6, 2013 11:41 AM

Más allá de enseñar, está el reto de crear situaciones y ambientes propicias para el aprendizaje.

Whitequest's curator insight, October 15, 2013 5:13 AM

Have a look at "tracking user performance to improve the program". 

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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive

How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name.

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useful for mapping research ideas and linking addresses

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María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:58 PM

Google no deja de sorprender; interesantes herramientas para investigación dentro de Google drive.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 14, 2013 1:55 PM

Amazing

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Assembling thefacebook: Using heterogeneity to understand online social network assembly

Online social networks represent a popular and highly diverse class of social media systems. Despite this variety, each of these systems undergoes a general process of online social network assembly, which represents the complicated and heterogeneous changes that transform newly born systems into mature platforms. However, little is known about this process. For example, how much of a network's assembly is driven by simple growth? How does a network's structure change as it matures? How does network structure vary with adoption rates and user heterogeneity, and do these properties play different roles at different points in the assembly? We investigate these and other questions using a unique dataset of online connections among the roughly one million users at the first 100 colleges admitted to Facebook, captured just 20 months after its launch. We first show that different vintages and adoption rates across this population of networks reveal temporal dynamics of the assembly process, and that assembly is only loosely related to network growth. We then exploit natural experiments embedded in this dataset and complementary data obtained via Internet archaeology to show that different subnetworks, e.g., among students and among alumni, matured at different rates toward similar end states. These results shed new light on the processes and patterns of online social network assembly, and may facilitate more effective design for online social systems.

 

Assembling thefacebook: Using heterogeneity to understand online social network assembly
Abigail Z. Jacobs, Samuel F. Way, Johan Ugander, Aaron Clauset

http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.06772


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A useful investigation albeit in a  particular though diverse segment of people at colleges.

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Use Creativity and Data Capital as a Revenue Source

Use Creativity and Data Capital as a Revenue Source | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

Accumulating and selling data capital from your small or medium enterprise could be worth millions to others in the supply chain.


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The Nine Obstacles to Digital Transformation | MIT Sloan Management Review

The Nine Obstacles to Digital Transformation | MIT Sloan Management Review | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
When leaders manage effectively, technology transformation becomes achievable.
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useful overview

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tom cockburn's curator insight, April 29, 2014 4:35 AM

Purposes and focus are key to building  success through people and technology interface

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World's online population mapped

World's online population mapped | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
See how New Zealand's usage of the internet stacks up against the rest of the world on new Oxford map.
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some interesting online giants and midgets

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Government organisations will eliminate CIO or digital chief, says Gartner

Government organisations will eliminate CIO or digital chief, says Gartner | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of government organisations will get rid of the CIO or chief digital officer role to eliminate overlap, says Gartner (Government organisations will eliminate CIO or digital chief, says Gartner http://t.co/aTnLtFfbc7...
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How IBM's Watson Will Transform Business And Society

How IBM's Watson Will Transform Business And Society | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

After Watson won on the TV quiz show Jeopardy!, a lot of people didn’t really understand what “Watson” was. They thought it was a particular piece of hardware: a glowing blue supercomputer that IBM built in one of its labs.

But now, as Watson comes of age and makes the transition from science experiment to a force to be reckoned with in business and society, I think it’s time to give people a new way of thinking about it. So here goes:

Watson is a cognitive capability that resides in the computing cloud — just like Google and Facebook and Twitter. This new capability is designed to help people penetrate complexity so they can make better decisions and live and work more successfully. Eventually, a host of cognitive services will be delivered to people at any time and anywhere through a wide variety of handy devices. Laptops. Tablets. Smart phones. You name it. 

 

In other words, you won’t need to be a TV producer or a giant corporation to take advantage of Watson’s capabilities. Everybody will have Watson — or a relative of the Watson technologies — at his or her fingertips.

Indeed, Watson represents the first wave in a new era of technology: the era of cognitive computing. This new generation of technology has the potential to transform business and society just as radically as today’s programmable computers did so over the past 60+ years. Cognitive systems will be capable of making sense of vast quantities of unstructured information, by learning, reasoning and interacting with people in ways that are more natural for us.

You may be familiar with the first steps for Watson after the Jeopardy! victory. Our scientists and engineers have been working with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic,WellPoint and other healthcare institutions. The goal is to help professionals and organizations deal with the deluge of medical information and transform how medicine is taught, practiced and paid for. For patients, the quality and speed of care will be improved through individualized, evidence based medicine.

But healthcare is just the start. IBM is working with companies in a wide range of industries to bring new cognitive capabilities to the way they do business. In a next step, we recently announced a new service called IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which is being used by companies in retail, banking, insurance and telecommunications, to crunch big data in real time and transform the way they engage clients via customer service, marketing and sales.

Many more applications will come:

–In a big city, cognitive systems will help city leaders react, prioritize and respond to citizens more effectively by using data to gain insights into complex systems.

–In the home, intelligent assistant apps on smart phones will help elderly citizens and their health care providers better manage chronic diseases and promote wellness.

–In companies, cognitive systems will help engineers and designers create new products and services that respond better to the demands of consumers or even anticipate their needs.

IBM will create some of these services and continue to play a major role as the cognitive era unfolds. Our clients will embed Watson-like technologies in many aspects of how they run their businesses: from supply chain management and manufacturing, to accounting and market research.

We also anticipate that many other companies will develop new capabilities enabled by cognitive technologies. In addition, independent software and services companies will build new cognitive services on top of IBM’s technology platform. You can think of these as cognitive apps, just like Apple offers apps made by others to run on its iPhones and iPads.

So, don’t think of Watson as something that’s locked up in a box. Rather, think of it as a cloud service, available anywhere. And think of it as the foundation for an ecosystem of innovative companies — all of them focused on bringing new capabilities to individuals, businesses and society.

If you’re like to learn more about cognitive technologies and their impact on the world, you can download a free chapter of the upcoming book, Smart Machines: IBM’s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing, by IBM Research Director John E. Kelly III.

As IBM General Manager of Watson Solutions, Manoj Saxena is responsible for the commercialization efforts of IBM’s Watson technology globally. Prior to this role, Saxena held several other leadership positions at IBM. Before joining IBM in 2006, Saxena was an active member of the IT venture capital community and led two successful venture-backed software companies. 


  


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Research shows consumers secretly lie about what's most important to them and brands they like

Research shows consumers secretly lie about what's most important to them and brands they like | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

It’s not uncommon for people to share their favorite books, movies and recipes online. Heck, people will even mention specific brands they like…or don’t. With all of the user behavior and demographic information available online, people still don’t feel like marketers understand them. New research shows that fault may not lie solely on the shoulders of marketers.

 

New research from Y&R says that consumers have “fluid” identities and they see themselves as part of many seemingly disparate groups. Even though consumers may say they have a certain view, many feel the exact opposite of what they report.

 “What people tell us and what they really feel are often two very different things,” says David Sable, Y&R Global CEO. “Marketers have known that instinctively — and it explains why some campaigns that seemed so on the mark felt flat in the marketplace. Our research gives us the ability to dig deeper and get a fuller, truer picture.” 


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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 24, 2013 12:45 PM

Research from Y&R suggests that #brand "likes" and preferences are moving targets.

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Comparing Urban Footprints

Comparing Urban Footprints | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

"This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back..."


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Interesting visual comparison but need some more data to make best use I think.Where do they sut relative to the regional and or national footprints.Typical or an outlier?

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 PM

This is an interesting way to graph out the urban footprints of various cities from around the world. This also shows how the United States has a number of the largest urban centers in the world. Along the top, New York, Chicago, LA, and Miami are massive compared to cities like Hong Kong. This shows how in the United States there are massive amounts of urban growth. Even in China where their population is one of the worlds biggest, Hong Kong a major city only has 7.1 million. In the United States, for the past century cities have been growing and this graph shows that.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:40 PM

These visuals really help to show that the size of a city doesn't necessarily correspond with it's population. Many years ago the trend was the larger the city in turn it would posses a larger population than a physically smaller city. Today this no longer holds true, in fact many smaller cities vastly out populate large sprawling cities. Most of these mega-cities in Asia and Latin America are incredibly over build and densely packed surrounded by miles of slums. 

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 22, 2015 7:16 PM

Pretty cool.

 

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it
30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:11 AM

στα Αγγλικά, πολύ ενδιαφέρον

miguel sa's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:23 PM

Now if all we need is better paid teachers and more competent ones! 

Monty Bell's curator insight, September 3, 2013 2:42 PM

Can't wait for 2028 -  Two keys: Adaptive and Intuitive technology will create massive change. 

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Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker

Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive. One of the key technologies for enabling this has been a range of audience response systems that provide real time responses to polls, questions and surveys while the speakers is actually presenting.


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Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:47 PM

Wow!  I am going to give this a try!

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A very interesting tool, that teachers can use inside and outside the formal learning area. Where students can interact with the information live during the lecture (where most interaction should happen anyway) closing the 'cold and insigificant' student-lecturer relationship. Students can respond to the data while the lecture is in progress. As expensive and time-consuming (training) this intiative would be to udertake it would certainly improve lecture attedance. :D

Charmaine Thomae's curator insight, October 22, 12:32 AM
I found this article to be really interesting because it focuses on one app that helps bring teachers and students together. This article breaks down the way to use it and how it all works. 
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5 Virtual Communications Tips for Small Business Owners

5 Virtual Communications Tips for Small Business Owners | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

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taniaATenthuse.me's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:36 AM

Communicating with your customers can be a daunting and time consuming task. But it forms the basis of building a strong and healthy relationship with them. The article gives some useful tips on how to approach and successfully develop your communication habits. 

BSN's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:22 PM

5 Virtual Communications Tips for Small Business Owners

 

#smallbiz #communications http://goo.gl/tCP5xW

 

Mary Ramos's curator insight, September 14, 2013 2:46 AM

I think it's interesting the way small business owners and large business owners differentiate at handling the same things. One thing may be more of importance to a small owner than an owner with a larger company. It could also be the lack of experience that small companies may have opposed to a larger company who deals with larger amounts of things on a day to day basis. 

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TouchCast - Creating interactive video on the iPad

TouchCast - Creating interactive video on the iPad | leadership and new technology | Scoop.it

TouchCast is an iPad app that I downloaded recently and have been exploring a bit over the last couple of weeks. It's not often an app come along which really shakes up and existing genre like video, but I think TouchCast does and in a way that can be very beneficial for learners.


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Gregory Fortin-Vidah's curator insight, September 18, 2013 8:28 PM

Seems interesting. Should take a look.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 19, 2013 3:55 AM

This looks like a fantastic tool along the lines of Zaption, where vieoes can have other content overlaid. Looking forward to having a play :)

Melanie Holcombe's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:03 AM

Need to try this.