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Forget ethics training: Focus on empathy | SWOT | Financial Post

Forget ethics training: Focus on empathy | SWOT | Financial Post | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
If corporations want to achieve higher levels of ethics, their first step should be working on their ability to be empathetic.

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What Teachers Make Final Moviebk2 0001

Taylor Mali's inspirational poem cleaned up a bit (aka censored) for a teacher's inservice audience. Original show by Ethos3.com located at http://www.slides...

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Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint

Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Interview with Tom Ashbrook

 

How education is jeopardizing creativity:

 

"I’m not blaming teachers for it. I’m not blaming school principals for it. I’ve worked in education my whole life and I work a lot with teachers in schools and I know they’re as concerned about this as I am and everbody else is. I think it’s to do with this culture of standardization. There is a view that the way we improve education is to make it more and more standardized. Many people in schools — particularly in this country, I’d say — are laboring under this sort of dead culture of continuous testing. And one of the results of it has been to reduce the curriculum, to narrow it. So a lot of the things that people, who may be be in their 40s or 50s, will remember from school — things like band and orchestra, putting on plays, lots of interesting after school activities — a lot of those things are being pushed out by this culture of standardized testing. It’s all done with an honorable purpose, I think — the intention is to raise standards, but the irony is it’s really not doing it. And more and more kids are pulling out of school. There’s more and more teachers, I feel, demoralized by it. And I know parents are very concerned about it too."

 

“While Shanghai is trying to be like America, America is trying to be more like China.” 


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, June 25, 2013 3:21 PM

The primary focus of education should be helping children to reach their full potential. That can't be done through standardization, because kids don't come in standard packages; it can only happen when we recognize that we need to meet each child's needs.

 

Standards have their place, but only with respect to the quality of what we offer to children and in ensuring that every child is offered the best possible education. Standards that restrict children's opportunities and growth need to be eliminated and replaced with an approach that enriches the educational environment for everyone.

Sally McKittrick's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:01 AM

Ken has helped me find my element, I only hope my children will benefit from his education revoulution 

Ken Morrison's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:52 PM


"If we design a life, you can redesign it"  Here is another inspiring conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

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New iOS App Lets You Record What You Heard Five Minutes Ago | TechCrunch

New iOS App Lets You Record What You Heard Five Minutes Ago | TechCrunch | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Have you ever wished that you could record something that already happened? Your kid's first words. That perfectly timed comeback. The email address your boss told you to have those important documents sent to within the next 10 minutes.


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IT Departments Won't Exist in 5 Years

IT Departments Won't Exist in 5 Years | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
IT departments are quickly becoming consultancies in companies increasingly driven by consumer technology, and the control they once had over tech use is quickly dissipating. (“@_chrislavoie: IT Departments Won't Exist in 5 Years?

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KPCB Internet Trends 2013

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

100 Diagrams That Changed the World | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.

Since the dawn of recorded history, we've been using vi

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Individualized Instruction Vs. Personalized Learning

Individualized Instruction Vs. Personalized Learning | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"This is one of those blog posts intended to help me shape my own thoughts – and asks you, “How close I am to the real world of teaching and learning?”

 

With nearly four decades of experience in education, I’ve seen initiatives and memes come and go, pumped up and deflated by the hot and cold air of the education conversation. None of it, quite frankly, has had much effect on my personal philosophies of education – and I suspect the same can be said for many of you. Hopefully, we’ve simply become better at voicing those philosophies.

 

So this morning, I’d like to explore what appears to me to be a passing of conversational energy (hot air) from the term, individualized instruction to personalized learning. This shift can be seen with a Google Trends analysis, comparing the number of searches of both phrases from 2005 to 2013 and projected beyond."


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Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
What's the problem with ubiquitous surveillance? Don't think Orwell; think Kafka.

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Mind-Boggling 3D Drawings on Flat Sheets of Paper

Mind-Boggling 3D Drawings on Flat Sheets of Paper | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
The illusionary work of Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, will leave you wondering what's real and what's just a clever illustration. The artist's s…

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Linda Denty's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:28 AM

These are just incredible!

 

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Project Learning & 1:1: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project Learning & 1:1: Expeditions in Portland, Maine | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.


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Dafina Westbrooks's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:41 PM

This is the type of teaching that I am talking about!

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The Future of Mobility [Infographic]

The Future of Mobility [Infographic] | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

An astounding 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone—and 84 percent is unwilling to go a single day without their phone. About 45 percent of Americans say they can’t go more than a few hours without checking their phones. In 2012 there were five billion mobile phones in the world—1.8 billion of these were smart phones.

 

Facebook now reaches 76 percent of the smartphone market, and it accounts for 23 percent of total time spent using apps each month.

The next five most used applications are Google apps, and they account for 10 percent of app usage time. One of the latest smartphone trends is that things are getting less touchy but more sensitive. Gestures and other non-tap inputs are on the rise. Casting a sidelong glance, for example, can pause a video. Some apps are being developed that will switch from manual to voice to text to gesture, depending on what you are doing...


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Rein Hof's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:19 PM

Voor een ieder die zich nog afvraagt waarom mobile content belangrijk is.. 

Mobile is dé manier om in cotact te blijven. En of je nu een commercieel bedrijf bent wat graag een product aan de man brengt, of je bent dienstverlener of overheid. Het maakt niet meer uit. Geen mobile ontent, geen engagement. Niet meer boeien en binden. Tja.. Wie kan zich dat nu nog permiteren? 

Christel Binnie's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:09 PM

80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone, and other interesting facts.

sophiedesc's curator insight, July 19, 2013 7:21 AM

Mobile Commerce: 

 

> "Mobile Shopping accounted for 11% of e-commerce in the 4th quarter of 2012 (up from 3% 2 years earlier)."

> Roughly 58% of smartphone users have made purchases on their smartphones.

> These Mobile Shoppers typically use smartphones for 50 to 60% of the Shopping."

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Top 8 Plagiarism Detector Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 8 Plagiarism Detector Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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Using an iPad with Free Applications in the Classroom - Monica Burns | Class Tech Tips

Awesome presentation via Monica burns aka  Classs Tech Tips blog!


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Megan McManus's curator insight, June 25, 2013 8:36 AM

This has tons of free apps to use on iPads in the classroom.

RitaZ's curator insight, June 25, 2013 9:34 AM

Worth sharing!

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, June 25, 2013 10:10 AM
Great list for students and teachers.
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21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 | MindShift

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 | MindShift | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Flickr: Corey Leopold Inspired by Sandy Speicher's vision of the designed school day of the future, reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions

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David Tebo's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:32 AM

Sad that some of this isn't obsolete by now, but at least the conversation has started. 

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» Blog Archive » How People Learn: It Really Hasn’t Changed

» Blog Archive » How People Learn: It Really Hasn’t Changed | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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Videot ryöpsähtivät Instagramiin: 8 tunnissa vuoden verran materiaalia

Aikaisemmin vain valokuviin keskittyneeseen palveluun voi nyt ladata 15 sekunnin mittaisia videoita.

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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Karen Mensing

Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a fe...

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Javier Arana's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:28 AM

Un video interesante sobre el uso de los QRs en colegio. Mas que todo en actividades escolares.

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Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live

Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"Our stuff often says a lot about us, whether we own a hybrid car or a station wagon, a MacBook Pro or an ancient desktop.  Among other things, cell phone brands say something about socio-economics – it takes a lot of money to buy a new iPhone 5 (and even more money to keep up with the latest models that come out faster than plan upgrades do). Consider, then, this map of Washington, D.C., which uses geolocated tweets, and the cell phone metadata attached to them, to illustrate who in town is using iPhones (red dots) and who's using Androids (green dots)."


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