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TEDxDesMoines - Angela Maiers - You Matter

Angela Maiers is an education and technology consultant from Des Moines, Iowa who shares with us how two words can change a life. In the spirit of ideas wort...
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I am so happy that we have teachers and people like Angela Maiers!  Great Ted Talk!

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50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First | Addicted 2 Success

50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First | Addicted 2 Success | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I know that this is a bit off topic, but it is well worth sharing.

Ken

Next time you're feeling down about your failures in college or in a career, keep these fifty famous people in mind and remind yourself that sometimes failure is just the first step towards success.


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The 5 C’s of Passion Driven Leadership | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

The 5 C’s of Passion Driven Leadership | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Angela Maiers leads the other PBL mission (Passion Based Learning).  Here is her overview of a recent talk to high school administrators.

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As you consider each of these passion driven principles,on any of these principles and practices which ones:

A – take immediate action on
C- consider letting go of, changing direction or course
T- devote the most time, talent, and resources to

 

 

 

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Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to use her gaming background to conquer many levels of her mental and physcial challenges.

 

NOTE:  It has been about a month since I viewed this.  I am a big fan! Today I found her website that has lots of her research and articles posted for free downloads

http://janemcgonigal.com/learn-me/

 

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The 5 traits of radically successful people

The 5 traits of radically successful people | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is a wonderful collection of 5 secrets to success coupled with 5 unique stories that bring them to life and help you see why they work.

Ken's Key Take-Away
I didn't know about how Sugar Ray Leonard commuted to school.  What can we do today to prepare for a future that we can not yet visualize?

 

1. The Audacity to Break the Rules
2. An Irrational Level of Commitment

3. A Hunger to Solve Problems

4. A Ferocious Drive to Do More

5. A Sharp Focus on Playing the People Game

 

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As the President of Online Services at Microsoft, Lu has made a drastic journey to the top thanks to what his colleagues call “Qi Time.”

 

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Great Commencement Speeches

Great Commencement Speeches | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Readlists allows you to create and share a list of great reads from differents sites for download as a pdf, kindle, e-Book, etc.   For an example, I am sharing this one of seven great commencement speeches.  Here is one on how social media effects our attention and ability to think, read &  lead: http://diigo.com/0qtr6

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A 9-year-old boy builds an arcade out of cardboard

If you have 11 minutes, I can guarantee that you can feel better about the future of America after watching this video.

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Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph

Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
With Knowledge Graph, Google plans to radically transform the way we search the internet… again.

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Both insightful and inspiring. The story of the man who went from a modest home in India to the leader of Google's search future.

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More innovations in search.

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Ken Wilson's Blog

Ken Wilson's Blog | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

One of the more enthusiastic speakers at this year's KOTESOL conference was Ken Wilson. He had a great presentation named "10 Quotations to Make Teachers Think" Great stuff!

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100 Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes To Innovate

100 Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes To Innovate | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Looking for some inspiration or reminders of wisdome that you temporarily forgot?  This list will get you excited to create or reflect or appreciate the chase.

Ken

 

 "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." PLUS 99 More!  


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Seth's Blog: Do we have to pander?

I realize that this is a bit off-topic.  Yet, I feel it may strike a common field across many disciplines.

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The road to the bottom is paved with good intentions, or at the very least, clever rationalizations. 

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Solitude and Leadership

Solitude and Leadership | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts"  A commencement speech given to West Point graduates about leadership, reading, and the potential dangers of social media.

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Where does creativity come From? Clay Shirky and others

Where does creativity come From?  Clay Shirky and others | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Need inspiration?  Need Creativity? The PSFK conference disects the process of positive ideas.  I love the Clay Shirky Video on 4 Rules he learned by working with creative people.  You may love others.

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Give Yourself Permission to Suck

Give Yourself Permission to Suck | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
When I was growing up I decided I wanted to play the guitar. I loved music, appreciated songwriting and wanted to be able to play and sing.
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