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Reflecting on daily life, interactions, choices, events keeps us in the moment. Live in the moment and be present to live life well!
Curated by Peg Gillard
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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:23 AM

A tool that could be used to do animated video projects with students. A potentially fantastic learning experience in an ELT environment. 

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:49 AM

Another keeper!

Naomi Bates's curator insight, December 3, 2013 10:40 AM

Love this website....could play and create for hours! A Whiteboard presentation that will be more eye-catching than many other presentation tools used

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Inside J.J. Abrams’s Brain-Bending Book-Within-a-Book

Inside J.J. Abrams’s Brain-Bending Book-Within-a-Book | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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This looks incredibley creative and exciting!

 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:05 AM


Joe Berkowitz:  "Doug Dorst is co-author of S., a book that takes place within the margins of another book (it's complicated). Here, Dorst reveals how he collaborated with J.J. Abrams to create a kind of printed alternate reality game."

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The Inquiry Process - A Great Visual

The Inquiry Process - A Great Visual | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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We are so far removed from inquiry based classrooms that curiosity is but a shadow. Students wait to be fed the learning, which isn't true learning if it is fed. True learning comes from asking our own questions and setting out on a quest to unravel the riddle we have created. 

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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:24 PM

This is interesting in light of our current work in our inquiry PLCs.  Do you think this graphic fits?

Drora Arussy's curator insight, October 28, 2013 4:10 PM

wonderful visual for the inquiry process - for educators and to share with students.

OCM BOCES SLS's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:24 PM

Great graphic for inquiry learning

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Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Google made one of the biggest-ever changes in its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries.

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Kma Technoware's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:56 AM

i like changes in google search eninge..........http://www.kmatechnoware.com

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, September 30, 2013 1:02 PM

cambios en Google

Ken Morrison's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:52 PM

I went to a Google Apps For Education Summit last weekend. They did not say much about these changes, but interesting ideas were shared among participants.  

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» The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From - Psych Central

» The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From - Psych Central | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
The most successful people in life recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

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The brain is fascinating ~ a frontier unexplored!

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The Common Core Toolkit from Burkins & Yaris

The Common Core Toolkit from Burkins & Yaris | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
In this post, we present readers with a revised version of the Illustrated Common Core complete with the periodic table of the Common Core standards and several tools for making implementation easier!

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Looks like a great resource for Elementary ELA teachers.

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Sharon Edwards's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:08 PM

Burkins and Yaris thoughtfully consider three things:

helping teachers teach;

helping students and teachers learn;

finding and utilizing resources that produce the learning.

 

Daily blog well worth the few minutes of reading!

Connie Wise's curator insight, August 1, 2013 12:13 PM

downloadable resource

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Random Acts Of Leadership™ | Kindness and Leadership

Random Acts Of Leadership™ | Kindness and Leadership | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Jon Mertz shares thoughts on Kindness and Leadership and how Millennials are exemplifying both.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, July 17, 2013 7:50 AM

Kindness needs to be embraced as a leadership principle. It is not about being weak. It is about strength in empathy and in civility. Millennial leaders get this, and we need to learn from them.

David Hain's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:11 AM

Reading about leadership this last week, I have come across associations with love, kindness, gratitude and empathy even more than, or as a precursor to, results.  This is a welcome trend and much more than flavour of the month.

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7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders

7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Build your Brain to Lead - Learn how to build your brain to last for the long haul.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:47 AM

An informal survey of 150 senior managers who attended my last Sustainable Leaders Strategy workshop revealed the biggest challenge they faced was “having too much to do in too little time with fewer resources than ever before.”  The speed with which business must get done today is light years faster than even 15 or 20 years ago.  In many industries (technology), change happens too quickly and if you only strive to keep up, you will be out of business faster than you can say “Buck Rogers.”     

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:32 PM

I liked points 2 and 3. People who are serial single-taskers are better listeners because they know when to listen. It is their only task in that moment.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:05 PM

"There are only 24 hours in a day and you cannot create “more time” in a day.  The solution for most senior managers is to work longer and harder to get the job done.  The only problem with that solution is that it is a recipe for burn out.  What if you broke the rules and shifted your beliefs to recognize this truth:  Time is a limited resource & Energy is an infinitely unlimited resource.  You cannot create more time.  You can, however, create more energy by taking control not only of your time, but where your attention is within that time frame."

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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:58 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 11, 2013 9:24 PM
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An Introduction to Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets

An Introduction to Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Mindset – Carol Dweck (Amazon)
I’d like to discuss one of the key ideas from Carol Dweck’s wonderful book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

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We choose our own mindset. What is yours?

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The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

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The Four Questions Great Leaders AskThe wisest leaders ask the best questions“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” —Voltaire

 

Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?


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I used this to come up with questions that I could ask myself and others as an educational leader. 

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John Michel's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:34 PM

Great leaders humbly share their biggest challenges with their teams and ask them to help solve them.

Don Cloud's curator insight, January 25, 2014 1:13 PM

Answers constrain thinking, while questions have the power to open up the promise of what might be possible.

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An Introduction to Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets

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Mindset – Carol Dweck (Amazon)
I’d like to discuss one of the key ideas from Carol Dweck’s wonderful book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, June 20, 2013 9:39 AM

We choose our own mindset. What is yours?

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The realms of science and spirituality - The New Indian Express

The realms of science and spirituality - The New Indian Express | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
The realms of science and spirituality
The New Indian Express
It was early in the morning once, about 5 am. It was December in Chicago and I looked outside my bedroom window on the snow-lined road.
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Embedding Creativity in Change Management ~ Future of CIO

Embedding Creativity in Change Management ~ Future of CIO | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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David Ednie's curator insight, November 16, 2013 3:19 AM

What got you here, will not get you there. Real change and (existential) creativity is deprogramming old mindsets, letting go of "the voices from the past", reprogramming our minds with new values, norms and attitudes; establishing a new blueprint for how we want to create our future reality.

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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
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Brain research is the new frontier and learning about learning is not only fascinating it can open up myriad opportunities to stretch and grow.

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The unique power of failure | Martina McGowan

The unique power of failure | Martina McGowan | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

There are no secrets to success.

It is the result of preparation, hard work,

and learning from failure. 

Colin Powell


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David Hain's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:45 AM

Another post on thevalue of failure from a respected writer. Must be something in it...

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Animoby - Create Presentations, Tutorials and Animations

Animoby - Create Presentations, Tutorials and Animations | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Animoby is a new way of doing presentations, tutorials and animations, with pictures, drawings and even audio. Show and explain with the speed and agility you want.

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Looks like a great teacher tool. Administrators could use this for in-service presentations. Businesses could use this for product presentations. Students could use this for showcasing new learning.

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Agora Abierta's comment, September 24, 2013 3:51 AM
I use some similar tool: educreations
Agora Abierta's comment, September 24, 2013 3:51 AM
I use so similar tool: educreations
Anisa Dedej's curator insight, September 29, 2013 5:51 AM

Animoby. Creare presentazioni, tutorial e animazioni

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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As the 2013-2014 School year begins, keep these in mind!

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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Seven steps to the perfect story

Seven steps to the perfect story | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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Lauren Scime's curator insight, July 25, 2013 4:46 PM

I would have to call this the "Joseph Campbell Lite" Infographic - still, a useful resource if only a reminder of the classic monomythic storytelling recipe.

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:59 AM

Clever infographic!

 

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 9:07 AM
Seven steps to the perfect story
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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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Building Leaders at Every Level - The Leadership Pipeline

Building Leaders at Every Level - The Leadership Pipeline | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Learn how to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders for your organization. The reward for your efforts? The right skills at the top—and everywhere else in your organization.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 30, 2013 4:14 PM

We do have a leadership crisis as this article points out. What does it mean to manage? We have to be careful. Do we want leadership or management? Both are necessary, but serve different purposes.

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The Leader's Intellectual Health

The Leader's Intellectual Health | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Intellectual health flows from deep curiosity, an adaptive mindset & paradoxical thinking, helping leaders to create dialogue & insight for intelligent change.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:58 AM

Health is holistic.

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:35 PM

Stay curious; LEAD YOURSELF first!; your ability to be a Leader lies on your attitude.

 

Don Cloud's curator insight, March 2, 2014 11:38 AM

Intellectual growth stems from lifelong learning seated in deep curiousity, and adaptive/growth mindset, and paradoxical thinking.

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The Upside of Negative Emotions: Why Feeling Fully Leads to a Better Life

The Upside of Negative Emotions: Why Feeling Fully Leads to a Better Life | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

When we find ourselves having a strong emotional response that might not be appropriate to the situation, we can stop and take a moment to reflect on how our reaction may be influenced by our past experiences.

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 1, 2013 8:16 AM
To truly appreciate and know the light we must appreciate and know the dark.
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Is open innovation the future of academic research?

Is open innovation the future of academic research? | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Organisations from a wide range of sectors are now opening up their innovation processes to people outside of their organisation. The time to imbrace open innovation in academic research has come. 

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The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career:
1. There is no plan.
Make decisions for fundamental, not instrumental, reasons.

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