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6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology [#Infographic]

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Where does your school stand when it comes to adopting the latest classroom innovations?



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Germany ranks high in innovation capability

Germany ranks high in innovation capability | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Germany is one of the most innovative countries in Europe, according to the Institute for Innovation and Technology. Less certain is whether it will be able to maintain its position. EurActiv Germany reports.

 
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This Packing Tape Innovation Takes The Hassle Out Of Unboxing

This Packing Tape Innovation Takes The Hassle Out Of Unboxing | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Trying to open tightly sealed boxes can be particularly annoying without the right tools around. How many of us walk around with razor blades at the ready? And if you try the task with your fingernails, the injuries can be pretty painful. (Believe me, I've been there. I used to work at Gap, unpacking boxes of denim.)

 
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Successful Networks Require a Cross-Disciplinary Team

It should come as no surprise that a one-dimensional approach to network “deployment” will yield lackluster results. In the heyday of the Enterprise 2.0 movement, it was largely IT that introduced social networks to the workforce. The mistake that many customers made in those early days was viewing social networks as a technology platform vs. an organizational catalyst for transformation.
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Managing For Disruption

Managing For Disruption | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At its core, disruption is an informational problem more than anything else. The answer to it isn’t trying to dig in to protect individual nodes, but to create a network that is at once more cohesive and expansive.
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Hacker spaces breathe new life into China innovation

Hacker spaces breathe new life into China innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
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Hacker spaces breathe new life into China innovation
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China might be better known for cheap labor and shoddy knock-offs, but in recent years, a grassroots movement in innovation has started to evolve.
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Innovate your way out of downturn in your sector

Innovate your way out of downturn in your sector | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
On the brink: what an endangered species can teach managers about emerging from recession better than ever before.
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5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Leaders are accountable to assemble teams and lead them to optimal performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a workplace environment of continuous improvements, innovation and initiative. Leaders must foster a commitment from the team to embrace an innovation mindset where each employee learns to apply the differences that exist in one another for their own success and that of the organization. Here are 5 immediate things leaders can do with their teams to foster an environment of innovation and initiative. They apply whether you are forming a new team or revamping an existing one.
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Innovation key to small business growth

Is your small business using innovation as a vehicle for growth? 

Are you continually looking for new and innovative ways to differentiate your products and services, or create something that is unique? 

Innovation is key to growing your small business, and if you're not doing it, someone else will.

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3D Printing: Improving Accessibility and Protecting Intellectual Property

3D Printing: Improving Accessibility and Protecting Intellectual Property | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A whole new way of creating physical objects will change the way we think about inventory, product design, manufacturing, and even architecture.
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Imitation often mistaken for innovation

Imitation often mistaken for innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Along with foosball tables, hoodies, red brick walls, white boards, bean bag chairs, and meeting rooms named after movies, bars and San Francisco landmarks. Next weekend, South San Francisco will host iOS JailbreakCon, a conference for hackers who create apps that Apple won't authorize. Since jailbreaking's legality is grayer than the back of an iPhone 5S, an organized hacking conference seems weird. "Apple employees are rumored to have in the past attended the JailbreakCon event in secret to get innovative ideas for improvements to iOS itself," conference organizers bragged - in a news release of course. [...] the endless investor and media pitches like "the Netflix of the emerging world" or "the Airbnb of parking spaces." What makes the Bay Area special is its knack for creating breakthrough technologies that disrupt old business models. New paradigms"The region's ability to retain this distinction (for innovation) is a result not just of the many technological advances it has achieved, but also of the ongoing creation of new business paradigms that produce new companies and redefine entire industries," says a report by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton commissioned by the Bay Area Council.
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Intel bases innovation hub in China to fuel its mobile processor business

Infotech Lead Intel bases innovation hub in China to fuel its mobile processor business InfoWorld As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularize its own mobile processors with a new center built in the heart...
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Innovation In Beauty

Innovation In Beauty | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Its remarkable brilliance is that of a gloss, its dazzling colors are ultra long lasting, and yet its texture is almost impalpable. The brand new Dior Addict Fluid Stick is the result of unprecedented technical innovation.
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The 'social media generation' will be the spark that changes our world

The 'social media generation' will be the spark that changes our world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
I believe that students can be the spark of change in our world. However, we need to do a better job of creating engaging programs that help students develop confidence in taking action.
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Change Management and Innovation: A Process of Attitude, not an Attitude of Process

Change Management and Innovation: A Process of Attitude, not an Attitude of Process | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Change generally takes on two extremes across the corporate landscape. The first of these is the continuous improvement model, providing incremental change and improvement in process, systems, or products.

 
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Arms of innovation

Cris Moreno has a big job on his hands. His task is to make sure Shell's Prelude FLNG project can transfer its liquid cargo in one of the loneliest places on...
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Ten Ways to Motivate Employees to be More Innovative

Ten Ways to Motivate Employees to be More Innovative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
You love your employees, and, obviously, you think they do awesome work, or else you probably wouldn’t have hired them. Yet, do you ever find yourself wishing they could become a little bit more innovative? After all, the companies that are thriving in today’s competitive marketplace are also some of the most creative.
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Stepping up the innovation ladder

Stepping up the innovation ladder | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Stepping up the innovation ladder Christian Science Monitor Taiwan's protests are a window on a dilemma for many countries: As they seek to raise the quality of their manufacturing in order to compete in the global market,...
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Accept Failure If You Want Employees to be More Innovative

Accept Failure If You Want Employees to be More Innovative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Most workers find little incentive from management to take the risks associated with offering new ideas. They innovate for status and the respect of their peers (Want Employees to be More Innovative?
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Key to Innovation? A Good Story

The digital revolution has given birth to a new generation of networked consumers with big imaginations and even bigger appetites for innovation. It’s not surprising, then, that 90 percent of global executives and 88 percent of U.S. executives believe that innovation is a strategic priority and more than a third see product/service innovation as a key growth pathway in 2014 .

 

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Video: "How can space exploration improve life back on Earth?"

Video: "How can space exploration improve life back on Earth?" | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As part of Channel 4's extensive look at the world of Space from the point of view of NASA, the Virgin Founderwas recruited to ask astronaut Doug Wheelock a special question: ("When you spark innovation in any field it will create & blossom into...
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Innovation is a necessity

Innovation is one of the most popular words being used in businesses today. As Alex Triantis, dean of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, remarked during his keynote at the school’s recent annual summit held in Bethesda, “Innovation is an essential building block for prosperity and survival.”

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Think digitalization, innovation and simplicity

Think digitalization, innovation and simplicity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to increase the effectiveness in your administrative processes. By changing the way you work you can make your
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International Markets and Merchandise Innovation Key For Ralph Lauren

International Markets and Merchandise Innovation Key For Ralph Lauren | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
International Markets and Merchandise Innovation Key For Ralph Lauren Forbes The company's management laid out a clear 3 pillar growth strategy focused on: expanding international presence, extending direct-to-consumer reach and investing in...
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Innovation Myths and the Unsexy Truths About Breakthroughs

Innovation Myths and the Unsexy Truths About Breakthroughs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Innovation Myths and the Unsexy Truths About Breakthroughs Bloomberg To help clear up the confusion and dispel some common beliefs about how to innovate, we turned to more than a dozen people known for their inventiveness, including those...
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Michael Gold's curator insight, April 3, 11:55 AM

What is it that so mystifies us about the way a jazz ensemble works together? Jazz is the art of collaborative innovation and INNOVATION is still one of the biggest mysteries- especially for businesses.This terrific slide show dispels popular myths about how innovation works. Every dynamic these brilliant innovators talk about also happens to be an operating principle for the jazz ensemble . . .  and has been for 100 years. Jazz has something essential to offer businesses trying to gage the ROI they’ve made in Innovation Training. 

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Why Bother? The Value of Training Your Employees Around Innovation

Why Bother? The Value of Training Your Employees Around Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Many successful innovation programs are extending their offerings to include training efforts for employees around the skills of innovation.
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Michael Gold's curator insight, April 2, 10:59 AM

A great article on sustaining innovative culture. As a jazz bassist I recognize the symmetry between these new demands on business and business as usual in the world of jazz.