Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to motivate their employees.
But when was the last time a mug with your company’s logo or a coffee shop gift card made you truly excited? Real motivation doesn’t come from external rewards--it comes from making some shifts in how you think about your situation, says San Diego, California-based personal empowerment expert Susan Fowler.
“Give a whale a fish and it’ll jump as high as you want. Give a pigeon a pellet and it’ll turn 360 degrees. That whole animal behavior theory is what the workplace is built on. We’ve got to get away from that because we’re not pigeons and we’re not whales,” she says.
The Horizon Report, an annual paper that focuses on the emerging trends for technology and schools, is often recognized for the ways it analyzes TOOLS.
.However, this year, it's taken a different approach. The insightful group of educators (including my boss, Rob Mancabelli) guiding the report decided that the two fast trends for teaching and learning with technology are strongly focused onPEDAGOGY. .Specifically, the two fast trends are cited in the report as follows:Rethinking the roles of teachersShift to deeper learning approachesIn short, the changes that are happening this year specifically relate to the way we teach and the way we learn.
The word evaluation is used to describe a wide array of activities but the purpose is generally the same – it is an assessment of what students have learned and a gauge that indicates if specific learning outcomes were met.
As a brand with a social media presence, you can no longer get away with posting simple text and links on social media and calling it content. Graphics, videos, GIFs, and other visual content is taking over every social media platform and in order to make your posts stand out, engage, and generate shares, your brand needs to create high-impact visual content.
Of course, not all of us have the time or resources to spend all day Photoshopping images that will be seen just for a few seconds by our fans on social media. Luckily, there are many free and very inexpensive, web and mobile apps available now that include powerful photo editing features, interesting typography, and high-quality images. These apps give you the ability to easily create visual content to share across all your social networks in just a few minutes. Here’s a list of some of our favorite apps to create highly-engaging visuals on the web and mobile.