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Simon Sinek - How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and Wright brothers.


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ZAP s.a.'s curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:36 AM

"People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it." Keep in mind this idea if you want to hire people or sell a product. People will buy or accept your idea because you have the passion to believe on it.

Anne Juvanteny's curator insight, July 13, 2014 3:33 PM

Simple et brillant : un incontournable 

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21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Technologies

21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Technologies | AC Library News | Scoop.it
    In our 21st Century, good Pedagogy is still the same as it ever was. The skills we need to educate our students about are still the same, however, we may have some new ways of imparti...

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Can the Flipped Classroom Benefit Low-Income Students?

Can the Flipped Classroom Benefit Low-Income Students? | AC Library News | Scoop.it

“We do need to figure out ways that students, regardless of Zip code, regardless of their parents’ income level, have access to technology inside and outside of schools."


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Educational Technology Buzzwords

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Education buzzwords have for a long time driven me insane as we spend our lives in schools latching on to phrase after phrase that tries to make us sound more knowledgeable without actually being more knowledgeable. I fear sometimes us “tech geeks” in schools ( definitely me included) are getting caught in the same trap as we move from one innovation to the next just to look more tech savvy than the next guy. This is a long list of edtech trends and pedagogies. It can seem quite daunting to the uninitiated and we can scare them off trying something really useful if keep pushing for more change.


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Teachers Guide on The Use of iPad in education

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"iPad is a cool versatile tool that has a huge potential in education. It is widely believed that iPad has started tranforming the face of education and revolutionizng modes of learning. Results coming out of pilot studies on the integration of iPads in the classroom seem to be promising."


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MaKey MaKey - An invention kit for everyone

Get yours at makeymakey.com 
Make a piano out of bananas, play Mario on Play Dough, let your kitty take a picture of herself. This is a simple invention kit for beginners, experts, and everything inbetween.


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ZAP s.a.'s curator insight, April 7, 2014 6:56 PM

It's an instructive and creative instrument of technology for beginners. You learn while you play.

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Digital Literacy Home

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Get a basic overview of the Digital Literacy Curriculum for mastering computer concepts and skills.

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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

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For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there’s wisdom to be learned from others who’ve gone down that road. At Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, Calif., the first year of a pilot iPad program for sixth-graders has just ended, and some clear lessons have emerged. Here are some tips to help smooth the transition.

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What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education

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"BYOD is the catch phrase in the 2012 educational technology spheres. This acronym stands for " Bring Your Own Device ", I am pretty sure you might have heard of this new trend because wherever you turn you hear people talking about embracing it. I actually have been reading a lot about it to the point that I deem it important that I share with you some of what I understood from BYOD ."


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