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Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries

Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries | Good Advice | Scoop.it
A Q&A with Lynne Bradley, the director of government relations with the American Library Association's Washington office.
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We’re interested in network neutrality for consumers at the home end, but also because it's key to serving our public. And that means the public libraries, the academic libraries from two-year community colleges to advanced research institutions, as well as school librarians in the K-12 community.
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Readers face the equivalent of 174 newspapers a day

Readers face the equivalent of 174 newspapers a day | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“We’ve created more information in the last five years than all of human history before it,” says author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin. What’s the cost of all of this information? And how can our messages break through the clutter?

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The effects of information overload on people includes attention deficit trait.
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Don’t give up your eyes for an iPhone

Don’t give up your eyes for an iPhone | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The biggest knock on smartphones is that all the apps, emails, viral videos, and text messages drive us to distraction, if not off the road. Spending half the day staring into a four-inch screen may also wreck one’s eyesight, new research suggests – and the devices may not be to blame so much as how we hold them.
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Help prevent "screensightedness"
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Advice for everyone

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The Neo-Generalist

The Neo-Generalist | Good Advice | Scoop.it

In their new book The Neo-Generalist, authors Kenneth Mikkelsen and Richard Martin claim that our cultural, societal and professional worlds are enthralled by extreme and inhibitory specialisation, and that it is time to make a change. They argue that now more than ever, we need the outlook of the ‘neo-generalist’ if we want to thrive in an uncertain future.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 18, 9:26 AM

Many of the lessons presented in The Neo-Generalist are drawn from interviews with professionals, artists, writers, scientists, athletes and film makers, as well as from historical figures that each in their separate ways embody the neo-generalist approach to work and life. This diverse cast of characters underlines a point central to the book: that there is no fixed, one-way approach to neo-generalism, and that what Mikkelsen and Martin are describing is more of a mindset than a how-to guide. Read our interview with Mikkelsen and Martin here.

 

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According to Research, Procrastinating Can Boost Your Creativity

According to Research, Procrastinating Can Boost Your Creativity | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Procrastination improves creativity
Art is never finished, only abandoned.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Everything left undone is always still very much on your mind most of the time. You get to think about it more often than tasks you have completed. This encourages you to think about new ways to improve or do it better.

 

Adrienne Branson of Canva says:
“Unfinished work is hard for your mind to let go of — in a good way. Your mind keeps churning, considering other options, creative solutions to the problem. Ever had a project that you just couldn’t stop talking, thinking, or dreaming about? This is how you make that happen.”

 

"The procrastination thought process works best for people who are working on innovative projects and need creative ideas for solve pending problems. You probably won’t benefit from procrastination if you have to deliver on tasks at the office and have strict deadlines to meet.

 

"Innovators and creative professionals use procrastination to their benefit more often than everyone else. Leonardo Da Vinci was a famous procrastinator. He finished the Mona Lisa in 1517 despite having started it in 1503."

 


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John Rudkin's curator insight, February 12, 3:31 AM
I don't know about you - but I never count anytime I do by way of design "finished".  Its an Art.
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A Not-So-Little Happier: Announcing the Launch of "The Onward Project" Podcasts!

A Not-So-Little Happier: Announcing the Launch of "The Onward Project" Podcasts! | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I’m launching The Onward Project, a family of podcasts all about how to make your life happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
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Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule

Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Benjamin Franklin did this 1 hour a day, 5 hours a week. Why you should do it too.
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Scientists Prove That Pop Music Is Literally Ruining Our Brains

Scientists Prove That Pop Music Is Literally Ruining Our Brains | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Not all music is created equal.

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What Apopka High School Lost in Auto Tech

What Apopka High School Lost in Auto Tech | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Dan Hogan, Auto Tech Instructor - Apopka HS 2000-2013. I taught Automotive Technology at Apopka High School from the year 2000 through the year 2013. Every year Teachers have that one chance to make a first impression. As was customary, I would stand in the doorway and greet the students as they entered the classroom for the first time. I would say “Good morning! Welcome to Automotive Technology.” On just such a morning, a young lady approached my door, and I could only describe her looks as part She-devil and part Rebecca from Sunny Brook Farms.
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4 Ways Being An Ambivert Has Helped Me As A Leader

4 Ways Being An Ambivert  Has Helped Me As A Leader | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Advantages of Being an Ambivert

When you understand what it's like to be both an extrovert and an introvert, it can help you relate to the people you work with better. Especially, if you are in a leadership position.  Here are the ways I've used being an ambivert to my advantage.

 

1) I know when to give introverts time to collect their thoughts. Introverts aren't comfortable being put on the spot. They appreciate time to contemplate and then respond. I allow my introverted coworkers ample time to review and come to their own conclusions so they can feel comfortable articulating their ideas and responses.

 

2) I know when to give extroverts the opportunity to speak their mind. Extroverts want to openly contribute. They are energized by speaking and engaging with others. I create opportunities for my extroverted coworkers to talk and share their thoughts and feelings so they can be heard.

 

3) I can sense when an extrovert is overwhelming an introvert. When an extrovert is spending too much time talking, it can be a major distraction for the introvert. There are times when I need to step in and create opportunities for the introvert to have some quiet time to calm his or her brain. 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 31, 2016 6:48 PM

When you're both extrovert and introvert, it can give you a leadership advantage.

Subha's curator insight, August 2, 2016 6:43 AM
. Interesting points for developing leadership skills
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Curate Your Life, and the Rest Will Follow

Curate Your Life, and the Rest Will Follow | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Owning less isn't deprivation. It's curation. If we want happiness, curate your life with the decisiveness a museum director uses to curate his exhibit.
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5 TIPS FOR CREATING MEMORY PALACES // RANDOM MEMORY TIPS #012

Understanding Memory Palaces is one thing, getting them up and running is another. For people just starting with Memory Palaces, this video is for you! I
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Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a Way of Life for Majority of U.S. Workers, According to New CareerBuilder Survey

Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a Way of Life for Majority of U.S. Workers, According to New CareerBuilder Survey | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Do you countdown to payday? You're not alone. More than three-quarters of workers (78 percent) are living paycheck-to-paycheck to make ends meet — up from 75 percent last year and a trait more...
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From the results of this survey I am absolutely amazed at how many people would not give up cable, eating out, traveling or buying gifts for other people - at least until they are out of debt!
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How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Former Insider

How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Former Insider | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that…

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 28, 1:45 PM
How do we use this information to help ourselves and our students learn to use digital tools well in our teaching and learning. Technology is a conversation with, about, and through our tools. It is not the tools themselves.
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How to have a growth mindset. Some thoughts from today's students

How to have a growth mindset. Some thoughts from today's students | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Thoughts about growth mindset from students in Spring 2017.
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Why time management is ruining our lives

Why time management is ruining our lives | Good Advice | Scoop.it

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 18, 9:21 AM

You can seek to impose order on your inbox all you like – but eventually you’ll need to confront the fact that the deluge of messages, and the urge you feel to get them all dealt with, aren’t really about technology. They’re manifestations of larger, more personal dilemmas. Which paths will you pursue, and which will you abandon? Which relationships will you prioritise, during your shockingly limited lifespan, and who will you resign yourself to disappointing? What matters?

 

Ettienne's curator insight, October 30, 2:29 PM
You can seek to impose order on your inbox all you like – but eventually you’ll need to confront the fact that the deluge of messages, and the urge you feel to get them all dealt with, aren’t really about technology. They’re manifestations of larger, more personal dilemmas. Which paths will you pursue, and which will you abandon? Which relationships will you prioritise, during your shockingly limited lifespan, and who will you resign yourself to disappointing? What matters?
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What do you want to be when you grow up?

“The notion that you need to have a passion and follow it is a destructive idea." Bill Burnett, executive director of the Design Program at Stanford, talk
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Designing Your Life - Bill Burnett
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Should I Teach like a TV, or like a Video Game? - Julie Smith

Should I Teach like a TV, or like a Video Game? - Julie Smith | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"TweeI would prefer my kids play video games instead of watch television. This statement typically earns me suspicious look."

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From the article: "When my boys watch TV, they are passive consumers ... But when they are gaming, they lean forward. They are making decisions. Prioritizing. Solving puzzles. Collaborating with their friends. Changing characters, choosing helmet colors. Designating locations, many of which they have created themselves. They move, plan and operate in a story and world of their own creation. They are active."
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Uber, But for Millennials Who Want Orchestras in Their Living Rooms

Uber, But for Millennials Who Want Orchestras in Their Living Rooms | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Watch out, Top 40: string ensembles are heading Bach to Brooklyn.
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Classical music making a come back.
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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Discipline is one of the most difficult words that I know. No, it isn't a spelling thing! The difficulty comes from all the aspects that it encompasses. All of the little things that are required to truly have discipline. The importance of goals will not be included here beyond the point that you NEED goals…
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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 2016 12:54 PM
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 22, 2016 10:45 AM

Who knew...and folks tell me to turn it down :-)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2016 5:12 AM

Classical or instrumental music enhances mental performance more than music with lyrics. Music can make rote or routine tasks (think folding laundry or filing papers) less boring and more enjoyable. Runners who listen to music go faster. But when you need to give learning and remembering your full attention, silence is golden

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Decluttering the ADHD Mind in 30 Minutes - The ADHD Nerd on Productive Flourishing

Decluttering the ADHD Mind in 30 Minutes - The ADHD Nerd on Productive Flourishing | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The ADHD mind isn't designed to compartmentalize, so can we sort through the clutter? The ADHD Nerd shows you how with a 30 minute exercise.
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