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Hexagonal Thinking with Think Link | Inside the classroom, outside the box! ” The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” By Albert Einstein I had one of those days recently when I went down the internet rabbit hole and got lost. I don’t know how I got to learning about Hexagonal Thinking but I love the concept. Hexagonal Thinking is a creative way to show connections within concepts, a type of ‘thinking map’ that allows students to visualize their thinking process. In one of my many readings on the topic I came across Kristian Still and that is where I found my new favorite web tool, Think Link by Triptico, not to be confused with Thinglink (another favorite web tool, see previous blog post).

Think Link is FREE and user-friendly. To create a board start be clicking on ‘new board’. When using hexagonal thinking in the classroom have students start by brainstorming a concept such as leadership or with a driving question. Reasons Why I like Hexagonal Thinking: 1. 2. 3. 4. SOLO Hexagons Like this: What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day. Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks?

It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room every day. You should too. The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and they’ll tell you it makes a big difference. Don’t Check Your Email for the First Hour. Tumblr founder David Karp will "try hard" not to check his email until 9:30 or 10 a.m., according to an Inc. profile of him.

Not all of us can roll into the office whenever our Vespa happens to get us there, but most of us with jobs that don’t require constant on-call awareness can trade e-mail for organization and single-focus work. Gain Awareness, Be Grateful Choose Your Frog. 30 Memorable Quotes from the 2012 Global Leadership Summit #wcagls. Another Global Leadership Summit has come and gone. My head is full and my heart is moved. I’ve got some processing to do to figure out what specific action steps I’m going to take as a result. In the mean time, here are 30 memorable quotes from this year’s Summit.

The name of the speaker beside each quote links to the notes from their session. Everyone wins when a leader gets better. It’s not always quotes that have the biggest impact. Which quotes from this year’s Summit impacted you most? ShareThis. Introduction. National Science Teachers Association Group News. Facebook After Death: What Should the Law Say? When you die, your social media presence lives on. But should it? Lawmakers and lawyers are tackling the question of what should happen to your digital life after death. The Uniform Law Commission recently approved a study committee on fiduciary power and authority to access digital property and online accounts during incapacity and after death.

Uniform laws are created when there is little current legislation for states to follow. Gene Hennig, one of Minnesota’s commissioners on uniform state laws, offered the proposal. "Fiduciaries need clear powers to act on behalf of the individuals in the digital world" after death, he said. He estimates the uniform law process will take three years or more and will let estates gain access to the dead person's online property with ease — while also allowing you to have a say in how you want your digital assets to be handled after death. Former Oklahoma Rep. "We have shifted away from letters in a shoe boxes to email messages and Facebook.

iPiccy - Online Picture Editor. Magazine  Where's My Cellphone? How About Better Parents? Combatting Teacher Burnout. Expert Perspective Combating Teacher Burnout Research shows the teaching profession has the highest burnout rate of any public service job. What can we do to keep the best and the brightest teachers in the classroom?

By Cheryl Scott Williams11/03/11 Some years ago, before personal computers and broadband telecommunications were ubiquitous in homes and the workplace, I left my high school classroom teaching job to take a mid-level management position at a women’s nonprofit professional association. While my reasons for leaving the profession weren’t burnout related, my experiences in the new position provided me reasons that made it unlikely I would want to return to the classroom.

As I was learning the requirements of my new position, I met with colleagues throughout the organization to get background and request assistance. That’s what I believed back then. In the AFT/AIR report, young teachers say they want: This Is Thriller: What Chilean Students Can Teach the Occupy Movement. Here's a new tactic for Occupy Wall Street protesters to consider: dressing up as zombies for a mass performance of "Thriller". That's what thousands of members of Chile's growing student protest movement did in June, gathering for a Michael Jackson-inspired flash mob outside the home of President Sebastian Pinera. Videos of the performance have gone viral in Chile, with multiple YouTube posts gaining tens of thousands of views each. It's hardly the first time an international Thriller tribute video has hit YouTube; the most notable was created by prison inmates in the Philippines in 2008. But this may be the first example that was linked to a specific protest.

Chilean students, upset over the fees charged by their country's largely privatized school system, are leveraging social media in a unique way, according to Katie Manning, a reporter for a group of online newspapers in Chile called Mi Voz. Social media is extremely popular in Chile, according to the research firm comScore.

How Do We Prepare Students For Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Education has truly come a long way. However, it still has a very long way to go. Thanks to social networks like Twitter, teachers are able to collaborate and share resources like never before. But what about students? How do these well-connected teachers prepare students for the coming decades? According to Sir Ken Robinson , we don’t even know what to actually prepare students for. In fact, he says actually connecting with students is getting increasingly harder thanks to all the new technology and distractions.

A recent talk delivered by Sir Ken Robinson has been transformed into an engaging and artistic ‘live animation’ by RSA and is embedded below. This discussions raises some interesting questions that I have personally been wondering about. So how do we adequately prepare students for what’s next? About. Hey there. My name is Maria Popova and I’m a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at large. I’ve previously written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, among others, and am an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

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