20 Great Talks on the Future of Information. Even if you've grown up in a world where computers and the Internet were around, you likely remember a time when they weren't such a big part of business, personal and educational life.
Over the past 20 years, how information is managed and shared has changed completely in the face of new and ever more powerful technologies. Today, students can even earn entire degrees online in any state. These lectures will show young college students like yourselves what changes in information management you can expect for the future — a great way to plan out a career or just to get a peek at what life will be like in the years to come. Freedom of Information These lectures address information accessibility issues, especially those involving open media and the web. Information Technology Learn more about the technologies being developed to manage information through these lectures. Information and the Web. 50 Inspiring Films You Should Show Your Students. Whether you are looking for a movie to support a lesson you've been teaching or a book your class has read, or if you would like to offer a reward for hard work well done, these movies offer education, inspiration, entertainment, and sometimes, even a warning.
Most of these films are appropriate for high school and college-aged students, but some are even great for the younger set. Be sure to preview them yourself if you have concerns about content. History and Social Studies There is plenty of inspiration to be found in these stories, some fictional and some true, that depict historical events or people. Schindler's List. Survival These stories of survival serve as an inspiration to any viewer and work well with almost any lesson plan. Into the Wild. Health and Environment Show your students these films to inspire them to learn about responsible care for their bodies and the environment. Super Size Me. English Romeo + Juliet.
Music The Sound of Music. 50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First. Not everyone who's on top today got there with success after success.
More often than not, those who history best remembers were faced with numerous obstacles that forced them to work harder and show more determination than others. This can be said for education as well, as furthering your education with a bachelor’s or master’s degree can also help do wonders for your success. Next time you're feeling down about your failures in college or in a career, keep these fifty famous people in mind and remind yourself that sometimes failure is just the first step towards success. Business Gurus These businessmen and the companies they founded are today known around the world, but as these stories show, their beginnings weren't always smooth.
Henry Ford: While Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, he wasn't an instant success. Scientists and Thinkers Inventors Thomas Edison: In his early years, teachers told Edison he was "too stupid to learn anything. " TE prospect adept at overcoming obstacles - NFL. CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The muscles in Jimmy Graham's sculpted neck and shoulders clench as his face gets darkly serious.
As Graham sits in a restaurant roughly a mile from the University of Miami, where he played tight end last year after a four-year career there in basketball, he is getting ready to block. The memories of his mother's mistreatment of him, that is. "I laugh when people say, 'Oh, he's a basketball player, let's see if he's tough enough [for the NFL],' " Graham said following a workout last Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Graham met with Cleveland Browns tight ends coach Steve Hagen, one of many NFL types to take interest in him of late. "They don't understand what I've been through. " For most of an hour-and-half long conversation, Graham's otherwise positive nature comes sparkling through. At his graduation in May 2009, Graham received special recognition from UM for overcoming obstacles. "He loved school, loved going to class, loved playing, the whole thing.
True adversity. 1,000 True Fans. [Translations: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish] The long tail is famously good news for two classes of people; a few lucky aggregators, such as Amazon and Netflix, and 6 billion consumers.
Of those two, I think consumers earn the greater reward from the wealth hidden in infinite niches. But the long tail is a decidedly mixed blessing for creators. Individual artists, producers, inventors and makers are overlooked in the equation. The long tail does not raise the sales of creators much, but it does add massive competition and endless downward pressure on prices. Other than aim for a blockbuster hit, what can an artist do to escape the long tail? One solution is to find 1,000 True Fans.