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10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Riding the wave: Leadership in the age of the technological revolution While acknowledging a digital skills gap, business leaders stress that "soft skills" have a large role in the technology revolution. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sberbank held its annual business breakfast, discussing in depth the impact of rapidly advancing technology on business and government. Hosted by Sberbank CEO Herman Gref, the vibrant conversation included speakers from MasterCard, Severstal, Dell and EBRD and attendees across the public and private sectors. Referring to the abrupt rise in data and emerging technologies as the new core of business, Gref asked delegates how companies should adapt to the changes.

SMS Generator Use the icons below to create a chat between two historical or fictional characters. You can save your work for future changes. You can drag and drop, edit and delete entries by hovering over them. After saving, you will also be able to get a QR Code or embed the chat into your own blog, website or wiki! Sample by Amelie Cambodia In Bottom 10 on World Talent Index - The Cambodia Daily Cambodia is one of the 10 worst countries in the world for growing, nurturing and retaining talent, according to the latest ranking by one of the world’s largest graduate business schools. The fourth annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index prepared by INSEAD, a business school with campuses across the globe, assesses a population’s level of vocational and technical skills. Cambodia was ranked 108th out of 118 countries in the list — sandwiched between Cameroon and Nigeria — and received dire scores across the board. Last year, Cambodia ranked 96 out of 109. For vocational and technical skills, Cambodia was ranked the fourth worst in the world. It came in fifth from bottom in “global knowledge skills,” which analyzes the knowledge of workers in professional, managerial, or leadership roles that require creativity and problem solving.

Rubrics and Rubric Makers Super Rubric Makers - Print Them Instantly! - All K-12 Subjects View Now... Premade Rubrics STEM Phnom Penh Leo Jofeh - AsiaLIFE Cambodia What is STEM? STEM is the abbreviation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Many people would add an A for Arts, making STEAM. Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started Joan Ganz Cooney Center Part 19 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning By now, you’ve probably read enough to be convinced that it’s worth trying games in your classroom. Capital - Why micromanaging isn’t such a dirty word Dan Ruch knows a thing or two about micromanaging, because he finds himself doing it all the time. One of his junior employees even requests it, he says. The person is always asking for feedback and praise, even for small achievements. Ruch – founder and CEO at Rocketrip, a company that aims to make business travel more cost-effective – would rather his employees make decisions on their own.

What QR Codes Can Do For You! During one of my workshops this afternoon at Carondelet High School some asked for suggestions about using QR codes. Here are some of the uses that I suggested. TagMyDoc is a tool that allows you to apply a QR code to Word documents and PDFs that are stored on your computer. Upload your document then TagMyDoc creates and applies a QR code to it. You can print the document with the QR code on it or simply project the QR code for your students to scan and get a copy of the document on their mobile devices.

the-latest-school-reform-in-finland-introduces-a-new-way-to-look-at-subjects Taking education reform seriously since the 1970s, Finland has climbed the international education ratings by doing several things: 1) it bets on highly competent teachers, 2) it recognizes the huge importance of early childhood education, 3) it gives local schools the autonomy to address local needs by decentralizing administration, 4) it guarantees a uniform and free (including meals, transportation and school materials) education for all students. As a result, Finnish students score higher than most of their peers on international assessment tests, despite peculiarities like having minimal homework and tests, and also a curriculum that puts a big emphasis on music, the arts, and outdoor activities. In its latest efforts to keep improving the curriculum and making its pupils more equipped to succeed in the modern world, Finland has rethought the concept of a subject for its basic schools (students aged 7 to 16). Photo: Phillipe Put (Flickr)

Coding Across the Curriculum "I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." - Steve Jobs The above quote is on the homepage of the coding website Tynker. Coding, formerly known as programming (I still remember teaching myself BASIC on my Commodore 64 back in the '80s!), has once again returned to classrooms nationwide. A range of high-profile individuals, including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Dr. Oz and Ashton Kutcher, among others, have lent their support to Code.org, a non-profit that advocates a return to coding in the classroom. 5 Tips for Choosing a Toy that can Unleash Your Children's Inner Creat – Brain Bytes Parents realise the importance of creativity and its relationship with cognitive development, but a lot of them are unaware that toys can develop creativity. So, how are we going to choose the toys that develop creativity with the presence of ever-evolving toy making technology? Before we delve into the topic, we need to understand what creativity is. Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something (Oxford Dictionary).

20 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in Education Second Life proved an incredibly valuable tool for educators hoping to reach a broad audience — or offering even more ways to learn for their own bands of students. Augmented Reality Development Lab: Affiliated with Google, Microsoft, and Logitech, the Augmented Reality Development Lab run by Digital Tech Frontier seeks to draw up projects that entertain as well as educate. The very core goal of the ARDL involves creating interactive, three-dimensional objects for studying purposes. Reliving the Revolution: Karen Schrier harnessed GPS and Pocket PCs to bring the Battle of Lexington to her students through the Reliving the Revolution game, an AR experiment exploring some of the mysteries still shrouding the event — like who shot first! Players assume different historical roles and walk through everything on a real-life map of the Massachusetts city.

Learning Sight Words the Fun Way! Sight words are high-frequency words. They are often called “popcorn” words because they “POP UP!” frequently in reading and writing. Most of these words (regardless of what you call them) are learned by sight and cannot be easily sounded out. By eliminating the need to decode these words, the reader is able to focus on those that are more difficult or less familiar.

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