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Entrepreneurship, Business Incubation, Business Models & Strategy Blog Hereby I want to present a list of virtual business incubators around the world. I’m absolutely sure that this kind of business incubation will be prevalent in the following years. So, let’s make this list together and help community of early stage entrepreneurs to find a better place to start on the one hand, and promote the new type of business incubation on the other. Below you will find two lists: the first is fixed list. Learning to Learn in a Digital Age The following is an excerpt from Communique - Higher Education Partnerships Newsletter . Learning to Learn in a Digital Age Howard Major, Ed. D. Debbie Taylor-Major, M. Ed. Aims Community College

IP glossary This glossary helps explain some of the most important IP words, terms and concepts. Skip to: ATMOSS (Australian Trade Mark On-line Search System) The IP Australia Trade Mark Register database. Assignee The person(s) or corporate body to whom all or limited rights under an IP right are legally transferred.

The Real Reason Change Isn't Happening #iste12 teachers know where they're going -- they're just afraid of what will happen when they get there "The biggest barrier to tech integration is professional development. Simply giving teachers iPads won't change anything," I overhear someone saying in the Blogger's Cafe. "I agree.

What I Wish I’d Done Before Deploying iPads to 735 Middle Schoolers, Part 2 We planned. We met to go over the plans. We talked. We planned some more. It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program Recently, we were tasked with developing policies and procedures for an equipment lending program initiated within the Faculty Technology Resources Center at the University of Cincinnati. The program was conceived as a method for encouraging the use of technology in the classroom. By loaning equipment to faculty for an academic term, we would encourage them to evaluate—and hopefully innovate—the utility of various "cutting edge" technologies with no financial risks to themselves or their departments.

The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con In 2012, I attended the ISTE conference in San Diego, CA. While I was only there for about 36 hours, it was easy for me to pick up on one of the hottest topics for the three-day event. The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. People wanted to know what it was, what it wasn't, how it's done and why it works. Others wanted to sing its praises and often included a vignette about how it works in their classroom and how it transformed learning for their students.

Social Media For Administrators (Blog Posts) cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by Ken Whytock I recently decided to compile some of the blog posts that I have written regarding social media and administrators on my own blog site. I have created a “page” for these articles that I will continue to update as I write posts that may be helpful, but I just wanted to share this as a blog post to those people who may subscribe to this through an RSS feed or email subscription. There are so many good articles out there but I wanted to compile the ones I have written to help to continuously develop my own portfolio of work. Please see the articles with brief descriptions below: As I have done a lot of work with school administrators on why they should be using social media and some practical ways to use it within their schools, I wanted to compile some articles together that will help schools/organizations move forward.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms I really enjoyed Mary Beth Hertz's excellent blog published earlier this week, "The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con" -- one of the most concise and balanced views I've read on the buzz-wordy concept of flipping the classroom. Advocates say that "flipped classrooms" help overburdened teachers differentiate their instruction to reach more learners, provide an avenue into more hands-on and student-driven learning during classtime, and shift the teacher's role from "sage on the stage" to learning coach and facilitator. Critics say it's just a fad, relies too heavily on rote instruction, and doesn't go far enough in making the needed changes for teaching and learning reform.

Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art  Transliteracy is defined on Wikipedia as The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. The modern meaning of the term combines literacy with the prefix trans-, which means “across; through”, so a transliterate person is one who is literate across multiple media. Wrong Focus: Teacher-Centered Classrooms and Technology There is a buzz around me these days about how EdTech is failing to live up to its promise fueled primarily by the In Classrooms of Future, Stagnant Scores. What is surprising to most when they share this piece with me or ask me my opinion about the failures of EdTech is my response. For the most part, I agree that it is failing but that failure has more to do with us than with the technology. Why? We continue to focus on the value of EdTech by what the teachers do with it NOT what the students do with it.We continue to focus on the value of EdTech by what happens to high stakes, standardized test scores.

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - White Paper Series Hiller Spires and Melissa Bartlett June 2012 Since technological advances are driving much of the change that we see in information and communication, researchers and educators are attempting to answer two important questions: What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? How do we design instruction that enables educators to cultivate digital literacies for themselves as well as their students? This white paper addresses the redefinition of literacy skills that enable students to be successful in today’s digital world and the implications this redefinition holds for their teachers.

Google launches YouTube curriculum to educate students on digital citizenship (video) Google has developed an interactive curriculum on YouTube to support teachers in educating students on how to be safe, engaged and confident model netizens. The initiative is aimed at students aged 13 to 17 and will help them to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube that would be applicable across the web. A list of 10 lessons has been devised, in which students can learn about YouTube’s policies, how to report content, how to protect their own privacy, and how to be responsible YouTube community members and, in the broader picture, digital citizens.

School of the Future There are a number of accounts and forecasts by established educational speakers on how the future of school may develop, some accounts embracing computers and technology in all classrooms, others suggesting little change at all. But I wondered what children thought about ICT in schools and how important it is to them? So I decided to ask them! The aim of this investigation was to find out what children thought school might be like in ten years time and the role they thought ICT might have or that they would like in schools.

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