izzit.org: Home Koch family Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch — the two brothers still with Koch Industries — are affiliated with the Koch family foundations. Family members Non-profit organizations The Koch family foundations are a related group of non-profit organizations that began with the establishment of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation in 1953, and now includes the Charles Koch Foundation, the David H. Political activities Members of the Koch family have given to conservative and libertarian policy and advocacy groups in the United States, including think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute, and more recently Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity, founded by David Koch, is one of the main nonprofit groups assisting the Tea Party movement, according to Kenneth Vogel of Politico. See also References
The First Day Wiki How Did This Happen? Never thought I’d append “wiki” to a post, but here we are. Here, approaching the dead center of August, I’m getting Google hits along the lines of “first day geometry lesson” and I don’t have content to show for it. So I’m posting some of my first day procedures, which are by no means authoritative. The comments section of this post seems an inadequate container for all the first-day wisdom you all have, so I’m going to encourage you to add on to The First Day Wiki. Here’s my contribution, both for general ed and for math classes: General Ed If you’ve gotta do a syllabus, do it different from their other classes. So sketch out what you want to talk about on one page. Example here: and then what I read from: After that, I go through several, get-to-know-you activities. You can have some good times mid-year by showing student self-portraits to the class and asking them to identify the student by her roughly drawn outlines. Math Classes You buy some styrofoam cups.
Top 10 Motivational YouTube Videos for Entrepreneurs Whether you’re a young kid who dreams of doing something incredible or a veteran with an extensive entrepreneurial résumé, we all need motivation. Skipping past the cat videos, one of the greatest sources of motivation is YouTube. Here are 10 of the top motivational YouTube videos for entrepreneurs. Motivational Videos for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Can Change the World 785,871 views · 2:20 Message: Anything is possible as long as you maintain your kid-like perspective. Where Good Ideas Come From 1,120,617 views · 4:07 Message: Ideas don’t just happen. The Best Motivation Video 2,796,219 views · 1:17 Message: Nobody has an obstacle-free path to success. The Rocky Story by Anthony Robbins 14,443 views · 9:22 Message: One of the world’s most interesting entrepreneurial struggles told by one of the most motivational people in the world. Everything Started as Nothing 5,094 views · 4:21 Will’s Wisdom 61,901 views · 9:57 Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Q&A: Jordan Hansell of NetJets Jordan Hansell Chairman & CEONetJets Education: Bachelor’s degree, Duke University; law degree and master’s degree in public policy, University of Michigan. Career highlights: President, NetJets; chief administrative officer and general counsel, NetJets; attorney, Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O’Brien; clerk, U.S. Jordan Hansell enjoys working from a Bombardier Global 6000 even more than from his office overlooking the Port Columbus airfield from NetJet’s headquarters. The in-flight environment is valued by the many chief executives who fly with NetJets, says Hansell. The day of this interview, Hansell was monitoring a powerful winter storm moving into the northeastern United States. “As the world changes you have to take different steps and use different tactics,” he says. What are NetJet’s challenges moving into the next decade? We want to expand internationally beyond our large bases in the United States and Europe. We operate in and out of 170 countries, we fly everywhere.
in the Classroom Learning to understand and analyze data is a key step in becoming a critical thinker. For our nation’s youth to reach their full potential, they need tools, resources, and opportunities. Here at Data.gov, we create the opportunities for learning, challenges for innovation, and resources for exploring the nation and the world. Using Data.gov in the classroom? Education Resources The Department of Education’s “Federal Registry for Educational Excellence” project is a wealth of information. Other government sites offer the following: Other resources: PBS Teachers website. The National Science Teachers association website includes an extensive (100+) assembly of free resources for science teachers: Resources range from lesson plans to web-based activities to videos and more, on all aspects of science. K-12 Education This year Data.gov also continues their sponsorship of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Universities Harvard University, Dr.
NOT your Grandma's Lemonade Stand Are your abilities to apply economic concepts ready for the real world? You will be able to test that ability in a cyber-world where you can decide to sell lemonade in a host of different cities, in all kinds of weather, and with a cyber-economist giving you daily advice. Before you slip into the cyber-world, however, you may need to brush up on all those concepts you have been learning. Click on picture painted by Norman Rockwell . This old-fashioned picture will serve as a reminder of what Grandma's lemonade stand might have been like and the concepts it teaches. 1) Did these entrepreneurs invest in a luxurious lemonade stand? a) Yes.b) No. 2) Would you pay more for lemonade if it was a hot day, and you were very thirsty, and there was no place to get a drink? 3) Would the price affect whether or not you would buy the lemonade? 4) Is this lemonade selling weather? 5) Would setting up a lemonade stand near a gathering of 20 people affect the demand for the lemonade? a) $0.75b) $1.75c) $2.00
Chairman Wang Jianlin - About Us - Wanda Group Born in 1954, Wang Jianlin served in the Army between 1970 and 1986, at which time he was appointed Office Director of the Xigang District Government in Dalian. He has served as Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group since 1989. Wang Jianlin served as a deputy to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. He was a member of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Standing Committee. He also served as Vice Chairman of the 11th Congress of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Wang Jianlin has been honored with several awards for outstanding achievements in business management and corporate social responsibility.
Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to using Prezi in an academic environment Presentation boredom can be a significant barrier to academic communication. Ned Potter provides guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of Prezi as a fresh approach to the PowerPoint doldrums. Prezi favours a non-linear format which also allows for more self-guided autonomy for viewers. Prezi.com is a zooming presentation tool which offers an alternative to PowerPoint. Some context Last week I ran a session for academic staff and researchers on Edtech – useful online tools for education. Basic principles of Prezi With Prezi you begin with a blank canvas (or with any of the potentially very useful templates Prezi provides). Strengths Prezi is fresh and different. Weaknesses When used badly, the zooming and lurching nature of Prezi makes the audience feel motion-sickness. Examples For space reasons we won’t embed them all here, but here are some links. Tips Coherence matters. Further guidance About the Author Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York.