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Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons

Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons
My feelings about Steve Jobs have always been a little mixed. I long admired his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen and was in sheer awe of his natural instincts for what appeals to consumers. On the other hand I bristled at what I saw as his — and by extension Apple’s — occasionally capricious and even contradictory actions (App store products in or out, inability to get in front of product issues, antennaegate) and super-secretive nature. Now, having finished the 600-plus page Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, I think I finally understand Steve Jobs. Like most of us, his personality had many sides. As I read the tome on my Kindle, I highlighted interesting, surprising and relevant passages. Don’t Wait When the young Steve Jobs wanted to build something and needed a piece of equipment, he went straight to the source. Make Your Own Reality “I didn’t want to be a father, so I wasn’t,” Jobs later said, with only a touch of remorse in his voice. Control Everything You Can

Five Tips for School Leaders Here are 5 simple things that school leaders can do to help teachers as they transition their classrooms to Web 2.0 learning. There is so much pressure on school leadership in this day and age. School budgets are growing tighter and tighter. More, now than ever, schools and districts are facing the real possibility of laying off teachers and not having enough in funds to to even keep the doors open to some schools. The vast majority of districts across this country have had to make hard decisions regarding budgets; many of them deciding to make drastic, but necessary cuts in order to save jobs and still give students the best possible education. There is pressure from state and federal mandates on testing. With all of these external pressures there is little time for school leadership to encourage teachers to take risks in their classroom and be creative in terms of technology. 1) Why do we even need to be having this conversation? 2) What do good school leaders do?

Web Social VS Apple Web Social VS Apple Depuis quelques semaines, le web social ressemble à une fourmilière en effervescence lorsqu’il s’agit de parler du prochain iPhone qui devrait être annoncé le 12 Septembre 2012 (Lire : La keynote d’Apple du 12 Septembre 2012). Tiens, on me dis dans l’oreillette que c’est pour demain d’ailleurs ! A vrai dire, cela a commencé le 11 Juin 2012 avec la keynote d’Apple nous présentant les nouveautés d’iOS6 (Lire : iPhone 5 : les nouveautés d’iOS6). Les séries de questionnements, d’affabulations et/ou de vérités étoffés par les internautes (Lire : Apple, ou le marketing by customers) ont donc commencées il y a pile poil trois mois. Trois mois que le web social est en ébullition que ce soit au niveau de la presse et des articles de blogs, des prototypes fabriqués mais surtout au niveau des commentaires laissés par les internautes sur les articles du web. La rédaction web : l’étincelle ! Les prototypes : l’alimentation… Les internautes : débats et autres joutes verbales

'Three formats cannot be played in equal numbers' | Cricket Features | Global Rahul Dravid's speech at the Bradman Oration in Canberra, in which he covered issues from flaws in cricket scheduling to the need for cricketers to be more transparent Thank you for inviting me to deliver the Bradman Oration; the respect and the regard that came with the invitation to speak tonight, is deeply appreciated. I realise a very distinguished list of gentlemen have preceded me in the ten years that the Bradman Oration has been held. Yet, but first before all else, I must say that I find myself humbled by the venue we find ourselves in. Yes, we cricketers devote the better part of our adult lives to being prepared to perform for our countries, to persist and compete as intensely as we can - and more. The people of both our countries are often told that cricket is the one thing that brings Indians and Australians together. India's first Test series as a free country was played against Australia in November 1947, three months after our independence.

This Time Its Personal Personalized Learning | Feature This Time It's Personal Truly student-centered learning has a lot of support in high places in education, but it can’t happen without the right technology infrastructure to drive it. By Jennifer Demski01/04/12 Educators have known for some time now that a one-size-fits-all approach to learning does not lead to the level of student engagement and academic success that schools strive to achieve. In their search for a more customized approach to delivering instruction, they’ve explored project-based learning, addressed different learning styles, and increased collaborative learning among students. But, for the most part, schools have incorporated these 21st century instructional techniques and tools as add-ons to the teacher-centric 19th century classroom structure, in which the majority of the curriculum is pulled from a textbook, and, despite best intentions, most students learn the same thing in the same way at the same time.

What You Can Learn From Apple Product Design When you mention education technology, you’re likely to hear about Apple, Google, and basically everything else. In that order. So why all the fuss about Apple in the classroom? The tech behemoth has made huge inroads into education and they’re going to be around for quite awhile. One of the biggest reasons they’re such a big part of education might be Apple product design. So what can we learn from Apple’s product design? Use the following video to help understand the current state of Apple products, how you can think twice about designing something, and what it means to ‘design like Apple.’ Ten Principles to Live by in Fiercely Complex Times - Tony Schwartz by Tony Schwartz | 10:08 AM July 12, 2011 If you’re like most people I work with in companies, the demands come at you from every angle, all day long, and you have to make difficult decisions without much time to think about them. What enduring principles can you rely on to make choices that reflect openness, integrity and authenticity? Here are ten that work for me: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

We Live in a Mobile World - Room for Debate Let’s face it: For my children and for millions like them, life will be an open phone test. They are among the first generation who will carry access to the sum of human knowledge and literally billions of potential teachers in their pockets. They will use that access on a daily basis to connect, create and, most important, to learn in ways that most of us can scarcely imagine. Given that reality, shouldn’t we be teaching our students how to use mobile devices well? The analog, 20th century curriculum that most classrooms deliver doesn’t fit well with the realities of the exploding mobile, digital world. Right now, schools are resistant, fearing the disruption that mobile access might cause and the dangers that might lurk online. There's no doubt that the current slate of mobile devices have their limitations. Access in our kids’ pockets will force us to rethink much of what we do in schools.

[News] Le sens du détail toujours présent chez Apple La keynote d’Apple qui se déroulera après demain (Lire : La keynote d’Apple du 12 Septembre 2012) se situera comme chaque année au Yerba Buena Center, à San Francisco. Pour l’occasion, les couleurs ont été mises à l’honneur via un drap affiché sur le bâtiment : Beaucoup d’internautes se sont demandés pourquoi une telle palette graphique avait prit position de cette manière sur la place de la conférence et c’est finalement un passant du forum MacRumors qui a trouvé l’astuce ! Si l’on écrase cette image sur la hauteur, on arrive en effet à : Chaque morceau d’image correspondant donc à un logo, à une application de l’Apple Store, de gauche à droite : Musique ?, Game Center, iTunes, Bourse, ? Il semble étrange que des applications soit en double dans cette fresque, il nous manque d’ailleurs toujours l’une d’entre elle si l’on ne veut pas dire trois au total… Seriez-vous capable de les reconnaitre ? Kevin Poudoulec - Fondateur

Top 5 Ed Tech predictions for 2012 Earlier this week I wrote about five major technologies that should have had real impacts in education this year, but which never amounted to much. I called more than one of them out a year ago, when all signs pointed to their potential for disruption and transformation in 2011. I can't resist giving it another shot this year, though. Here are my top 5 predictions for the state of the art in Ed Tech in the coming year. Analytics and BI will go mainstream In a former life, I was a SAS programmer doing data management and statistical analysis for clinical trials. SAS is still going strong in large-scale, mission critical statistical programming, but much of its business focus is now on analytics and business intelligence (BI). Google's tablet will NOT be the holy grail of 1:1 A reader emailed me the other day and asked me if I thought that Google's tablet, expected for release before fall 2012, would finally make tablet-based 1:1 initiatives a reality.

The Ultimate Guide To Apple’s Presence In Education Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-31 All eyes are on education right now. Whether it’s in the political theater or the venture capitalists, everyone has set their sights on the future leaders of tomorrow. Some companies, like Apple , have long realized the potential of this demographic and have specifically targeted them with iPads, iPod Touches, and other devices . In an effort to share exactly how Apple is targeting students, MDG Advertising whipped up a thought-provoking infographic. Smart devices are having a real impact on both literacy and learning levels. Awesome Apple logo via DeviantArt Comments are closed.

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple By Dolores Gende Apple’s iBooks2 and authoring app has created big waves in education circles. But smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. As the open education movement continues to grow and become an even more rich trove of resources, teachers can use the content to make their own interactive textbooks. Here’s how to create a digital textbook and strategies for involving the students in its development in three steps. 1. Teachers can work with colleagues within their subject area departments and beyond the walls of the classroom to aggregate resources through social bookmarking. Also try Paper.li or The Twitted Times, which will sift through your connections’ resources and organize them. 2. One of the most user-friendly tools to post resources for your course is LiveBinders. You can find many more useful tools for curation. 3. Google Sites also allows you to create and share Web pages, and has lots of customizable features.

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