12 Must Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. TED is a circuit of highly popular conferences that present "Ideas Worth Spreading" - which have quickly grown to become some of the most well known conferences around the world. TED has attracted presenters such as Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Larry Page, and a large handful of Nobel Prize Winners. Many of the presentations, known as TED Talks, present ideas that are particularly valuable to entrepreneurs.
Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many national parks and museums have apps designed for onsite visitors. These navigational tools are also great for classrooms who can't make the trip. In fact, a variety of free apps can be used as virtual field trips so that children can travel the world from your classroom!
The Best Mac Apps of 2012 So Far As you some of you may have seen, we recently asked our Twitter and Facebook followers to name their favorite Mac desktop apps of the year so far – thanks again to everyone who sent us suggestions. After a little in-house brainstorming, we took the decision to add a few apps that were released earlier than 2012, but have become very important in our lives this year. Here’s the full selection we came up with, from blockbusters to hidden gems. 1. Angry Birds Space (Game) What Are 21st-Century Skills? Learning to collaborate with others and connect through technology are essential skills in a knowledge-based economy. ATC21S started with a group of more than 250 researchers across 60 institutions worldwide who categorized 21st-century skills internationally into four broad categories: Ways of thinking. Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and learningWays of working. Communication and collaborationTools for working. Information and communications technology (ICT) and information literacySkills for living in the world.
Emily Miethner - Claudia Chan A: I graduated from the Hofstra University design program in 2010 and the Fine Arts Department is like family to me. Because of the challenging economy, many of my talented creative classmates were discouraged about finding a job they’d be passionate about. Since I had a lot of internship experience, they came to me looking for internship and job advice. I found myself taking their pursuits personally and from then on, I knew I wanted to start something that would help young creative people find their dream jobs. Teaching strategies Global education covers complex and controversial issues. This is a selection of teaching and learning approaches that develop knowledge and skills to respond to global issues. Freedom fighter or terrorist? Passionate or one-eyed? Passive resistance or civil uprising? Illegal arrival or asylum seeker?
Stratos Space Jump: Can You Fall Faster Than the Speed of Sound? Image via Red Bull Stratos Project It seems like the Red Bull Stratos jump (redbullstratos.com) is back on track. For those of you not familiar, the basic idea is fairly simple. Go and Animate with Go!Animate by Joe Ganci “All in all, I’m kind of loving this product. I plan on using it quite often. While it does not take the place of full-motion videos, in many instances it does a fine job of replacing the need for such videos at a much lower cost and effort.” Last month, Learning Solutions Magazine published Tips for Using GoAnimate in eLearning, by Gary Lipkowitz, COO of GoAnimate. Now I’m here to give you a proper review of the product.
9 Breathtaking Places You Can Explore With Google Street View Unless you're planning to travel across the icy Southern Ocean or deep into the Brazilian rainforests for your next vacation, you probably won't see Antarctica or the Amazon anytime soon. The same goes for the world's less remote places. Many of us, depending on location and circumstances, may never see Australia, Asia or even common European tourist attractions. SEE ALSO: 10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries About Scratch Who Uses Scratch? Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages. Millions of people are creating Scratch projects in a wide variety of settings, including homes, schools, museums, libraries, and community centers. Around the World Scratch is used in more than 150 different countries and available in more than 40 languages. To change languages, click the menu at the bottom of the page.