The 7 Powerful Idea Shifts In Learning Today by Terry Heick, TeachThought.com : Shift_Learning: The 7 Most Powerful Idea Shifts In Learning Today So we’re taking a stand here. This is all incredibly subjective, but so are the VH1 Top 100 Hair Bands Videos and those are fun, am I right? So subjective it is. Use Personal Marketing to Set Yourself Apart There are many singers, but only one Elvis Presley. There are many dancers, but only one Fred Astaire. There are many talk show hosts, but people still talk about Johnny Carson.
Michael Gove: A Marxist Teacher Responds In the past few weeks I have tried something quite difficult. I have refrained from joining in any Gove-bashing, in order to see just how deep hatred of Michael Gove goes in the teaching profession. Anytime someone raised the subject I would casually say “I suppose any Minister for Education is controvers-” but, before I could finish my sentence, colleagues, lecturers in education, tutors, teaching assistants and even some students would interrupt. “No”, they would make it clear, “Michael Gove is different”.
Sir Ken Robinson Sir Ken has authored and co-authored a wide range of books, reports and articles on creativity, the arts, education and cultural development. Here’s a selection: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes EverythingBy Sir Ken Robinson with Lou Aronica Buy Now: How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics In this tutorial you will learn that data doesn't have to be boring, it can be beautiful! Learn how to use various graph tools, illustration techniques and typography to make an accurate and inspiring infographic in Adobe Illustrator. Start by using the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a shape. Give it a subtle radial gradient too.
Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier – review Jaron Lanier, groundbreaking computer scientist and infectious optimist, is concerned that we are not making the most of ourselves. In Who Owns the Future? he tellingly questions the trajectory of economic value in the information age, and argues that there has been a fundamental misstep in how capitalism has gone digital. For Lanier, late capitalism is not so much exhausted as humiliating: in an automated world, information is more important to the economy than manual labour, and yet we are expected to surrender information generated by or about ourselves – a valuable resource – for free. Information here is a broad term for any conscious intellectual, artistic, or pragmatic contribution to the production of goods, services and cultural output, but it also includes the data that we unconsciously radiate simply by exhibiting certain behavioural and consumer traits.
My Best Presentation Tricks - Stepcase Lifehack Giving presentations can be a complete and utter thrill. Too bad attending them can be a complete and utter bore. If you are on the giving side, I want to offer you up a collection of my best presentation tricks to date. How Economic Inequality Is (Literally) Making Us Sick Imagine there was one changeable factor that affected virtually every measure of a country’s health— including life expectancy, crime rates, addiction, obesity, infant mortality, stroke, academic achievement, happiness and even overall prosperity. Indeed, this factor actually exists. It’s called economic inequality. A growing body of research suggests that such inequality — more so than income or absolute wealth alone — has a profound influence on a population’s health, in every socioeconomic group from rich to middle class to poor.
Theatre Based Wellbeing Learning Theatre removes us from our ‘everyday’ and transports us to a place guided by the actors we are watching. While confronting and challenging us to imagine a new world, our minds are open to new thoughts and information. Few other platforms provide such a rich environment for conscious and unconscious learning; in our experience, this form of engagement is one of our most powerful tools in delivering important wellbeing messages. Hazlitt Arts Centre In conjunction with the Hazlitt Arts Centre, we have created several fantastic productions and workshops.
Create easy infographics in After Effects - Masterclass Make diagrams easier to understand – by animating them, with tips from motion-graphics and animation expert Angie Taylor. Infographics are hugely useful for explaining a complex or technical subject visually. A quick and easy way to create compelling animated infographics is to break down and reconstruct technical drawings or plans – we see them all the time on the TV news, where they’re popular for explaining abstract or tricky subjects to a broad audience. In this tutorial, Angie Taylor shows that going back to the basics of animating simple shapes and 2D graphics can be just what you need to provide you with a clean and simple design. The best thing about projects such as this is that they really put your skills to the test – with no bells or whistles to hide behind, it’s all about the quality of the animation. In this exercise we will deconstruct a floor plan and animate it being re-drawn in After Effects.
The c MOOC as knowledge ecologies Thanks to Stephen Downes for the reference to Dr. Mohamed Amine Chatti’s Knowledge Management: A Personal Knowledge Network Perspective. Here are some abstracts that I would like to quote: Knowledge ecologies are thus self-controlled and self-contained entities. Knowledge ecologies lacked a shared repertoire and are thus open and distributed knowledge domains.The result of participation in a knowledge ecology is a restructuring of one’s PKN, a reframing of one’s theories-in-use and an extension of one’s external network with new tacit and explicit knowledge nodes; i.e. people and information (external level)Knowledge ecology is a more general concept than intensional networks.In essence, a knowledge ecology is a complex adaptive system that emerges from the bottom-up connection of PKNs.
Considering Presentations - Stepcase Lifehack Tomorrow, I will stand in a room of people at Bar Camp Boston and talk about content networks. The audience will be primarily really technical people, who know more about networking, hacking, developing, engineering, and everything than me. They will be looking at me with eyes that all engineering crowds give me at presentations: “Who are you? What do you know? How can this be useful to me?” Income inequality is not the cause of this nation’s social problems Myth: Income inequality is not the cause of this nation's social problems. Fact: Studies by Harvard and Berkeley prove the correlation, and strongly suggest causation. Summary