7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others 7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others Servant-leaders fail when they tolerate self-serving in others. Don’t be the only servant in the room. One-way service is naive, wasteful, and irresponsible. The ultimate goal of servant-leadership isn’t serving for the sake of serving it’s growing servant-leaders. Serve others so others will serve others. Teaching with Classroom Response Systems I wanted to share some additional thoughts on Cliff Atkinson’s new book, The Backchannel, and its implications for higher education. As I mentioned in my earlier post, the first chapter of the book is available online and provides a very clear introduction to the logistics and possibilities of the backchannel. What might the backchannel look like in educational settings? Here are a couple of examples. “The Twitter Experiment,” a five-minute YouTube video, shows how UT-Dallas history professor Monica Rankin used Twitter to facilitate a backchannel discussion.
43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than 700 submissions! 43 products emerged with several votes and strong, detailed Field Notes to explain just how they are being used effectively at school. So here is our (albeit unscientific) list of apps, games, and websites transforming classrooms this Fall. 10 more PowerPoint tips for teachers – tekhnologic Although this is a follow up post to 10 PowerPoint tips for teachers, I prefer to think of it as 10 things I wish someone had told me about PowerPoint. Every teacher has their own opinion about the effectiveness of using PowerPoint in the classroom. My opinion has always been that PowerPoint is a tool, a tool with features and functions that I need to learn. And over the years, I have developed my own style and I stumbled across some features and functions that I wished someone had told me about long before now. So, here I am, listing them in no particular order. I have included features that I have personally found useful when designing lessons and PowerPoint.
Open Learning Initiative At Harvard Extension School, free and open learning is hardly a new concept. In fact, the Extension School was founded with this mission in mind: to create an affordable way for any motivated student to take courses at Harvard. We stay true to this mission today, offering several free courses and nearly 800 for-credit courses at reasonable tuition rates. I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile? What does it mean being a leader? And what does it mean being a leader in an agile context? This fundamental question is being continuously asked by many people and in various settings: from the small startup to the big organization we are all trying to understand how to implement a sound leadership model. In fact leadership is highly contextual and very much connected to the interpersonal skills of the individuals, so a “model” of a leader that tells you how to act in such a role will anyway be limited. What if you could instead get your inspiration on how to lead from a metaphor?
How to use Social Media in Online Education - Beginners Guide Delightful to many and inherent part of our lives for long, still unpleasant and somewhat ominous to some, social media has proven itself as nothing that will go away any time soon. I intend to write this article as a beginners guide for individual educators and companies who just get started thinking of a strategy whether the use of social media might add value to what they do and in what ways this could be achieved following which of the different strategies. I often see a discrepancy between individual use of social media and its adoption when it comes to use it within companies. So, let’s try and avoid some of the traps.
My Puzzles Welcome! This is a feature where you can manage the crossword puzzles you have created on the computer you are using. This package doesn't use any accounts or passwords, so you need not remember that information. On the other hand, anyone using the computer can also manage your puzzles. This isn't Internet banking... PET Practice Paper 1: Reading 1 + 2 This is the first part in a series looking at the PET exam and how we can make interesting and confidence building classroom activities using past papers, helping students develop exam strategies in stages. Some these activities could be adapted for other exams. These activities require access to past papers, which I imagine is available in most staffrooms. If not then there are two you can download direct from Cambridge English: Click here for PET.