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How long has it been since you were really bothered?

Ray Bradbury perhaps said it best: “We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” Rethinking learning and teaching is being bothered by something important and real. Ryan Bretag via http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2981

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Our inability to change our ‘business models’ may be the death of us

Saul Kaplan emphasizes in his new book, The Business Model Innovation Factory, that every day more organizations are finding that their ‘business models’ have run dry. This is challenging and stressful for leaders and employees since, as the book trailer below notes, most have been immersed in only one type of business model for their...

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99 slides to get you started

99 slides to get you started

I’m collecting what I feel are the best slides from the Great Quotes About Learning and Change Flickr pool. Here are 99 to get you started. I guarantee there’s at least one that will make your day! I’m still working through the 1,800+ slides in the pool. Plus there are other sources for me to...

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Why 1:1? [webinar archive]

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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Don’t be a leader in denial

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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Holding back our children

Holding back our children

Digital technologies are magnifiers and amplifiers of our humanity. They extend the reach of our human voice. They increase a millionfold our capacities and inclinations to find, connect, and share with others. They boost exponentially our abilities to collaborate with others, do meaningful work, and contribute to the overall good. Can you exercise human voice...

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We need to take bigger mental leaps as educators and policymakers

We need to take bigger mental leaps as educators and policymakers

Marc Tucker, President and CEO of the National Center on Education and the Economy, had a blog post back in August titled Instructional Technology: Villain of the Piece – or Savior? In that post, he postulated five ways that technology could be used to improve student achievement: Use word processors to teach writing. Giving students access to...