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Students Advancing Innovation – Meet the Kairos Society

Originally post on entertheblog.com - http://bit.ly/lCiGRa

I recently discovered the Kairos Society through the Young Entrepreneur Blog (a great blog BTW). The group really impressed me. Here’s what they say about themselves:

The Kairos Society is an international, student-run,…

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Added by Sal P on June 7, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

A Principal of Change – An Interview with George Couros

Originally posted -http://bit.ly/jwGKzg

 

I’m always interested in reading about educators who are trying to make a difference. I read a lot of blogs that teachers write, but I had never seen a principal with a blog until I discovered The Principal of Change by …

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Added by Sal P on May 18, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

What’s a Community-Wide Cloud Computing Academy?

Originally posted here - http://bit.ly/jRThzG.

Learning new things everyday is one of the fun things about being involved withEnterthegroup.com. I had never heard of a cloud-computing academy until I met Conor (an ETG user). He has some interesting and ambitious goals that I think everyone involved in education would be interested to…

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Added by Sal P on May 4, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

6 Essential Elements to Get Your Idea Across – Part 1

I just started reading the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath which is about why some ideas take off and others don’t. It’s actually blowing me away. The thought of making an idea stick is not just for advertising people but it should be on the minds of anyone trying to get a point across. For example if you are a teacher presenting to students or a student doing a presentation, an entrepreneur selling a new concept or trying to…

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Added by Sal P on April 13, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

Don’t Want to Go to College? Maybe Try UnCollege – You’ll be amazed

Mark Twain once said “I have never let school interfere with my education.” and this is the motto of UnCollege, a new movement to redefine what and how we learn. The movement isspearheaded by nineteen year old Dale Stephens and its goal is to create a learning program where students will be ‘self-learners’. In other words, students will not go to classes or get grades (or a diploma for that matter). Instead they will formulate…

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Added by Sal P on February 22, 2011 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

How to Write “Real Good”

Like it or not we are constantly judged by our writing skills. Whether we are writing a term paper for a class or research report for our boss, the quality of our work will be determined in part by the quality of our writing.  This may not be fair, but there is something we can do about it.

Writing is important because it’s a communication tool. Imagine you had a great song on your MP3 player that you wanted to share with your friends, but every time you played it there was mainly…

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Added by Sal P on February 9, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

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