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jjfbbennett Slide Show

Flickr Blogger jjfbbennett slide show
Being creative is difficult. It requires time, patience and the need to do it. It is important to be creative - not as an artist in the creative industry - but as mind bender to influence and liberate work. As a knowledge worker it is the time spent on creative pursuit that enable innovation in the workplace. Innovation in the workplace requires time, patience and a need to do it. Being creative in the arts sphere is the practice playground for the workplace. It can be eclectic, it can be a doodle, it can out there and or elemental but it provides the canvas for possibility. Thank god for all those internet products that provide a chance to be creative without the hierarchy and the suppression of the arts industry. Art may have served god for many centuries but now creativity can serve the self and the self's need to be an innovative worker.


Leadership Motivation Teaching and Change

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Leadership Motivation Teaching and Change

This is the era of increasingly rapid change. Teachers are charged with a mission to offer services that respond to technological and societal change. Change implications can be unforeseen. Outcomes to change can result in what can seemingly be unordered and unstructured. Students have to gain the benchmarks and assessable standards as well as gain the foreseeable future skills. How do teaching practices move from a controlled environment to a change focused environment?

Robin Sharma claims that all individuals must change from ordered followers to innovative leaders. This demand to change personal and professional perspectives is the result of;
The World going through its deepest change in historyBusiness structures are changingSociety is moving towards continual reinvention.

Sharma’s “The Leader who had no title” emphasises that this is the era of leadership influence. What does this mean for teachers, teaching and schools? How should “teache…

Social Networks & Education

Its so big that business & education cannot ignore it. When you want something you want to read about it. You want to make a critical decision. You read blogs. You check forums. You ask someone you trust. How we gain information and use information is different. The teachers, the trainers and the instructors are the same. They haven't crossed over. What happens when the students ae going in a different path to their teacher? Disengaged students? Students not recognizing the value of schools? Teachers & schools need a new strategy. Schools need to develop a social media strategy Not to block but to exploit. Social media is not authorative based it is influence based. Strategies to engage engagement. Strategies for inclusion. Strategies for co-creation.
Social media is an ecosystem. It is a flat system supporting complexity. It's about people interacting with people. It's about influence. It's about communication. It is not about passive reception. It is cognitive. It is about respect of …

Virtual School Student Survey

Virtual School Student Survey

For a Blended Course consisting of  Virtual & Face to Face Students employing an LMS and Video Conferencing


General Information
What Subject are you Enrolled in?Do you classify yourself as a Face to Face or a Virtual Student?
Face to Face students are BASED IN the same school as the teacher.
Virtual students are NOT BASED in the same school as the teacher.  Did you have prior knowledge that you were enrolled in a Virtual course?Why did you enroll in a Virtual Course?Technology
In generally which statements best describe your use of information technology when learning.
Choice
I prefer taking courses that use no information technology
I prefer taking courses that use a limited level of technology
I prefer taking courses that use a moderate level of technology
I prefer taking courses that use an extensive level of technology
I prefer taking courses that use technology exclusivelyCollaboration
Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
I enjoy working with…

The Catholic funeral rites is about “what?”

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The Catholic funeral traditions is about “what?”
The Catholic basis - the 10 commandments – are the source of ideas and solutions however what do they mean when requesting a sanctified funeral?







Is approval based on favourable ethics of the time and or as a political marketing exercise.
It seems that when it comes to sanctified funerals, in contemporary times, only the gay porno movie makers miss out and it seems that the public scandal determines approval or not.
Catholic Funeral rites The Church denies funeral rites to the following people, unless they gave some signs of repentance before death:
notorious apostates, heretics, and schismatics; those who chose the cremation of their bodies for reasons contrary to Christian faith; other manifest sinners to whom a Church funeral could not be granted without public scandal to the faithful (cf. Canon 1184.1.1–3).
So does the Catholic Church give funeral rites to: Murderers? People who commit Suicides? Mass Murderers? Rapists? Murdering Gang…

This is an exciting time to teach with technology

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EXCITING TEACHOLOGY

Tablets will change education this year and in the

future because they align neatly with the goals and purposes of education in a digital age
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Direct access to 24/7 information - anywhere anyplacetake advantage of the many resources available through iTunes Universitya mobile learning solution a focus on accessing media-rich learning content and resources.its an gadget world - 150,000+ iPhone and iPod Touch appsEconomics - Bloomberg

Art - BrushesAstronomy GoSkyWatch Planetarium.Science The Elements: A Visual ExplorationEarly Childhood The Elements: A Visual ExplorationLearn Spanish Hello-Hello.comResearch WolframAlphaDictionary Dictionary.comScrabbleScrabble for iPadand then ANDROID & LINUX is yet to hit - more to come.



these devices will succeed because:
They are about productivity — Learning is about doing and, increasingly, about doing both in and out of the traditional classroom. In the 21st century, learning is contextual and promotes engaging students in re…

Starting off with Technology

Starting off with Technology
These 3 sites can help Teachers who are uncertain with social networking and Technology in the classroom. It can now appear ever so mind boggling due to the many many options and the options keep growing.

How do teachers put it all together?





Using Technology: Practical Applications on Prezi
http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/140Learning/intro.html is a great place to start

PART 1 - THE TOOLS
Introduction
Twitter
Getting started with Twitter
Facebook
Getting started with Facebook
Creating a Facebook group
Creating
a Facebook fan page
Google Buzz
Getting started with Google Buzz
Creating
a Google Buzz group
Multiple accounts and networks
Synching networks
Managing
multiple accounts and networks

PART 2 - THE BASICS
Building Community
Communicating
with others

Sharing
links and resources

Keeping
up to date

Problem
solving

Serendipitous
learning

PART 3 - USE IN LEARNING Presentations, Events,
Classes & Training

Using the backchannel at an event
Incorporating
the backchannel in a presentation

Live
presentation…