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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 history Business structures are changing Society 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 sh

Social Networks & Education

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Social Media is such a big business, education cannot ignore it. Echo Chamber You select what you want to read about it You make critical decisions on what you want to experience Your stream of blogs and microblogs The forums you want to be in You select the information based on who you trust How students gain information How adults and youth gain information and use information is different Teens (54%) get news from social media More and more adults get news from social media, however, many feel this is a problem and are concerned by the mix of news that people see each day. Teachers use social media to get new teaching ideas, find resources, stay on top of trends and news and connect with other educators Cybersafety is a major concern facing schools Teachers & schools need a social media strategy Strategies to increase learning engagement Strategies for inclusion Strategies for co-creation Strategies to protect student and teacher identity Social media is an ecosystem It changes

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 exclusively Collaboration Do you agree or disagree with this st

The Catholic funeral rites is about “what?”

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Catholic funeral traditions are 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 favorable 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 suicide? Mass Murderers? Rapists? M

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 . Direct access to 24/7 information - anywhere anyplace take advantage of the many resources available through iTunes University a mobile learning solution a focus on accessing media-rich learning content and resources. its an gadget world - 150,000+ iPhone and iPod Touch apps Economics - Bloomberg Art - Brushes Astronomy GoSkyWatch Planetarium . Science The Elements: A Visual Exploration Early Childhood The Elements: A Visual Exploration Learn Spanish Hello-Hello.com Research WolframAlpha Dictionary Dictionary.com Scrabble Scrabble for iPad and 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

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