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Interesting Stuff

 
 

Salman Khan

 Watch Salman Khan in the early days of The Khan Academy
 
 

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

 
Paul Tough (who wrote How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character ) said we've long focused on cognitive skills as the most important key to success. But Tough said researchers have started to identify other skills that matter - "grit," curiosity, conscientiousness, self-control. Some call these "character traits," the business world calls them "executive functions" (Note: Commonly referred to in education as Character Traits, Virtues, Work Habits and Learning Skills)
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The Story about STUFF

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The History of Technology

This is a very short and easy to follow progression of where we've come from using the lens of technology in the field of education. Click on the title link above.
 
 

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Common Craft produces short animated videos that explain things in simple and easy-to-understand language.  Each video is 2 to 4 minutes in length and explains a topic, procedure, or how to use something in plain English.  Click on a topic of interest and watch, learn, and enjoy. For more videos not listed here (about 70 videos up to now), click the titles below to take you to the Common Craft video list.
 
        This  three-minute clip will make you reflect the next time you see a broken instrument and
        complain that it doesn't work.  Someone once said, "Necessity is the mother of imagination and the
         grandmother of invention." Also, it is important to understand, that creativity is "applied
         imagination."
 
      This is what it was could have been like so many years ago. With the ever rapidly
        changing world we live in today, sometimes we can wonder if things have really changed all that
         much.
 
        About leaders and how an idea can take hold. Hint - leadership is not quite what we tend to 
        believe; it is reliant on another key factor.
 
 
       This is a great view; the future is here. From the company, Corning Glass, come ideas that boggle 
          the mind.

 

 
 

 The History of Technology

 

 

 The Social Media Revolution - Are we ready?

 

 Where Good Ideas Come From

 

 

 The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health

 

 Dove  

 

 The Khan Academy

         Learn almost anything. Click the link and use it to help you.
   
         In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary
         stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or
         bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.  You want something to succeed? Try being
         remarkable.
 
          Self-explanatory; paper - can we live without it?