Book Review – Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Book Review – Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
 
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace,Random House, New York, 2014
 
This is an excellent case study of creativity and collaboration at scale. Ed Catmull was one of the co-founders of Pixar. With co-author/collaborator Amy Wallace, Catmull reflects on the lessons he and his colleagues have learned over nearly three decades of superior creative work…

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 5 | ‘I Changed My Definition of the Word “Lucky” ’

The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 5 | ‘I Changed My Definition of the Word “Lucky” ’This week’s winner is Kiran, and our Penguin Young Readers Group judge was the author Alex London. There are still three weeks of the contest left.

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Recharging

Recharging

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RechargingFor many of the past 10 years, I’ve gone walkabout with some friends into the mountains to, well, many things.  It’s fun, it’s thoughtful, it’s invigorating, and it is also hard work.  I’ll paint a picture to contextualize the picture.
With two friends (one I’ve known for 30+ years), we drove up into the hills, spent the night in a tent cabin, and the next morning parked and started hiking…

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Motherlode Blog: The Cuckoo Bird and the Baby

Motherlode Blog: The Cuckoo Bird and the BabyThe cuckoo bird lays its eggs in another bird’s nest, then flies off, never to return. Is a sperm donor like the cuckoo bird?

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Citizen science in schools boosts pupil engagement and saves the environment

Citizen science in schools boosts pupil engagement and saves the environmentScientists are increasingly using research based on data collected by school students to explore humanity’s impact on the planet. Matthew Jenkin explores the educational benefits Continue reading…

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Creating Multimedia eBooks (July 2014)

Creating Multimedia eBooks (July 2014)

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Creating Multimedia eBooks (July 2014)These are my slides, shared as a Google Presentation, for Tuesday’s EdTechTeacher 2014 Summit session, “Creating Multimedia eBooks.” While I’ve presented much of this content previously in different conference, workshop, and other PD venues, this is a “new remix” of these ideas in a longer slide deck…

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Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series) (Paperback) newly tagged "college"

Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series) (Paperback) newly tagged "college" Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series) (Paperback)By Jamie McGuire Buy new: $12.8451 used and new from $7.99 Customer Rating: First tagged “college” by Amazon Customer Customer tags: contemporary, new adult, jamie mcguire, contemporary women, college

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Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series) (Paperback) newly tagged "college"

Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series) (Paperback) newly tagged "college" Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series) (Paperback)By Jamie McGuire Buy new: $12.8451 used and new from $7.99 Customer Rating: First tagged “college” by Amazon Customer Customer tags: contemporary, new adult, jamie mcguire, contemporary women, college

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Let universities underwrite student loans to reduce burden on taxpayer

Let universities underwrite student loans to reduce burden on taxpayerDavid Willetts says students would benefit but opponents fear institutions would demand higher tuition fees to cover debts Continue reading…

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Glenn Beck Uses Simulcast to Argue Against Common Core

Glenn Beck Uses Simulcast to Argue Against Common Core
Glenn Beck, conservative media commentator,  is leading a movement intent on killing the Common Core  Standards.  On Tuesday night, Beck broadcast a two-hour simulcast to 700 theaters to inform and encourage critics of the standards and to recruit them into the battle, says Lyndsey Layton of  The Washington Post…

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