I like lists, video and education. Here's a nice - though not necessarily complete - list of edu resources on YouTube from TeacherswithApps
YouTube EDU: Launched in 2009, Youtube EDU centralizes content from over 100 universities and colleges, providing access to lectures, research, and campus tours. Think of it as an enormous global video classroom within the YouTube framework, divided into three sub-categories: Primary & Secondary Education, University and Lifelong Learning. You can even build your own global classroom by uploading videos to your YouTube channel.
Teaching Channel: A video showcase of inspiring and effective teaching practices.
TED-Ed: With over 400,000 subscribers, this channel offers an extensive library of original videos meant to inform and inspire. A new lesson is posted every day, Monday-Friday, and relevant TED Talks are highlighted on weekends.
TED & TEDx: As of 2011, TED Talks were the #1 non-profit channel subscribed to on Youtube. These ideas worth spreading have reached over 60 million viewers worldwide.
Edutopia: Run by the George Lucas Foundation, Edutopia focuses on K-12 education but offers a plethora of evidence-based teaching strategies for all levels and disciplines.
BIEPBL: Videos from the Buck Institute of Education, dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning by creating and disseminating products, practices, and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning.
ASCD: Profiles in education, annual conferences, tutorials, and more.
Learning to Teach Online: This multi-award-winning free professional development channel is designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations
As a father and son Father's Day remains a date I always look forward to. I love my Dad and only wish I could spend more time with him. I love my children and certainly wish I could also spend more time with them too. The Ten Commandments (below) are among the most famous of scriptures in the Bible but it just dawned on me that #5 below is both the first that deals with how we relate to each other and the first to include a promise.
2. 4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
3. 7 “You shall not misuse the name of theLordyour God, for theLordwill not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
4. 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
5. 12 “Honor your father and your mother,so that you may live longin the landtheLordyour God is giving you.
6. 13 “You shall not murder.
7. 14 “You shall not commit adultery.
8. 15 “You shall not steal.
9. 16. You shall not give false testimonyagainst your neighbor.
10. 17 “You shall not covetyour neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”...
Notice it doesn't say "like" or even "love" but it says "honor". So what does the word honor mean? We have Honor Rolls in school, Honorable Mentions and National Medals of Honor. Merriam Webster offers the following
A nice piece of writing (here) from by Jim Dougherty in HBR on what really matters when evaluating a business, especially a start up. Hint; it's all about the cash. That is to understand whether a business will succeed or fail often the key can be found by looking at just important items; a) compensation package for employees and b) the pricing plan for customers.
Are they in sync?
Are they crystal clear and easy to understand?
Do they work together or against each other?
Do they incentivize new growth or in helping management make their goal?
To often firms sacrifice success for a dogmatic business model or approach that is devoid of reality. Remember the two most important tasks of every business are in this order: 1. Keep the customers you have 2. Find new customers Bravo to Jim Dougherty for cutting through all the baloney.