Meet the Millennial Asian: Over-educated + Under-employed

If you are a Millennial Asian, the newspapers think you are pretty pathetic. Looking at the numbers, you have earned more degrees than anyone else in your family,  are up to your neck in education debt, you are chronically under-employed and will stay so for the foreseeable future. Yes. Under-employed. Investopedia defines this phenomenon like…

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Virtual Reality Headsets: Beyond Entertainment

The purpose behind writing this is to explore the utility of Virtual Reality Headsets and  the accompanying software, beyond the narrow scope of Entertainment.   Google Glassware – Where are you?  I often ponder and while pondering, I often think about failed technology. Google Glass and it’s accompanying apps (Glassware) qualifies for such a thought…

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Ruby it is! – Picking a Language to Learn

Picking up from my last post, I have decided upon Ruby as the computer programming language to learn this year.  CodeAcademy has an ‘Introduction to Ruby’ course that is low-key enough to work on during a tea-break or long phone call. I’ll be trying out this 20 minute Ruby Tutorial once the course is completed.…

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bits, bytes, blockchain

Blockchain is today what Big Data/ Cloud Data was back in 2012- part new-kid-on-the-block and part mysterious technological chanteuse. Everybody’s talking about it, everybody wants a piece of it and almost everybody is intrigued by it. The open ledger-mining method for tracking, trading and creating digital -slash- cryptocurrency called Bitcoin for monetary transactions across the internet…

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Are we reinventing the wheel with Values-based Education?

Do we need Values-based curriculum when we can modify Faith-based curriculum ?  Every resource I have come upon during my research still quotes the ‘Golden Rule’,which for the unfamiliar is ‘Do unto others as you want others to do unto you‘, and has it’s origin linked to one of the major world religions (Christianity). Intuitively, I…

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Designing for Deeper Learning

Love this model. Many schools don’t get beyond content knowledge. #deeperlearning requires much more. #HFAinnovates pic.twitter.com/KM8WCRXqbs — Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) March 12, 2016 Since I am up to my eye-balls in primary-school curriculum these days, I found this model worth a closer look. All school leaders should have this model hanging in the office…

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What I’m reading today: Tech & Edu

Mattel’s $300 3D printer lets you design and create your own toys It’s no Silicon Valley, but Pakistan is building it’s own Startup Scene For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications Inside a Saudi Arabian Oil Giant’s American Oasis Is majoring in liberal arts a mistake for students? (NOOO!) Can Technology Be a…

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Love is in the Air! Love for Books!

All the books listed below are on my wishlist for Spring 2016. Seriously. Education & Leadership  Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brene Brown Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times– Eric C. Sheninger Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your…

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Women in Positions of Authority (Quote)

“Feminists have been telling us for a very long time that women in positions of authority find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Too assertive or confident and they’ll call you a “bitch.” Too passive or self-deprecating and they’ll think you’re a doormat and unfit to be taken seriously.” — “We lack…

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