Takeaways from VConnecting Sesh at OLC Innovate 2017

I recently took part in a session at the OLC Innovate 2017:Education Reimagined Conference.  The virtual participation format was impressive and glitch-free. Questions were raised by the global participants and were answered by on-site participants Michael Berman, Lora Taub-Pervizpour, and Patrice Prusko. This particular session was masterfully co-moderated by Wendy Taleo, our Virtual Buddy, in Australia and…

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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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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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Career Success in 2016 (1/3)

GOT A JOB? The job market is rough. There are no two ways about it. You may get the phone call but the interview gets postponed indefinitely. The first interview goes well, apparently, but you never get a call back. You settle for a role that you are overqualified for ( as well as a…

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Listed on Speakerinnen!

Proud to be listed on the Speakerinnen website – that, too, highlighting my favorite topics to speak about – Empowering Women, Communications, Educational Technology and Employability Training. Kudos to the founders of the project; this is a great way to show support for balanced representation of both genders on the stage and across all other platforms (digital/virtual).…

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