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More stuff to keeps us relevent with the “short attention span theater” generation.
From the Gov Exec newsletter:
Older workers can maintain their value in the workforce by staying relevant.
Learn, unlearn and relearn. The ever-shifting sands of technology pose a special challenge for older workers. Younger professionals not only grew up working and entertaining themselves with screens, they also learned to adapt to technological leaps. A program you learn today may not be relevant in a few years, so keep an open and flexible mind.
Be R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T. Take this mnemonic device to heart: Risk, Experiment, Listen and learn, Engage, Value, have an Attitude of gratitude, say No to negativity, and invest Time. This is an ongoing, evolving note to keep in your mind no matter your professional situation. I’ve been around a lot of charismatic and effervescent folks in their 70s and 80s who are still successful and growing, both on a personal and business level. The acronym encompasses the ideas that promote a proactive life.
Answer the question, “What resonates with you?” This is a deceptively deep question when you apply it to your life’s trajectory. If life hasn’t turned out to be what you expected it would 30 years ago, then it’s time to recalibrate how you see yourself, especially as a perpetual pre-retiree. If you’re not sure of how you see yourself in today’s setting, start with what the spiritual writer Joseph Campbell called the “moving power of your life,” which can be sensed by the things that resonate within you. The things that resonate within you, such as an unusual book, may just be the compass you need to find your way.
With the increase in spam attacks– choosing the right hosting partner is crucial
Check out @JohnAguiar recent post as a good reminder;
How to Choose The Right Hosting http://t.co/WBcQKIxqbw
So sundays, once the dog and I have had our am walk – I usually try to spend an hour or so catching up and this am I found this post on EdTechTeacher.org I found a pretty interesting read for those of you exploring the role of iPads in the class room.
Especially well done was the Objectives list.
While catching up on the http://infosthetics.com blog I came across this guest post by Enrico Bertini from Fell in Love with Data and have to say I was taken. As someone who has a struggle with data as a stand alone tool – often feeling that it’s too easy to miss some of the more qualitative stories that actually frame the data. The post was a useful and interesting way to see it. One I am sure will be useful in the classroom.
The following post describes not only one of my favorite papers from VisWeek this year, but I have the feeling it will be one of those papers which has the potential to lead to a big impact in the way we will use, and see, information visualization in the future.
Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer decided to analyze the right thing at the right moment: How Do People Tell Stories through Interactive Visualization? (PDF, stanford.edu)
For more details check out the full post HERE
A nice tease out of whats out and available for edu. The key being accessable and flexible.
Tweeter via @web20classroom: New Blog Post: New Posted Resources 02/16/2012 http://bit.ly/xgkAzJ
While on vacation, I’ve been catching up on emails and links that I wanted to review. I came across this one posted by Eli Milchman this week on the site International Journalists Website.
I took a moment to review his easy to ready suggestions on his thoughts on the top 5 apps useful in the writing and creating process and after checking several of them out – was in agreement on many of them