The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

A  Pew Research study has come out with the results, On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time—young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education. Do you need more motivation to continue your education?  

From Chris Brogan – My Goals Don’t Care

Excellent post for the first day of the semester. http://www.chrisbrogan.com/my-goals-dont-care/

Year end edu roundup from Edutopia

The Best Education Posts of 2013

Online tools

Podcasting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ 100 Top Learning Tools http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ A page of Top 100 Lists http://dailytekk.com/tag/top-100/

Getting Organized

I have many projects that I am working on and I am searching for ways to be more organized. In a pre-internet, pre-smart phone, pre-ipad time time in my life I had what I called my MAGIC PLANNER BOOK. It had everything in it: my address book, my to-dos, my goals, my notes, and a […]

A slideshare on the shift in education

Technology and the future of education, learning, knowledge and universities (futurist speaker Gerd Leonhard) from Futurist Gerd Leonhard

The future of education…Sir Ken Robinson

Today I showed my class this RSA Animate video on Changing Educational Paradigms.  What a wonderful reaction to seeing innovation, not canned convention.  We are on the cutting edge of an educational precipice.  The old dynamics no longer work.  A worthwhile use of time is to watch his Ted talk on How Schools Kill Creativity.

Learning WordPress

I am teaching myself wordpress and the result is this blog. My current frustration is adding social share buttons.