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Remembering Silicon Valley's 'Secret Coach' Bill Campbell

Silicon Valley and “E.Q.” don’t often appear in the same sentence. That’s why Bill Campbell, the “Secret Coach” to countless Valley entrepreneurs …

Immigrants Are Driving Billion-Dollar Startups, Study Finds

Space X’s Elon Musk, Zenefits’ Laks Srini, Uber’s Garrett Camp, and Palentir’s Peter Thiel. They’re all founders of billion-dollar startups. They’re …

The 25 richest self-made billionaires

The 25 richest self-made billionaires on earth have accrued more than $850 billion combined, each with a personal net worth of at least $18 billion.<p>This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy, as featured in our recent list of the …

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

<b>6 Ways Teachers Respond To Education Technology</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><b>The Backstory of the Pencil Metaphor</b><p>If you’re looking for the 6 ways part–well, …

Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joe Mathewson cofounded learning platform Firefly when he was 14.</i><p>These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t …

Experts predict more than 1bn tablet users in 2015 – with a third in China

More than one billion people will use a tablet in 2015, with nearly a third of them living in China, according to predictions published by research firm eMarketer.<p>The company claims that nearly 15% of the global population will use a tablet at least once a month this year, but expects growth to …

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Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

If your school doesn’t already collect your smartphones before you go to class, we’re certain that it will start doing so after seeing this new …

This Company Wants To Use Games To Reimagine How Your Child Learns

In the mid-20th century, Linus Pauling was one of the world’s most celebrated scientists. His discovery of the structure of hemoglobin and other biological molecules created an entirely new field of science and, when he focused his ample talents on deciphering the structure of DNA, no one doubted …

The Top 5 Education Technology Trends of 2014

#1. Adaptive Learning<p>Adaptive learning is arguably the most ground-breaking trend engulfing K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide. After …

My decisions have cost Amazon billions, admits founder Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos admits he has made 'billions of dollars of failures' but the successes have more than made up for that<p>Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has admitted that decisions he has made had cost the tech giant billions, but said that is the price for taking "bold bets".<p>"I've made billions …

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

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How This 13-Year-Old Kid Snagged VC Funding From Intel

Shubham Banerjee started with some Legos and an ingenious idea.<p>Shubham Banerjee may not be the first entrepreneur inspired by Legos, but he is probably the first to raise venture capital for innovating on them.<p>Last month, at the ripe old age of 12, Banerjee landed a prestigious early-stage round …

How to Run a Startup While Working Full Time

It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to work two jobs at the same time, at least during the launch phase of their startup. They have their full-time …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students

Following yesterday's post on Seven Deadly Digital Sins I received a couple of requests for digital safety and citizenship resources appropriate for …

The Top Twitter Feeds in Education Policy 2014

It’s August, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for our annual list of top education-policy Twitter feeds. (Click for the 2013, 2012, and 2011 …

5 Steps to Solving Business Problems

Solving business problems is what keeps us all employed! It is an interesting dynamic because once you solve or fix one problem another problem …

10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google

July 15, 2014<br>Today I want to draw your attention to these excellent resources from Google. These are 10 interactive lessons designed by the folks in …

Military Problem Solving Process

Click here to download the presentation.<p><b>MILITARY PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS</b><p>INSTRUCTOR CPT REINHARD<p><i>PURPOSE</i><p>To define the 7 steps of the Military Problem …

An 8-Step Process

PROBLEM Formulation<p><b>Step 1:</b> Problem Finding literally consists of finding or anticipating problems and opportunities. The result is a continuous flow …

Creativity

Play

<b>“</b>Games are just simulators with an internal incentive structure (often dopamine based). That means they tap into the way humans, and all living …

Technology in the Classroom: Embrace the Bumpy Ride!

<i>Kathy Cassidy is the author of Connected From the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, published by Powerful Learning Press.</i><p><b>by Kathy …

Obama, tech firms to announce software donations to U.S. schools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is set to announce on Friday that private companies have donated more than $400 million worth of software and software licenses to bring more technology to classrooms.<p>President Barack Obama walks after delivering remarks at Organizing for Action's …

Adobe makes huge $300 million contribution to Obama's technology-education program

Adobe has joined President Obama’s ConnectED initiative to help bolster technology education in US schools. The company plans to contribute $300 million in software to teachers and students, including Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, Presenter, Captivate, and even EchoSign, which Adobe hopes …