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Three Musts For Moving Staff Through Change

When guiding staff through change, you never hear anyone say, “I know <i>too much</i> about what’s going on.”<p>Even when everything is in place for change to happen, moving from what was to the new reality can still be a difficult transition.<p>Early in my leadership career, I faced an employee restructuring. …

Leadership

Increasing Economic Power as an Instrument of National Power

<b>Part I: Economic National Security Strategy</b><p>The United States has an excellent system for developing National Military Strategy (NMS) to match the …

Geopolitics

Nuclear disarmament is crucial for global security – it shouldn't have to wait

A network of global institutions were created in 1945 to try and avert another global conflict. They have been gradually undermined over the last 20 …

Geopolitics

Pushing the Boundaries of Soft Power: The Controversial Chinese Case

When dealing with such a prominent and complex power as China, discussing and generalizing about its conduct may raise more questions than it answers.

Is Intentional Starvation the Future of War?

The malnutrition ward of the Al-Sabaeen hospital, in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is a quiet place even when it is busy. Parents speak in murmurs and children are too weak to cry. In a room off a pink-painted hallway, a mother named Salami Ahmed sat cross-legged on a bed, resting her ten-month-old …

Middle East

‘Anger and Disgust’ as Trump Blows Up NATO Summit

With the U.S. president set to meet Vladimir Putin next, current and former alliance officials wonder how the transatlantic military pact can be …

Geopolitics

Text2MindMap is Back - Outlines and Mind Maps on the Same Page

For a few years there was a popular mind map tool called Text2MindMap that enabled you to create mind maps from typed outlines. It was popular …

10 Hidden URLs To Help You Rule The Web

Photo: David Nield, Gizmodo<p>You’re probably used to bookmarking your favourite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top …

Apps

Understanding Stalin

Russian archives reveal that he was no madman, but a very smart and implacably rational ideologue.<p>How did Stalin become Stalin? Or, to put it more precisely: How did Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili—the grandson of serfs, the son of a washerwoman and a semiliterate cobbler—become Generalissimo …

'It's Not That the Story Was Buried.' What Americans in the 1930s Really Knew About What Was Happening in Germany

Few are as aware that the news is the first draft of history as is the team behind a recently opened exhibition at the United States Holocaust …

Great Depression

Try These Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Flowcharts

A couple of weeks ago Tony Vincent published a great infographic about creating flowcharts in Google Drawings. That infographic prompted me to take a …

Infographics

White House Threatened to Economically Cripple Ecuador for Promoting Breastfeeding

Mustn’t upset Big Baby Food!<p>When hundreds of government delegates met in Geneva last spring for the United Nations’ World Health Assembly, they expected a resolution introduced by Ecuador encouraging breastfeeding to be approved quickly and without incident. After all, decades of research has shown …

Donald Trump

The big picture: Globalists vs. nationalists at NATO

Europe is already deeply divided between populist nationalists — some of whom flirt with Vladimir Putin — and globalists who defend multilateral …

Vladimir Putin

NYT: US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States threatened nations in an effort to blunt a World Health Assembly resolution supporting breastfeeding this spring, The New York Times reported Sunday.<p>The US delegation worked hard, but largely unsuccessfully, to water down a resolution recognizing the importance …

Breast Feeding

Unsplash, Pixabay & More Places To Find Copyright Free Images!

As I put together new Collections for our community at Van Meter School, I got super excited about this special Collection by Destiny for copyright …

PD for Me – in OneNote!

If you’re like me, you’re constantly finding cool education ideas and things that you want to learn about – later, when you have time. I literally …

Microsoft OneNote

If America Retreats, China Will Reshape Global Norms

Human rights, sovereignty and freedom of navigation are dominant not because they are morally right, but because the U.S. enforces them.<p>Everywhere one looks these days, it seems that global norms are under assault. From the South China Sea to Eastern Europe, longstanding international rules of the …

Geopolitics

How to Make Google Drive Work Like a Desktop Suite

Google Drive, and the apps in it—Docs, Sheets, and Slides—are great for people looking for a simple Office suite. It's free, makes collaboration …

Google

5 Good Ways to Send Text & Push Notifications to Students & Parents - A Handout

When it comes to communicating with parents nothing can replace a good face-to-face meeting. Face-to-face meetings are not easy to schedule. Not …

How to Save Tweets for any Twitter Hashtag in a Google Sheet

Wouldn’t it be nice if Twitter had an <i>Export</i> button? You search for a trending #hashtag, or an old tweet, or your brand name, and all the matching …

How to Add QR Codes to Printed Web Pages

When you print any web page, your web browser will automatically add the URL of the site in either the footer or the header area of all the printed …

QR codes

Apple's Free Schoolwork App Now Available to Teachers

Apple today announced that its free Schoolwork app, introduced at its education event in Chicago in March, is now available for teachers.<p>Schoolwork enables teachers to share assignments and announcements with students, track student progress, tailor instructions to student needs, collaborate …

Apps

Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners in HTML5

Share or download in one click. Publish online, or download for offline use. make private for internal use.<p><b>We’re trusted by over</b> 1.3 Million …

Infographics

Framing a Skype Learning Experience | Silvia Tolisano

No lesson, no event and no learning should stand alone. We connect what we learn with our experiences of the past and store newly acquired skills, …

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

Post-it and other brands of sticky notes are put to good use everyday by teachers and students. The Post-it website has a page filled with resources …

‘Have You No Shame?’ Myanmar Is Flogged for Violence Against Rohingya

GENEVA — When a senior diplomat from Myanmar told a gathering of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday that his country was “committed to the defense of human rights,” he drew an outraged rebuttal from the United Nations’ top human rights official.<p>The claim “almost creates its own …

Human Rights

NATO Allies Push Back After Trump Scolds Them on Defense Budgets

European nations and Canada pushed back against accusations they don’t spend enough on defense after receiving a scolding from U.S. President Donald …

Geopolitics

5 game-changing TED Talks about education

All over the world, there’s growing consensus that our education systems are broken. Here are 5 TED Talks from educators who want to transform how …

Teaching

Belgium Honors Congolese Leader It Helped Overthrow

BRUSSELS — The Belgian authorities imprisoned Patrice Lumumba as a rabble-rouser. When, shortly afterward, he became the first prime minister of an independent Congo, once their largest and most profitable colony, they supported a military coup that culminated in his killing.<p>On Saturday, they named …

Africa

Filmstro releases over 1,000 tracks of free music to use in your YouTube videos

Filmstro is something of a unique service when it comes to music. With plugins for both Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, you can pick your music and …

Apps