Jaime Vandergrift

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8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

For the past 20 years, we have worked as teachers, administrators and advisors in public schools around the country. And we’ve traveled meeting with …

MashUp-Google Keep with Google Docs: Adding Standards to Your Google Doc Lesson Plans

This month, I saw an amazing idea posted on Twitter by one of my favorite edtech gurus, Eric Curts. His thoughts were to use Google Keep to provide …

NOPE for Chrome Sends You An Emergency Phone Call to Save You From Work Conversations

Chrome: If you have coworkers who love to chat you up for hours on end, then you might appreciate NOPE, a Chrome extension that calls you the second …

Twelve ways to make yourself a Gmail genius

Transfer money, search more accurately, or engage with your appliances: tips and tricks to enhance and customise the world’s most popular webmail service<p>Want to see more of your inbox at a glance? Click the cog-wheel at the upper right of the Gmail web interface, then select “compact” to reduce the …

Apps

An emotional intelligence expert shares 7 beliefs the best bosses share

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand.<p>You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective.<p>Great leadership is dynamic; it melds a variety of unique …

7 Ways Practicing Composure Leads to Success

Staying calm when all around you are not will always be the shortest path to successful leadership.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world dominated by extroversion, living with composure has become something of a rarity. Many of us are practically yelling …

Self-improvement

Good to Great: Five Levels Of Leadership

This Post is by Nick Yates, Program Director, Sports Medicine,The post Good to Great: Five Levels Of Leadership appeared first on iamwire.

The 5 Communication Habits All Leaders Need to Motivate a Team

Good communication is certainly a strong leadership trait. But what exactly does that look like?<p>A global leadership study revealed that 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential.<p>Let me echo that massive study: We are in an era with an alarming …

Leadership

12 Things Every 'Type A' Person Wants You To Know

Robert Frost once said, "The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office." He certainly wasn't thinking about Type A people when he said that. They barrel into the office like they're racing for a pot of gold, …

Google's Toontastic 3D lets kids (and adults) create storytelling cartoons

A couple of years ago, Google acquired Launch Toys, the company behind Toontastic, an app that allowed kids to easily create storytelling cartoons. That app has now gotten a big update with a 3D version.<p>Toontastic 3D tries make it easy for kids to present their ideas without needing to work their …

7 Things the Smartest Leaders Do at the Start of Every Year

Hint: It's not about you.<p>When we look at the major priorities and initiatives for growing your business in 2017, we need to take a cue from the Global Leadership Forecast study, conducted by DDI and the Conference Board.<p>Their crystal ball is clear: Leaders just aren't ready to lead. In the …

Leadership

The Single Most Important Leadership Skill To Thrive In Change

IBM’s global study of over 1,500 CEOs revealed that CEOs are acutely concerned with the pace of change in today’s world and figuring out how to run organizations ill prepared to deal with that change. As a leader, you can’t accurately predict the future, but you can increase the capacity of your …

Leadership

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

Where Will Happens in the Brain

Philosophers have been arguing about the nature of will for at least 2,000 years. It’s at the core of blockbuster social-psychology findings, from …

What You Need to Do to Become a Better Leader This Year

Let's simplify. It comes down to these 6 key behaviors.<p>As I recently wrote, researchers estimate that only 3 percent of a leader's time is spent envisioning the future.<p>Adding insult to injury, this alarming research concludes that global organizations just don't have the people in the pipeline to …

Profit

10 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your New Google Home

Maybe there was a Google Home speaker under your Christmas tree, or you decided to buy one yourself. You’ve unpacked the device, asked Google a few …

Google

How to program Google Home to talk to you

Thankfully, I don't have to imagine it — this is actually my life. When IFTTT announced integration with Google Assistant, I logged on and started …

The Benefits of Meditation: 10 Minutes to Peace, Clarity & Focus

<b>“Meditation teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~Unknown</b><p>Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Or slightly lost? …

Super Inspiring Leaders Have these 33 Characteristics

We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each …

4 TED Talks that Will Make You a Better Leader

When it comes to leadership, there's a lot more science than art involved as you'll see in these empowering TED talks.<p>Great leadership doesn't happen by accident. Whether you head up a start up or a mega global corporation, sometimes the corner office needs a fresh perspective on the power we have …

Leadership

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

Leadership

11 Secrets To Staying Productive And In Control

TalentSmart has given emotional intelligence tests to more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control--a skill …

What's Keeping CEOs Up at Night, According to 1 Massive Study

After reading this, it may keep you up too.<p>Do you hold aspirations to someday lead a team, department, or organization? Perhaps you're there now, but challenged by how to navigate the countless decisions that come flying in your direction.<p>Well, the first thing you have to do, whether you're a line …

Leadership

Essential Extensions: Practical Chrome Extensions for Education

0<p>SHARES<p>I love it when I find a new app or extension that does something cool. Whether it’s a new function, a more efficient workflow, or it will …

Can you put a price on effective leadership?

Every day leaders have the ability to make or break organizations. Through their actions and decisions, leaders set the tone for a company’s culture. But just how valuable is effective leadership as it relates to the success of a company? A leadership study conducted by Deloitte sought to uncover …

Team Building

How to Be a Leader of Teacher Leaders: Building an Infrastructure for Improvement

Complete Coverage<p>One day, teacher leadership will be the norm rather than the exception. I believe teacher leadership will be the means to identify …

How the Most Emotionally Intelligent CEOs Handle Their Power

Most of the CEOs I’ve met and worked with had years to prepare for their jobs. As they entered middle management, most of them learned that being a good leader is more important than being a good do-er. Many have stories to tell about stumbling along the way, about micromanaging people, about …

Leadership

Chromnitweet Lets You Tweet From Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome: The best part of Twitter—or one of the few remaining good parts anyway—is that you can share short messages from nearly anywhere. …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

AIRS

When reading Wikipedia’s 1992 Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics you can easily substitute “Internet” for “computer” and it’s amazing what you …