I had the opportunity to meet this wonderful lady, Angela Maiers, at last year’s ISTE conference. It was only for a brief moment as she was rushing off to somewhere else but I had a sense that she had a marvelous message to share with others. Consequently, I gave her a call and invited her to be the luncheon keynote speaker at the Western RCAC Symposium last December.
Inviting her to Symposium and actually getting her there were two entirely different things. Snow was one thing, customs another, flights grounded another but these were solvable from my hotel room in London. I called a friend who called a friend who had a fax machine and made part of it right and my memory of a Detroit to London Shuttle Service made another part of it right. Picking her up in snowy London with her fancy shoes was quite another! But, to her credit, she hung in there and had faith that together, we could turn an unfortunate series of events into positive ones. Eventually, we did and she got to share her message with the Symposium.
Angela had an opportunity to speak at one of Jeff Pulver’s 140confs. Her talk surrounded a similar set of events as the London one only this time the setting was Chicago, Illinois. Many of us lived it vicariously through Twitter at the time. It was the type of story that could generate nightmares.
Instead, she turned it into a success and further to a wonderful story to be shared in 10 minutes on the stage. She changed her original topic to one of “How Anyone’s Voice Can Change The World”. The talk appears below. Please take the time to enjoy it.
It’s an important message that she delivers. You can see yourself in her shoes when the sense of panic and the world closing in on you as a deadline approaches. And yet, it’s the faith in people that saves the day. It’s an inspirational keeper.
It really is a good story and it did happen. So did Angela missing her flight out of London to take her back home but she had equally as helpful friends working through it with her too! I’m convinced that she’s just one of those people who makes good things happen wherever she goes, counting on good people.
There’s a lesson that we can all learn from this. Angela has a great resources site at: http://www.angelamaiers.com/
2011 Business Travel 50: Apps That Make Your iPad Work Like a Laptop
You’ve taken the plunge and invested in an iPad. Like millions of others, you love it. It’s light and keeps a remarkable 10-hour charge. Use it with a wireless Bluetooth keyboard and cover such as the popular ZAGG or Brookstone models, and you can type just as fast as ever. So, is it possible to ditch your laptop altogether for business trips or even work itself?
Patch Tuesday June 2011: Critical Security Issues in Windows, IE, Office
There be downloading on Tuesday.
YouTube – Angela Maiers
Angela Maiers at 140conf Des Moines – how anyone’s voice can change the world.
Leadership Framework School-Based Staff Developers
Top note-taking apps for iOS | The Download Blog – Download.com
Aside from games, some of the most popular categories of iOS apps in the iTunes App Store are note-taking apps. Whether you’re a student taking notes for class or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy app that makes it easy to jot things down and organize them can be incredibly useful.
How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education
How the internet is revolutionizing education – focus on post-secondary
How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]
Over the past decade or so, the Internet has become a huge source of information and education, especially for those who might be short on time, money or other resources.
And it’s not just crowdsourced data collections like Wikipedia or single-topic blogs that encourage individual learning; huge corporations and nonprofits are making online education and virtual classrooms a very formal affair these days.
Writing Fun by Jenny Eather – helping kids write using text organizers.
Using text organizers to help students with their writing
DOWNLOAD Go Google: Free Email & More On Your Domain
Own a domain? You need to read “Go Google: Free Email and More On Your Domain.” This manual, the latest from Lachlan Roy, explores the amazing free power of Google Apps. Even if you don’t own a domain right now you just might find yourself buying one after reading this guide.
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Welcome to the Public Domain
Stanford University’s explanation of copyright and fair use in the United States.
Did Apple Steal a College Kid’s Wi-Fi Sync App?
A message to all to copyright your good ideas whether this story is true or not.
You Can Now Sign PDFs Using Lion’s Preview App [Screenshots, How-To] | Cult of Mac
There’s plenty of software programs on the Mac App Store that will allow you to add a signature to a PDF, but come Lion, you won’t need any of them: Preview.app will do it by creating a perfect digital pen signature via FaceTime.
80 Online Tools, References, and Resources | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educators
We all know that teachers are always looking for tools, references, and resources for classrooms. Well, here’s 80 “must see” trial, free, and paid websites recommended by Edutopia community members. Keep this list in your back pocket! It might come in handy. =)
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Interesting concept – one bank to serve the world? Used properly, it could be inspiration. Must be careful not to use a comment for something that you didn’t even teach.
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