Leadership, Blackboard, Networks, Instructional Technology, & Flock

The Pepsi challenge - Fortune
No sooner had PepsiCo president Indra Nooyi gotten word 18 months ago that she was to become the next CEO than she hopped on a plane to Cape Cod, where Mike White, her main challenger for the job, was vacationing. As Nooyi's plane landed on Cape Cod, there was White waiting for her at the airport with a card he'd written to congratulate her. They took a long walk on the beach. Back at his beach house, he played the piano and she sang. Before she left, they went for ice cream. "Tell me whatever I need to do to keep you, and I will do it," she told her longtime colleague, who was vice chairman at the time.

A Personal View On the Blackboard-D2L Patent Case Resolution - Stephen's Web
Lanny Arvan expresses his anger at the Blackboard patent case, not from the perspective of technology or prior art or any of that stuff, but collegiality.

Digg makes you Dumb and an AAAS Roundup [Video - 3:30 min.] - Scientific American
When ideas are shared in highly connected networks, free-thinking goes south and we tend to follow the herd.

Integrating Technology with Marzano's Instructional Strategies - Kevin Jarrett
This voluminous site, created by created by Sherri Miller, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Gloucester County Public Schools, is based on research from: Classroom Instruction That Works by Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, Jane E. Pollock. Also see Marzano's A Theory-Based Meta-Analysis of Research on Instruction.

Flock is Maturing... - Forever in the Refining Fire
Flock - the browser for people who like to be connected.

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