Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr, Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 12

It is my belief that books are living things…. And as living things, they need to be protected.  ~Holly Black

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 21

What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world. ~Anne Lamott

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 23

“The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies.”
~André Maurois

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 23

This weekend’s quote in honor of  School Library Month

There are some works so luminous…so powerful that they give us strength, and force us to new undertakings. A book can play this role. ~Hervé Le Tellier

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 14

A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy. ~Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking

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Book Sales of All Types Down

Book Sales Down 7.5 Percent in First 2 Months of the Year: Book sales were down 7.5 percent for the year as of February 2015 reaching $1.71 billion as compared to $1.85 billion for the same two-month period in 2014, according to new metrics shared by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). (Source: GalleyCat)Within adult trade, sales of hardcovers fell 23.6 percent, mass market paperback sales dropped 31.2 percent, and e-book sales declined 8.7 percent. Sales of trade paperbacks rose 12.8 percent, and sales of audio rose in both physical and downloadable formats. In the children/young adult segment, sales fell by double-digits in all formats with the biggest decline coming in e-book sales which dropped 46.5 percent. Hardcover sales fell 32.4 percent, while sales of paperbacks and board books fell 26.9 percent and 12.2 percent, respectively. (Publishers Weekly)

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ May 15

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. ~Charles Baudelaire

 

Singapore Botanic Garden Video

 

 

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Save The Date~National Readathon Day

 On Saturday, January 24, join readers nationwide who will be reading in solidarity for literacy from noon to 4 p.m. during the first National Readathon Day.

Find out how you can help raise funds and find a readathon event near you at this link

Learn the simple steps to organize your own even at this link

and at this hashtag: #timetoread

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Innovation Reading List~Update

Here is an update to my previous post on worthy books addressing the subject of Innovation.These updates reflect the books choices of my fellow doctoral students.

All of these books have been added to my Innovation Book List on Amazon.

Amazon Innovation Book List

 

 

The Innovator’s DNA by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clayton M. Christensen (my book choice, see this link for posts)

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

Innovation Engine by Tina Seelig

ON Innovation by Terry Jones

Design, Make, Play: Next Generation of Science Innovators by Margaret Honey and David Kanter

The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out by Clay Christensen

Exceptional Creativity in Science and Technology: Individuals, Institutions, and Innovations by Andrew Robinson

Digital Storytelling: A creator’s guide to interactive entertainment by Carolyn Handler Miller

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by David & Tom Kelley

Disrupting Class by Clayton Christensen

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn by Cathy N. Davidson

Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching, and Learning Forever by Vicki Davis

The Power of Social Innovation: How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good by Stephen Goldsmith, Gigi Georges

The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills: Unlocking the Creativity and Innovation in You and Your Team by Paul Sloane

The Maker Movement Manifesto by Mark Hatch

Change by Design by Tim Brown (our entire class read this one)

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Weekend Ed. Quote~May 11

bookwithpinkflowerYou don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ~Ray Bradbury

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