Tuesday, March 31, 2015
For the final "View of the Week" for the quarter, we wanted to share this courtesy of +TED . It is an exciting project which we look forward to contributing to as well as #Outsiders continues to develop:
minutes · Filmed Mar 2015 · Posted Mar 2015 · TED2015
Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York in 2003, to create a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to expand this archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and learn how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the free StoryCorps app.
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For today's Edition of "Notations From the Grid", we thought this very perceptive resource courtesy of the team at the +Financial Times was timely for the on-going need of all who are on the prowl for Professional Development opportunities:
on the "Prowl" 4 the AM...a good "resource"4 on-going Professional Dev ....wishing all a fab wk..and a grt Q2 http://t.co/vj2iOXbt65
— Mike Pouraryan (@mikepouraryan) March 31, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
We have been reflecting the week and the dreams ahead. Education is about dreams and aspirations and this simple thought which underscores what we have to continue to aspire to which we are pleased to share for this edition of "Thought 4 the Week" here in #Outsiders:
When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.
~ Bill Clinton
“Open your arms to change,
but don’t let go of your values.”
~ Dalai Lama
“Open your arms to change,
but don’t let go of your values.”
~ Dalai Lama
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
A new week is before us in #Outsiders as spring has also dawned. For this edition of "Notations from the Grid" we first decided to feature an old prayer from Dariush The Great, King of the Persians on the advent of the New year:
It asks that the Almighty save Iran from The Enemy, From Drought and from Lies. It is at Persepolis and is about 2500 years old. It is part and parcel of the cultural legacy that is at the heart of our World which is under attack by the merchants of death of the Islamic State.
The Education Journey that continues today is ever so important to preserve the freedom that it requires to be preserved. It is ever so critical especially as one has to embrace this admonition from Daniel Ellsberg who had the courage to expose the profound shortcomings that underpinned the Vietnam War:
“I'd hate to live in a country where the act of telling the truth is considered treason.”—Daniel Ellsberg at fundraiser for @FreedomofPress.
— Xeni (@xeni) March 23, 2015
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We here @ the #Outsider Team wanted to share this to provide some insights on an ancient Tradition in Iran which we hope all enjoy courtesy of the Iranian Student Association at Penn State University.
Happy #Nowruz to all!!
Posted by TEST at 9:49 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
This is Courtesy of the Team @ +Give More that we found of particular interest in line with the mission of this Channel and the Broad Mission of #Outsiders from someone who has been the epitome of excellence always:
“ Excellence is the gradual result of always wanting to do better.”
Pat Riley (1945 – )
American basketball executive and coach
Posted by TEST at 10:30 AM
Monday, March 16, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
We here @ #Outsiders have been testing out and checking +Kifi ever since we saw a very insightful review of it by +Dylan Tweney on +VentureBeat earlier this week. We just received this "weekly" snapshot which underscores a sense of how +Kifi seems to want to truly be different--even though it will be intergrated with Facebook. As we hope all enjoy this snapshot, we hope to have further insights on it soon:
Posted by TEST at 10:33 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015
We here @ #Outsiders are fasting for Climate today:
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Friday, March 13, 2015
It is Einstein's Birthday tomorrow. We here @ #Outsiders wanted to remember him by sharing this "Thought 4 the Week" courtesy of Darren Hardy @ +Success Magazine:
Posted by TEST at 3:51 AM
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The First Lady, Michelle Obama, hosted a Nowroz Celebration at the White House. It was quite a wonderful scene to see as one of the most ancient of traditions celebrated in Iran and Afghanistan is celebarted as Spring is truly in the air. This commentary is courtesy of the State Department's Farsi Facebook Page that reflects upon the day:
Posted by TEST at 1:30 AM
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Brandeis University has done a marvelous Job in producing a play based on a classic Iranian Poem. We wanted to feature this here for this edition of "Notations From the Grid" in line with the mission of this Channel:
Posted by TEST at 9:58 AM
Monday, March 9, 2015
Apple had a big day today...and it did not disappoint. With the new Macs, updates on iphone and of course the Apple Watch (featuring the always elegant Christy Turlington), it was quite an event. It was amazing to see that it will start @ $ 345 and goes all the way up to $ 10,000. It lived up to this admonition to think different--what all of us must do and embrace:
Posted by TEST at 1:18 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015
The Team @ GovDelivery hosted this Virtual Session earlier this month which we wanted to report on as part of our mission here @ the Education Road to assess the latest trends and developments:
Posted by TEST at 12:57 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
View of the Week: On the US Federal Budget (A Retrospective Courtesy of the National Priorities Project)
We received this from the National Priorities Project that serves as an educational venue to provide views on the US Federal Budget. For this edition of "View of the Week" we want to feature this here for reference:
Homeland Security Shutdown Averted
After a last-minute extension to the Department of Homeland Security budget gave Congressone additional week to resolve their differences, a bill to fund DHS through the end of this fiscal year was passed. Although the immediate shutdown threat was averted, the down-to-the-wire nature of this debate bodes ominously for coming budget deadlines.
Webinar: Understanding President Obama's 2016 Budget
If you missed our webinar explaining the president's budget proposal, it's not too late! You can still listen to the webinar and download the slides at your convenience. We'll be offering more webinars this spring, so stay tuned.
Posted by TEST at 7:38 AM
Monday, March 2, 2015
Walden is one of the leading Virtual Universities in the World. Our founder has begun his quest for PhD. and his periodic trials and tribulations will be featured here as this journey is before us. We wish all the best in this as he shared this thought courtesy of Walden that underscores a lesson in life about "getting on our way".
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Sunday, March 1, 2015
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