Monthly Archives: February 2015

TED Talks: This Month is All About Gaming!

Our next TED Talks discussion group will take place on Feb. 26th at 1:30 p.m. This month is all about educational technology and the gamer generation.  We will be discussing two videos: Daphne Bavelier:  Your brain on video games Jane … Continue reading

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This Blog is My Blog…This Blog is Your Blog…

From Madison County…to Homosassa!  (Another one of my many retirement plans includes creating song parodies). On a serious note however, this blog is for all of us in the district to use.  While I will continue to share articles of … Continue reading

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Marketing and Branding in Urban Communities

Check out New Jersey 4-H’s page dedicated to marketing and branding 4-H Science programs in urban areas at:  http://urban4hscience.rutgers.edu/practices/staffing/marketing.html  Much of this information pertains to non-science, non-urban programs as well!

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Mindbloom: Grow the Life You Want

Mindbloom http://www.mindbloom.com/ is a beautiful mixture of self-help, personal and professional development, and gaming.  Through this one website you can access multiple games and apps which allow you to target the development of  various areas of your life such as … Continue reading

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Fact: Your “To Do” List Will Never Be Done

How AMAZING is it that as 4-H professionals we are faced with unlimited opportunities for growth and expansion for our programs, and for ourselves as professionals? How FRUSTRATING is it that as 4-H professionals we are faced with unlimited opportunities … Continue reading

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Belonging: Not all Elements Are Created Equally

A four quadrant diagram is often used to represent the 4-H Essential Elements (Mastery, Generosity, Belonging, and Independence).  In these graphic representations each element is depicted in equal size.  However, this is actually a misrepresentation as not all elements are equally important. … Continue reading

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Presentations that Don’t Put People to Sleep

Great easy-to-understand infographic on creating effective presentations.  (Great for our 4-H’ers, but a perfect reminder for ourselves as well). For more technical help in the area of presentations, check out “Slideology” by Nancy Durante.

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