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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
Educational Standards for 4-H Agents
Early on in my first year of extension, I vividly remember remarking to someone, “I wish someone would just tell me how to be a good 4-H agent!” If someone would simply just give me a checklist, surely I could … Continue reading