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How to lecture like Steve Jobs (or Ashton Kutcher)

By Michael Sharnoff, Associate Editor, Online & Social Media, @Michael_eSM
August 22nd, 2013

Jsteve-jobsobs, the new film documenting the life of Steve Jobs and Apple, will likely be one of the most talked about summer movies.

Perhaps best known for making personal computers popular with the Macintosh, “Jobs technology” has also enhanced animated films with Pixar, simplified music sharing with the iPod and iTunes, revolutionized communication with the iPhone, and modernized how we access information on the iPad.

Though Steve Jobs wasn’t at Apple’s helm during the 12 years the company established itself as the leader in educational technology in the 1980s and 90s, it was his vision that brought computing into the education mainstream, ed-tech leaders say.

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