Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 01/06/2012

  • Teacher Reboot Camp » Blog Archive » On the Horizon: 20+ Free Professional Development Opportunities for 2012

    20+ Free educational opportunities from Shelly Terrell. not on the list (but yet to be announced.) 10 week flat classroom book club

    tags: education news

  • Taxpayer funding of universities ‘to drop to 100 year low' – Telegraph

    It is tough all over in education. This study from the UK. “.Research shows that annual public spending on teaching and research in England will drop to just 15 per cent – the lowest in more than a century. The decline in taxpayer funding is being offset by a sharp increase in student tuition fees.”

    tags: news education highered

  • WealthEngine Releases New Higher Education Fundraising Report – MarketWatch

    Researchers in higher ed looking for fundraising ideas may want to look into this report and their webinar coming up. “Best Practices for Prospect Research in Higher Education Fundraising, Second Edition. Originally released in the fall of 2009, this new edition contains significant updates and research intended to facilitate knowledge sharing and help institutions of education achieve a higher level of fundraising effectiveness.”.

    tags: research news education fundraising

  • HighBeam Research chooses top 10 blogs for educational research

    High Beam research shares their pick for best education blogs. Some new ones and a few familiar ones too.

    tags: news education blogs inthenews coolcatteacher

  • a beautiful mess…: It is supposed to be FREE!

    If you like long listsvof Free educational resources, here is one for you. it starts with sushidog, one I had not heard of.

    tags: education news oer

  • Six Flags Offers Free Tickets to Encourage Reading Outside the Classroom | Jackson Township NJ News

    If you live near this New Jersey theme park, you will want to participate in this reading program. “.Six Flags Great Adventure and Discovery Education are partnering together to offer free admission to the New Jersey theme park for K-6 students who participate in Read to Succeed, an online program geared to encourage students to read outside of the classroom.”

    tags: news reading literacy

  • iPads revolutionizing Flagstaff classrooms

    News article about how Flagstaff schools are using these tablet devices.”Flagstaff Unified School District has about 500 new touch-screen mobile devices around the schools. Last spring, the district had one classroom set of Apple iPads for a pilot program. At that time, the tablets had only been on the market for about a year. The first tablets debuted in Nelson's class at Thomas and were purchased with grant money.The students took to them like fish to water, and FUSD bought more devices. Federal funds and grants have allowed the district to assemble its cache. An iPad would retail for at least about $500, and a basic iPod Touch for about $200, at the electronics superstore. Students do not take them home and, at least in Nelson's class, drafted their own user agreement that says they promise to be careful with the valuable computers.”

    tags: education news ipad

  • Back at It

    I love this reflection from another teacher in the trenches. Somehow, I don't feel alone in my stress when I read blog posts like this one from Patricia. If you want a pick me up to remember why you're in this profession, take a read…Excerpt”Teacher stress is very real but it's not unmanageable. Recognizing that you are experiencing it and acknowledging that it is a normal emotion in this profession is perhaps key to staying sane!”

    tags: education news inspiration

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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