Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 01/11/2013

  • Use Technology to Develop Global Competence | Asia Society

    The Asia Society did a book study a while back on Julie's and my book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds but they also study and are passionate about developing global competency as reflected in this blog post about how to use technology to develop global competence. Technology is uniquely suited to help connect.

    tags: flatclass edtech news global competency

  • Video and Audio – AlertNet – Modern Slavery

    “Slavery is outlawed almost everywhere but occurs almost everywhere.” This photojournalist is combatting this crime against humanity the only way she knows how – by capturing the pictures. This is an issue we should all care about and speak out about through our social media network and these are some great photos to share and discuss with those old enough to have the conversations – sadly – some not old enough to have the conversations are LIVING it daily that that has to change.

    tags: news endslavery

  • Keeping Up with the Pace of Education Technology

    Was just on a radio show recently talking about how to keep up with the pace of education technology with my dear friend Maria Knee, Dr. Kathy King and others. It was a short but powerful conversation.

    tags: news technology podcast

  • SCAD > News and Events > SCAD eLearning professor, alumna wins distance-learning award

    My sister is an online professor for Savannah College of Art and Design and teaches graphic design without ever being face to face with her students. The things she does with Adobe Breeze and Adobe products totally blow me away – she has such a great relationship with her students and a warm, encouraging classroom (from what the students I've met online tell me. I know she's my sister and some of you are wondering why on earth I'd share this on my blog. Well, it is because I'm proud of her and many of her conversations with me over dinners and plane trips and car rides have so shaped what I do on this blog. She gives me thoughts and advice and is the one member of my family who reads (almost) everything I write. I'm so grateful for her advice and wisdom and, yes, mentorship – although she's my younger sister – there's nothing baby about her. If you want to know about the elearning award and measures they used, you can read this article linked. Congratulations, Sarah, I'm proud of you sister, and thank you for all you've taught me. you ROck elearning, I'm so proud of this award.

    tags: news elearning

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Vicki Davis

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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