Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 03/19/2012

  • Apple Distinguished Educators Program

    Another popular certification program for teachers.

    tags: education news apple

  • The Sad and Infuriating Mike Daisey Case – James Fallows – International – The Atlantic

    A well-written article on purported “journalist” Mike Daisey who has since been disgraced when it was determined he took dramatic license to the extreme in his “reports” about Apple in China. He should have disclosed that he was dramatizing or that his monologue was inspired by true events but not that it was fact. It is interesting that I had this very same discussion with someone who writes for a major autistic organization about his refusal to disclose that he's using “gonzo journalism” in his pieces. I think that people should disclose – it is part of what an ethical writer does. 

    tags: education news journalism reporting ethics apple

  • The Baloney Detection Kit: A 10-Point Checklist for Science Literacy | Brain Pickings

    In a world where you can find anyone who says anything do you know how to sort out the truth?

    How reliable is the source of the claim?
    Does the source make similar claims?
    Have the claims been verified by somebody else?
    Does this fit with the way the world works?
    Has anyone tried to disprove the claim?
    Where does the preponderance of evidence point?
    Is the claimant playing by the rules of science?
    Is the claimant providing positive evidence?
    Does the new theory account for as many phenomena as the old theory?
    Are personal beliefs driving the claim?

    tags: education news science

  • About | Hewlett OER Grantees Meeting 2012

    In 3 weeks I'll be heading to the Berkman center for an Open Education Grantee meeting as a person who provides feedback to the grantees. I'm very excited to meet many of the people who have been invited but also to learn and soak in (and share) everything. With the people who will gather, certainly, there will be an impact on the open education movement.

    tags: education news opencontent opencourseware

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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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