Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 04/04/2012

  • Lulzsec suspect Ryan Cleary jailed – Telegraph

    The worldwide hacker roundup continues with the re-arrest of a British Teenager hacking with LulzSec ( a splinter group from the Anonymous hacking group.)

    tags: education news hacking it_support

  • Facebook Enters Patent War with Yahoo – Technology – The Atlantic Wire

    Yahoo and Facebook square off in suits and countersuits as the patent wars heat up. I find it unfortunate that companies are turning to lawsuits to make money and gain advantage instead of letting market innovation and customer satisfaction count. I think it is a fundamental flaw when a society turns to the courts  in this way. There are ads telling people to call lawyers and “this may be your lucky accident” (as I heard the other day.) 

    tags: education news facebook yahoo legal law

  • Fan History Wiki

    A wiki where fans edit information about things they like. Another example of a wiki that is somewhat of an offsping of wikipedia. As Wikipedia has gotten more formal in editing requirements, those who like the free-er atmosphere from the early days of wikipedia are moving elsewhere to places like this. This wiki has no notability requirements. Anything can be added that one likes.

    It looks like, however, that this site has locked down editing (for now) because they didn't have enough editors. However, this is a pretty large wiki.

    tags: education news wiki arts_entertainment

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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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