Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 04/18/2012

  • A GeekyMomma's Blog: Dear Will Richardson

    This gutsy post from Lee Kolbert deserves to make the rounds.

    tags: Edreform education news

  • The flip: Classwork at home, homework in class – The Washington Post

    Jonathan Bergmann from “flipped classroom” spoke last week in Harvard. This week, there is  a Washington Post article on the concept which is certainly gaining momentum. 

    I had a great conversation with Jonathan about the things that people mistakenly think about the flipped classroom. He insists that it is “NOT” about just video but about UDL and reaching every learner. He also says that students really like videos made in their own teacher's voice. (Which would counter claims that all the videos should be made for teachers.) This is a great article. Jonathan's book is coming out in June.

    tags: education news teaching flippedclassroom flipped

  • TES Teaching Resources (tesResources) on Pinterest

    If you're on Pinterest and looking for resources, there is a fabulous set of teaching resources coming through TES on Pinterest. 

    tags: education teaching news pinterest

  • HISD Connect – Elementary Students Use Video Games to Master Math Skills

    Use the Xbox to help students with math. If this pilot works, this is attractive for many.

    “Thanks to a partnership with Microsoft, 12 HISD schools a received new X-Box 360 Kinect full gaming system and several video games for free as part of a national pilot program to enhance math curriculum and engage students in the classroom using innovative technology.
    Harris said the game system is helping students master math concepts quickly.”

    tags: education news math

  • Sowing the seeds of self-esteem – resources – TES

    I love this conversation from Natasha Devon, body image expert and recovered bulimic. Please read to help get inside the mind of what we're dealing with here and the messages from media (particularly to girls) about how we “should” look, “should” behave, and “should” be so we can be happy and live good lives. So much of it is manufactured unattainable hogwash, but still many of us (including me) struggle with self esteem issues that come from the fact that we aren't the “type” of person we see in the media who is a “popular” person. Criticize as you will, but it is reality for many of us.

    From Natasha:
    “I have one hour to convey the message that inspired my business, Gossip School; just one hour to emphasise the importance of self-esteem, to give these young people the tools to recognise negative messages from the media and to convince them that it is OK to be themselves, however they look.”

    tags: news education selfesteem bodyimage all_teachers

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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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