Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 09/23/2012

  • Education Week: Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

    Librarians are so important. I love this article about librarian Kristen Hearne and the hard work she's doing to help teachers and students get what they need to be successful. This education week article calls librarians “a school's secret weapon.” A good librarian has always been one of the greatest assets a school can have. Teachers, admins, we're all important, but never underestimate the importance of a great librarian. They deserve our respect and appreciation. IF you've got a great librarian, take a moment right now to say thank you. You may never realize what it will mean.

    tags: education facebook news commoncore

  • Google Loses Feedburner.jp Domain (The Latest Sign That Feedburner Is Dying)

    IF you've got your feed on feedburner move it now. Many are moving to feedblitz which only costs is you have email subs. My email subscriptions are already over there because they have always had a better mail setup. I had feedburner because I could move my blog anywhere, sadly – I can't move my feed.  While traffic may be low – as Google slowly gets rid of their powertools like iGoogle and Feedburner, they are igniting the ire of heavy users of those services and a distrust of Google. Move over Microsoft, there might be a new “man” in town to “stick it to.” ;-)

    tags: education news tumblr

  • TES iboard: Units of work

    These are complete mini-topics that are a week's worth of activities and lesson plans on each topic for ages 4-11. This pulls together lesson plans, interactive whiteboard resources, and printables and will be helpful for teachers in a tight or who need to quickly emphasize a topic where they know students have problems.

    tags: elemchat education teaching news lessonplans all_teachers

  • TES iboard: Interactive activity finder

    I love this activity finder at TES iBoard. They have more than 700 free activities that you can use with your Interactive white board for ages 4-11. You can search by topic. If you have an interactive whiteboard, you should use this site. A subscription lets you easily share the activities with your pupils and they can access them anywhere without a log on. That is very useful.

    tags: education news teaching 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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