Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 11/13/2012

  • 2012 Global Education Conference Guide

    An excellent guide with links to blackboard rooms in the guide. Download and use this as you jump from room to room and learn at the Global Ed conference.

    tags: education news globaled12 globaled

  • Flattening the Walls in Teacher Education – The Global Education Conference Network

    Barbara Morganfield is hosting this important conversation – it is time to begin connecting our preservice teachers at the college level. “Through Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis’ Flat Classroom Projects (2013), many K-12 educators throughout the world are flattening classroom walls and providing extraordinary opportunities for students to connect, collaborate and learn from others around the globe. Through these projects, students use Web 2.0 technologies and incorporate 21st Century Skills, cultivating a rich understanding of culture and developing global awareness. This session aims to identify ways similar projects can be incorporated in college and university teacher education programs giving future teachers opportunities to develop the skills they will eventually be expected to teach. This session intends to examine the questions: What opportunities are available for teacher educators to flatten their classroom walls? How can teacher education faculty collaborate to develop global collaborative projects for their students? Can existing Flat Classrooms projects be redesigned to meet the needs of our future teachers? How? What are the challenges in developing global collaborative programs for teacher education students? What are the constraints that must be considered? What are the benefits? What are next steps? Join this session and participate in a lively discussion focusing on flattening classroom walls in teacher education. “

    tags: education flatclass flatclassroom news globaled

  • Top Green Twitter Hashtags Every Environmentalist Should Know

    Learn to find hashtags for your field. Here are many of them for enviornmental issues. “Top Eco-Inspired Hashtags Click each hashtag for their corresponding definitions on our Dictionary. #4change #aid #bp #cleantech #climate (#climatechange or #climateaction) #CSR #earthtweet #eco #EcoMonday – Dubbed as the #FollowFriday of environmentalism #energy (#cleanenergy) #environment (#econews) #foodjustice #gmo #green #greenbiz #greenjobs #organic #permaculture #plastic #recycle #renewablenergy #solar #sustainable #upcycling #urbanag #WaterWednesday #windenergy”

    tags: education stem environment news twitter

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Citizen Science Grants (NYC), Citizen Science | Scientific American

    “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging individuals and community groups in New York City to apply for grants that will allow citizen scientists to collect information on air and water pollution in their communities and seek solutions to environmental and public health problems. The EPA will award a total of $125,000 for five to 10 New York City projects related to air or water pollution.”

    tags: education citizenscientist science stem news

  • Citizen Science, Energy & Sustainability Projects | Scientific American

    Some incredible citizen science projects that make a difference when there are natural disasters. Scientific American has been cataloging a lot of great projects including Volunteer Field Observer Programs for the spill in the Gulf, a Redwood Watch program to monitor redwoods, and earthquake monitoring and more. This page includes energy and sustainability project. I think every science class should have citizen science as part of their curriculum to add meaning and improve our world.

    tags: education stem news citizenscientist

  • Welcome to SciStarter

    Sci Starter is a fantastic website to find citizen science projects. 

    tags: education science science_teacher news

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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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