Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 01/21/2011

  • Next Generation Learning Challenges

    Some requests for proposals asked for for this:
    “I’m writing to let you know that the Next Generation Learning Challenges is releasing its second wave of a series of RFPs to solicit proposals for technology applications that can improve college readiness for 7th through 9th grade students. Specifically, this second wave will focus on next generation approaches to learning aligned with the Common Core State Standards, as well as next generation assessments.”

    Just wanted you to know.

    tags: education grant

  • Kindle Publishing for Blogs

    Everyone has been asking me how to publish your blog on the Kindle. I would write a blog post but really, the instructions on this page make it simple. Schools should also be publishing news blogs for a subscription – it would be a great model!

    tags: education learning blogging publishing ebook

  • Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word

    You can now save your livescribe notes to Evernote. It captures the audio and the text for taking your notes.

    tags: education learning productivity

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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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