Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 04/01/2011

  • Not Your Grandma’s Conference | always learning

    Great post by Kim Cofino about the Flat Classroom conference. It is worth looking at this post just to see the quality of the photos she takes! Scroll down and look how they Pop! She taught us how she did this – but oh, wow!

    She just did an amazing job!

    tags: education flatclassroom

  • National STEM Video Game Challenge Winners announced

    “Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer, announced today the winners of the National STEM Video Game Challenge, a competition to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning by tapping into the natural passion of youth for playing and making video games, at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The first year of the Challenge featured competitions for students and developers. Twelve students from across the U.S. in grades 5-8 were selected as winners of the Youth Prize for their original game designs. In the Developer Prize category, for emerging and experienced game developers, the science themed game You Make Me Sick! was awarded the Grand Prize and a collection of math games titled NumberPower: Numbaland! received both the Collegiate and Impact Prizes.”

    tags: education gaming gamebasedlearning

  • Decoding Writing with The 39 Clues featuring Ruth Culham and the Traits of Writing | Scholastic.com

    Upcoming free webinar from Scholastic

    Tuesday, April 5, 1pm ET 10 am PT – my friend Tyler Reed says:

    “Scholastic has an exciting video webcast for students and classrooms coming up with Ruth Culham (of “Traits of Writing” fame) and the authors of The 39 Clues series to help inspire good writing in kids.

    It features four of the authors from the book series, and is anchored by writing instruction from Ruth. The idea is that these authors and The 39 Clues series are perfect “writing mentors” and “mentor texts” for kids.”

    tags: education writing

  • Late Nite Labs

    Virtual Biology and Chemistry labs. These have a lot of potential in science education!

    tags: education science_teacher science curriculum

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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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