Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 04/03/2011

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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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Sal Pellettieri April 4, 2011 - 2:20 pm

That sounds like fun actually

Meghan D. April 4, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Hi Vicki,

Thanks for your great daily news digests! The fake Facebook profile sounds like a really fun learning tool.

I just wanted to let you know that the Knewton blog recently featured Cool Cat Teacher as one of the “EdTech Blogs We Love.” You can check it out here: http://www.knewton.com/blog/edtech/technology/2011/04/02/edtech-blogs-we-love-teacher-reboot-camp-the-pursuit-of-technology-integration-happiness-cool-cat-teacher

We’ve really been enjoying your posts!

coolcatteacher April 4, 2011 - 10:20 pm

Cool!! Thank you so much!!!

Vicki Davis
Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Building the bridges of today that the society of tomorrow will walk across.

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Steroids April 5, 2011 - 3:59 am

facebook deletes accounts with fake names such as those of historical figures :-(

coolcatteacher April 5, 2011 - 5:19 am

This isn’t a thing to make a real facebook account. It is totally
disconnected from facebook but rather, a graphic design tool to make a fake
one that one can print or turn in to a teacher or embed in a blog. so, it is
a way to make one without making one. Thus, FAKEBOOK. ;-)

But yes, you are right and thank you because many may not understand that

Vicki A. Davis
Blog: http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
Twitter: @coolcatteacher

Brandon April 5, 2011 - 5:07 pm

I think this is a great way for students to do a ton of projects. All of these kids know facebook like the back of their hand so it gives them a platform to work on. I think kids would love to do this instead of something like a power point or poster project.

coolcatteacher April 5, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Yes. Of course, it isn’t “really” facebook and yet making such a profile does awaken some creativity and learning!

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