Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 06/04/2011

  • Keys to Flattening your Classroom | elementaryflatclassroom

    I love this quote from our elementary Flat Classroom teachers Erica Barclay and Kevin Crouch:

    “What does it mean to flatten your classroom? How does this impact the learning experience for you and your students? The most profound impact is the ability to take learning outside the walls of your classroom. Though this has always been possible with the occasional field trip, in theory, now kids have the ability to take a field trip every day with access to the right technology. Furthermore, all kids don’t have to go to the same place on these virtual trips; they can learn from different people in different fields related to their interests. Flattening these walls means letting kids out of the factory model of education and into a world of differentiated instruction. The world is our classroom now, not just the physical room they may meet their teacher in.”

    tags: education flatclassroom globalcollaboration

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

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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1 comment

Faith@ahead June 4, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Nice quote! That’s really true. Hands-on experiences can really help the students learn, but so does experiences shared by others! The Internet can do just that.

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