Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 11/25/2010

  • From Paths of Glory to The Wire – Penguin Classics On Air – Penguin Group (USA)

    From Penguin:

    “Penguin Classics On Air online radio broadcast covering BANNED and CHALLENGED books, which you can listen to here: http://penguin.com/pconair. This 20 minute broadcast is broken up into easily digestible 6 minute sections and covers banned or challenged classics old (Huckleberry Finn) and new (Harry Potter). The show also features interviews from librarian extraordinaire and BOOK CRUSH author Nancy Pearl as well as author Rick Wartzman and would surely make an excellent multimedia supplement to any lesson plan on banned books or freedom of speech. “

    tags: education literature_teacher literature

  • Interrobang

    Cool new Learning Game from Microsoft that Kicks off TODAY!

    “During the first Thanksgiving NFL game, over 300 students will be playing the newly launched game InterroBANG, which you can follow live at www.interrobang.com. This educational game is now available for teachers/students through June 2011. Teams can play and compete for great prizes, including Xbox Kinect.”

    It is great to see organizations support educational gaming. Let's make learning fun!

    tags: education gaming

  • Cool Cat Teacher, Vicki Davis, Offers Advice to New Teachers

    Some advice to new teachers that I shared over on success in the classroom's blog.

    tags: education teaching

  • Ford Focus Contest can help you earn $10,000 for your charity

    It is tough to raise money these days as I know from working to find scholarships for students to the Flat Classroom Conference. This is from Ford Focus and I wanted to share with those who are also raising money for their organization.

    “What’s in it for those Submitting Videos?

    Selected participants, along with a friend, will get a free trip to Madrid, Spain on February 18-20th to test drive the all-new Ford Focus. Additionally, Ford will make a $10,000 contribution to the qualified charity of the participant's choice.

    What Should the Video Include?

    It's important to note that contributing to this effort is not about fancy video production. Winning video submissions will include the following basics:

    * Details about the charitable cause you are supporting (select from Ford's list or choose one of your own as long as it falls into the category of Education, Environment, or Hunger)
    * How you would help your chosen charity start something more with a $10k contribution
    * Why you are excited to drive the all-new Ford Focus

    I am happy to help answers questions you may have about the program dymanics and look forward to speaking with you. All the details can be found by clicking here (you'll be prompted to like the page in order to learn about the campaign, see the video explaining it, review current entries, etc.)”

    tags: education learning

  • Smartboard Math Games, Interactive Whiteboard, Workbooks, eBooks, Worksheets

    Lots of math games for your interactive whiteboard.

    tags: education learning iwb

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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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