Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 11/29/2010

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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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Sonny December 1, 2010 - 4:56 am

I’m surprised that the number of students texting is not higher. With technology we have all chosen to become accessible to work and each other 24/7. Can any students remember a time when there were not cell phones or a time when you had to wait to talk to a classmate until you saw him or her the next morning at school? We have the luxury now to be in constant touch with the world, our work, and each other through technology. It has to be our choice to give ourselves space from work or school. Technology is not creating the email frustration. Maybe we can’t leave it behind because of our fears-fear of what will happen if we say ‘no, I need to rest’ and fear of the space we create by saying ‘no’.

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