Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 10/24/2013

Today, I”ve got some great resources about Twitter education chats including the hashtags and a Google calendar with the times. The new website Tackk can help you make quick, pretty pages even anonymously. Make sure you get some girls in your high school to apply for the life changing NCWIT awards (an award that changed my own daughter's life). Finally, microcourse apps are beginning to emerge and I cover one of the newest ones.

  • If you want to subscribe to the Google calendar that keeps up with the education chats, here's the calendar. Just click on +Google Calendar in the bottom right hand corner. Don't worry, you can turn the calendar on and off.

    tags: education news edchat twitter

  • The Twitter chats in education are compiled on this document including chats for each day of the week. Find a chat and join in – anyone is welcome (except trolls who want to take it off topic.)

    tags: education news twitter twitterchat all_teachers bestpractices

  • Tackk is a quick, simple way to create a page (without really having a website.) This page links to all of the tackk's relating to education. This is a cool, unique idea and I haven't seen anything quite like it. Sort of pinterest/ glogster mixed together. Cool. Writing teachers or anyone who has students do quick projects might be interested in this.

    tags: education news edu_newapp writing literature language techintegrator

  • Receiving a Georgia award for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing changed my daughter's life. She could see herself in a STEM field and has applied to go to Georgia Tech and several other schools in Computer Science. If you have a girl in your school who has done some cool things with technology. APPLY!!! It is a great program. You can win $500 and a laptop if you receive a national award.

    tags: education news scholarship awards

  • Create micro-courses or find them and learn from them. This is the web app for Coursmos but there are also apps for your phone, etc. This might be an interesting thing to do with students to have them create demos, etc. about how to do tasks. Very interesting.

    tags: education tutoring jit learning app edu_newapp

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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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