Daily Spotlight on Education 01/26/2010

  • 100 Coolest Science Experiments on YouTube – X-Ray Technician Schools

    This is a fascinating list for science teachers of the coolest experiments on youtube.

    tags: education, learning, science

  • Flat Classroom Workshop at ASB Unplugged Virtual Participants Application

    Would you like to be a virtual participant for the Flat Classroom mini-workshop at ASB Unplugged in Mumbai India FEbruary 25-27 – well, here is information on this – please join us!

    We invite you now to register via our online form at https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFNOVUNPcW1PV01hQjcwMnExeHBkU1E6MA
    Also, more details are available on the workshop wiki at http://asbunplugged2010.flatclassroomproject.org/
    We invite you also to join the Flat Classroom Conference Ning at http://flatclassroomconference.ning.com/

    Please let me know if you have any questions. We are really looking forward to making this virtual piece work. Our recent workshop in Hong King last September had a very successful virtual following, including full team members and expert advisors.

    tags: education, flatclassroom

  • Welcome to the 2010 SIGML Book Study!! – SIGML Book Study 2010

    Book study on Mobile learning including a free download of the book Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. This is being run by the Special interest Group for Mobile Learning by Mark van ‘t Hooft a long time supporter and volunteer for the Flat Classroom Project. He is a very smart and hard working man with great insight and wisdom. I'm in for as much as I'm in town. Join in! It is FREE!

    tags: education, mobilelearning, mobile

  • Education Week: Perspectives on Common Standards

    Perspectives on Common Standards
    When: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Click here to receive an e-mail reminder for this live event.
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    As a major push by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association for common academic standards gains steam, challenges and questions abound: Is their approach a wise one? Will implementation details energize or deflect the momentum? Using the latest data and journalism in Quality Counts 2010, our guests will provide insight and perspective on this timely issue. Join us for an in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of the new effort to establish common standards and assessments across states.

    Sign up for this free chat now. We'll start accepting questions 30 minutes before the chat starts.


    Alfie Kohn, author of What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated? and other education books

    Gene Wilhoit, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers

    This chat will be moderated by Mark W. Bomster, assistant managing editor, Education Week.

    Chat on Tuesday, January 26th – looks to be a good one.

    tags: education, learning

  • President Printable Masks | CostumZee.com

    For US teachers – here is a page with free president printable masks to celebrate President's day.

    tags: education, teaching, holidays

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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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