Daily Spotlight on Education 02/02/2009

  • TweetBacks Beta | Dan Zarrella

    Jeff Utecht has put tweetbacks on his blog – I see a wordpress plug in but I can't yet figure out how to do this on blogger! It is cool. Wonder if it slows the load?

    tags: education, leraning, edublog, edu_newapp, edublogger

  • Overwhelmed and loving it! « The Thinking Stick

    Jeff's summary about the Flat Classroom Conference -he captures it so well. Thrilled that the vision was caught – this wasn't about having a conference for conference sake but posing problems and pushing flattening to the next level, to use these tools to IMPROVE our society.

    tags: education, learning

  • Encyclopedia Britannica to allow user edits | Webware – CNET

    After fighting the wikipedia bandwagon, it looks like Encyclopedia Britannica is finally going to open it up, somewhat. However, the editing and approval system will be managed by editors and contracted staff NOT power users. They commit to a 20 minute approval time for these edits.

    Trying to Web 2.0 it in a Web 1.0 way — wondering how this will work, however, this does show how the force of Web 2.0 is becoming a steamroller that even such knowledge giants as Brittanica cannot ignore.

    tags: education, learning

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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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