Daily Spotlight on Education 03/09/2009

  • monsterproject » Welcome

    Really love the monster project by Anna Baralt and Ann Oro. This project: “encourages the development of reading and writing skills while integrating technology into the classroom. Using monsters as a vehicle, students exchange written descriptions via this wiki, and then recreate their partner's monster without ever looking at the “real thing”. During the project, students create, discuss, describe, interpret, analyze, organize and assess their monsters as well as the monsters of their peers.”

    This is a Grade 1-3 Flat Classroom -style project that is GREAT. Although it already started, it is wonderful. Only tip is NOT to call it “spring” — because of the southern hemisphere connection – rather, it should be 1Q09 or something of that type. (The only reason I know that is Julie Lindsay drills it into my head.)

    tags: education, learning, flatclassroom

  • Cell Phones for Classrooms, Calendars and Life Management

    The course I'm doing at NECC on 6/27/2009 from 12:30 – 3:30 at NECC.

    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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Ann Oro March 9, 2009 - 5:48 pm

Vicki and Ann:
Thank you for pointing out the Spring 09 fact. As soon as I read your comment, it made sense immediately. I know that each time I have a collaborative project, I learn as much as my students.

Thank you for your kind words about our project!

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