Daily Spotlight on Education 03/29/2010

  • Flat Classroom Workshop 2010

    We do one of these every two years and this summer it will be in St. Louis. We also have a Flat Classroom Workshop and Digiteacher workshop at ISTE as well. Sign up early – last year the workshops we did filled up quickly.

    This is the wiki on the workshop:
    Co-founders of award winning Flat Classroom Projects, as well as Flat Classroom Conference and Events, Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay announce their July 13-14, 2010 2-day “Flat Classroom Workshop: Seven Steps to Global Collaboration” Workshop.

    Over 3 years ago the first ‘Flat Classroom Project 2006' was created that connected our classrooms in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Camilla, Georgia, USA. Since then we have developed a series of global collaborative projects including Digiteen, Horizon Project/Net Generation Education, and Eracism, many of which run 2-3 times per year and have included 1000's of students from numerous countries, cultures, backgrounds and geographic locations.

    Learn more about Flat Classroom Projects, including how we are featured in the latest edition of Friedman's “The World is Flat”, as well as Tapscott's “Grown Up Digital' and Bonk's ” The World is Open”. Read what participants are saying about our projects and workshops.

    We invite educators who want to transform their learning and embrace global collaboration in their curriculum to join us for a unique, 2-day Flat Classroom Workshop at Mary Institute St Louis County Day School in St Louis Missouri, as part of the MICDS 2010 Summer Teacher Institute for Technology and Curriculum Innovation.

    Please take time to review the workshop information, and what you will learn, and email us flatclassroomproject@gmail.com with your questions. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

    Join our Flat Classrooms Ning! This is where we have established the Flat Classrooms collective of educators and people interested in transforming learning through global collaboration and opportunities.

    tags: education, learning, workshops

  • The Huffington Post: You’re Invited to a Digital Brainstorm – eChalk Media

    Overview of contest with Don Tapscott for the netGenEd Challenge and Macrowikinomics Challenge:

    This year’s grand prize winners for the Net Gen Education Challenge and the MacroWikinomics Challenge will receive US$1,000 and a one-hour webinar by me to include members of the winner’s organization or school. Each of the ten finalists will receive a signed copy of Grown Up Digital by me and a personalized signed copy of Wikinomics by me and Anthony D. Williams.

    I’m also inviting people to nominate any school within the K-12 range for the eChalk School Prize, a prize that awards a school anywhere in the world with eChalk’s Anytime Package – a suite of online communication and collaboration tools pioneered specifically for teachers, students and parents – for one year. The prize includes a school website, group and class webpages and workspaces, safe email accounts for faculty, staff and students, and parent access accounts – all in one place to support learning. The winner of the eChalk School Prize will be determined by the school that receives the most votes.

    tags: education, learning

  • Charlotte's Web ED 422: Journal #8 Navigate the Digital Rapids

    I love reading reviews of articles – here Charlotte asks “where is all the technology” in terms of how teachers are using it. This is based upon the article:

    indsay , J, & Davis, V. (2010). Navigate the digital rapids. Learning and Leading with Technology, 37(6), Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Publications/LL/LLIssues/Volume3720092010/MarchAprilNo6/Navigate_the_Digital_Rapids.htm

    tags: education, digitalcitizenship, 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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