Daily Spotlight on Education 04/03/2009

  • Twitseeker

    A website that will let you find people on twitter based upon what you are interested in.

    tags: education, learning, twitter, edu_newapp

  • NECC 2009: Microsoft scholarship sweepstakes

    “Microsoft is ready to help five K-12 teachers attend the 30th Annual National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) June 28–July 1 in Washington, D.C.*”

    These will be given out each day of Teacher Appreciation week May 4-8 and is a random selection. Please sign up if you WISH you could come but could not. Sadly you have to be in the US, and have to have a signed letter of approval from your educational institution. Ends May 1.

    tags: education, necc, learning

  • self_assessment (application/pdf Object)

    This is the self assessment from the author of Influencer to assess how you go about seeking to influence your organization for positive change. This book is excellent for leaders of all types, and those interested in human psychology and teaching.

    tags: education, learning, book, leadership

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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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