Daily Spotlight on Education 04/20/2010

  • From my email today:

    “Turning Technologies, a leader in the student response industry, is sponsoring a webinar, “Simple Strategies That Provide Big Improvement,” that will take place on 4/30 at 2pm ET. It is part of the eSchool News free webinar series. During this workshop, participants will learn how to promote team-based, short-term thought and action, effectively use data to progress monitor student gains, produce immediate and frequent wins, and tools that can help you increase student achievement.”

  • ARticle on copyright infringement lawas and how this is being interpreted in Ireland.
  • Information on how to submit your sample is here.

    Most of the information you'll need to write about our free scan offer is on the ASPEX site. I can answer any other questions you have about the promotion as well, so just send those my way. The submission process is simple:

    1. Instruct your readers to download and print this form from the ASPEX website.

    2. They'll fill out the form and mail it along with the sample they want scanned to:

    ASPEX Corporation
    Free Sample Submissions
    175 Sheffield Dr.
    Delmont, PA 15626

    3. Once ASPEX has completed the scan, the images and report will be posted on ASPEX's website here.

    Note: It should take about 2 weeks for the results to post to the ASPEX website, and we will also notify submitters via email. If you want your samples returned, please say so on your submission form.

    Again, if you need any other info or help writing the post just let me know. The one thing we'd like you to include is a link from the words “Scanning Electron Microscope” to this URL: “http://www.aspexcorp.com/products/sem.html” and to also include those words in the title. For example, “Get your dead bugs and rotten food scanned with a Scanning Electron Microscope from ASPEX.” If you can get your post up within the next week, we'd appreciate it.

    You are encouraged to send in your own samples as well -this is as much for you as it is for your readers. Please consider posting your results on your site too, when you get your results back!

  • This is fascinating.

    Ms. Davis, I found your website not too long ago and wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your blog. Loved the posts about your “Daily Spotlight on Education.” You make an a lot of important information easy to follow and it definitely seems like you got a great thing going for you. Keep up your great work and best of luck to you in the future. My name is Jeffrey and I'm with ASPEX, a leading producer of Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and Microanalysis software. Our company recently kicked off a “Send Us Your Sample” campaign, which allows anyone to mail us an object of their choosing and have it scanned for free under one of our powerful desktop SEMs. Since your blog primarily deals with education, this would be a great opportunity for some of your educators to get some samples done for their class. People can send us a broken iPhone, an old toothbrush, or even a dead insect…anything they want to see a picture of under a powerful microscope. It's pretty cool. Once we receive the samples, we'll notify senders of their results via email. You can view other reports we've done here: http://www.aspexcorp.com/resources/send_sample.html Since we started this campaign, we've seen a lot of interest from professionals, educators and students all around the globe. Given the focus of your website, I wanted to contact you about posting the information about “Send Us Your Sample” on your blog. We have recently posted a YouTube video that shows how we go about sampling and how to demo our SEM. We would love to partner with you to spread the word about this offer in a blog post so more people get the unique opportunity to have something scanned by an SEM. We also have our “Name That Sample” Campaign in which we put up a sample and the person who guesses correctly, or closest, wins a Brand New Netbook! Just another way of interactivity within your blog. Encourage your readers to Name That Sample! We can talk about details if you're interested. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

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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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