Daily Spotlight on Education 05/01/2009

  • Disney does the Hulu | Buzz Newsroom

    Disney has now bought into hulu to provide an online method for syndicating content.

    tags: education, video

  • UW Oshkosh Today | Web 2.0 connects UWO, international scholars

    Great article about the partnership between University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and our latest Flat Classroom Project, NetGenEd. This sort of arrangement in which preservice teachers served as expert advisors and judges for the project provided real, authentic learning experiences for both students and participants. We skyped into Eric's classroom a few times to talk to his students about pedagogy and they did a great job providing feedback and input on the project. It would make sense that many more preservice programs are going to want to put in authentic distance learning experiences for their preservice teachers and there are many teachers who need high quality feedback and educator review and interaction for their projects.

    tags: education, learning

  • flatclassroom09-2 – Keynote

    Flat Classroom Q2 Session Keynote was from Richard J Roth, Senior Associate Dean for Journalism from Northwestern University in Qatar. The podcast is available on this page. It is about Citizen Journalism. Also included on this page are Citizen Journalims and code of ethics and your guide to citizen journalism available on this page.

    As you can tell, the focus of this Quarter's Flat Classroom project is citizen journalism.

    tags: education, learning, flatclassroomproject

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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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