Daily Spotlight on Education 06/16/2009

  • Microsoft Money Home

    So, Microsoft suspends selling their Microsoft Money product that I've used faithfully and enjoyed these many years. Is Microsoft saying goodbye to Money? We keep seeing companies get rid of unprofitable ventures – what is next?

    tags: education

  • State: Students not responsible for cheating – State news – Macon

    High stakes testing could have pushed some schools in Georgia to high stakes cheating. There are more than these 4 that many are calling suspicious with meteoric rises in scores from some schools that I and others personally know are not getting the job done with the content they are teaching for students.

    Warning to parents: Beware of test scores – they can be manipulated. Look at your child and use your common sense as to whether they are receiving a good education.

    tags: education, learning, testing, crct, edu_news

  • Committee on Education and Labor

    From the Committee on Education and Labor here in the US. Mark your calendars! This is June 16 at 10 am EDT.

    “WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 16 to examine how technology and innovative education tools are transforming and improving education in America.

    Immediately following the hearing, members of the media are invited to attend an education technology demonstration where they can have hands-on experience using cutting-edge education technology products.

    WHAT: Hearing on “The Future of Learning: How Technology is Transforming Public Schools”

    WHO: Jennifer Bergland, chief technology officer, Bryan Independent School District, Bryan, TX

    Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer, White House Office for Science and Technology

    Dr. Wayne Hartschuh, executive director, Delaware Center for Educational Technology, Dover, DE

    Scott Kinney, vice president, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD

    John McAuliffe, general manager, Educate Online Learning, LLC, Baltimore, MD

    Lisa Short, science teacher, Gaithersburg Middle School, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD

    Abel Real, student, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    10:00 a.m., EDT

    WHERE: House Education and Labor Committee Hearing Room

    2175 Rayburn House Office Building

    Washington, D.C.

    **Note: This hearing will be webcast live from the Education and Labor Committee website. You can access the webcast when the hearing begins at 10:00 am EDT from http://edlabor.house.gov**”

    tags: education, learning, technology, edu_news

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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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