Daily Spotlight on Education 09/06/2008

  • Teacher Home Page

    This seems to be a great organization with curriculum, information and a structure to plan community service projects within your class. Students can earn points and an awards program exists as well.

    I've gotten permission for our Special Olympics Bocce Ball event to be an ad hoc event to support this cause. We have over 50 students who serve as officials for Special Olympics Bocce Ball players – it has become a very large Special Olympics Event in the State of Georgia.

    Join in!

    tags: education, communityservice, edu_news

  • What's My Blog Rated? Find Out Your Film Rating

    What is your blog rated? Just wondering.

    And if it is rated G (as mine is) why on earth can't we allow them through filters! We don't let ALL paper on our campuses but discern the right kind of printed material to have at school. So, we shouldn't let all websites on there — but to blog something because it is a blog or hosted by blogger makes no sense!

    tags: education, blogging

  • IPEVO FR-33.2 Skype USB with LCD

    This is becoming my Skype phone of choice! I'm really enjoying this little tool! I'll share more about it later but for now, am enjoying testing it!

    tags: education, skype, voip, tool

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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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