Daily Spotlight on Education 09/15/2008

  • Telstra launches social network for kids – Internet – iTnews Australia

    In Australia, a new social network for children ages 6-12 accessible only to students and teachers at Australian primary schools is launched. Called SuperClubsPLUS — what a GREAT idea. Now, this is something other countries should be doing — flattening at least the schools under their jurisdiction. Hope they have their disciplinary and reporting issues worked out b/c any where two students are gathered, online or off, there are always issues.

    Still don't understand why they are calling it a SOCIAL NETWORK. It is an educational network — unless they are going to let it be social.

    tags: education, educational_networking, digitalcitizenship, techintegrator

  • Mindless Drivel Or Education The Way It Should Be – Seedlings

    Excellent post from Ernie Easter about how some in his state view the “cutting edge” of technology. It is insightful and powerful, but surely something many are seeing. I joined the seedlings ning just to have access to Cheryl Oakes, Bob Sprankle, Alice Barr, and Ernie Easter. Ernie is MY inspiration.

    tags: education, change, technology

  • Schedule Future-Dated Twitter Tweets » TweetLater.com

    This little goodie came from Merrill Guice — tweet later lets you schedule tweets. Will have to see what I'd do for that, but I'll say, I have wanted to space them out before. ;-) I do use twitterfeed to send my blog feed and gcast into twitter when I post but I'll have to look at this — I am intrigued by Merrill mentioning that this gives a welcome tweet to followers. Will have to look at that!

    tags: education, twitter, technology

  • The 21st Century Centurion: 8/31/08 – 9/7/08

    Elizabeth “Beth” Holmes, former manager of the Center For Quality Teaching and Learning has been working with education and technology for a long time. She has started blogging and is now on my must read list.

    I said if she ever started blogging, I'd be a fan and I am — this first post is an amazing call to action and also goes through the emotional internal debate we all have before moving into the edublogosphere.

    Beth has written for many educational magazines through the years and has the big picture understanding with also the practical back up of how things really work in the classroom.

    She's going to be a superstar and I'm glad she's blogging!

    tags: education, learning, edublogosphere, edublog

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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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