Daily Spotlight on Education 09/17/2008

  • A quarter million teachers to get free wikis | Gaming and Culture – CNET News

    Case Study: When it pays to take care of educators. I like the people at wikispaces and am proud of what they've accomplished. I also appreciate all of the others who have given away ad free sites, but certainly being the first to do it has made a difference and earned the loyalty of many like me who know that ad free is the only way to be in education.

    I like this article, not just because it touts wikispaces (which I love, as you know) BUT, it sends a message to other companies that taking care of educators makes a huge difference.

    Congratulations, Adam and friends.

    tags: education, wiki

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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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