Daily Spotlight on Education 11/17/2008

  • Miley Cyrus Dead Rumor Not True

    An example of how the Internet often “makes” news. Although many people believe online sources above traditional media, verifying sources is still something that should happen.

    Again… don't believe everything you read, ANYWHERE!

    tags: education, web2, worldonline, www_world

  • Ladybug Landings » Blog Archive » Motrin Makes Moms Mad

    So, if you haven't heard the latest twitter “scuttlebut” which finally knocked SNL off as the #1 search term on twitter, it is the Motrin Mom's ad.

    I think there are more important “fish to fry” than this one and like some others, wish that we focused on some more important things out there – like accommodating those with LD as we should – however, I do agree that Motrin was so far from clueless.

    The #1 rule of target marketing: Respect Those You Target and Motrin seems to have missed this. As a mother of three, I'm proud of every stretch mark, ache, and pain because I love my children and I carried them in a sling sometimes and sometimes I didn't.

    Motrin was trying to be funny but really missed the mark, I think.

    tags: education, advertising

  • Obama White House to Broadcast Weekly Radio Address on YouTube

    Barack Obama to deliver weekly presidential address via Youtube.

    tags: education, politics

  • Once Upon A Teacher: Wireless Please!

    Hearing this type of story with first grade teachers for an all day training with ONE internet port and no wireless so upsetting. They don't have the “bandwidth” for wireless. Something is wrong there!

    tags: education, learning

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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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