Daily Spotlight on Education 11/24/2008

  • digiteen2008 » Virtual World Digital Citizenship for Middle Schoolers

    The page documenting the students who used Google lively to teach middle schoolers about digital citizenship.

    tags: education, Google, digitalcitizenship

  • digiteen2008 » Woogi World Elementary Education

    This year, some of my students have used woogi world to teach fourth graders about digital citizenship. This wiki documenting their efforts is to be finished by next Tuesday. This is a great project.

    tags: education, digitalcitizenship, edu_trends

  • Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire

    Emotional INtelligence Questionnaire online. Note that you'll answer about 125 questions but that to get the report, it costs $14.95 at the end – don't waste you're time if you're not going to pay for it – IT IS NOT A FREE TEST but you can see the questions they ask.

    tags: education, learning

  • MHS – Online Catalog

    Emotional Quotient – Inventory test linked to from the College admissions article.

    tags: education

  • The Student Affairs Blog: New in the Toolbox: Emotional Intelligence

    There are some GREAT books on Emotional intelligence, but Debra Sanborn, Program Director at Iowa State University, is using an emotional intelligence assessment as part of the “toolbox of assessments that she relies upon for identifying issues challening students in the first weeks of college.”

    She says that EQ has an 85% predictor rate of success in college. The EQ-i assesses 5 aras: interpersonal, intrapersonal, stress management, adaptability and general mood.”

    Who is using this in high school? I read a book on this to help my two kids with learning disabilities but if there is a test or profile that would help us with these kids – to develop emotional intelligence, then we should do it.

    Life success is SO MUCH MORE than test scores! Hate that we have to have a “test” to measure this one – although the result is more an indicator of a person's behavior, albeit self-reported.

    tags: education, technology, bestpractices, professionaldevelopment

  • Christopher D. Sessums :: Blog :: The Edublogs Dilemma: The Cost of Freedom

    Edublogs has begun embedded context sensitive ads into the blog posts of its authors. I agree with Christopher Sessums, the ethics of this is very questionable, particularly if people aren't asked or given a chance to turn it off.

    tags: education, blogging, edublogger

  • 15 Awesome Tutorial Websites You Probably Don't Know About | Dumb Little Man

    Great post sharing 15 tutorial websites, over half of which I'd never heard of. This is a gem of a post and again tells us why we need access to things we've never heard of and how teachers and IT departments need a little more access than students to check these things out first (i.e. conditional filtration.)

    tags: education, filtration, techintegrator

  • Google Orkut users stealing photos.

    Interesting comments here on this photo about Google Orkut and people stealing Flickr Pictures of children – this is from 2007 but the conversation is interesting — we want to SHARE photos but not SHARE them in inappropriate ways — how can we license for NON ADULT use — and doesn't “adult” have two meanings here?

    tags: education, orkut, Google, digitalcitizenship

  • Estie's Gifts & Treasures: Attending the Flat Classroom Conference…Will You Help?

    Estie Cuellar from Texas has a dream to take nine of her students to the conference. While many of us have raised our money from private donors, Estie is located at a school with many underserved children from families in poverty. I have pledged to do what I can to help her spread the word about her situation. She has scholarships for four of her students to pay their conference fees, however, all schools must raise money for their own airfare.

    This is a great cause and I hope that there are some people out there who believe in the vision of representing ALL of our society here in America at a conference which plans to turn conferences upside down — working hard to give students a meaningful place alongside the educators who will be attending the leadership strand of the conference.

    Julie and I dream of writing a book to fund this conference in the future, but for now, we have to do it all the hard way ( a lot of pavement pounding and hard work.)

    tags: education, learning, flatclassroom, edu_trends

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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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1 comment

EstieC November 24, 2008 - 5:20 pm

I can hardly thank you enough for blogging about my students attending the Flat Classroom Conference. It means so much to me to have you help in this way. Thanks to you and Julie Lindsey, there’s been a lot of traffic on my blog. I just know that thanks to combined efforts my students and I WILL be in Qatar in January!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

My students are a gift; my goal is for them to treasure what they learn.

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