Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 11/23/2013

Today let's talk with some really cool Fearless writing with elementary kids using a neat 3D app for the iPad. As I prepped for an interview this past week to interview Joli Barker for Every Classroom Matters, I came across this neat project and couldn't wait for the show to air to share it with you!

Another interesting item for this time of year is the edublog awards. It is Edublog award time. I'm sure that the critics will come running out, banners ablaze about how educators need no reward, however, through the years, I've added some great blogs, podcasts, and people to my PLN. I think that educators don't get enough rewards and certainly there are enough in business. Certainly there are flaws with any voting system, but the edublogs I know have personally helped some people find me, and for that I'm grateful. Some very good people finally get noticed and I'm sure there will be some more newcomers this year. Take time to nominate if you'd like to put some favorites in the mix.

There's also a great film to share with your schoolboard and studetns about what “most schools don't teach” as you work to talk about coding an programming in your schools.

3D Writing with Augmented Reality

Edublog Award Nominations are Open

  • The edublog award nominations are open. This award meant a lot to me when it helped me find so many great blogs for my RSS reader and then, somehow people found me too. Take time to make your nominations of your favorites. Here's how.

    tags: education edublog awards nominations bestpractices

What Most Schools Don't Teach: Coding – a video to share

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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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Salvatora Gajewski November 25, 2013 - 7:08 am

Hello my name is Sally Gajewski and I am a student of EDM310 at the University of South Alabama. I really enjoyed reading this because I am an avid gamer. My husband and I play dungeons and dragons and he likes to use current events to inspire his game sessions. Thank you

coolcatteacher November 26, 2013 - 9:25 am

I used to play D&D a LONG LONG time a go – there are so many ways to gamify education. I hope you’ll dig into that!

Alexis andre December 24, 2013 - 5:41 am

I was truly inspired with your blog post. You have the passion, the drive and the will in one package. (www.technicoit.com) How I wish every individual is focused and determined like you. Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences and I wish you all the success coz’ you deserve it. God Bless!

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