Elearning and global competency #flatclass #globaled 02/22/2012

  • Earth Hour 2012 Official Video – YouTube

    Earth hour is 8:30 pm, Saturday March 31st. They are asking everyone to turn their lights off for an hour in celebration of this day. 

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  • Home | Send My Friend to School

    This program has over 4,000 schools participating to help students who cannot go to school, attend as part of celebrating the Olympics. This is part of the global campaign for education. That is a lot of schools to be participating and is something you'll want to look into.

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    • The Case for Social Media in the Classroom

      An article I wrote for the Atlantic about Social media in the classroom including the four most important things we should integrate into our practice so we can help this generation learn. Global audience, digital citizenship. This is all part of it.

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    • Our internet safety obsession is bad for children (Wired UK)

      Daniel Donahoo from the UK shares his views on safety and the Internet. I think we err on the side of being a bit extreme in many cases. Students, often, err on the side of cluelessness. I think wisdom is somewhere in the middle between blue lipped, panic stricken parents, and relaxed, photo snapping Facebookers.
      “Our obsession with online safety for children is excessive. It is driven by group-think and fear, generated by media and interested parties who often ignore any rigorous evidence-based approach to the issues, or even bother to explore a simple risk analysis. Back in 2007 I wrote a book called Idolising Children, wherein I argued that we have an unhealthy obsession with children and youth culture. An obsession that sees adults trying to preserve an idea of childhood and youth that doesn't actually exist while simultaneous trying to act out their own youthful fantasies and cling to idealised concepts of youth. It is all about lotions, potions and younger looking skin. It is about what we as adults want childhood to be — innocent and stress free. Rather than recognising it for what it is — the process of learning, of taking risks and making mistakes on the way to becoming a capable and confident adult.

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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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