Happy Cyber Compliment Day (and happy Birthday, Stephen Downes)

I've been out of pocket on spring break but returned to see that some of my friends have said that today is happy Cyber-compliment day (to make today a really Good Friday.)

It also happens to be Stephen Downes‘ Birthday.

So, I used a cool new free service called toondoo to create a comic strip just for him. (This is a really cool service that you can use to create and post cartoons, much like teacher tube!)

I do give sincere compliments to Stephen for sorting through the countless blog posts out there and adding his own commentary. The power of blogs is in adding opinion… a running commentary on life or our profession as we see it.

I also give compliments to all of you who participate in this amazing, incredibly motivating edublogging community. If you're reading and don't have a blog, stop here and post a compliment to thank someone. If you blog, post and compliment others on your blog. It will be nice to hear some kind compliments.

Have a good Friday!

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

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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Durff April 6, 2007 - 2:38 pm

You beat me to it! You continue to be a huge inspiration to me! Thank you for putting up with me and my students! Happy Friday!!

Langwitches April 6, 2007 - 10:57 pm


I am constantly amazed how you are able to manage everything. Although it seems effortless from the other side of the screen, I know it is hard work. It is very much appreciated. I have learned a lot from you. Muchas gracias! Vielen Dank!

Paul Wilkinson April 6, 2007 - 8:20 pm

Love the new look on your blog.
Thank you for your constantly positive messages. Happy Easter.

Jeff April 7, 2007 - 12:13 pm

Thanks for “keeping it real.” By that I mean providing the perspective of one who still works in the schools. I love reading many of the “visionaries” (e.g., Warlick, November, Richardson, etc.) who I find inspiring and creative beyond belief. But people like you (and Valenza, Jakes, Schrock, Utecht, etc.) still with day to day responsibilities in a school or district add a valuable basis of reality to the mix. Thanks.

Jeff Branzburg
(Consultant, T&L columnist, out of the classroom 20 years, out of public education 4 years)

Downes April 7, 2007 - 1:45 pm

Thanks. :)

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