Links for the Day 04/08/2008

A Threat So Big, Academics Try Collaboration – New York Times  Annotated

tags: hz08, hzmeta, collectiveintelligence, collectiveknowledge, connectingpeople, science, education

Fascinating article about cross-disciplinary collaboration. This is becoming something that is possible through new means of using the Internet.

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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

Dan Rehman April 9, 2008 - 9:21 pm

Wow! That is a great blog post! I am new to blogging, trying to find a voice and get my feet wet. I want to introduce blogging to the students I work with next year (I teach intervention math to 5th and 6th grade students) so I felt it was important to do it myself first. I also want to get my colleagues more involved in 21st century skills as we are lacking in this important area of education and life.
I have a tendency to immerse myself in things and get lost. Balance is always something I am striving for and hearing it from someone else helps. I have been in a 5 year stretch at the school I work in where there has been a lot of anger about math (we are using a constructivist type program). I have been working to provide students with the best education possible. People like yourself help me learn, understand, and keep in focus what is most important in my professional life (the students) and personal life (family and friends).

Thanks

Dan Rehman

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