Sites that Caught My Eye Today 05/04/2008

  • Transparent Learning: Why am I fighting for Social Networking?

    This teacher is fighting for “social” networking — I left a comment that she instead fight for “educational” networking. I think that the demonization of “social networking” by our media makes this term a death sentence for one's efforts.

    Read this post and see what you think.

    tags: social networking, education, digital_communication, ad4dcss

  • » Web Presence. On Purpose. Bud the Teacher

    Excellent overview by Bud the Teacher on what is happening at the National Writing project events this weekend and reflections on the areas he is wanting to learn more about.

    tags: education, writing, planning, inspiration, edu_news

  • Ed Tech Trek: I'm beaming!

    I love this post. This is how Web 2.0 spreads. I want to quote from the author:

    “Then I showed him wikispaces and the lightbulb went off. In a voice full of what I can only describe as awe, he said, and I'm paraphrasing him, “This could change the way we teach.” (Cue the heavenly music).

    While I was showing him each tool, we discussed how he could integrate it into his teaching practices. I know I probably overwhelmed him, but he's excited and energetic. He left with a brand new Google account and having created his classroom wiki. That and he's vowed to share what he's learned with his fellow teachers. Here's hoping this goes viral – if at least a little.”

    I love it. It is the one on one time and the lights go off. This is how it works best. we need to have more one on one time planned in order to promote change. People want the attention — no one likes to feel like an underappreciated cog in an overworked machine.

    tags: education, profess, professionaldevelopment, techintegrator

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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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2 comments

Jim Burke May 4, 2008 - 6:31 pm

“People want the attention — no one likes to feel like an underappreciated cog in an overworked machine.”

~Vicki Davis

I’ll be using this quote as a lead in an upcoming post (with appropriate credit and link of course). No greater wisdom has been spoken.

Jim Burke
Learning in Maine

Vicki A. Davis May 5, 2008 - 1:36 pm

@jim – The sad thing is that many of us teachers feel that way in almost every day! Thank you for your encouragement!

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