The Last Lecture: A legacy and tribute to Dr. Randy Pausch, creator of Alice programming language software

Randy Pausch authored the amazing book, The Last Lecture, that I gave to some of my dearest friends this summer. (It is my favorite gift book.)  Dr. Pausch is well known in computer science circles for creation of the Alice software language.

But perhaps one of the greatest gifts he left behind is his perspective on life.  I'm so sad that he passed away in July with such young children.

I also want to point out what a gift he gave them — the legacy of what he left behind.  Not only a book, but a video on youtube that is a lasting testimony and reminder for what he stood for.  It has 6 million views now… who knows how many it will have when his kids view it.

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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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