The Two Top Areas for Keeping Students Top Notch

Here are the first two paragraphs of the guest post I did for the Microsoft Teacher Tec blog. I'll come back and add the rest later, but I'd appreciate a click through to the guest post as we are in a competition. The blog post getting the most votes goes on the official Microsoft blog – and sure, I'd like to be the one chosen. If you don't want to read the rest or give me your “vote” – wait here a few weeks and I'll post the rest of the article.

In the NetGenEd™ project with Don Tapscott—students from my school and over 300 students from five countries are studying the future of technology. They are breaking down trends like Mobile Computing, Open Content, Electronic Books, Simple Augmented Reality, Gesture-based Computing, and Visual Data Analysis.  But who cares?

Aren't educators just sick and tired of change? Aren't we going to reach a point of stasis where we can kind of “hang out” a while?

Consistent Change Requires Consistent Learning

The only thing consistent in our technological landscape is change.  If you dig deeper into all of the trends listed above, you'll see that computing is integrating into our lives.  We will be able to put input into a computer with the gestures we make, flicks of the finger, eye movements, voice and even “skinput.” Technologies will move into the walls that surround us in ways we're just beginning to comprehend.
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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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Anonymous May 6, 2010 - 5:52 pm

You should put some links in your blog so we can learn more about the topic that you are blogging about.

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