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Vicki Davis

Wikipedia:School of Open course/February 2014 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 3 views

    So, you want to know how to edit Wikipedia? There's a course for you.

    We are delighted to announce a new round of our free online course, "Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond" (#WIKISOO). The course runs from 25 February - 8 April 2014, and is now open for enrollment.
    As many of you know already, WIKISOO teaches the nuts and bolts of Wikipedia. We focus on building and improving articles related to Open Education. Enrollment is open to all. We'd especially like to invite past students to re-register: your knowledge and experience will be valuable to your fellow students, and it's also a great opportunity to deepen your learning about Wikipedia and OER.

    WIKISOO students learn about the values and culture that have driven hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build Wikipedia. Through your work in the course, you will join an effort that has generated millions of free articles in hundreds of languages since 2001. The course covers the technical skills needed to edit articles, and also offers practical insights into the site's collaborative norms and social dynamics. You will graduate with a sophisticated understanding of how to use Wikipedia both as a reader and as an active participant.

    Sign up is free.
Vicki Davis

SIGML Partners with ISTE and Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Program Virt... - 0 views

    February 11, the Special Interest Group for Mobile Learning #sigml will be hosting tweetchats during the day about a variety of topics. Sylvia Martinez and I will be talking about the maker movement at 5 pm that day. Sylvia is coauthor of the amazing book "Invent2Learn" -- a must read for those interested in the maker movement. There are many others including Scott Merrick, Susan Wells and more who are sharing that day.
Vicki Davis

CO14: Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools that are changing how to teach Online Class by V... - 4 views

    CO14 is happening this weekend and so many great people are presenting. It runs from February 7-9 and is free. My session is sharing how writing has been reinvented as I share the 9 tools that have changed how we teach forever (a sneak preview of my book coming out in May.) If you teach writing, work with curriculum or teach, feel free to join in. The session is at 8 am EST on Saturday morning, February 8. Anyone can join.

    Lots of amazing presenters are speaking so check it out.
Vicki Davis

Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum - 9 views

    So many great books for so many uses. Here are some art books you'll want to share and use.
Vicki Davis

How a Tablet Can Make You a More Effective Teacher - 11 views

    I've been asked to talk about how Tablets Can make you a more effective teacher on May 7 - it is free so you can register. They have other sessions (one with Jon Bergman in June on Blended Learning) and a Special needs session April 9 - if you're into Windows 8 (like me) you can hit the best Windows 8 apps on Feb 11.

    As with anything - it is how you use the tablet or device that makes you better.
Vicki Davis

Piktochart's DIY Infographic App - for Education - 12 views

    Another Infographic app for schools. You can use just a few themes for the free price and there are prices for schools to use Piktochart. This is another option for creating infographics with students.
Patti Porto

Teaching Channel - 6 views

    Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: 
    "Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools."
Fred Delventhal

ubermix Home - 5 views

    The ubermix is an all-free, specially built, Linux-based operating system designed from the ground up with the needs of education in mind. Built by educators with an eye towards student and teacher empowerment, ubermix takes all the complexity out of student devices by making them as reliable and easy-to-use as a cell phone, without sacrificing the power and capabilities of a full operating system. With a turn-key, 5 minute installation, 20 second quick recovery mechanism, and more than 60 free applications pre-installed, ubermix turns whatever hardware you have into a powerful device for learning.

    via James T. Sanders
Vicki Davis wraps downloads in bloatware, lies about motivations | ExtremeTech - 0 views

    Now cnet and their is installing spyware. This is a sad day when we cannot trust but it is looking to be true. My tech forums in email have been full of slams  against and what they are doing to install the Bing toolbar and other services in a proprietary installer which is a bit over the top. Let your IT people know.
Vicki Davis

Facebook template page - Resources - TES - 7 views

    Some of use the fakebook tool at but if you need to be offline, this is a template to make a Facebook page for a famous character. It is a .doc (Microsoft Word) file and you can download it and use it for your activity. These are great for looking at famous characters and students enjoy them.
Vicki Davis

12 Games of Christmas Teaching Pack Topic Details - TES Topics - 1 views

    You can get the 12 games of Christmas teaching pack for free for a single user or your whole school. Download it now and keep it to use it every year. The sample teaching pack gives you ideas for how to use the 12 games of Christmas. IF you use the games, you'll want to get this for the lesson plans.
Vicki Davis

Wiffiti - 1 views

    I've used this site before but as we were talking on my FAcebook page the other day about how to start class, teacher, Donna Browne left this message, "Donna Browne Instead of writing the class agenda on the board, I simply send it as a message to Wifitti. It is easy to do when you are the creator of the screen. I send a message for things I would mention anyway, like upcoming due dates, school events, changes in schedule. The Wifitti screen is projected onto a screen and catches kids eye's as they walk in the door. Since Wifitti only flashes one message at a time, they continue paying attention to see what will pop up next. See one of the screens at"  Cool idea.
Vicki Davis

Jeopardy - revision game for speed and velocity - Resources - TES - 1 views

    Free jeopardy game for those teaching speed and velocity.
Claude Almansi

Open Culture - 1 views

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Vicki Davis

10 free ebooks from Writers Digest - 27 views

    Several books including organized teacher, happy classroom and a grammar book or two that you can download for free in any ebook format.
David Wetzel

6 Sources of Free Money for Continuing Education: Available Grant and Scholarship Money... - 2 views

    Explanations and resources are provided for adults seeking to fund their continuing education through the use of free money provided by grants and scholarships.

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