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Maggie Verster

Educators on Twitter - 0 views

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    A google doc form to capture educational twitterers. Then see the spreadsheet it has been captured in. A really cool use of Google docs
Dean Mantz

Home - 0 views

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    This link connects you with Ian Jukes' website. Ian Jukes is one of the big names in education and technology integration. You will find many of his presentations and resources on this site.
Angela Maiers

Why I Blog - The Atlantic (November 2008) - 0 views

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    Great piece!
Angela Maiers

Murphy Laws Site - Teaching Laws - 0 views

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    Murphys Teaching Laws
Angela Maiers

ED in 08 | Strong American Schools: Making Education a Priority -- Issues - 0 views

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    Why we are still a Nation At Risk
Keith Hamon

The Future of Web 3.0 According to Yahoo! - ReadWriteWeb - 0 views

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    How does an Open Strategy fit with K12 schools?
Vicki Davis

Twiffid: see what your Twitter friends are blogging about - 0 views

shared by Vicki Davis on 17 Oct 08 - Cached
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    What are your twitter friends blogging about.
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    See what your twitter friends are blogging about.
Vicki Davis

StrawPoll-Tiny polls in 140 characters or less - 0 views

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    Strawpoll in twitter
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    Using a program called strawpoll to play with twitter polls. This makes it very useful. I'm going to include this on a blog post -- fascinating tool.
Vicki Davis

Successful Teaching: Seeing the Student Within - 0 views

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    Loonyhiker has a MUST read post about a child who was in gifted programs and had a brain trauma and then, was treated by his teachers as being lazy because they couldn't see on the outside that any thing was different. It breaks my heart but is a story to share with people to understand the brain.

    Don't automatically assume a child is lazy, understand that the brain is something you cannot see and learning disabilities, ADHD, and brain issues are tough to understand.
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    Great thoughts from Pat (loony hiker) about a child that helps us better understand learningdisabilities.
Vicki Davis

District Business - 0 views

  • the possible recording of incoming calls, a serious problem with the district's grade reporting software, and a breach of a computer containing confidential student information that was not reported to the state.
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    Whistleblower lawsuit from an IT director.
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    Some push back in IT is happening such as this case with an IT director who said he was fired for "blowing the whistle" on innappropriate IT behavior such as problems with the grade reporting software and a computer with confidential student information that was breached without reporting it to the state.

    These sorts of things have both sides. The point that I would take here is to listen to IT directors when they have concerns: just because you don't understand the problem doesn't mean there is a problem, and that ethics must be applied when things are dealt with in IT.
Vicki Davis

Kind Acts Foundation - 0 views

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    The kind acts foundation will send you pins to give to your students who have done acts of kindness. This would be good as part of a character education program.
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    Will give you a pin to honor students who do acts of kindness. Great w/ a character education program.
Vicki Davis

Yale Open Courses: The New Lineup | Open Culture - 0 views

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    Yale is joining the open bandwagon and now has some more open courses including courses on "The American Novel Since 1945" "introduction to Greek History, Civil War History, France history since 1871, Milton, physics and engineering.

    There are great college level resources becoming available. There are also many audio books and online podcasts here.
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    Great new open courseware from Yale.
Vicki Davis

Discovery Educator Network - 0 views

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    STAR educators program.
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    If your school has united streaming and you do things to teach others about how to use this resource, you can become a STAR educator. Here is the application process and let me know, I'll be happy to help you.

    I have an ulterior motive on this one -- if I help recruit a STAR by December 1st, I can get a mythbusters or Deadliest catch DVD and really would love to give this to my son. Like all of you, I'm scrambling this year on Christmas to slash the budget and still do great things. (Hey, some of you might want to give my book for Christmas ;-)

    So, if you decide to join and want a little help, let me know. And if you do so, let me know and I can get credit and get a DVD -- my son LOVES mythbusters!!

    I've been a STAR educator for some time now, and it is another great networking program. They also have their summer institutes. They have a wealth of great resources and UNITED STREAMING is my teacher's FAVORITE classroom subscription that we have.
Vicki Davis

List of event - 0 views

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    Great sessions from Discovery - one is coming up on October 22nd about Bernie Dodge.
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    Discovery education has the greatest WEbinars. I'm going to attend the one next Wednesday with Bernie Dodge. These are free great sessions. I highly recommend listening to the one with Bernie Dodge - he is doing some great work and came on wow2 last year and talked about webquests and web 2.0 and was getting ready to embark on some really cool work. I"ve GOT to hear what he has to say. This is great for teachers and anyone teaching educators.
Fred Delventhal

Exploratorium | Evidence | How Do We Know What We Know? | Human Origins - 0 views

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    For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?

    Science is an active process of observation and investigation. The Evidence Project examines that process, revealing the ways in which ideas and information become knowledge and understanding.

    a case study in human origins

    In this case study on human origins, we explore how scientific evidence is being used to shape our current understanding of ourselves: What makes us human-and how did we get this way?
Dave Truss

Tech Teacher: iPod, uPod | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Anyone with a microphone and an Internet connection suddenly seems to have a podcast, and for good reason: It's very easy to produce and upload audio clips. The tools are cheap, the files are easy to share, and just about anyone can do it. Does it make sense for your classroom?
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