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Monday, April 16, 2007

Editor's Hand Picked Headline News

Lawmakers face flap over iPods in classrooms

Because of budget shortfalls, Michigan House Democrats are facing criticism over a forward-thinking idea to provide Michigan students with iPods. The idea surfaced during a budget-related press conference held by House Democrats where a $38 million "21st Century Learning Environments" plan was discussed.

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Blackboard launches free social-bookmarking service for academia

Blackboard recently announced the launch of Scholar, a free social- bookmarking web site aimed at connecting faculty and students, as well as enhancing teaching and learning, at higher-education institutions worldwide.

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Source: eSchool News

A Heart for the Horizon

The following classrooms begin a project to look into the future of education based upon the Horizon Report 2007 Edition by the New Media Consortium and Educause:

  • Australia - Presbyterian Ladies College (Melbourne) Grade 10 Digital Innovation (John Turner)
  • Austria - Vienna International School (Vienna) Grade 11 Information Technology in a Global Society (Barbara Stefanics)
  • China - Shanghai American School (Shanghai) Media Literacy (Ed Kidd) Blog: http://blogs.saschinaonline .org/edkidd/
  • Bangladesh - International School Dhaka (Dhaka) Grade 11 Information Technology in a Global Society (Julie Lindsay) Blog:
  • USA - Westwood Schools (Camilla, GA) Introduction to Computer Science, Vicki DavisThis includes 60 students in five countries

This includes 60 students in five countries but represents many more nationalities and cultures.

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Source: TechLEARNING

About Vicki A. Davis

I am a teacher, entrepreneur, edublogger, conference presenter, and freelance writer. I am an avid reader, technology "geek", and a heart-felt Christian. In the community, I have been president of the Camilla Chamber, Rotary Club member, and the Leadership Georgia graduate. My class wiki has won many awards and media recognition. I am a blogger for Tech Learning and a co-founder of Women of Web 2 and co-host of the WOW2 weekly webcast on Tuesdays at 9 pm EST at Ed Tech Talk. I also write the Cool Cat Teacher blog, which is a leading edublog.