Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bookmarks of Note November 30, 2013

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

I jumped another stone this weekend!

Photo by Ian Shane

As many of you know, I am on a journey across a wide stream.  This weekend, I jumped another stone across that stream on my way to the other side.  I am on a journey to a terminal degree in Education specializing in Educational Technology.  While there is plenty to be done, I pause this week to celebrate with my friends in RL and in SL.  This is a milestone that I never thought I would pass, and if you knew me in 2004 you would have agreed with the team of doctors from a very good university hospital that I would never be anything but a vegetable if I survived.  The thought of getting this far literally brings tears to my eyes. I have held down more than one job at a time, I have lived alone, I drive a car, and I am earning a PhD in Educational Technology.  So celebrate with me! Connect with me inworld or on Twitter and tell me how you are celebrating!

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Bookmarks of Note November 24, 2013

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Bookmarks of Note November 15, 2013

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New Beginnings

I have until recently been the Flat Classroom Coordinator. I am no longer associated with Flat Classrooms. I would like to refer people to the wise words of my friend --> Vicki Davis.....

Thursday, November 14, 2013

GlobalEdCon - "Education for All" Keynotes, Submission Extension, and Call for Volunteers

Our 2013 Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday, November 18th, and runs 24-hours a day for five days. It's online, awesome, free, and all about increasing opportunities for connecting classrooms, supporting cultural awareness, and recognizing diversity and educational access for all. The call for proposals is being extended until November 17th, the day before the conference. Can you believe it?! It's just one more way that a virtual conference rocks the traditional conference model. We've also issued our call for volunteers. If you haven't been a volunteer moderator at one of our virtual events before, you may not know what you're missing. Really, it's a blast. Do join us. Finally, we're super-excited about our new "Education for All" conference strand, which is being coordinated by the Global Campaign for Education-US. Worldwide there are 57 million young people of elementary school age who are not in school, and many other young people who are in school, but are receiving a sub-par education and therefore reading and learning far below their grade level. Additionally, there are 70+ million adolescents who are also not in school--either having dropped (or been pulled) out to work, tend to siblings. or to be married at an early age. Teachers in many countries often have little more than a high school education and receive little or no professional development. Organizations and coalitions like the Global Campaign for Education are working to ensure that everyone has an equitable access to a quality education, and are advocating for additional financial resources, enhanced professional development, smaller classroom size, adequate educational materials, and access to technology that links students and teachers to information and collaboration with peers.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Join us online during International Education Week!

Join us online during International Education Week!

Announcing the fourth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, held Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013 (Saturday, November 23rd in some time zones). The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Last year’s conference featured 400 general sessions and 20 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 13,000 participant logins. Information in Spanish is available here. This year's event is brought to you by the International Education Resource Network (iEARN) and the Global Campaign for Education - US . Conference co-chairs are Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon.
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