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2008 - Keynote 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch


Vicki Davis Camilla, Georgia, USA
Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Vicki+Davis
Twitter: @coolcatteacher

Julie Lindsay Doha, State of Qatar
Blog: http://123elearning.blogspot.com
Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Julie+Lindsay
Twitter: @julielindsay

Bio: Vicki Davis is a teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, Vicki blogs at the award winning Cool Cat Teacher blog which has been an edublog award finalist for Best Teacher blog for the last two years and is currently ranked the top teacher blog in the world according to Technorati. Vicki is a Google Certified Teacher and Discovery S.T.A.R. Educator and is a freelance writer and conference presenter.

Julie Lindsay, currently Head of Information Technology and E-Learning at Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar, is an enthusiastic, global-minded education leader and innovator. Originally from Melbourne, Australia over the past 10 years she has been teaching and leading the use of technology in schools in Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Qatar.

Vicki and Julie are co-founders of three international projects, the Flat Classroom project (winner of ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award 2007, and Taking IT Global Best ONline Learning Project 2007, and featured in The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman), the Horizon project, and Digiteen. These projects have linked more than 500 students from over 10 countries in collaborative projects harnessing the most powerful Web 2.0 tools available.

Presentation Description: How do you measure up? How do yougrow from month to month and year to year in a tough profession that often lives in the tyranny of the urgent? This presentation explores ‘food for thought’ background and issues to do with growing and succeeding in a flattened educational environment and encourages you to pick several areas for improvement this year.It also offers tips for carving out “time to think”, and the development of mentorship and the grassroots movement of educators and how you can “join in.” Educators around the world can set your goals for improvement and share what they are doing this year to kick it up a notch and grow as well.


Link on Dotsub


Original (50:05 Run Time; .mp4, 157MB)
iPod Video (50:05 Run Time; mp4, 262 MB)
Audio only (50:05 Run Time; mp3, 32.5 MB)

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3 Essential Questions



  1. Cheryl Oakes

    Time to Grow, what a great concept. I like how you mapped out the presentation, gave the big themes and points, then delved right into it. You made this look fun, as it is!
    Thanks again.

  2. Ernie Easter

    Time to Grow. Lots of food for thought. It must be the day. I took my students to hear a Dave Mallett concert and he sang “The Garden Song”.

    I enjoyed your energy and the thought you both put into a very professional presentation.

  3. Vicki Davis

    Thank you Cheryl and Ernie for the feedback. The great thing about these presentations is that they live and grow over time. I LOVE The voice thread commenting that has been set up – I think it is great and love how it adds to the presentation. Thank you for sharing and Ernie, thank you for agreeing to be in the video.

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  5. Kim Thomas

    We will be using this keynote as one of the online PD for teachers in the Madison School District (Phoenix) and I am looking forward to the feedback from the teachers. I appreciate the content and constant reflecting questions (Have you planned time to R&D?) reminding us that we are responsible for our learning. Thanks….Kim in AZ

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