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Vicki Davis will present, “Successful Online Presentation Skills for Students” in the Blackboard Collaborate Distinguished Lecture Series this coming Tuesday September 20, 2011 at 19:00:00GMT [ check here for the time where you are ].

In late July 2011, Vicki attended the Microsoft Innovative Education Forum, held in Redmond, Washington, USA, where she served as a judge of the international competition.

Earlier in the month, author Vicki Davis was interviewed by the Voice of Russia about Flat Classroom® Projects at http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/07​/25/53695347.html Kim Brown, of VOR, describes a method of instruction called Flat Classroom® which is gaining traction around the country. Vicki Davis, a co-founder of Flat Classroom® Projects and co-author of the book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time, which is due out in August.

She recently wrote an editorial in The Washington Post entitled, “The greatest teacher incentive: The freedom to teach.” The article generated 126 comments and is available at http://tinyurl.com/3cuypuk

Vicki Davis is a teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. Vicki co-created five award winning international wiki-centric projects, the Flat Classroom®

Project, the NetGenEd™ Project, the Eracism Project™, ‘A Week in the Life’, and Digiteen™ with teacher Julie Lindsay, currently in Beijing.

These projects have linked more than 3200 students from both public and private schools in nineteen countries since 2006. These collaborative projects harness the most powerful technology tools available while operating on minimal budgets. Vicki has been featured in various media sources including Thomas Friedman’s book, The World is Flat, Don Tapscott’s Grown Up Digital, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe.

She was on the Tuesday keynote panel presentation at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference 2011 entitled, Five Facing Forward: Forecasting Futures along with Steve Hargadon and Joyce Valenza. Vicki presented Differentiated Instruction and Assessment with Technology in a presentation following the keynote panel at the conference. She presented

Week in the Classroom: “Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” at the K12Online Conference in 2010, an online conference session available at http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=38

Vicki has presented the keynote at The Google Teacher Academy in 2008 and at several of the annual conferences held by the International Society for Technology in Education.

Vicki blogs at the Cool Cat Teacher blog which won the 2008 Edublog Award for Best Teacher Blog, was second runner up for the Best Teacher Blog in 2009, and was nominated for the same award in 2010. She was named a pioneer in Open Source Virtual World Technology in October 2009. Vicki is a Google Certified Teacher and Discovery S.T.A.R. Educator. She lives in Camilla, Georgia with her husband and three children.

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