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Vicki Davis
Works at Cool Cat Teacher, LLC / Westwood Schools
Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
Lives in Camilla, GA
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NEW SHOW with +Jade Ballek about the 7 things every Educator Needs to Know about ONline Learning. Great show! Sponsored by +Lesley University 
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NEW SHOW: +Josh Stumpenhorst talks about what technology we SHOULD use (and what we shouldn't) - he's pretty bold in this show. Well done!
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Excited about the Teachers leading teachers online conference starting Thursday!
Join the best PD experience of the summer! Teachers Leading Teachers Conference begins on Thursday. I will present Differentiating Instruction with Technology, at 9:30 am EDT Friday. Many amazing educators will be presenting: Kathy Cassidy, Jackie Gerstein, Pernille Ripp, Beth Hammett, Trevor Muir, Diana Gettman Flores, Erin Klein, Nick Provenzano, Starr Stackstein, Michelle Baldwin, and more!! …
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NEW SHOW: +Joel Levin  talks Minecraft EDU. Here are the show notes and take aways.
In this episode, Minecraft EDU creator Joel Levin talks with Vicki about Minecraft in schools. Want your school to use Minecraft? This is THE episode to share! Get those kids excited about learning! You can use Minecraft! Important Takeaways for Listeners Minecraft makes great student-centered student-led projects. Joel gives examples. How do you talk to kids about Minecraft in the classroom? …
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NEW EVERY CLASSROOM MATTERS SHOW: An awesome overview of #minecraft  and #minecraftedu  in schools today by +Joel Levin  #edchat   #edtechchat  
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Yes +Kae Novak rocked the show. She shares the plans for Game Based Learning for this summer and #iste2015  and their summer book club. If you want to understand #gaming  in education, this show is a must listen.
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GREAT SHOW with +Joe Sanfelippo and +Amy Fadeji about parent engagement. They share 10 fantastic tips for parent/teacher and parent/principal-superintendent communications. Great advice! #edchat  
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Love how +Julie Hembree shares epic PBL and her dream of going to Africa (she's there right now!
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Love +Jon Corippo 's use of Iron Chef Lesson Design with Google Presentations. This write up includes free resources, 3 lesson plans used by real teachers (grades 2 - 12), and a criticism of traditional jigsaw cooperative learning methods. Jon rocks it! #gafe   #google   #edtech  
In this episode, the inventor of “Iron Chef” lesson design, Jon Corippo shares with Vicki his remix of the jigsaw cooperative learning method.  Iron Chef Lesson Design with American Idol peer feedback may just be your favorite new cooperative learning method. (You can’t make this stuff up! 😉) Important Takeaways for Listeners John opens the show …
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+Jon Corippo has a fantastic way of doing jigsaws using Google Presentations. He calls it "Iron Chef Lesson Plans" - This is a really cool concept I'll be trying in the fall.
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NEW EPISODE: +Alan November  shares how Wolfram alpha (and calculators) can be a math teacher's friend. He also discusses some amazing research about self-assessment and student success. Great show! Well done!
Students who self-assess are the best? That’s what Alan November says. Research shows that students who self-assess their work are the best students. What does this mean? Any school can improve with these three things. 1. We need to check how rapidly students get feedback, especially in math. Alan tells the story of the student …
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Today +Noble Kelly shares his story of Education Beyond Borders. I also quoted +Sharon Brown-Peters  as she is the first one who told me about this organization. Great story.
Many teachers in isolated African villages struggle to stay motivated. We cringe when fellow teachers (and their students) have to work in hard conditions. But looking down on those who struggle is NOT the answer. We all struggle. Most teachers I know teach in hard conditions. Joining together as teachers is part of the answer. “Isolated …
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Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    1987
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Management, 1987 - 1991
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Vicki Adams Davis
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Educator, Mom, Flat Classroom Projects and Conference co-founder, Digiteen nonprofit, "the Wikinator"
Introduction
Hi, I'm Vicki (Adams) Davis, Teacher, author of the Cool Cat Teacher blog, Reinventing Writing and co-author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. I write, share and encourage educators everywhere to teach with excellence, passion, and the pedagogy to reach every child. 

Hosting Every Classroom Matters on BAM Radio and iTunes is a joy I look forward to weekly.The show has real classroom teachers doing amazing things talk about what they're doing in a short 10 minute shows published twice a week. I've keynoted more than 20 conferences in the past few years and traveled around the world sharing how you can have a world class technology program at your school without a huge budget. My focus is my students and my children, husband, three cats, and one dog and getting outside every chance I get. Oh, and I'm a prolific sharer on TwitterTumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, and beyond.

Cooking is awesome. People are amazing and talking to them about their lives is a joy. Reading and good books fill my life with learning. Teaching and technology can work well together if you know how and you have the self control to put down technology and pay attention to the human beings in front of you when they need you.

Teachers are the most amazing professionals on the planet and wish the very few who shouldn't be teachers, wouldn't. Teaching is a noble profession and I want to empower educators everywhere to reach every child. 
Bragging rights
Full time teacher, Author "The Cool Cat Teacher Blog", Host of "Every Classroom Matters" on BAM Radio Network, author Reinventing Writing, co-author Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds, named a "Rock Star Teacher on Twitter" by @mashable
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Teacher
Employment
  • Cool Cat Teacher, LLC / Westwood Schools
    Teacher/ Blogger, 2007 - present
  • Bright Ideas, Inc.
    1996 - present
  • Westwood Schools
    Teacher, 2001 - present
  • GTE
    Market Planner, 1991 - 1994
  • Contel Cellular
    Market Planner, 1992 - 1994
  • Cellular One
    General Manager, 1994 - 1996
  • Palmer Wireless
    1994 - 1996
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Currently
Camilla, GA
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Camilla, GA - Camilla, GA - Tampa, FL - Atlanta, GA