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The trouble with rubrics

Rubrics look like an easy way to tackle assessment. But they can be deceptive in that respect, and can cause the unwary to slip up.

Intuitive Reference Tool for Grades 6-12

Useful reference tool with voice recognition and daily updates

Make Language Learning Comprehensible #duallangchat #ell #esl #bilingualchat #edtech

Do educators believe that practice makes perfect? Do you believe that English language learners’ brains work like muscles that, if properly exercised, will become more adept at the tasks they are set? These questions popped into my mind as I reflected on the following Tweet: #ELLs speak, on average, less than 10 minutes a day in school. Show More Summary

Top 5 articles on the ICT & Computing in Education website

What are the 5 most viewed items on the ICT & Computing in Education website? To find out, I trawled through the archives and the data. The answer to that question surprised me. I wonder if it will surprise you as well.

Tech & Learning's Stellar Service Awards 2016

Tech & Learning's Stellar Service Awards are upon us and we need your help! We are asking you, the reader, to vote for this year's winners between now and October 28th. Below, we've listed all the ca..

Change Sucks

“This hasn’t been easy, you know.” That’s the principal of a middle school where the way kids learn in classrooms is fundamentally changing. More questions. More projects that actually tackle stuff that’s happening in the real world and that are driven by kids’ interests. Show More Summary

From Russia (and Finland) With Tradition

Now that I’m home from my most excellent, whirlwind trip to Russia, Finland, and Sweden, I want to share a few reflections on what I heard and what I learned. I’ll talk about Russia here, and I’ll be posting my Finland reflections on our ChangeLeadership Facebook group. Show More Summary

Great Science Project Resource for Teachers, Students

A magic wand for those seeking science project support and success

How Data Analytics Allow Districts to See the Change

The power to harness and visualize current, contrasting data across a school district is altering the way administrators and superintendents plan and communicate change. More data than ever before is..

I Wrote a Book

I wrote a book. But who hasn’t? I think it’s good, but you can decide. If you buy it. Or not.    … Read the rest

Joziah Grimm shares his Iowa BIG experience

Retweet Share 3 Google +1 Pin it I’ve written about Iowa BIG before. What I love about the school is that you can’t tell the 4.0 student from the student who was struggling academically back at his ‘mothership’ high school because at Iowa BIG they’re both doing amazing work. Joziah Grimm shares his story below. […]

What I've been reading: Thinking Machines

A really engaging exploration into the development of AI and the problems it has had to grapple with.

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