While at a campus I serve recently, I had a conversation that is being repeated a lot in education right now. We discussed the importance of giving our kids the opportunity to participate in a rich array of learning experiences. We talked about the importance of students using technology. The teacher with whom I spoke [...]
Entries Tagged as 'standardized testing'
February 2, 2012 · No Comments · 21st Century Skills, creativity, Educational technology, implementation, leadership, society, Teaching and Learning
February 29, 2008 · No Comments · 21st Century Skills, Blogging
Blogs are the first things that come to mind for most when the term Web 2.0 is heard. This is because blogging is one of the earliest internet tools that allowed for users to create their own content. Blogging is a big trend in our district, as administrators, teachers, and students are beginning to create [...]
February 17, 2008 · 1 Comment · 21st Century Skills, implementation, Spreading the Word, Web Tools
One of the most frustrating things for me, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, is breaking down the barriers created by the present-day environment that places standardized testing ahead of so much of what the real-world actually demands. Skills such as problem-solving, collaborating, creativity, and the like are pushed aside, often only rearing their heads late [...]