I’ve often talked about how social media fostered conversations and connections. I now confess: I’ve been wrong all these years.
Managing documents in your Google Drive account can be problematic, especially if your district and your staff use Google Docs, Google Slides, or Google Sheets a great deal.
We can become hung up in test prep---exposing students to so-called "test questions" and sample passages---and in the process utterly blaspheme the joy of reading and the beauty of literature.
"Having a product that claims to be ‘based’ on research-based principles of learning is not the same has having a product that is validated by research."
Most of us face situations in which success seems impossible or improbable, and many of them involve what Malcolm Gladwell calls “Goliaths” from his book, David and Goliath.
In education, we often find ourselves in these "Goliath" situations where our initial assessment is that we can't possibly succeed, because we are out-manned, out-resourced, and out-powered.
The real problem with the heavy-handed reform strategies and tactics imposed from above is that their development and implementation failed and continues to fail to be collaborative endeavors.
In that study, it is very clear that our schools have increasingly short-changed and abused young students with their testing fetish. I
Too often there's this undying faith in educational leadership literature that if the right school leader is found, then the problems of the school will be resolved.
As the season of testing falls upon us, the obsession with bubble sheets and number two pencils begins anew.
I realize there's a great deal of "anti-Microsoft" sentiment floating around, but this office suite still has proven its utility, over and above any other office suite.
Last evening, while participating in an #NCED Chat, I encountered a new idea for professional development called “micro-credentialing.”
I stumbled across this post on the Washington Post web site: “Millions of Teens Are Using a New App to Post Anonymous Thoughts, and Most Parents Have No Idea.”
It turns that our students now have access to a high school version of the app Yik Yak called “After School.”
I have waited quite some time for a blogging app for my Mac. I’ve used several, but my personal favorite is Blogo.