What kind of apps do teachers want?

I recently had the opportunity to provide feedback for a large educational software company on two prototypes for an app designed for English…


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Democratic funder v. unions in Washington State on education reform

We've had some excitement here in Washington State in the last couple weeks. The debate is primarily focused on the issue of charter schools, which…


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Going paperless as a teacher - Part 2

So inspired by Bill's post on why he hates paper I started this series by discussing the first step in going paperless: backup. Now we get to the fun…


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Read this: Persecute those who do the most good?

For those who still can't understand why relying on standardized test data is a wildly inaccurate way to measure not only students' learning, but…


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Standardization vs. professionalization

I believe the drama of the current moment in education is a conflict between two opposing forces attempting to take the country's education system…


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Materials for my #scichat homies [Handouts]

Bad news, all y'all:  I don't have a ton of time to write tonight.  My 2.5 year old daughter -- who is completely beautiful, by the way -- is sick…


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New Millennium Initiative’s fireside chats heat up

Call it cabin fever.  A February storm blanketed Denver with nearly 18 inches of snow outside of our hotel, while a dozen teacher leaders from the…


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Literacy design collaborative: A ready-to-use relegation from the ECET2 conference

I love talking to teachers from other parts of the country. There’s so much brilliant, unpublicized stuff going on in classrooms all over the place.…


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Literacy design collaborative: A ready-to-use revelation from the ECET2 conference

I love talking to teachers from other parts of the country. There’s so much brilliant, unpublicized stuff going on in classrooms all over the place.…


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Wise and ethical responses from Gotham Schools and Inside Schools

After laying into the NY Times, NY Daily News, and NY Post for publishing teacher ratings based on sketchy data reports and causing a host of…


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