Monthly Archives: April 2013

You can’t Change the World from an Island

By | My Thoughts, School Reform | 3 Comments

I didn’t go to the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit, but I wish I would have, just so I could have heard Andy Kessler’s closing keynote. I followed the conversation on Twitter, and I read articles that reacted to his speech– which allegedly created a dichotomy between teachers and technology. I loved the reaction from Betsy Corcoran, CEO of EdSurge, who wrote: “Technologists–or aging former financial analysts–who try to bully either teachers (or for that matter, parents) into thinking … Read the rest

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Guest Post: How Does Technology Support Formative Assessment?

By | Efficiency Tools, Technology Integration | One Comment


This guest post was written by Nathan Mielke, the data coordinator and instructional technology integrator for the Germantown School District in Wisconsin. We started talking about formative assessment a few months ago after I noticed one of his posts on Twitter- my school district is currently running an action research learning team with Shirley Clarke, so I’ve been particularly interested in ways to increase the efficiency of giving feedback during the learning process. In this post, Nathan talks Read the rest
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