Tag Archives: Performance

inBloom & Net Neutrality: I’ve Got the Blues


Two things happened in the news this week that have me really bummed out. The first is that inBloom announced that it is winding down. The purpose of inBloom was to be a data repository for student data; a resource … Continue reading

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Ed App Reviews: Will My Kid Like It?


I’ve noticed something pretty interesting in ed tech. I’m wondering if you’ve noticed it too. There are people out there in ed tech who think it’s meaningful to recommend a product according to whether it is liked by their own … Continue reading

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Creativity and Basic Skills in Education


Creativity is a complex subject. To say the least. It’s also a topic that creates a great deal of conflict. I’ve been thinking about creativity for a long time as it applies to learning and education. I’m not really sure that … Continue reading

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Competency-Based Education and Me.


I’m kind of liking this competency-based education thing. I think I’ve been behind the curve on this, because it’s only really come to my attention recently. And when I did a little more reading for this post, I could see … Continue reading

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Worksheets: BAD. Technology: GOOD. An Analysis.


I was skimming through my twitter feed the other day and saw a tweet that stopped me dead in my tracks. I can’t quote it verbatim now, but it said something like this: Worksheets allow teachers to pretend that they’re … Continue reading

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Competency Education…I Think I’m in Love


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Best of 2012 – These are a few of my favorite things!


It seems like everyone has a “Best of” list going right now as we wrap up 2012…so why not me too?  Here is some of what I’ve really enjoyed this year… Blogs: GigaOm: I love this blog. It is just … Continue reading

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In Defense of Homework


I’ve been reading quite a few anti-homework articles lately.  Is this something new?  Have I just been missing it?  It seems like in the blink of an eye we went from everyone being pro-flipping the classroom (with its requisite video-watching … Continue reading

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Top 10 eLearning Design Principles Compared


Today I was over on Jason Renshaw’s blog, English Raven. He posted a cool idea: to compare your top 10 elearning design principles to those of Kineo, an elearning solutions provider.  Not only am I copying his idea, I’m copying … Continue reading

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With Analytics, Don’t be a Sheep!


In this brave new world of big data and analytics in education, we have a lot of thinking to do.  Having a ton of data to inform what we do and analytics to help customize our instruction has the potential … Continue reading

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