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Tag Archives: United States
Using Frequent Formative Assessment
I read a really great article in The Atlantic about more testing, not less, in American classrooms. That was not a typo. It is a really fantastic article about how great testing can be…in spite of the much-maligned status of testing in the media! … Continue reading
Posted in Assessment Tagged Atlantic, Education, Ezekiel Emanuel, Formative assessment, Friday, Koonz, Summative assessment, United States 4 Comments
When is Enough, Enough in Education?
This post was written by Dr. Aubrey Daniels and originally appeared on his blog, Aubrey’s Blog. It is reposted here, with his permission and my appreciation. ________________________________________________________________ On NPR this week I heard a report of a study on teacher … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Instructional Design Tagged Applied behavior analysis, Aubrey Daniels, Behavior Analysis, Classroom, Education, Educators, Instructional design, K through 12, Kate Walsh, Learning, Montgomery County Public Schools, NAEP, National Assessment of Educational Progress, National Council on Teacher Quality, Student, Teacher, teaching, United States 2 Comments
What’s the Trend for Technology Use in the Classroom?
A few weeks ago I met a woman who asked me about “the recent trend in pulling technology out of elementary school classrooms.” For a minute I was kind of speechless. Then I tried to explain to her that all of … Continue reading
Posted in Technology Tagged Android, App Store, Classroom, Connecticut, Counties, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Elementary school, Google, IOS, IPad, K-12, Middlesex, Student, Teacher, United States 4 Comments
Parent Survey on Kids and App Use
Friends, if you haven’t had a chance to complete the Balefire Labs Parent Survey about your kids using apps, there’s still time! Thank you so much for helping us!
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged App Store, Apple, E-book, Education, IPad, iTunes, Parent, United States 2 Comments
Hug your kids today…and while you’re at it, a teacher.
Today I had another post planned. But anything else that I could have written about seems so trivial now. I’m sure none of us could have imagined the horror of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT … Continue reading
Civics Instruction…free and fun!
Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman Supreme Court Justice here in the U.S. She was appointed to the bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and she retired from the bench in 2006. Justice O’Connor’s appointment to the bench … Continue reading
Democratic Education Platform 2012
Yesterday I wrote about the RNC Education Platform this year, so today I’m writing about the DNC 2012 Education Platform. The DNC platform is written a bit differently, with a combination of accomplishments, policies to be continued in a second … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged American Opportunity Tax Credit, democrat education platform, DNC, DNC 2012, DNC education platform, DNC platform, Education, education policy, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, obama, obama education, Pell Grant, politics, RNC 2012, RNC education platform, Tribal Colleges and Universities, United States Leave a comment
The Republican Education Platform for 2012
The silly season of politics is upon us. In an effort to do my part, I am going to endeavor, here, to provide an overview of the two parties’ education platforms. My disclaimer is that I am digging through … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Barack Obama, Child, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, Education, Education Reform, Higher education, Merit pay, mitt romney education, National Education Association, paul ryan education, Republican education platform, republican education positions, Republican Platform, RNC education platform, RNC2012, State school, STEM fields, United States 3 Comments
U.S. Schools with the Best Technology…and Everything Else
Ever wondered about this? I don’t know what got me thinking about it, really, but I started wondering about technology in Department of Defense schools. Maybe it’s because it’s Labor Day weekend and I always associate Labor Day with … Continue reading
Intrinsic Motivation can be Aversive
A few days ago, a friend of mine, Matt Welch, wrote something on his blog that totally blew my mind. There’s been so much conversation lately, on this blog and others, debating the use and value of intrinsic and extrinsic … Continue reading
Posted in Learner Behavior Tagged arranged consequences, artificial consequences, aversive control, Education, extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, Matt Welch, Motivation, natural consequences, negative reinforcement, positive reinforcement, Reading, reinforcement, Student, Twitter, United States 13 Comments