The critical thinking and close reading required in the new Common Core State Standards can take twice as long for students with dyslexia, reading disabilities, speech and language issues and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: School librarians have knowledge to share A challenge to every librarian or supervisor of librarians to take a proactive stand to share information resources, search tools and, of course, book information with their staff between now and the end of Connected Educator Month in October to help ensure that librarians retain their rightful place as valued members of the educational team.
"Pathways to the Common Core: Videos from Inside Classrooms features almost 40 clips of Common-Core aligned teaching and learning. We captured these scenes of classroom teaching in an effort to help you imagine methods of teaching that can support students in moving towards the ambitious standards set by the Common Core."
As I was talking to Johnna from Discovery Education about this post, I started hearing her talk about districts who are struggling with Common Core. We thought that it would be helpful to know what people are doing to cause their districts to fail in implementation. Of course, if we learn from failure, we can fail forward into success. Thanks Johnna for this guest post.
"We recently showed you a few ways you can make the most out of your old iPad in an effort to speed it up, but what if it’s just too slow for most of your needs? If you’re planning to (or have already) upgrade to a new iPad, or if the frustration is just too much to deal with, you can always simply pare down its use to something very specific."
From bandwidth issues to playing nice with assistive technologies, there's a lot that can go wrong in the world of high-stakes online testing. Our new legal columnist shares why it's not just states and testing companies with a lot on the line.