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22 Things Educations Does That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years

22 Things Educations Does That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years | School4321 | Scoop.it
“ 22 Things Educations Does That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years by Terry Heick Saw a picture today from the 1970s of a mother driving her car with her newborn baby in the passenger seat...”
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 29, 2014 10:17 AM

When I read this article I thought about the last Mad Men episode I watched where Betty Draper calmly smokes cigarette after cigarette while on her son's school bus as a field trip chaperone. I think my favorites are #2 (I've said for years that students should progress when they master material and it should have nothing to do with age), #7 (all this testing does nothing but measure content acquisition and we claim to be invested in teaching students to think), and #16 (why have we almost completely done away with apprenticeship learning?). I think I'm going to print this one and put it in my portfolio so I can check it in 2025...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2014 10:42 AM

Unless there are substantial cultural and political changes in schools, not education, some of these are so entrenched they may be too problematic to change easily. The separation of school and community is one that met with extreme resistance from the managers I worked for. At best, the 'transparency' is tokenism.

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The 3 Types of Digital Portfolios Teachers should Know about

The 3 Types of Digital Portfolios Teachers should Know about | School4321 | Scoop.it
“ April 30, 2014 Digital portfolio take different forms and are used for different purposes. Whether to document, diagnose or simply celebrate learning, digital portfolios have the power to transform...”
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:29 PM

I like this breakdown and think it would make for an interesting collaborative session between a librarian and classroom teacher. What if students had their own Wiki page with each of these three portfolio spots within? What would they choose to showcase? What would happen to their writing? Interesting...

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The 3 Types of Digital Portfolios Teachers should Know about

The 3 Types of Digital Portfolios Teachers should Know about | School4321 | Scoop.it
“ April 30, 2014 Digital portfolio take different forms and are used for different purposes. Whether to document, diagnose or simply celebrate learning, digital portfolios have the power to transform...”
Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:29 PM

I like this breakdown and think it would make for an interesting collaborative session between a librarian and classroom teacher. What if students had their own Wiki page with each of these three portfolio spots within? What would they choose to showcase? What would happen to their writing? Interesting...

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Librarians Need to Stand Up and Be Noticed - NYTimes.com

Librarians Need to Stand Up and Be Noticed - NYTimes.com | School4321 | Scoop.it
“Librarians need to establish a clear, pervasive, vibrant and involved presence in their schools, communities and on the Web. By Gwyneth A. Jones.”
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