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MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms

MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms

| January 15, 2014 | 26 Comments

If educational technology and 1:1 education are going to thrive, school leaders must be focused on constantly employing the best practices and tools in relation to the most pressing needs of their students. Managing and sustaining these programs means that the big choices don’t stop after a platform has been selected.

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Rethinking Assessment: Trusting Teachers to Evaluate Student Learning

Rethinking Assessment: Trusting Teachers to Evaluate Student Learning

| June 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Many educators are hoping that through the Common Core State Standards, teaching and assessment can focus more on problem-solving and the process of getting to an answer. But even those process-oriented skills will be assessed with a standardized test. The benefits of the harder-to-quantify skills aren’t easily disentangled from academic achievement scores, making it hard to prove through tests that alternative teaching and learning styles can achieve measurable outcomes.

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