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Paul Beaufait

The Overselling of Ed Tech - Alfie Kohn - 7 views

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    ""[W]e shouldn't confuse personalized learning with personal learning. The first involves adjusting the difficulty level of prefabricated skills-based exercises based on students' test scores, and it requires the purchase of software. The second involves working with each student to create projects of intellectual discovery that reflect his or her unique needs and interests, and it requires the presence of a caring teacher who knows each child well" (Kohn, 2016.03.12, ¶9).
Tero Toivanen

Finnish educator offers suggestions for American schools - Marin Independent Journal - 17 views

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    "Marin County educators gathered this week to imagine a world without standardized tests, one in which teachers would teach less and students would study less - yet score near the top on international tests of math, reading and science.

    Teaching would be a highly regarded profession in this world, and decisions about curriculum and other aspects of education would be made at the school - rather than the state or county level. The "achievement gap" between rich and poor schools would be unknown, as all schools would provide their students with a high level of education, along with free meals, counseling and health care.

    This mythical world of teachers' dreams has a name: Finland."
Caroline Roche

iPads in Schools - 78 views

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    A livebinder with lots of great resources, updated frequently
Paul Beaufait

Wissahickon School District's eToolBox - home - 41 views

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    "an alphabetical index of Web 2.0 tools, from Blogs to Wikispaces, with evaluations and recommendations for each one." (Carole, Wikispaces Blog, Best Educational Wikis of 2010, 2011.01.17 [retreived 2011.01.28])
Bill Graziadei, Ph.D. (aka Dr. G)

Online Education at its Peek: Innovative Online Learning Network to Bring The Best Teac... - 0 views

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    Brightstorm has taken on to bring students the best of education no matter where they are. For this they have designed a new online education network where students can access college preparatory subjects and choose which teacher they want to study from.
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