I worked with some great teachers and club advisors today at Canyon View Middle School today on getting them set up and running with a new Posterous blog for their classes and the clubs that they advise. Below is the screencast of the training (YouTube) in case you missed it or want to review, and you can access the presentation/notes here.
More pedagogic change in 10 years than last 1000 years: Donald Clark at TEDxGlasgow
Much to think about here. Are educational ‘institutions’ a thing of the past?
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May I introduce you to Utah’s new adaptive assessment system for both formative and summative assessments. Looks intriguing! I can’t wait to learn more about it.
See an article from the Salt Lake Tribune about this new system. You can also review the USOE Announcement of the new adaptive testing system from AIR.