In Maine, my school piloted a program that integrated professional development and assessments (both formative and summative) of high school reading comprehension and writing. It was the best thing to happen to my classroom. The Professional Development piece, FineTune, helped me to better assess student writing. As a result when I used the summative assessments of Assessment21, I could focus on how my students were... more »
The non-profit Khan Academy offers free world-class online learning for K-12 Common Core subjects. I ran across this outstanding technology web-based resource today while researching open courseware and was astounded at what is being offered free to anyone. It is so compelling I just needed to share this website with other educators and students who may not be aware of its potential for advancing global learning to anyone,... more »
If any of you are interested in a unique video platform that engages students using interactive navigation tools and allows them to "ask questions" as they view a tutorial, you're invited to sign up for a free educator account at www.virtualnerd.com. If your school wants to pilot our "School Edition" Platform, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.