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 »
A national Learning Management System (LMS) that schools can employ/deploy as their school website. Using a universal LMS would allow developers to create modules that schools could include locally. Having a system like this would allow for a learning repository. The repository would contain lessons, media, tools, materials and ideas bundled into a Learning Block. The Learning Blocks would be evaluated and tested by teachers. ...more »
A location for teachers to view lessons implemented in a classroom. The lessons would be based on best-practices and research based. Each lesson would include a video of a teacher implementing the lesson.