(via @chrislehmann) “We should be careful about how we use that term, and we should be very skeptical of how well computerized programs can really personalize for kids. Most of what I see – especially from curriculum and assessment vendors – involves personalization of pace while still maintaining standardization of content. That’s not good enough.”
How to Use Google Docs Offline in Two Steps
(via @rmbyrne) “For a long time the hesitation that some people have regarding use of Google Documents is that you had to have an Internet connection to work on your documents. With the launch of Google Documents offline support in Chrome and Chrome OS, that hesitation may be removed.”
How to Create Successful Student Blogging – Taking it to A Deeper Level
(via @pernilleripp) “One question that pops up in my conversations with people whenever I highlight the blogging I do with my 5th graders is that of safety and commitment. How to keep them safe while online, how to prevent cyber bullying and also how to get them invested so it is not just another chore on their massive to do lists. While approaches differ, this is what has worked well for me.”
PBL World: Driving Questions
(via @hadleyjf) “These are not teacher focused, but rather they serve to energize and engage the students. The standard Essential Questions that most of us learned in college or graduate school are replaced by questions that reach out to the students.”
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