Assessing Learning, Tech Style

So the Google Voice pilot went very well!  I have just enough time left in the school year to do a live assignment and see how well the students do.  My big issue now is, assessing high enough on the taxonomy scale to get a true picture of what they've learned. As we all know, …

Homework Whoa…

Why do kids hate homework?  I've tried several times over the course of the last 30+ weeks to get homework completed with abysmal failure rates.  I was at my wits end, because, well, I'd like to know if what I've put out there stuck to anything.  Don't we all?  Isn't that what homework is really …

A Learning Revolution

So, as always at the end of the school year, I begin to consider what I did this year that worked, and what I did that didn't work.  I think about what I will do next year that will be revolutionary... Revolutionary. I actually use that word, I always have. Yet, until this week, I …

Back to this Literacy Thing…

As if I don't have enough on my plate with grad school and don't have sense enough NOT to overbook my summer, I've joined a writing project. For 4 weeks, starting next month, I'll hang out 7 hours a day, 4 days a week with a bunch of nice people in an nicely air conditioned …