I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions.
Here are some recent useful posts and articles on education policy issues:
Why Did the Los Angeles Superintendent Resign? is from The Atlantic Monthly. I’m adding it to LA Superintendent Expected To Resign On Thursday — And Does, which is where I’ve collected other articles about his downfall.
Common Core revolt goes local is from Politico. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Four Solutions to Public School Problems is by Randi Weingarten.
The Science Of The Common Core: Experts Weigh In On Its Developmental Appropriateness appeared in Forbes. I’m adding it to A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core.
Bonds should not pay for iPad curriculum, new L.A. Unified head says is from The Los Angeles Times. I’m adding it to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools.
What Is ‘Personalized Learning’? Educators Seek Clarity is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning.”
Why Reformers Are Being Beaten Up by Teachers is by John Thompson. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change.
A New Start for Newark Schools is by Mayor Ras J. Baraka and appeared in The New York Times.
You may have already heard about PhotoMath, the new iPhone app that lets you point it at a math problem on a textbook and then solves it while showing all the work involved.
Some are immediately reacting by citing it’s potential use in “cheating,” while others cheer that it might force math teachers and textbook publishers to be more creative in how they teach math. In some ways, it may force them to do what some of us in other subjects have been looking at — creating unGoogleable questions.
Here are some useful posts about the app, along with a video. I’m adding this post to The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me.
PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math is by Richard Byrne and, I think, is the first post you should look at.
We Should Wish PhotoMath All The Success In The World is by Dan Meyer.