Category: Ed Tech

Animal Farm, Technology & Formative Assessment

written by Todd Beach “Obviously he would not have become a famous philosopher had he confined himself purely to listening to others… He just asked questions, especially to…

Reframing Truth, Beauty, and Goodness

Written by Howard Gardner Originally published in Education Week, September 21, 2011 Reprinted here with the permission of the author This summer, I attended my 50th high school reunion….

Continuous Improvement

Written by Todd Beach Throughout my career I have appreciated the time during the summer to reflect on my teaching practice from the past year and examine areas…

Testing for Grades or Learning?

“If teaching was as simple as telling, we’d all be a lot smarter than we are.” -Mark Twain Teachers, how confident are you about the validity and reliability…

Education Reform – Explain it to Me Like I’m a Fifth Grader

This whole approach to education reform for the 21st century…yeah, I need someone to explain it to me like I’m a fifth-grader. I’ve been reading the recently published…

You Can’t Have it Easy and Expect to be Educated

Sir Ken Robinson and his videos/talks surrounding education reform are incredibly popular.  His persuasive TED Talk from 2006 is one of the most viewed to date.  Recently, Robinson teamed up with…

Traditional meets 21st Century – a Synthesis

Socratic seminars for many teachers are a traditional teaching practice which facilitates an opportunity for students to critically interrogate various genres of text and ideas through a face…