I attended a session at NECC 2009 called Review of the NAEP Assessment Framework for Technological Literacy. One of my questions coming out of this session was why was the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) not at the table for this assessment framework when so many other associations are participating (ISTE, ITEA, P21, etc). [...]
As another school year closes for many of us, ask yourself a question: How much time was spent aligning to standards and was that time well spent? Did you align to the state standards, how about your national curricular association’s standards, don’t forget about the 21st century learning standards, and then there are the many [...]
This is an excellent report just released from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) that I heard about from Joyce Valence’s blog. It offers a comprehensive history of writing in the 20th century classroom and articulates a blueprint for writing as a 21st century activity. The report redefines composition as a core skill for [...]
Here is an interesting FREE book on literacy in K-5 education called Engaging the Eye Generation by Johanna Riddle. Here is the link to the free version of the new book.
Will Richardson wrote a reaction to Jay Mathews’ article in the Washington Post called The Latest Doomed Pedagogical Fad: 21st-Century Skills. Rather than post my own reaction (Will’s prose is no doubt more convincing than my own), I will review the original article in the hope of deconstructing Mathews’ argument. As I began the article, [...]