So let’s get started with some finds from this week!
Robo-readers – for years teachers and test vendors have talked about artificial intelligence that could score a student’s writing assessment. Are we ready for that? http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-usa-schools-gradingbre82s0zn-20120329,0,494175.story
The Khan Academy is everywhere – free resources that can supplement a school’s curriculum. See how it is being used in Portsmouth NH. http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120328-NEWS-203280358
Or in Rockport, Maine in connection with standards-based instruction in high school. http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/29/news/midcoast/maine-teachers-describe-how-standards-based-education-really-works/
A lesson plan on economics from the New York Times – How do we know if the economy is recovering? http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/on-the-road-to-recovery-analyzing-economic-indicators/
In this ASCD blog post, Glenda Horner talks about the value of instructional coaching as job-embedded professional development. http://edge.ascd.org/_Adjusting-Your-Default-Settings-through-Coaching/blog/5906471/127586.html
Turkey’s growth economic growth is something to watch. http://www.boston.com/business/blogs/global-business-hub/2012/03/turkey_day_in_b.html
“Presence” – What is it and how do you get it?…and who do YOU know who has it? Take a minute and share a personal connection on this one. I am fortunate in that I work with several people who have “presence.” http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/03/29/why-you-dont-need-charisma-to-have-presence/