Monthly Archives: October 2013

Edtech and the Audience Effect

There’s been a lot of publicity recently about education technology gadgets. Amplify’s new tablet, iPads, Chromebooks, and the like come to mind. But reading textbooks or browsing the internet on a different divice doesn’t excite me. It’s not the device that … Continue reading

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It’s time to retire E D Hirsch’s tired refrains

Originally posted on Granted, and…:
The time-consuming test prep with endless exercises on “finding the main idea” and “questioning the author,” exercises that are supposed to help improve verbal abilities, have become the chief cause of today’s curriculum narrowing.  Paradoxically…

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