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“Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” US computer scientist Alan Kay, 1989. Earlier this week Brian Aspinall shared the Bloomberg editorial “Kick Mobile Phones Out of Class“. One for my friends @acampbell99 @MatthewOldridge @MrSoclassroom -> Kick Mobile Phones Out of Class – Thoughts? https://t.co/XoH3uFBVJa — Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) October 25, 2017 […]

I’ve written about the “cooling effect” that an increased use of social media by administrators and school boards has had on educators. EduTwitter is increasingly a platform of self-promotion and is used less as a platform where educational ideas are discussed. Educators are using anonymous accounts to avoid reprisals from supervisors and discussions between educators […]

It’s all hands on deck for math education in Ontario. In response to Grade 3 & 6 math scores not changing for the past two years the media and “education chicken littles” have declared that the sky is falling and our system is in crisis. Never mind that reading and writing scores have also flatlined […]

I wasn’t surprised by anything shared in Natasha Singer’s NY Times article “Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues“. I’ve been warning about the ethical grey area caused by corporations recruiting “teacher influencers” (my nomination for worst education related term of 2017) in conference presentations since 2014.

This week EQAO released its review of provincial testing scores and it again raised questions about whether or the relatively poor performance of students on math is due to the curriculum or the test. This was different by the way than the interpretation that EQAO put on the results. They said the that Grade 6 results were […]

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