1. How Four Women In An RV Plan to Change Young Girls' Lives (Fast Company
After spending a day helping Stanford’s SparkTruck team coach design an
2. New Research on Games and Classroom Practices (Reich
But to have a positive impact on student learning, formative assessment demands information that is both useful and used. Our study documented some of the ways teachers are indeed utilizing games for formative assessment purposes, and the potential value of these uses for these important classroom practices. These case studies explored common features in games that teachers could use for formative assessment. In addition to identifying ways these features are useful to teachers, we also identified many areas for improvement.
3. Slice and Carve: The New Wave of
4. Noam Chomsky On the Dangers of Standardized Testing
5. Studio 360- Humza Daes Puts Shame in Your Instagram Game
6. Well-Prepared In Their Own Eyes (Jaschik
7. Reinventing High School (Fallows
I sat with the group while the students talked through progress on their 10-week-long project, the production of a seven-minute video. This year’s theme for the video teams is science fiction. The essential question of their assignment: “How do imagination and technology contribute to our understanding of science, nature, and the human mind? How does the exploration of science and nature encourage us to dream of a better future”? The soup-to-nuts tasks include writing an original story and script, casting actors, directing, filming, effects, editing, promotion, and presentation. The final package includes a reality-documentary of the entire video production, with its many high points and low points. A few nights ago, Jim and I watched about half of last year's 22 productions on DVD. The most remarkable part
to us were the student-produced documentaries which accompanied each film. The students spoke about how doing this intense work taught them about frustrations, perseverance, teamwork, satisfactions, and a lot of other things we would all like high schoolers to experience.