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eschoolNews likes my comments about the NETP

Posted in Blogging on 14 - April 2010 at 04:44 PM (14 years ago). 271 views.

The National Educational technology plan has been released, and the US government is looking for comments. I chirped in, and eschool news (pdf) Likes what I have to say.

I suppose my basic idea remains unchanged. How do we teach to a test and encourage kids to be innovative, creative, and deep thinkers? For those outside the educational community, it is hard to explain how much testing drives instruction.  What we cover in our classes, how we assess our content is all linked to some test.  While we hear quite a bit about innovation and creativity, actual practice is about “breadth, not depth”.

Anyways, it’s always nice to be recognized, and thank you to eschoolnews for the blurb.