Shifting Our Schools episode 12: Your Standards or Mine?

By , 26 May, 2008, 1 Comment

Introductions

Chris O’Neal, educational leader and consultant, joined David and Jeff for tonight’s show.


Essential Question

Your Standards or Mine?

David> See his blog post.

Jeff> We don’t have standards for paper and pencils so why would we need them for technology? Aren’t we working with teachers to help them reach their subject area standards with the help of technology?

Take away from the discussion> The higher order rich NETS are helping frame the conversation with administrators as they talk about learning in their buildings. What is another name for “standards” when we talk about the NETS as learning outcomes we want integrated across the curriculum.


Blog Posts of the Week

Jeff: See his 3 posts on having standards for technology: 1 2 3
Chris: Bionic Teaching
David: Practical Theory


Sign Off

* Next show is Thursday June 12th at 7 PM Shanghai time.
* Our guest will be Rick Pierce of Rising Sun Consultants, Andy Torris from Shanghai American School and Struan Robinson from International School Bangkok.
* Essential Question for the show: What stalls the shift?
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  • Jenny Ashby

    Thanks for the podcast….Standards……the standards shift as soon as they are published. What about the move to web 2.0 apps and apple apps etc Many of the standards are app specific which is not the way to go. The standards should be application independent.

    Technology to create, communicate, collaborate, find out, measure, calculate, think, entertain, purchase, navigate etc.

    The test is testing for 20th century learners in 20th century dimensions many of our new 21st century skills needed are not able to be tested by these tests.

    This is happening in many areas of education and the thinkers know but the governments are still going along the 20th century path. How can we get the governments to see what is happening with these standardised tests?

    Cheers from Jenny Ashby

    ICT
    Epsom Primary
    Victoria
    Australia

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