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Steve Nordmark commented on Susan Menkel's blog post Rubrics can be limiting...
"That's fantastic.  The rubric to me is to provide guidance, not grading.  It's not the only method, just one that helps scaffold the learning progression for learners to help they focus on increased understanding and…"
Dec 20, 2013
Steve Nordmark commented on Susan Menkel's blog post Rubrics can be limiting...
"Susan, love your flexibility in opening your assessment framework to a new realm that enables multiple means of expression and engagement.  I've actually argued for multi-dimensional rubrics that are co-developed with the students.…"
Dec 19, 2013
Steve Nordmark replied to Steve Nordmark's discussion In Our 21C Culture - Will Global Competitiveness Translate into Global Scorecards in the group Education & Tech Trends
"Scott - you obviously have strong experience with looking that the essential starting point of breaking down the standards and the effective communication among learners and educators about what they mean.  Couldn't agree more.   You…"
Oct 15, 2013
Scott Kinkoph replied to Steve Nordmark's discussion In Our 21C Culture - Will Global Competitiveness Translate into Global Scorecards in the group Education & Tech Trends
"Perhaps an obvious suggestion is stop relying on tests to indicate status.  Changing how students demonstrate learning is essential.  Let them demonstrate learning via digital portfolios and completion of competency based scenarios.…"
Oct 14, 2013
Steve Nordmark replied to Dawn Crawford, M. Ed.'s discussion Know New Ideas Book Study: Wounded By School, Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture by Kirsten Olson
"My memories ... it was pretty easy for me and I received enough praise and enjoyed enough of the competitive element of schooling that I poured a lot of myself into it.  However, one of my favorite memories was of my 7th grade mathematics…"
Oct 10, 2013
Steve Nordmark replied to Dawn Crawford, M. Ed.'s discussion Know New Ideas Book Study: Wounded By School, Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture by Kirsten Olson
"I totally get it JJ.  The "Middle" is those who are lost in the "normal curve".  So much of public education and the way we have evolved to approach it is based on designs and processes that focus on the norms, not the…"
Oct 10, 2013
Steve Nordmark replied to Dawn Crawford, M. Ed.'s discussion Know New Ideas Book Study: Wounded By School, Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture by Kirsten Olson
"Well, school systems, for the most part, really try hard at doing this.  School systems use coordinated standardized testing ("common assessments") to provide benchmarks throughout the year to measure aggregate levels of progression…"
Oct 10, 2013
Steve Nordmark replied to Dawn Crawford, M. Ed.'s discussion Know New Ideas Book Study: Wounded By School, Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture by Kirsten Olson
"You make some great points JJ.  As educators, it is essential that we understand our students.  Vygotsky famously coined the concept of Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), suggesting that we must understand both where the student is at…"
Oct 10, 2013
Kam Hau replied to Steve Nordmark's discussion Intuitive Human to Computer Interaction - Trending in Blending Worlds in the group Education & Tech Trends
"Steve - great piece and loved the video from Corning...exciting developments lie ahead!"
Sep 18, 2012
Steve Nordmark commented on Dawn Crawford, M. Ed.'s page Dot Day
"Dawn and Art - thanks so much for the video. Absolutely love it. Keep the passion and inspiration alive!"
Sep 14, 2012
Steve Nordmark replied to Steve Nordmark's discussion In Our 21C Culture - Will Global Competitiveness Translate into Global Scorecards in the group Education & Tech Trends
"Additional data from eSchoolNews story that supports the assertion that we think we're above average and "others" are average or below average: "
Aug 27, 2012
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21C Culture – Balancing the Power of Possibility with the Reality of Responsibility

In our 21st century Internet culture, gaining access to information is so much easier that the goal of education is evolving quickly toward higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.  Related to that, the growth in web 2.0 tools has created a noticeable shift toward self-publishing to wide audiences.  More recently, access and analysis of numerous, networked data sources (commonly referred to as "Big Data": both privately contributed and publicly discovered) promise greater personalized…See More
Aug 23, 2012
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Don't Be Enamored By the Shiny Nickel in the Technology Corner

One of the best lessons I received from my Masters in Education studies was a simple, straightforward comment from one of my professors.  Dr. Gallo was technologically savvy.  He not only guided the minds of the educators who were learning about the effective use of technology in the classroom, but he setup and supported the campus email server, network and student accounts.  Given his strong penchant for technology, you would expect him to consistently find the "shiny nickel in the technology…See More
Jun 1, 2012
Steve Nordmark's blog post was featured

Increases in Autism Signal Increased Personalized Learning

How do you know when the vision of personalized learning is advancing?  Well, believe it or not, recent news coverage in USA Today and eSchoolNews about Autism is one indication.  At this point, you might be saying, “Huh, not sure I follow you.”  It’s not that…See More
May 4, 2012
Steve Nordmark posted a blog post

Increases in Autism Signal Increased Personalized Learning

How do you know when the vision of personalized learning is advancing?  Well, believe it or not, recent news coverage in USA Today and eSchoolNews about Autism is one indication.  At this point, you might be saying, “Huh, not sure I follow you.”  It’s not that…See More
May 4, 2012
Steve Nordmark's blog post was featured

Modifying Assessments: How Do You Know What They Know?

     Our K12 education system is shifting from over-dependence on infrequent, high-stakes assessments toward frequent, lower-stakes assessments.  This is a great trend.  In fact, Knovation and our solutions have integrated with several formative assessment applications to support the “what’s next?” When teachers review item analysis reports from tests and quizzes in these assessment applications they can connect directly to learning resources aligned to the same academic standard.  This is a…See More
Feb 22, 2012

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Balance of Innovation and Application in Current and Future Learning Ecosystems

As I've been reading through some market data and vision-casting white papers on the future of education, I find myself contemplating the ongoing tension (healthy tension) around innovation and application in learning.  With the frenetic pace of technology innovation, you find yourself constantly searching for new tools and techniques that can increase opportunities for learners.  Complementing that ongoing drive for innovation, there's the need for building greater competence with effective…

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Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:19am

Don't Be Enamored By the Shiny Nickel in the Technology Corner

One of the best lessons I received from my Masters in Education studies was a simple, straightforward comment from one of my professors.  Dr. Gallo was technologically savvy.  He not only guided the minds of the educators who were learning about the effective use of technology in the classroom, but he setup and supported the campus email server, network and student accounts.  Given his strong penchant for technology, you would expect him to consistently find the "shiny nickel in the…

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Posted on May 31, 2012 at 8:13am

Increases in Autism Signal Increased Personalized Learning

How do you know when the vision of personalized learning is advancing?  Well, believe it or not, recent news coverage in USA Today and eSchoolNews about Autism is one indication.  At this point, you might be saying, “Huh, not sure I follow you.”  It’s not that…

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Posted on May 2, 2012 at 4:26pm

Modifying Assessments: How Do You Know What They Know?

     Our K12 education system is shifting from over-dependence on infrequent, high-stakes assessments toward frequent, lower-stakes assessments.  This is a great trend.  In fact, Knovation and our solutions have integrated with several formative assessment applications to support the “what’s next?” When teachers review item analysis reports from tests and quizzes in these assessment applications they can connect directly to learning resources aligned to the same academic standard.  This is a…

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Posted on February 21, 2012 at 4:00pm

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