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Bill Gates on what’s wrong with public schools

Gates appears in the new documentary Waiting for “Superman,” a powerful indictment of the U.S. education system, it features educators running the innovative Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) schools, and follows families desperate to get their children into high-performing charter …
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Effective Assessment in a Digital Age

What does effective assessment look like in the digital age? This document in PDF includes an articulation of four major perspectives on assessment: associative, constructivist, social constructivist, and situative. This is an excellent report, full of examples, case studies, and

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The iPad for Academics

After having used an iPad shortly since its release I can safely say that the device — or another one like it — deserves to become an important part of the academic’s arsenal of gadgets. Choosing to plop down the …

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