Individual learning pathways, 21st century skills, Embracing the whole child; These empowering phrases are being used to sell the public on a technology-centric, radical redesign of public education. Why? So … Continue reading
John Krull agreed to answer our questions about what is happening in terms of technology and software programs planned for Seattle Public Schools. As Krull states in his letter of … Continue reading
Tech Tip o’ the Day for Seattle Public Schools: How to get kids and teachers in front of computers all day
The following email was brought to my attention today. It was sent to all Seattle Public School staff. From: Cranston, Gary Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:35 PM Subject: … Continue reading
Someone is driving the curriculum in Seattle Public Schools and it’s not educators, parents or the school board
Shortly after publishing a post titled The Seattle school board is asking the question: Where should technology fit into the education of K-12 students? on how the school board wanted … Continue reading
Why Delinking Graduation from the Smarter Balanced Assessment & Other Tests is the Right Thing to Do.
I am writing to encourage everyone who values the 13 years of hard work completed by students as they reach their senior year to call their state legislators. My request … Continue reading
The Seattle school board is asking the question: Where should technology fit into the education of K-12 students?
On May 3, 2017, Richard Best, Director of Capital Projects and Planning, and John Krull, Chief Information Officer, stood in front of the Seattle School Board with a proposal for … Continue reading
With software being used in classrooms and installed on laptops provided to students, there is the risk of companies culling personal information of students. The weakened FERPA laws are little to no … Continue reading
Summit charter schools opened a location in Seattle last year. The school calls what they do “blended” or “personalized” learning which means placing a student in front of a computer during most, … Continue reading
One of the biggest obstacles to the “charterization from within”* is getting teachers to welcome ed-tech into their classrooms – and even more critically – incorporate devices and software into … Continue reading