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Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 02/11/2012
This "nerdy" handshake by two Ivy leage basketball players now in the NBA is making rounds. One player opens a book,the other flips imaginary pages, they put on their glasses and put them in their pockets -now ready to play. I like this in many ways. I'm going to study and learn and then put up my glasses and get out there and DO. (My paper or pavement post a few days back.)
There is a move to have blind evaluation of student arts portfolios in Tennessee as a means of evaluating teachers. Arne Duncan endorsed the view of using this method of teacher evaluation. As a computer science teacher, I'd love this view and in fact, my school does evaluate me by the results of my students. While not all students have perfect work, you can see the rigor in what my classroom is doing with the efolios they build at the end of the year.