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It’s an Ideal World After All; The Importance of an Open Mind

Brian Solis - September 17, 2018 4219

If you and I stood on opposite ends of the number “6” painted on the floor, it’s likely that one of us would see a “6” and the other would see a “9.” As rock legend, and one of my favorite musical idols of all time, Jimi Hendrix once sang, “If 6 were 9.” You could be so sure I see what you see, and I could be certain, you see what I see. It’s all a matter of perspective...


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Welcome to the Chronicle of Evidence-based Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 06, 2018 4152

Summer Learning Loss: Does It Widen the Achievement Gap?

Northwest Evaluation Association - September 04, 2018 4064

Summer is over, and many kids are heading back to school having lost some skills or knowledge from the previous school year. I wrote earlier this summer... Continue Reading


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Blog: An explorable explanation on how to make a good puzzle

Gamasutra - August 31, 2018 3813

Puzzles are everywhere, but just how do you make a good puzzle -- one that's fun, and satisfying to solve? I'll explain this using playable levels from Sokoban in this interactive article. ...

What’s New with MAP Reading Fluency? More Great Features

Northwest Evaluation Association - August 23, 2018 3386

Earlier this year we introduced MAP® Reading Fluency™, the first and only K-3 computer adaptive oral reading fluency assessment that uses speech recognition technology with automatic scoring.... Continue Reading


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Why It’s Time for a New Approach to Oral Reading Fluency Assessment

Northwest Evaluation Association - August 16, 2018 2997

Sitting on the hallway floor with reading assessment materials on my lap and first-grader Erick on my right, I lean down a bit to better hear his... Continue Reading


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Why we chose online school for our teen : Philly Parenting : Lifestyle : WHYY

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - September 17, 2018 2855

Fresh Air Listen Live Next All Things Considered All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, and insightful features brought alive through sound. rewind play fast-forward       Primary Menu Search for: Why we chose online school for our teen Online schooling (Photo Courtesy/BigStock) Anyone who’s ever heard me stumble through trying to explain the identifiable traits of a mammal, watched me do 5th grade math, or listened to one of my annual rants about why we shouldn’t be celebrating Columbus Day knows I’m ill-equipped to be a teacher.

Bethesda reluctant to bring Elder Scrolls: Legends to systems that don't offer cross-play

Gamasutra - August 13, 2018 2828

"We can't be talking about one version of Legends, where you take your progress with you, and another version where you stay within that ecosystem or its walled off from everything else," said Hines. ...

Levine on BioShock: 'I don't think I was conscious of how Jewish it was until afterwards'

Gamasutra - July 10, 2018 970

"When I started thinking about the look of Rapture and Rand, who was a New York Jew...her accent, the way she sounded, all those things brought me back to my childhood," Ken Levine tells Kotaku. ...