Drinking the Technology-Enhanced Kool-aid

Lior Klirs, Coordinator of English Language Arts Content and Resources in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction at the Tennessee Department of Education, offers an explanation ( of how the Common Core-aligned tests will be technology-enhanced.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan began learning how to undermine and privatize public schools while serving as the so-called "Chief Executive Officer" of Chicago's public schools.The item is engaging, rigorous, and authentic. It is technology-enhanced, taking advantage of PARCC's online testing platform to engage students with real-world skills like highlighting text on screen.


Now we know why school districts are spending millions for computers and the required broadband wiring.

Advice: I just checked Staples. Highlighters are $6.49 per dozen.


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