I know that several of you teach at the post secondary level but one of the big changes is taking place in MO is the introduction of the Common Core standards. With the change to Common Core we also get to move away from the MAP test (with much rejoicing from many - we are in the throws of MAP testing right now and it is NOT fun). There are several tests out there for the Common Core. Listen to the story from NPR and then take one of the sample tests. I looked at the 3-5 English test and I know that when I think of my 8 year old sitting down to take this test I am not sure how well it would go.
Some things to think about:
What do schools do that don't have the technology to test the kids?
How do we teach students to take a test on a computer?
Links to PARCC Field Tests
When was the last time you Googled your self? What did you find? Would you want an employer to see it? Would you want a student or their parents to see it? As educators your digital footprint is extremely important. Your online presentsis available to anyone. Some forms of social media have safeguards so that we can keep people out. Others, like Twitter and Pintrest, are open so any member can see your activity. So that Tweet about the party you went to the other night anyone on Twitter can see that. Not only is it important for you to build a positive footprint it is important for our students to build a positive footprint. Below are somel links that will give you more information about the importance of your digital footprint. Read the post below and find one other article about digital footprints. Post your thoughts about digital footprints and the link to the article you read.
More Google Good To Know
Have You Checked Your Facebook Apps Recently?
How Googly Are You?
Teaching Awareness of Digital FootprintsDo You Google Yourself?
This blog is for class conversations for Ed 514 at Central Methodist University. We invite input form other teachers about how they use technology in their classrooms.