No…I am, was, could be…one of the worst teachers in my state! Florida VAM #higherED Where are you?

I read Simone Ryal’s post today…http://simoneryals.blogspot.com/2014/02/im-one-of-worst-teachers-in-my-state.html Then KAFKAteach’s post: http://kafkateach.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/gosh-damn-thats-a-bad-vam/?relatedposts_exclude=732 I know Valerie Strauss stepped up to the plate: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/25/the-most-meaningless-teacher-evaluation-exercise-ever/?wp_login_redirect=0 However, at the end of the day, the State of Florida has data that says I am not a valuable teacher. :(  In fact, I’m pretty bad according to them. Tuesday, after the Florida Writes, I was…

The Common Core Lesson Plan app – simple, easy assessment! #edchat, #4thchat, #edtech, @venataur, #A4Learn

This is a review for an App I was introduced to on Linkedin.  I am always up for a good lesson planner and tracking assessments.  What I thought was unique (and worth looking into for $4.99 for my iPad)  was the promise of simple, student assessments. I am going to borrow a few pictures from…

Innovation means copyright, right?

Originally posted on Bianca Hewes:
As is so common with me, this blog post is prompted by an online conversation I recently had with Suzie Boss. We were chatting via Twitter with my new mate Heidi Hutchison about creativity and innovation – prompted by a recent blog post by Heidi about assessing creativity. If you…