Tagged: Education Policy


Did You Know, 2014 Remix

The “Did You Know? / Shift Happens” video was created in 2008. I’ve updated here, with updated facts and corrected information. I have referenced the Did You Know? (also known as Shift Happens) video before on this blog. It’s one of my favorite discussion starters, when talking with educators about technology integration. I use the video at least five times a year, and the resulting discussion and buy-in is always jarring.


Common Core Haters, This is Why You’re Wrong

Our expectations need to be higher. Our tests need to be tougher. This is how we improve our education system. Our kids aren’t just going to suddenly be brilliant. We all (teachers, kids, parents) have to put in the work to make it so. And the Common Core provides us with a great map to get there.


Is Education the Next “Inconvenient Truth”?

I’d like to talk about several education-based documentaries coming out this year. And there are a lot of them. One USAToday article even refers to 2010 as the year of the education documentary. Although it’s a bit off-topic for Stretch Your Digital Dollar, I think the documentaries pose interesting looks at urban public schools in America.

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