Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.

March 7th, 2012

October 21st, 2011

Finding Images on the Internet

I find this article interesting and informative.

How do you teach students to find and use images from the Internet?

Google Images Anyone?

December 8th, 2010

Google Help

Free posters to help with using Google.

October 12th, 2009

Anyone need a little help with ISAT preparation?

ISAT Sample Books

August 30th, 2009

No! Not in Chicago. ; )

Since this survey only asked 1200 CPS teachers, perhaps the numbers would be greater if ALL teachers and administrators were asked.,CST-NWS-grades30.article

October 16th, 2008
June 8th, 2008
June 4th, 2008

CPS Online Gradebook plans

The CPS CPS online grade book is coming soon. I have spoken to teachers and students at CPS schools where the online grade book will be used soon.  Most teachers are glad to finally get a useful tool, but fear that training may be slow in coming and that the grade book may not work (like IMPACT!)  Students say they will not tell parents/guardians that the online grade book is available to view students’ attendance and grades.

Joshua Pollock, on May 22, 2008, put some interesting thoughts together on this topic.

Online grade book will allow parents to track CPS students’ grades, attendance; privacy concerns raise questions

What do YOU think. Click on comments and join the fun.

May 16th, 2008
May 9th, 2008

What a Teacher!

How many other teachers would do this?

A Seattle middle school science teacher has been suspended for two weeks without pay for refusing to administer the Washington Assessment of Student Learning in his classroom.

Read it here

April 24th, 2008

CPS is at it again

Web-Based Gradebook to be Implemented District-Wide at Chicago Public Schools.

Read all about it!!

Click the logo to see the web site of the product selected.

Notice, the press article says

“No school district as large as CPS has ever implemented an enterprise-wide electronic gradebook solution.”

Doesn’t that sound like what CPS said after IMPACT crashed on the first day of school?

April 24th, 2008

Interesting News

The University of Chicago Law School has removed Internet access in most classrooms in order to ensure the value of the classroom experience.



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