Rick Hess set a record—three posts this week worth commenting on. He’s not always first, not always popular, but more often than not makes me think.
His edtech dichotomy—unbounded vs scripted—is of some value. Being decidedly in both camps, I’m pretty sure we can and should have it both ways.
We can create sophisticated customized playlists of highly personalized learning experiences that meet the needs of individual learners. Adaptive math products like Dreambox and Reasoning Mind and adaptive games like MangaHigh show the way.
Today we launched the Digital Learning Council, a policy development effort, co-chaired by Gov’s Jeb Bush and Bob Wise, that will help state policy makers get the most out of education technology. The most important work will be getting out of the way of online learning opportunities.
And finally, while many (like me) were jumping on the bandwagon, Hess took a deep breadth and offered a thoughtful review of the LA Times value added analysis.