Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mandatory Back to School Reading

A tremendous article on "the creativity crisis" that is going to be impacting this nation in the very near future. If we must use standardized testing, we as teachers have to figure out a way to cover the standards while encouraging our students to think outside the box along the way. We have always been a nation of thinkers and creators, but we are losing our edge because of "teaching to the test." Web 2.0 tools might be the key to helping our students learn how to be creative while still getting through the material that we need to follow.

Here is a link to an NPR interview with the author of the Newsweek piece. Copy and paste into browser.

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