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Irvington Insight – Flipped Classrooms: A Model That Turns Learning on Its Head | 1.2014

I’m still waiting for an “Irvington Insight” devoted to the new classics-heavy assigned reading list parents have spent the past 20 years lobbying for.

Curriculum director: I am a child-centered professional
Response to administrator technology memo
IEF off-cycle grant: “Exploring and expanding our use of technology in
the classrooms”

Wrong track
“Our goal”
The digital natives are restless
Flipped classrooms (and more) in IUFSD
Email from an NYU student on his experience in a flipped classroom
John D on flipped classrooms and board policy
Buying technology – business v. schools

At HuffPo:

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

I haven’t read the literature on handheld devices and exposure to blue light after dark myself, so I don’t have an informed opinion one way or the other.

What concerns me greatly, however, is the fact that our superintendent has not read the literature, either, yet he has established a goal of making technology in the classroom as “ubiquitous” as pencil and paper.

From what I can see, the board of education is not enthusiastic about technology for the sake of technology; to the best of my knowledge, the board has not voted to make technology “ubiquitous.”

Unfortunately, the fact that the board has not established a formal goal of making technology ubiquitous is neither here nor there.

Seeking board approval for a policy change is not a strength of our current superintendent.

AND SEE:
Response to administrator technology memo
Buying technology – business v. schools
John D on flipped classrooms and board policy
Wrong track
“Our goal”
The digital natives are restless
Flipped classrooms (and more) in IUFSD
Email from an NYU student on his experience in a flipped classroom

“Literacy and mathematics are the foundation to all facets of learning,” he said. “Curriculum (should be) very skill-based, rich and infused with technology.”
Irvington schools pick N.J. educator as next superintendent

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