These are not directly related to technology in classrooms, but they show how school administrators in general have been ignoring basic research that could disrupt the fundamentals of how school districts are run in the 21st century. We hold on to habits and traditions long after they have been proven useless or harmful, and jump at anything new or “innovative” simply because.
How Handwriting Trains the Brain (Wall Street Journal, Oct 5, 2010)
Let’s Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking (io9.com, Aug 9, 2014)
The iPad Fiasco: “What do the Terms of Service Say About My Rights?” (livingindialogue.com, Aug 9, 2014) – This was shocking, and not in a good way.
The reason I’m rethinking my digital classroom (ditchthattextbook.com, Aug 11, 2014)
Why is math easier for some kids than for others? (PBS, Aug 18, 2014)
School Starts Too Early (Scientific American, Aug 19, 2014)
Michelle Rhee’s real legacy: Here’s what’s most shameful about her reign (Salon, Aug 22, 2014)