Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Technology for Instruction

Today, I wanted to share a blog that I'm following.  Promoting Student Engagement is a new blog written by Eric Williams, a superintendent in Virginia.  Before you write it off since it's not written by a teacher, check it out.  It is surprisingly teacher-friendly, with examples of what the teachers in the district are actually doing.  It also has a technology flavor, one that comes from a perspective of using technology to improve instruction, rather than just using technology for technology's sake.  As a technology lover who still believes it's what you do with technology, not what the coolest new toy is, I love Eric's perspective. As a bonus, many of his examples are rigorous.   I've also been following him on Twitter (ewilliams65), where you'll find much more information and see lots of examples.  I encourage you to take a look, follow him on Twitter, and hopefully, the blog will be expanding more in the future! 

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