Archive for the 'Research and Evaluation'

Principal 2.0 (new book!)

Remember last September when I made available for free my most recent book chapter, Supporting...
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State department educational policy advocacy: “Evidence-based” or puffery?

One of the Iowa Department of Education’s favorite phrases is ‘evidence-based,’...
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Text complexity in the early grades: Shooting ourselves in the foot?

Here are some quotes from the most recent issue of Educational Researcher regarding text complexity...
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5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS]

Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are...
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Publishing in a print journal is only minimally ‘public’

Let’s face it. “Publishing” one’s work in a print journal that languishes...
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Parents believe that technology can improve students’ learning

research from the CEA showed that three-quarters of U.S. parents of students in grades K-12...
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When children are simply taught

studies have found that when children are simply taught, they don’t explore and test multiple...
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“Time on task” is less important for higher-level understanding and creativity

the nature of the task helps to determine the relationship between time and achievement. It turns...
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Teachers are only part of the student learning equation

Here’s a slightly-modified version of a comment I left over at The Des Moines Register...
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About those PISA scores…

Here are PISA scores for 15-year-olds as typically presented by politicians. When you see these,...
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