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coolcatteacher:

brit:

This just in: You can now turn your iPad into an actual foosball table for up to 4 players. Thank you New Potato, thank you. 

Your iPad can be a foozeball table? College has just been reinvented. :-)
I love technology as much as the next guy, but in my world a foosball table needs to be a proper stand up, full size arrangement. I love the idea but don’t think this looks like much fun.

coolcatteacher:

brit:

This just in: You can now turn your iPad into an actual foosball table for up to 4 players. Thank you New Potato, thank you. 

Your iPad can be a foozeball table? College has just been reinvented. :-)

I love technology as much as the next guy, but in my world a foosball table needs to be a proper stand up, full size arrangement. I love the idea but don’t think this looks like much fun.

gjmueller:

Why Kids Should Grade Teachers

A decade ago, an economist at Harvard, Ronald Ferguson, wondered what would happen if teachers were evaluated by the people who see them every day—their students. The idea—as simple as it sounds, and as familiar as it is on college campuses—was revolutionary. And the results seemed to be, too: remarkable consistency from grade to grade, and across racial divides. Even among kindergarten students. A growing number of school systems are administering the surveys—and might be able to overcome teacher resistance in order to link results to salaries and promotions.

photo via flickr:CC | ragesoss

gjmueller:

Why Kids Should Grade Teachers

A decade ago, an economist at Harvard, Ronald Ferguson, wondered what would happen if teachers were evaluated by the people who see them every day—their students. The idea—as simple as it sounds, and as familiar as it is on college campuses—was revolutionary. And the results seemed to be, too: remarkable consistency from grade to grade, and across racial divides. Even among kindergarten students. A growing number of school systems are administering the surveys—and might be able to overcome teacher resistance in order to link results to salaries and promotions.

photo via flickr:CC | ragesoss