Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog this week. Below you’ll see my top weekly posts along with the number of pageviews in the past 7 days.
This week the big winner is Move Over iPad! Google Chrome Notebooks are Going to be the Game Changer I learned a lot about the Google Notebook when writing the post and even more afterwards from the great comments and the additional blog post it inspired by Steve Kinney. You’ll also want to look at the links to comments from teachers who are piloting the devices in other cities. The next most popular post was Have schools forgotten they were supposed to prepare students for the world? This is a concern of mine as I meet more and more soon-to-be high school and college grads who are left with a diploma in hand but unprepared to find a job or career. They have no resume or ePortfolio as a result of all their years of study and a GPA only tells a prospective employer so much about a student’s talents and potential. Rounding out the top three is my ADHD post which has consistently ranked at the top of all my posts. The pharma companies spend millions to get kids hooked on drugs and they reap in profits as a result. Find out why doctors, parents, and educators are clamoring to get you to do more research before drugging your children.
A couple other posts made their way to the top including one on my new favorite phrase, “free-range learning.” See what happens when students are allowed to embrace free range learning
which means they are empowered to use their own technology and given the freedom to access any internet site they choose. Also at the top is my piece on Student Driven Learning = Passion-Based Classrooms. More and more teachers are relinquishing control of the learning to students and seeing spectacular results. I also provide Advice for Choosing Pages, Groups or Profiles When Using Facebook. This is a question I’m asked often. This post provides real classroom examples of what educators are doing and why it works best for them. Finally, from Vicky we have a guest post on the important topic of bullying in which she asks readers How Do You Really Feel About Bullying?
There’s several other interesting posts as well. I hope there's something here that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re so inspired leave a comment.