This week I was assigned to read Mr. Wesley Fryer's blog Moving at the Speed of Creativity. I read his July 8th post Hallelujah: Oklahoma Withdraws from Common Core PARCC Testing Consortium . Since I barely understand other school systems and how they function, I had a little trouble understanding his post at first. I read it a couple of times, and I was able to grasp the concept. Fryer's main message, "We should not be purchasing technology hardware in Oklahoma, or any state in our nation simply to test students online and raise test scores." Fryer's argument is reflected through his use in Twitter. I agree that testing shouldn't be the only way to educate children and evaluate their learning.
My comment: I am an EDM310 student from the University of South Alabama. I am going into my second year at the College of Education. I enjoyed learning from this post, but what are ways I can better chose which school system fits my teaching style? Thank you and my blog is here.
I read Mr. Fryer's Write Well, Sell Well Conference Sept 21, 2013 in Oklahoma City that inspired me.
My comment: I am an EDM310 student at the University of South Alabama. I get so excited when I see somebody succeeding in the publishing business. I've been an aspiring author ever since I was eight and work towards it everyday. I really enjoyed reading this, and it motivated me to work hard to finish my two books this year.