Tag: crowdsourcing

  • Crowdsourcing an Annotation of the Common Core

    Crowdsourcing an Annotation of the Common Core

    I am one of a team of facilitators leading a technology-infused professional development series this fall with a fairly large group of educators in school district nearby. We kicked off the series on Thursday night. Like many teaching cadres, this one has a large mix of those who are wary of technology (but are feeling…

  • Using Badges to Assess a Class Community Assignment

    Using Badges to Assess a Class Community Assignment

    I just finished awarding my students their badges for our Community assignment and I wanted to share the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of my venture into gamification as opposed to grading. I originally shared my reasons for replacing grades with badges in my post “Community Building With Badges” which was sparked by Cathy Davidson’s description…

  • Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the “Power of the Crowd” in Our Educational Landscapes

    “Crowdsourcing poses a tantalizing question: What if the solutions to our greatest problems weren’t waiting to be conceived, but already existed somewhere, just waiting to be found, in the warp and weave of this vibrant human network?”  -Jeff Howe, author of Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business How…