A big thank you to the teachers from Teach Plus who blogged here last week. Interesting posts and good food for thought.
And on the subject of teachers, the marketplace for teacher online sharing sites is pretty frothy right now. There are a host of companies trying to carve out niches where teachers can share lessons and curriculum – especially materials geared toward the Common Core standards. A lot of questions remain, particularly around who owns the IP and can profit from it, but a lot of activity nonetheless. Lat year the American Federation of Teachers partnered with a British corporation to launch one site called “Share My Lesson” and now the National Education Association is jumping into the fray by partnering with the U.S.-based start-up Better Lesson. From the HuffPo account of the new partnership:
“It’s Share My Lesson plus,” said Bill Raabe, an NEA executive.
Update: More smack talk! AFT head Randi Weingarten responds here.