Those who know me well understand that I think more school curriculum should be geared toward grand challenges and innovation opportunities. With such project-based learning comes the need for “authentic assessment with real-world audiences.” What if we crowd sourced assessment? What if more student work was published in 2.0 ways so that the work could be assessed with feedback from hundreds of available and willing relative experts? When we utilize more eyes and ears than just those of the classroom teacher, the students gain multiple perspectives for enhancement and growth – like the increase in vision with multiple windows and mirrors on a car or bus! (Not to mention – “many hands make light work!”)
School 2.0 just “lens” itself to taking advantage of the power of crowd sourcing.