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Aaron Smith 📷 @theartguy

As I am designing lessons for next year's curriculum, I am reminded of this thing that I say often during testing season.

If you can use the internet to cheat on my test, it's my fault for making a low quality test.


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@noelle As someone whose teaching career started before NCLB, I assure you that memorization based testing has never been unpopular among the vast majority of curriculum writers. It's easier to assess, so it's used as a go-to.

@noelle That's the rise of PBL (Project Based Learning) you're seeing. Art teachers have been doing that for ages, but it's finally catching on.

Downside is that education as a whole is a lumbering dinosaur, and many of the "reformers" exist to make it worse, not better, so movement in any direction is painful.

@tellio I used Inkscape, though I made the background using GIMP. I use those programs so often, they're usually faster for me than going to a website where I'll nitpick the settings.

I am aware this is not true for most people.