“What is proficiency-based learning, are we doing it in our science classrooms, and if not, what will we have to change so that we do so?”
If you are a hunter you will appreciate a product launched by See3D, a revolutionary new type of camouflage. In a market that is packed with competitors, both big and small, See3D is launching something different, a lightweight camouflage suit that makes you invisible to deer AND visible to hunters at the same time. Their patented technology takes advantage of the dichromatic vision of deer (they see in black and white), advances in 3D leaf pattern camo, and judicious use of blaze orange coloring.
Over the years I have seen, used and created a lot of email newsletters and sign up forms. At Joomlashack I was able to use strategies that grew our email list to over 350,000. At Compass Designs over 70,000 people were interested enough to sign up. At this point, I am cynical, I’ll see through the usual email bait in a heart beat. But here is one that really caught my eye, and easily made me sign up.
Sometimes called “Standards-Based”, here are some resources for those interested in finding out more about Proficiency Based Learning and Grading.
Recently I have been advising a few organizations on their Social Media Strategy. As I have been doing so, I dug up a post I made from a presentation in 2010. Its advice still holds true – “How small businesses can use content websites to succeed in today’s social-saturated web“. Interestingly, though I talk about Facebook having 500 million users, now we know it’s even more. The strategy here is even more important!