Mark Pennington
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Free e-Comments Chrome Extension

Here's a freebie that just might make life a bit easier for teachers this fall… I just released a new free comment insert program for Google docs that will save grading time and improve writing feedback. Insert hundreds of customizable Common Core-aligned instructional comments, which identify, explain, and show how to revise writing issues, with just one click from the e-Comments menu. Add your own comments to the menu, including audio, video, and speech-to-text. Check out the introductory…See More
Jul 11
Mark Pennington replied to UreyL Lynn's discussion What are some of the best turnitin Alternatives on the net?
"For writing feedback (better than Turnitin, heck out my free new e-Comments Chrome Extension!"
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Mark Pennington replied to Steve Hargadon's discussion Introductions
"Glad to be a part once again."
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Seventh Grade Teacher/Educational Author
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I'm an MA Reading Specialist father of three boys. My wife and I live in the California Gold Country.

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Should We Teach Standards or Children?

Posted on July 2, 2009 at 10:53am 4 Comments

This may well be professional suicide. But, it’s time to come out of the closet. I say I teach the standards, but I really teach children.

As an educational publisher and author, I sell books that address state and national standards in English-language Arts and reading. The standards-based movement has clearly taken over the publishing and educational establishment. For example, in California, a district cannot purchase programs with state-allocated district monies… Continue

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