Crowdsourcing Classrooms: Should Teachers Sell Their Lesson Plans? | TIME Ideas |

I spend a lot of my time thinking about new ways to increase teacher collaboration and how to facilitate the sharing of resources. It's great that technology is helping this happen, and I like to poke around on blogs and lesson-sharing sites to see what's there. But with all apologies to their creators, a lot of what I see doesn't strike me as very good, and I worry that there are so few quality controls in place or feedback cycles that help creators revise their materials. For all we know from research about quality tasks and curriculum, we seem to know relatively little about how, on a large scale, to give teachers the knowledge and resources they need to select and create first-rate materials for their classrooms.