Reform: Hey, Let's Use Klout Scores
There's a UNC professor who's grading kids in part (20 percent!) on their Klout scores, a flawed but popular measure of social media popularity.
It's not the first time this has been tried -- and not necessarily worked (No One Is Getting an A in This Klout College Class, Atlantic).
I think that elementary and secondary teachers should do this -- maybe with Twitter followers or Facebook friends. But only with a portion of students' grades. And then maybe administrators should use Klout or other social measures as part of a teacher's evaluation or for merit pay. What do you think?