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by Mark Barnes
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Mark Barnes is a 20-year classroom teacher and creator of the Results Only Learning Environment (ROLE), a progressive, student-centered classroom that eliminates all traditional teaching methods, including grades. While transforming his classroom into a ROLE, Mark has also revolutionized K–12 web-based instruction by bringing private student websites into his classroom—an extension of school into cyberspace. Mark has developed five online courses on digital strategies for educators, taught through two accredited colleges in Ohio. A popular speaker and presenter, Mark is also a Discovery Education Network Star Educator, honored for his work in education technology. Mark is the creator of the website Learnitin5.com, a library of videos that demonstrate how to use virtually any Web 2.0 and social media application in the classroom. Mark's classroom website, www.barnesclass.com, was recognized in 2011 by Indiana University's School of Education as one of the top 10 K–12 classroom websites in the United States. Mark resides in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and two children.
Readers can follow Mark Barnes on Twitter at @markbarnes19. He can also be reached via e-mail at email@example.com. In addition to creating videos at Learnitin5.com, Mark blogs regularly at resultsonlylearning.com and ascdedge.ascd.org.
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