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The History of the Future of Education Technology

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (National) Education Politics Compare and contrast the Department of Education’s government shutdown plans – Secretary...

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (National) Education Politics I’ll lead off this week’s roundup of education news with this from...

(National) Education Politics You know it’s amazing news when The Guardian publishes it one minute after midnight in the new year: “Toby Young to help lead government’s new universities regulator.” Happy New Year, England! And congrats on being first off the blocks to fuck up education in 2018! “Who’s Toby...

I’ve made some changes to this site, most obviously updating the header image. That’s thanks to Bryan Mathers, of course, who continues to capture what I am thinking so perfectly in his drawings. (Why a pigeon?) Those who look closely will also note that I have also changed how the...

I wouldn’t say these are all the stories about education technology we were told this year. But these are the ones I decided to analyze: Education Technology and Fake News Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt Education Technology and the...

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. The report is always a big deal in technology circles – “a tech industry event in its own right,” as...

(National) Education Politics “Where is Trump’s Cabinet?” asks Politico. “It’s anybody’s guess.” The story include updates about US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her failure to disclosure her complete schedule. “The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets,” says The New York Times. Related thoughts from Ed...

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. I mean, 2017 really sucked, and we’re all feeling it. As support services get axed and the social...

(National) Education Politics The GOP passed their tax plan. Various education-related updates – via The New York Times: “How the Republican Tax Plan Uses School Savings to Hurt States.” Via Education Week: “Final Tax Bill Keeps Teacher Deduction at $250, Cuts State and Local Deductions.” Via Inside Higher Ed: “Final...

This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories” “We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.” It’s a core refrain in “the innovation gospel,” one of those arguments that certain pundits and politicians really lean into. You...