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The History of the Future of Education Technology

This is part two of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories” I confess: most of my social media networks are focused on education. I’m friends with educators. I follow educators and education journalists. I pay incredibly close attention to education news, and as such I expect my...

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. It was a nod, in part, to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical...

(National) Education Politics Via Chalkbeat: “DeVos calls America still ‘a nation at risk,’ cheers GOP tax plan.” As I type this up, the Senate has not yet voted, but it does appear to have enough votes to pass the measure. Via Inside Higher Ed: “How the Tax Bills Would Hit...

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been...

(National) Education Politics “The Republican War on College,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. “Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports. And perhaps it’s not just higher ed. The education reform-minded publication The 74 says that “Educators Warn of ‘Devastating’ Consequences for Charter Schools...

(National) Education Politics “15 Ways Taylor Swift’s Lyrics Solve Education Policy’s Most Pressing Issues” is, no doubt, the most godawful white lady thing I’ve seen this week in education news. And that is saying a lot. “The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students,” says Erin Rousseau in The New...

(National) Education Politics Listen, folks (particularly educators). If you’re going to decry “fake news,” then you best not be sharing it. If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. Did you share...

(National) Education Politics “The Education of Betsy DeVos” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education: “DeVos Falsely Suggests That Student Loans Were Federalized to Pay for Obamacare.” An op-ed in The New York Times by Gail Collins: “No Profit in...

The fourth book in my “Monsters of Education Technology” series is out. As with the other books in the series, it’s a collection of talks I’ve given through the course of the year. E-book versions are available for purchase via the usual online retailers: Amazon and Smashwords. Even better (as...

(National) Education Politics “Assessing Betsy DeVos’ Rollback on Disability Rights” by Pacific Standard’s David Perry. “The 72 OSERS Documents Rescinded by Betsy deVos” – by Liz Ditz. Via Inside Higher Ed: “The White House announced Thursday that President Trump would nominate Kenneth L. Marcus, president and general counsel of the...