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Remember This Year

I have had "write year-in-review" on my To Do list for about a month-and-a-half now. But every day I ignore the task, hoping that I’ll feel more like writing tomorrow. Tomorrow is the last day of this year, and I don’t anticipate anything wil…

Ed-Tech and Trauma

Here are my remarks today from a Contact North webinar with Paul Prinsloo: “Why Technology is Not the Answer.”

So I want to apologize at the outset for being a bit unprepared for today’s webinar. As you may well know, things have been a bit of a mess …

Behaviorism Won

I have volunteered to be a guest speaker in classes this term. Yesterday, I talked to the students in Roxana Marachi’s educational psychology class at San Jose State.

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to your class. I will confess at the ou…

Pigeon Pedagogy

These were my remarks today during my “flipped” keynote at DigPed. You can read the transcript of my keynote here.

We haven’t had a dog in well over a decade. Kin and I travel so much that it just seemed cruel. But now, what with the work-from-home or…

Building Anti-Surveillance Ed-Tech

These are the slides and transcript from my conversation this morning with Paul Prinsloo — a webinar sponsored by Contact North

Pardon me if I just rant a little. Pardon my language. Pardon my anger and my grief. Or don’t. Let us sit with our anger an…

The Ed-Tech Imaginary

I gave this keynote this morning at the ICLS Conference, not in Nashville as originally planned (which is a huge bummer as I really want some hot chicken)

As I sat down to prepare this talk, I had to go back into my email archives to see what exactly …

Ten Years of This?!

Ten years ago today, I bought the domain hackeducation.com and launched this website, determined to do a better job covering the revival of ed-tech startups than the technology press did. Hack Education has changed a lot in the past decade. I no longer…

School Work and Surveillance

I was a guest speaker in the MA in Elearning class at Cork Institute of Technology this morning. Thanks very much to Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin for the invitation. Here’s a bit of what I said…

Thank you for inviting me to speak to your class today. This…

The History of the Future

Here are the transcript and slides of the talk I gave today at CUNY. Well, not at CUNY. The conference was called “Toward an Open Future,” as I guess you might gather from my presentation.

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today. The…