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"Binders Full of Teachers" and Other Education-Related Election Memes That Weren't

2012 has been another banner year for Internet memes. Call Me Maybe. Hey Girl. Binders Full of Women. Texts from Hillary.

Why Tablets?


Why all the excitement over tablets for education?
This is something I've been stewing about for a long, long time. Note: I didn't ask, "why personal computers?"

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: What's Changed from 2011 to 2012?

In the next week or so, I plan to kick off my annual review of the year’s major ed-tech developments. I’ve identified the 10 trends that I think have been 2012’s most interesting and important. I’ll string out the posts that cover these over the next 6 weeks — and not just because it’s time for the obligatory-end-of-year-wrap-up-crap posts that we bloggers churn out throughout the month of December.

How Should We Respond to Teens' Racist Tweets?

Election Night Racism on Twitter
Like many people, I spent Election Night tuned in to Twitter, watching the results via my social media stream rather than via television. It felt more participatory than passive. It felt more immediate, less contrived.

Hack Education Weekly Podcast


Every week, Steve Hargadon and I sit down (virtually) to talk about the latest ed-tech news. I always find our conversation to be one of the most thought-provoking exchanges I have all week.
In this week's recording, we discuss the changes to Flat World Knowledge as well as results from Election Night and how these will (or won't) change education policy in the coming years.

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Hack Education Weekly News: Election Results and More

Our Dreams
Election Night Results
Well thank goodness it’s over. The U.S. 2012 Elections, that is.

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Word Count

Voting today..
Sorry I haven’t written much here this week. I can offer multiple excuses:
1) Travel 2) The Election 3) My Kid Is Visiting

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Venture Capital and the Future of Open Education

Boheken Heart, Bologna
Cross-posted at Inside Higher Ed

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An #Eduhistory Book Club

Lanesfield School
This is still a germ of an idea, but it’s a germ of an idea that’s already spawned a collaborative Google Doc and a blog post, and with that we are officially off and running…

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