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The Politics of Education Technology

This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech

One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”).

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Presidential-Elect Trump

“The Long Game of Betsy DeVosby Jennifer Berkshire.

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking, which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma.

I read the book that very year – and honestly, I don’t often buy or read books in hardcover – shortly after my own husband died.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Tomorrow I’ll launch the seventh edition of this massive, maniacal undertaking.

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Presidential-Elect Donald J. Trump

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Support Hack Education

I told myself this year that I had to get better at asking folks to support the work I do on this website. I added a blurb to the bottom of my newsletter, for example, informing readers that this site is not funded by ads or investors or corporations or philanthropic organizations. Well, I added that blurb, like, twice. And then I forgot.

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President-Elect Trump

It’s all so awful.

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Education Technology Under Trump: A Syllabus

How do we understand Trump and ed-tech? How do we help students understand? How do we help all of us understand and respond?

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