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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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Presidential Politics

President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

The President-Elect on the First Amendment:

Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!

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Presidential Campaign Politics

Welp. It’s almost over.

Via NPR: “What Trump And Clinton Have To Say About Education.”

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

This talk was delivered at Virginia Commonwealth University today as part of a seminar co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Sociology. The slides are also available here.

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Presidential Campaign Politics

November 8 cannot come soon enough.

Via Education Week): “Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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