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What’s a Typewriter?!

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Pace University is launching a research and professional development lab for technology in education.  Their web site, EdSpace, posted this recently.  Love it. Let’s disclaim that we are  highly suspicious (even intolerant) of the oversimplified claim that our children are “digital natives,” which only serves to water down the complexity of teaching, learning, and technology.  It’s part of a soundbite culture in ... Read More »

Throwing Out Technology

Broken laptop

A recent article on SchoolBook chronicles the challenges Hoboken schools faced in implementing laptop deployment to its students.  In short, the machines were slow, highly breakable, and frustrated all parties involved.  Here’s a quick excerpt: Hoboken school officials were also worried they couldn’t control which websites students would visit. Crocamo installed software to block pornography, gaming sites and Facebook. He disabled the ... Read More »

A Streamgraph of Arne Duncan’s Speeches

Duncan_Streamgraph

Using the data gathered through web scraping techniques described previously, I render some of the keywords associated with the neoliberal education reform discourse below as a streamgraph.  When reading, remember that the ceiling of the y-axis is the total number of instances of all the keywords named.  It is a dynamic ceiling rather than a constant.  I gained new insight ... Read More »

Introduce Kids to Robotics

Introduce Kids to Robotics

It’s A Book, Book

It’s A Book, Book

Undone Typewriter

Undone Typewriter

Automated Love

Automated Love