Tom Liam Lynch

Arts + Letters

Try Not to Stare at this Typewriter with Voice Recognition. Just Try.

I love this voice-activated typewriter, not because it is practical or will make one’s writing life easier. But rather because…
Arts + Letters

The Boy Who Lived in a Library

StoryCorp’s video memoir of Ronald Clark, who grew up living in the Washington Height’s public library, will make you yearn…
Arts + Letters

Bots in British Lit Class: Watch How a High School Teacher in Georgia Does It

Last year, I posted about a series of projects for integrating computer science into the English classroom. (A group of…
Administrators

WATCH: I Share Why Ed Tech Breaks Your Heart & How to Avoid It

I’ve advised hundreds of educators and school leaders on educational technology. Here’s why ed tech usually breaks our hearts and…
Computer Science Education

Everyone Should Know How Computers Work. These Videos Can Help.

Whether you work in schools or dabble in digital research methods, you will instantly become a more critical user of…
Culture

In the Wake of Yesterday’s School Shooting, Look Up “Kakistocracy”

When children don’t succeed in school, kakistocrats blame the teacher. When children don’t survive in school (like yesterday’s shooting in…
Arts + Letters

Shel Silverstein’s “simple secret of lasting love”

Love ain’t no missing piece to be found. I adored reading this book to my son when he was younger.…
Arts + Letters

“I know a lot of talented ruins,” says James Baldwin

How many times have you heard children–and adults–refer to themselves as “not a math person” or “not a reader”? Children in…
Administrators

WATCH: What Constitutes Teaching?

The 3rd installment in my Education Series for LinkedIn, check out this brief video where I pose some of the…
Arts + Letters

Umberto Eco: Internet As “Formidable Complement” to Books

In this posthumous collection of essays, entitled Chronicles of a Liquid Society Umberto Eco offers his timeless perspective on matters…
Arts + Letters

Black Thought and the Value of Literature

When Black Thought performed his epic freestyle on Hot 97, the video hit 1M+ views within a day. I myself…
Computer Science Education

If Coding is Writing, What’s Feedback Look Like?

The idea the coding should actually be considered a form of writing is something educators must seriously consider. (See this…
Administrators

WATCH: My New LinkedIn Video Asks, “What Constitutes Learning?”

We must ask very different questions in education if we are going to expect different outcomes. I’m convinced that it…
Administrators

If You’ve Never Seen UNESCO’s Education Plan, You Really Should

UNESCO’s goal for education by 2030 might be summed up as, “Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning…
Administrators

You KNOW Learning Happens Here

What life and energy Bronx middle school ELA teacher Laura Weiss brings to her craft–including the front of her room.…
History + Politics

Words Count in States of the Union

Data nerds over at the Washington Post must have enjoyed this assignment. I would have. Already thinking about how to…
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