Tom Liam Lynch

Tom is an education professor in New York City who co-founded Babble Lab, a center for digital humanities pedagogy and research at Pace University, helped establish an international consortium of coding schools for refugees called Room 7, and is launching a nationwide initiative called CS4ELA to explore ways to embed computer science into K-12 English classes. His new collection of essays on education, technology, and teaching English is called Strata and Bones. Find on social at @tomliamlynch
Words that End with “-uck”? This Kid Handled the Obvious One with Aplomb
Humanities

Words that End with “-uck”? This Kid Handled the Obvious One with Aplomb

Well played elementary school student whom I hope to teach one day. Well played indeed. Yet another reason I love…
Moving from Fiction to Non-Fiction
Cartoons

Moving from Fiction to Non-Fiction

Oh, my sides! So much to say about this cartoon from The New Yorker. The librarian is moving the following…
‘Learn’ Used to Mean ‘Teach’ or Why We Should All Read the Dictionary
Culture

‘Learn’ Used to Mean ‘Teach’ or Why We Should All Read the Dictionary

I do enjoy me strolls down etymology lane, I’m not gonna lie. Though I never considered that “to learn” actually…
I Need Your Advice, English Peeps: What Texts Should I Focus On for My Next Big Project?
Computer Science Education

I Need Your Advice, English Peeps: What Texts Should I Focus On for My Next Big Project?

For years now, I’ve been slowly bringing to life a vision for bringing computational methods to secondary English classes. I’m…
4 Minutes on How Food Affects Your Brain. Go!
Health + Nutrition

4 Minutes on How Food Affects Your Brain. Go!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’m convinced that schools can make a significant impact on student…
Why Are Letters on Keyboards So Oddly Arranged? Here’s a Primer on the Origins of QWERTY!
Computer Science Education

Why Are Letters on Keyboards So Oddly Arranged? Here’s a Primer on the Origins of QWERTY!

Keyboards are literally where human beings communication with computers. Considering how ubiquitous they are, it is odd that many of…
Wait, You Were Serious about Using Minecraft in School?
STEM

Wait, You Were Serious about Using Minecraft in School?

As the father of a 9-year-old, I can attest to the seemingly supernatural power of Minecraft. My son can play…
If You’re Teaching Shakespeare, You Might Want to Start with Duke Ellington
Humanities

If You’re Teaching Shakespeare, You Might Want to Start with Duke Ellington

In 1957, jazz legend Duke Ellington released his album Such Sweet Thunder, which is a collection of songs written in…
Watch How Children’s Vocabulary Grows
Computer Science Education

Watch How Children’s Vocabulary Grows

The more work I do at the intersection of education and technology, the more I am convinced that simple high-leverage…
Middle-Earth at the Morgan Library? Yes, Please.
Culture

Middle-Earth at the Morgan Library? Yes, Please.

I have 18 days to get myself to the Tolkien exhibit at the Morgan Library, where they have on display…
Chris Rock Implores Parents: Stop Telling Your Kids They Are Special
Culture

Chris Rock Implores Parents: Stop Telling Your Kids They Are Special

Allow Chris Rock to play the role of Shakespearean fool whose wisdom proves to be undeniable. In this clip, he…
The Language and Law of Your Location
Civics

The Language and Law of Your Location

Whatever device you are reading this on is probably tracking tons of data about you right now, including your geographic…
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