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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…
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

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…
History + Politics

President Trump on Education

Education is often an issue that politicians have strong feelings about.  In recent decades, education has been framed as in a…
Media

♡ for Teachers

Love for teachers takes many forms, including the kind of fast-paced, twisted, and misogynistic kind of love doled out by…
Assessment

Making Writing Assessment Better and Easier

Writing is at the heart of learning. It has been for centuries.  But when I work with teachers in different…
Arts + Letters

“High School Training Ground,” by Malcolm London

Check out this Chicago poet’s powerful commentary on the reality of high school, a training ground for the injustices all…
Arts + Letters

Poet Malachi Byrd on “Intelligence”

The young poet laces together elements of school, identity, success, and art all in under four minutes.  The poem stands…
Equity

An Assemblyman’s Response to New York Education Reform

Under the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top initiative, states like New York opted to compete for federal money and…
Assessment

How the Need for Education Reform Was Framed in New York State

It’s important to observe how the need for education reform is framed.  There are always loud advocates for both sides…
Equity

Andrew Cuomo on the Problem of the Word “Schools”

It’s easy to get frustrated with politicians who talk about education.  They tend to reduce the issues in education to…
Equity

How Did That Race to the Top End?

Race to the Top is the Obama Administration’s education reform initiative.  It overlapped with former President Bush’s No Child Left…
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