The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

“100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles Of The Decade” (2010-2019)

“For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed.”

Audrey Watters Resurfaces After Six Months Writing

“I can promise you, ed-tech is not changing faster than it’s ever changed before. The people who want you to think that are hoping that they can wind you up and spin you ’round and knock you off center so that you’ll be less able to stand firm and resist their “disruption.””


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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