The Educator's Notebook

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

“The Factory Model” Is A Myth. The Real Problem Is Inequality.

“High school is broken in America. Its buildings and classes are old and stodgy. As an institution, it’s unchanging, built to crank out factory workers and thus unsuited for our modern, high-tech era… It’s a popular narrative reflecting the very real fears held by so many young people today when it comes to economic instability, inequality, […]

“There Is No Tech Solution To Deepfakes”

The Department of Defense can’t save us. Technology won’t save us. Being more critically-thinking humans might save us, but that’s a system that’s lot harder to debug than an AI algorithm.”

Artists Make Guerrilla Augmented Reality Exhibit At MOMA

People who were just visiting MoMA seem to primarily experience the work through the lens on their phones by taking selfies or photos of the work… Our AR work added an extra layer of digitization by hacking the pre-existing work to reveal the work of artists who are experimenting with a new form.”


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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