This is the ninth year that I’ve reviewed the stories we’re being told about education technology. Typically, this has been a ten (or more) part series. But I just can’t do it any more. Some people think it’s hilarious that I’m ed-tech’s Cassandra, but it’s not funny at all. It’s depressing, and it’s painful. And no one listens.
Audrey summaries the stories that we were told about technology in 2018. She touches on the #MeToo, the revolt by US public school teachers, increase of hate speech, the spread of misinformation by technology giants and the rise in school security. Watters also highlights the fact that many of these stories are far from new.
I can not even begin to imagine how much time has been spent collating these newsletters over the years. I have tried to keep up with Google and that was hard enough.