My Week in Review

My Week in Review

No rest for the wicked. These end-of-year posts on Hack Education have me absolutely slammed. Somehow I actually managed to get other things accomplished too, in addition to the 15K words I wrote in that series this week. I also had two pieces published elsewhere, and I signed a book contract too. Busy. As 2014 draws to a close, I do evaluate what I'm doing with my life. The writing seems to be going well. A lot of the technologies I use, not so much. I'm going to be rethinking a lot of the tools I use. I ditched Evernote this year, for example. Reclaim your domain, man. [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

Many folks this time of year shift into "holiday" mode. Me, I shift into "Top Ed-Tech Trends" mode. Both are hectic, to be sure. I posted three of the series this week. I also self-published The Monsters of Education Technology. Not much other than that... But that's a lot. Really. I think I wrote almost 20,000 words this week, not counting those words in the book of course. [...]

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On Self-Publishing My Monsters

On Self-Publishing My Monsters

I self-published a book today. Why a book? And how? I have jotted down a few thoughts here. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about my next book project, Teaching Machines. But I guess now that I've already written one book, the next one is easier, right? Hahahahaha. Anyway, buy the book. Or download the book. Share the book. Read the book. Thank you for your support. [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

I am so tired. I've been on the road two weeks now, and I've finally been reunited with Kin. I really hate traveling without him. I delivered three talks; I've been at multiple events in multiple cities. I'm over it. I can't wait to get back to Hermosa tomorrow. Even though it's been a busy week, I don't really feel like I accomplished much -- that's a silly feeling because I know that my talks, at the very least, accomplished quite a bit. [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

And I'm off, on what I hope will be the end -- or almost of the end -- of my 2014 speaking and traveling. I gave a talk on Thursday and was on a panel today. I'm writing this up, sitting in Penn Station, waiting to go to DC where I give another keynote in the morning. Lots of stuff happened this week, and I feel like I forgot to make a note of all of it. [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

What a crazy week. Crazy busy, sure. But also crazy thanks to the Gamergate folks landing on my front porch. Not literally. Thank god. I was able to be fairly productive, all things considered, which is good because I take off next week for 10 days of speaking and traveling. I'm still really unprepared to give any of the 5 talks I have scheduled. Shit. [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

Heads down this week, writing writing writing. I've got so many talks to deliver this month, and I'm more than a little nervous that I've bit off more than I can chew. I bought all the tickets and made all the hotel reservations for my upcoming speaking gigs. So I am committed to doing them now! Kin and I celebrated our fifth anniversary yesterday. It's amazing to think how much we've accomplished and done since being together! [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

I've had several bitterly unproductive weeks in a row now. Correlation: the amount of harassment and threats that women in tech are experiencing. I'm writing this from Sweden, feeling absolutely shitty and jetlagged. So let's hope that with a bit more sleep and some coffee and food, I can pull it together and have a better week next week. [...]

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