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Audrey Watters

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Teaching Machines is available for pre-order via the MIT Press website (and anywhere books are sold — consider supporting your local bookseller). I spent a few days trying to revamp the Teaching Machines website — before deciding that the template I had was just fine. Now I'm in the process...

It's been one year today since Isaiah died. It's hard to judge the passage of time during a pandemic. The months all merge into one long period of isolation. Then again, that's what happens during grief, regardless of the lockdown orders. Or rather, that's what it felt like when Isaiah's...

I used to be Extremely Online. I knew all the latest memes and hashtags, all the news and drama and characters-of-the-day. If you texted me "hey, have you seen…," chances were that, yes, I already had. Now I am as offline as possible. I've deleted Twitter from my phone. I...

It's been a while since I've written one of these. I keep hoping that I've reached a point where I can pull my life back together, but it's become so unraveled, that I'm not quite sure how to pick the threads back up. Teaching Machines I finished reviewing the copy...

It's been a month since I've written one of these. It's been a little over a month since I lost my son. I've been overwhelmed by the love and support from everyone, and on my To Do list for this week is to send out a bunch of Thank You's....

Isaiah Vanderford, 1993-2020 He made that jump, and I couldn't catch him

Working Nothing to report this week, really. I'm working on a talk I'll deliver at the end of the month. I don't know where the time goes each week, quite honestly. Errands, I guess? Because if I do one outing, I'm sort of spent for the day. Reading and Viewing...

Obviously I still haven't got back in the habit of writing these updates weekly. Hack Education "Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History" Other Writing HEWN, No. 347 via substack.com Speaking The talk on educational crises listed above was given to the Desmos staff last week. I'm working on a handful...

I haven't written one of these in a while. I've been in a pretty dark place, I won't lie. The global pandemic hasn't helped. Like. At all. But things are sunnier now — literally, as we moved from Seattle to Oakland a couple of weeks ago. I'm trying to re-establish...

I've been in the media a few more times in the past week to talk about the "pivot to digital" (or not). I was on WBAI's "Talk out of School" show with Leonie Haimson. I was asked by Inside Higher Ed to contribute some thoughts on what this all meant...