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Audrey Watters

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Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Writing Here and Elsewhere HEWN, No. 284 via substack.com On the Syllabus, as a Meme on audreywatters.com What’s Cooking on audreywatters.com Damned Spam on audreywatters.com Teaching Machines Research. The usual… (Actually, not really “the usual” – I am on the cusp of a big...

I’ve been baking a bit this week – not sure what’s gotten into me. And I wanted to jot down the recipes so I have them on hand (in case something happens to the sites where I found them, if nothing else. I did just buy some index cards, so...

I try to make a note of when I am “in the news,” linking to media mentions of me, my work. But I don’t often write about when I am “on the syllabus,” which is probably something I enjoy even more. I learned about my work being assigned and wrestled...

I got an email this afternoon that there was spam on one of my subdomains. Turns out, there is spam on both audreywatters.com and hackeducation.com. Someone found a way to load pirated PDF files – yay, free and “open” e-books for everyone! – and host them on my websites. I...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News “It’s Like Amazon, But for Preschool” (I’m particularly proud of the URL here) Writing Here and Elsewhere HEWN, No. 283 via substack.com Back to the Archives on teachingmachin.es I wrote the foreword for Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel’s new book, An Urgency of...

Family and Friends I’m spending the week with my mum in Scotland. (This is her XXth birthday present.) We met up with my uncle and aunt and explored the Highlands together. It’s been an incredibly meaningful trip (and my god, so beautiful), revisiting places they haven’t been in decades: Durness,...

I was a guest on Episode 10 of the So We’ve Been Thinking podcast, where I chatted with hosts Shawn McCusker and Greg Kulowiec on the history of education technology. We also chatted about behaviorism, surveillance, labor, the promise of automation, and the continued insistence that students do ridiculously pointless...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Writing Here and Elsewhere HEWN, No. 281 via hewn.substack.com Once a Month on audreywatters.com Robot Predictions on audreywatters.com Adventures in Pickled Ginger on audreywatters.com The Business of Ed-Tech Funding: August 2018 Data on funding.hackeducation.com Character on teachingmachin.es Teaching Machines I’m still researching B. F....

I love pickled ginger. I mean I love it. When I eat sushi, I shove the whole little pile of it in my mouth all at once before eyeing my dining companions’ plates to see if they want theirs. I try to always keep some in my refrigerator and eat...

The Information has an “exclusive” today about the problems with Waymo’s “big ambitions.” (Sorry. Paywall.) Waymo is the subsidiary of Alphabet (formerly Google) that runs the company’s autonomous vehicle development. The article chronicles the myriad of problems that the cars, currently being tested in Phoenix, are having navigating the city’s...