[Themaintainers] edtech and maintenance: request for readings

Tom Okie wtokie at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 16:25:16 EST 2019

Thanks all, for these wonderful suggestions.

I'll post my reading list when I have it finalized later this spring -- but
keep suggesting things as they come to you.


On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM Andrew Russell <arussell at arussell.org>

> Tom, thanks for kicking off a great discussion!
> Education Week is another good venue short conversation-starting essays.
> As part of their recent “10 Big Ideas” Benjamin Herold wrote about
> “Education has an Innovation Problem” -
> https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/01/09/education-has-an-innovation-problem.html.
> Lee and I wrote a short essay that accompanied Herold’s piece.  And there’s
> also an infographic that reports on an innovation survey, What Educators
> Really Think About Innovation
> <https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/01/09/what-educators-really-think-about-innovation-infographic.html> -
> on that page there’s also a link to the full survey results
> <https://www.edweek.org/media/innovation-survey-report-education-week.pdf>.
> I found the infographic to be a good exercise/conversation starter for a
> student leadership retreat.
> Good luck, and please know you’ve got an invitation to report back about
> what you use and how the course/discussions go.
> Andy
> On Feb 20, 2019, at 12:51 PM, Tom Okie <wtokie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Apologies if I've missed an earlier discussion of educational technology
> on this list, but I'm in the process of developing a list of
> readings/viewings for a course I teach called "Technology for Historians
> and History Educators," mostly to practicing teachers. I take a broad view
> of technology in the course (we talk about blackboards and codices as well
> as digital tech), and we'll be reading Larry Cuban's *Oversold and
> Underused: Computers in the Classroom*, and some of Audrey Watters'
> writing on edtech.
> Anyway, I'd be eager to hear if anyone has other suggestions for pieces
> that might teach well, including pieces that praise edtech, promise
> innovation and disruption, or address maintenance problems in education.
> Thanks,
> Tom Okie
> Kennesaw State University
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