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Today's Newsletter: The Best In Weekend Edtech Reading

Jason Pamer in EdSurge is feeling optimistic about the next wave of education technology:
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A few interesting pieces for you to enjoy while scrolling your Kindle on the beach, or more likely click through at the office. Jason Pamer in EdSurge is feeling optimistic about the next wave of education technology: "Edtech, I believe, is going through a rebuilding moment powered by three trends: widely available infrastructure, the catalytic impact of spending by both the government and philanthropy in education, and—finally—the embrace of edtech by educational institutions and educators themselves." Ethan Porter goes in the opposite direction and searches the past in this column in theHonolulu Civil Beat: "Could you imagine if Socrates’ attitudes toward writing were still given play in our modern school system? If literacy was considered controversial? Would we have specialized schools that prohibit any print within their walls?" And Tania Lombrozo gets big picture at NPR: "Technological tools for behavior change are a way to nudge ourselves into better behavior. We intervene on our environment to shape ourselves, because we can't simply will ourselves into the target behavior directly." I suggest another cup of coffee with that one! —Kevin Hogan, Content Director

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