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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

http://hackeducation.com/2019/12/31/what-a-shitshow

100. The Horizon Report

99. The Promise of “Free”

98. “Rich People’s Kids Don’t Use Tech” (and Other Stories about the Silicon Valley Elite)

97. Textbook Publishers vs. Boundless

96. Ning

95. “Roaming Autodidacts”

94. Online Grade Portals

93. 3D Printing

92. “The Flipped Classroom”

91. Unizin

90. “Ban Laptops” Op-Eds

89. Clickers

88. Bundling Textbooks with Tuition

87. Amazon Inspire

86. Badges

85. The Teacher Influencer Hustle

84. Ed-Tech Startup Accelerators

83. Shark Tank for Schools

82. “The End of Library” Stories (and the Software that Seems to Support That)

81. Interactive Whiteboards

80. Viral School Videos

79. Altius Education

78. The Fake Online University Sting

77. Course Signals

76. Channel One (and the Unsinkable Chris Whittle)

75. Kno

74. “Deliverology”

73. Pearson PARCC “Spies” on Students

72. Chatbot Instructors

71. “Uber for Education”

70. Galvanic Skin Response Bracelets

69. “Unbundling”

68. Instructure

67. UC Berkeley Deletes Its Online Lectures

65. Apple’s iTextbooks

64. Alexa at School

63. ConnectEDU

62. Edsurge

61. Edmodo

60. The Death of Aaron Swartz

59. Clayton Christensen’s Predictions

58. Deborah Quazzo and the Chicago Board of Education

57. TurnItIn (and the Cheating Detection Racket)

56. Brain Training

55. Montessori 2.0

54. Google Reader

53. The TED Talk

52. Virtual Reality

51. The Math Emporium(s)

50. One Laptop Per Child

49. Yik Yak

48. The Hour of Code

47. Brainwave Headbands

46. Compulsory Fitness Trackers

45. WeGrow and WeWork

44. YouTube, the New “Educational TV”

43. Juul

42. “Social Emotional Learning” Software

41. The K-12 Cyber Incident Map

40. IBM Watson

39. Knewton

38. Coding Bootcamps

37. Ed-Tech Payola

36. “Personalized Learning” Software (and Facebook and Summit Public Schools)

35. Pearson’s “Digital Transformation”

34. The LA Times Rates Teachers

33. Online Credit Recovery

32. Common Core State Standards

31. The Gentrification of Sesame Street

30. “Precision Education”

29. Student Loan Startups

28. Computer-Based Testing Blunders

27. Online Preschool

26. Google Glass

25. Peter Thiel

24. The Secretaries of Education

23. OPMs and Outsourcing

22. Automated Essay Grading

21. Rocketship Education

20. Predictive Analytics

19. Platforming Education

18. Bridge International Academies

17. Test Prep

16. Amplify

15. Jeffrey Epstein and the MIT Media Lab

14. inBloom

13. Blockchain Anything

12. The New GED

11. Altschool

10. Google for Education

9. Virtual Charter Schools

8. LAUSD’s iPad Initiative

7. ClassDojo and the New Behaviorism

6. “Everyone Should Learn to Code”

5. Gamergate

4. “The Year of the MOOC”

3. Venture Capitalism

2. (Venture) Philanthropy

1. Anti-School Shooter Software

 

 

Stephen

Posted on: January 26, 2020, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized