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Powerwall progress

I’d like to update you on our Powerwall experiment, and there’s a special reason I’m doing so at this moment. EDITED TO ADD: update at the end of this post. We’ve had the giant battery attached to our house since … Continue reading

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What would you like to see in my consulting website? A shameless plea for advice

I’m in the midst of overhauling my consulting company’s very basic website, and now turn to you, dear readers, for your thoughts and suggestions. The context: I launched the site three years ago as a basic thing, a quick WordPress … Continue reading

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Starting off our science fiction reading with The Water Knife

On Tuesday I floated the idea of reading a near-future science fiction novel.  The goal was twofold: to get ideas about the future, while having fun. Readers here and elsewhere (Twitter, Facebook, email) voted for their favorites and contributed more … Continue reading

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Two short glimpses of the technological future

Last month I gave a talk to the New Media Consortium annual conference where I speculated about the future of technology (video, notes, slides here).  I invited the audience to think about possible developments over the next five years, then … Continue reading

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TV news as a hotline to memory

Yesterday my friend Steven Bragaw posed a terrific question by Twitter.  Thinking it through with other people triggered a lot of memories, then gave me more insight into the problem of American tv “news”. It was actually a question via … Continue reading

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“It was our old Blood-bath – the Somme.”

(I normally don’t post about history unrelated to education, but wanted to make an exception here. I’ve been researching the 1900-1920 period for a few years, including the First World War, and prepared the following for another website. I thought … Continue reading

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Towards the future of technology for education: my NMC keynote

On June 16th I gave the closing keynote to the New Media Consortium’s annual conference.  It was a big talk, with tons of images, ranting, and ideas crammed into a very busy hour. It meant a great deal to me … Continue reading

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