Warner, John. (June 23, 2021). Reading Roundup- Early Summer 2021. Inside Higher Ed. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/reading-roundup-early-summer-2021

King, Marissa. (May 19, 2021). Summer 2021 Reads for K-12 Teachers. Edutopia. https://www.edutopia.org/article/summer-2021-reads-teachers 

If you’re ready to take a clear-eyed look at the impact of technology in your school this year, check out Justin Reich’s Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education (2020). Reich, a professor at MIT, offers a careful analysis of what schools can reasonably expect from technology, why it won’t fix inequalities, and how we should think about the technology we’re bringing into schools.

Reich’s skepticism about big, transformational claims will feel familiar to veteran educators who have taught through multiple iterations of internet-based instructional programs. Reich offers clear lists of questions to ask when new technology comes to your school, such as “What’s actually new here?”

Check out the Failure to Disrupt Virtual Book Club Podcast!

In the Fall of 2020 Justin Reich invited guest presenters and students from MIT for a ten week book club exploring themes in Failure to Disrupt. Now he has turned into a Podcast to relive those discussions and offer more insights.