Posts in Edtech

Keyboards and Assembly Lines

There’s some great writing out there on how technology interacts with education, but every now and then I see something that really misses the mark. This episode: Edukwest, “With the Coding Hype

Test-Driven Education

When we teach students math, algebra in particular, we generally tell them, “check your work.” It just occurred to me that this is similar to software testing. Testing in software (ish): Write a

Meteor and Optimizing the Prototype Funnel

Meteor hit 1.0 yesterday, and the comments on Hacker News were mixed. Some people congratulated the team, but others questioned the value of the tool. I think the criticism comes from a

More Bootcamp Misunderstanding

Every now and then another article pops up about the rise of the coding bootcamp. This month it’s the Times: While skeptics say a few weeks at boot camp is not enough

Statwing, barriers, and data culture

Statwing is a YC company that makes a fast, lightweight cloud stats package. Take any data set, drag it in, pick a couple variables, and it will do some basic descriptive stats and