News and Notes: July 8, 2013

  • I found this power point presentation on the “artificial extension of childhood” to be pretty compelling.  Those who advocate for longer school days and school  years would do well to consider the points made here.
  • Technology can’t solve all of our problems, especially when we don’t fully understand the limits and capabilities of the tools we use. Check out this really interesting interview with Evgeny Morozov.
  • “Looking For a Job in Public History: An Outsider’s Perspective” Not a particularly encouraging essay for people in my position, but an important discussion we should be having about the “walled fortress” of experience requirements in public history jobs (and, by extension, many other jobs). There are many thoughtful comments as well that add much value to the essay.

Back to thesis writing…

Until next time

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