Hack Education was cited as a recommended resource in The New York Times for Connected Educator Month.
In a story about teachers' criticisms of Khan Academy, Slate linked to Hack Education with the keyword "ire."
I was cited in an Ars Technica story about the launch of TED-Ed.
I was one of the first to cover the early results out of Auburn, Maine's 1:1 iPad implementation in its district kindergartens. Unlike some of the other tech blogs that headlined the news that this "proves" iPads makes kids smarter, I took a more measured approach. Justin Reich has a great critique of my write-up, as well as the ways in which other publications described the findings.
I was cited in a TIME story "Can Education Entrepreneurs Do Well and Do Good?"
THE Journal cited my predictions (which are really my hopes) that COPPA, CIPA and FERPA will see revisions this year.
US News & World Report cited my call that all university students should be required to learn a little programming.
Citing my Top Ed Tech Trends of 2011 series, Stephen Downes called me "one of the best things to come along in education technology in 2011." Truly humbled.
PRSA Silicon Valley honored me with a Media Predicts award.
George Siemens paid me a huge complement, calling me "officially awesome."
The Chronicle of Higher Education pointed to my work as a counter-example to other journalists who "really need to stop writing lazy articles about tech and pedagogy that stereotypes professors as technophobic Luddites. It can’t really be impossible to get the nuances right."
I broke the news that Google was giving Android App Inventor the axe (or, rather discontinuing it as a Google project, with the promise to open source the code). The news got me a Techmeme hit and a Gizmodo shout-out. I also was the first to cover the announcement that App Inventor was headed to MIT Media Lab, something that got me another Techmeme hit and another Gizmodo citation.
My interview with the Library of Congress about its plans with building out the Twitter archive was widely cited, as the first major follow-up since the project's announcement last year.
The Atlantic cited my coverage of SETI in a wonderfully titled story "Nerds Howl as Lack of Funding Shuts Down SETI's Alien Search." Hey, I resemble that remark!
I was a guest on Hack Library School's TMI (Two Minute Interview) series, where I discussed e-books, ed-tech, and hacking school -- library school and otherwise.
I was a guest on the Digital Campus podcast, where we talked iPad 2, digital libraries, and e-book lending.
The Wall Street Journal cited my coverage of Google versus Microsoft's battle for contracts with K-12 schools as they move to the cloud.
I was one of the very first journalists to cover PayPal's announcement that it would permanently restrict Wikileaks' access to the money transfer service. My coverage was cited by Wikileaks, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and NPR Morning Edition.
Education theorist and professor George Siemens has noted my coverage of education technology on ReadWriteWeb -- "a point of focus that is somewhat rare on tech sites (other than an occasional blurb like “they’re blocking facebook in X school”). And I appreciate her posts and commentary."
Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers said of my ed-tech blog "Hack Education - Add This Blog to Your RSS Reader."
Julie Meloni called ReadWriteWeb her favorite blog and me "her most favorite RWW author" in The Chronicle of Higher Education - a huge honor as she has always been an inspiration for me to tackle technology and integrate it with both my teaching and my writing.
I broke the story that Google's new "Secure Search" would run afoul of schools' requirements to filter Web content, forcing schools to choose between being CIPA-compliant and blocking all SSL connections to the Google domain, including Apps for Education. This story hit Techmeme. But more importantly, Google announced shortly afterwards that it would move the secure search to a separate domain.
Vive les entartistes. Once upon a time, I talked “Pie Politics” on the Public Radio International show To the Point.