and everyone— I mean EVERYONE— needs to read this story of startup incubator gone crazy because ho.ly c-r-a-p, Socratic Labs and Heather Gilchrist, I’ve been hearing for days that it is you and you should be ashamed of yourselves. Read it twice, actually, because this is your first post-Labor Day weekend dirtysexyedtech homework assignment and you need to keep in mind the recent explosion of edtech incubators that have all promised better technologies that will scale to fit the needs of our students (personalize /ALL/ the learning! differentiate /ALL/ the instruction!) and, oh, you know, fix education blah-dy blah blah blah blah.
There’s more coverage here on Valleywag (you go, Glen Coco!), featuring a non-denial denial from Miss “Blufferpreneur” who just really, really wants world peace and for self-promoting orgs to be filtered out of SXSW pitches, guys because its for the kids and education, world peace, world peace and moar world peace. (Twitterstalk here if interested.)
My rant— ‘cause I was triggerhappy and took to Twitter instead of blogging— is available in all of its reverse chronological glory here and screenshotted below. Due to the technological limitations of Tumblr (lack of support for embedded tweets, I’m looking at you), I’ve linked the first one which can be clicked-through to see the rest.
Alright, people, I’m back from the dead because holy shit, there’s some major edtech drama going around the web that no one’s gonna call out— DirtySexyEdtech (@DirtySexyEdtech) September 3, 2013