What I’m Reading
Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future – Martin Ford
Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly developing. How will they displace jobs, and how do we best prepare our students for these significant disruptions?
What I’ve Read
Screen Time: How Electronic Media—From Baby Videos to Educational Software—Affects Your Young Child – Lisa Guernsey
This book, written by a reporter trying to be a better mother to her young children, served as my first foray into this topic. Guernsey reveals that many of the early recommendations regarding young children and TV (and other video devices) weren’t based on solid research. More important than anything else are parent attitudes toward screen-based devices, and the relationships parents have with their children.