If you ask one or more AI assistants today “who discovered America?”, the alarming response you might get is:

“Christopher Columbus… Americans get a day off work on October 10 to celebrate Columbus Day. It’s an annual holiday that commemorates the day on October 12, 1492, when the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus officially set foot in the Americas, and claimed the land for Spain. It has been a national holiday in the United States since 1937.”

It’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day and there are many reasons this response is a problem.

First, let’s start with the facts. Christopher Columbus did not…

by Ariam Mogos, Laura McBain, Lisa Kay Solomon, Carissa Carter and Megan Stariha

Technology is power.

It can enable you to share an idea with millions of people around the world in a matter of seconds. And in those same few seconds, it can enable someone else to steal your identity and drain your bank account.

Whether it’s being used to spread information, incite violence, influence elections, or shop for glasses, who should have access to such powers? Who should be able to design and utilize technology to shape the world in their vision and image?

The present reality is…

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in a discussion that quickly shifts from a failing ICT for Education initiative, to the assumed root cause: “teacher technophobia”.

Two superstar educators who rock the use of technology in the classroom.

There is a widely held belief that education technology interventions could be successful if not for the resistance from teachers who have irrational fears of technology. Larry Cuban has written about this flawed narrative for decades. Teachers are often blamed for failing to integrate technology into the classroom, but are those of us who are responsible for preparing teachers really equipping them to do this and how?

Maybe we’re the point…

Ariam Mogos

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