Tom Liam Lynch

Tom Liam Lynch

Tom is an education professor in New York City who co-founded Babble Lab, a center for digital humanities pedagogy and research at Pace University, helped establish an international consortium of coding schools for refugees called Room 7, and is launching a nationwide initiative called CS4ELA to explore ways to embed computer science into K-12 English classes. His new collection of essays on education, technology, and teaching English is called Strata and Bones. Find on social at @tomliamlynch
Shakespeare’s Spreadsheets: Use Data and Charts to Take Reading to Another Level
Arts + Letters

Shakespeare’s Spreadsheets: Use Data and Charts to Take Reading to Another Level

We can use numbers to better understand literature. That’s right: there are fruitful ways for readers to deepen their analysis…
Quote in Chalkbeat NY on How NYC Can Up Their Online Learning Game
Digital Learning

Quote in Chalkbeat NY on How NYC Can Up Their Online Learning Game

This quote comes from a thoughtful conversation I had with Chalkbeat NY about the city’s rollout of online learning in…
An Op-Ed on Why Online Learning in NYC Is Harder Than It Needed To Be
Digital Learning

An Op-Ed on Why Online Learning in NYC Is Harder Than It Needed To Be

On the heels of 1.1 million students and 80,000 teachers being transitioned to remote learning, I penned this op-ed piece…
The Great Gatsby: A Mixed Literary Analysis
Computer Science Education

The Great Gatsby: A Mixed Literary Analysis

I’m a firm believer that readers can use computational methods to uncover new insights into literature. As I’ve written about…
A Sneak Peek at Chapter 1 from Upcoming K-12 CS Education Book
Computer Science Education

A Sneak Peek at Chapter 1 from Upcoming K-12 CS Education Book

I’m amped to share this rough draft that will frame the book in the works with three fantastic co-authors. (We’re…
Street Corner Coaching: An Overview of How To Approach Assessment in Teaching
Advice

Street Corner Coaching: An Overview of How To Approach Assessment in Teaching

Assessment can intimidate even the most seasoned educators. Teachers often express to me that they don’t feel very confident creating…
Straight Advice for New Teachers Starting Their Careers
Advice

Straight Advice for New Teachers Starting Their Careers

Every year, thousands of new teachers enter into the profession with dreams of making a difference, connecting with students, and…
Did Bob Dylan Really Ruin English Class Forever? Some Say Yes (But They Are Wrong)
Culture

Did Bob Dylan Really Ruin English Class Forever? Some Say Yes (But They Are Wrong)

When Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize, some started to decry the fall of literature–including the teaching of English. In…
Baby and Jesus Are the Top Two Names Used in Popular Music? Go On….
Computer Science Education

Baby and Jesus Are the Top Two Names Used in Popular Music? Go On….

Want another reason to teach computer science in humanities classes? Check this out. In their latest project, the data journalists…
No One Really Cared About Shakespeare’s Work When He Died, So His Friends Did THIS
Culture

No One Really Cared About Shakespeare’s Work When He Died, So His Friends Did THIS

I never knew that Shakespeare’s work wasn’t really that popular when he died. As explained on a recent Annotated podcast,…
I Have Learned that Smartphones Are Kind of Like Brain Candy
STEM

I Have Learned that Smartphones Are Kind of Like Brain Candy

Technology is a double-edged sword. It might make new kinds of innovation possible, but it also can have problematic effects…
What Incredibles Math
STEM

What Incredibles Math

This clip resonates with me something fierce. As the father of an elementary age student, I can attest to the…
Words that End with “-uck”? This Kid Handled the Obvious One with Aplomb
Humanities

Words that End with “-uck”? This Kid Handled the Obvious One with Aplomb

Well played elementary school student whom I hope to teach one day. Well played indeed. Yet another reason I love…
Moving from Fiction to Non-Fiction
Cartoons

Moving from Fiction to Non-Fiction

Oh, my sides! So much to say about this cartoon from The New Yorker. The librarian is moving the following…
‘Learn’ Used to Mean ‘Teach’ or Why We Should All Read the Dictionary
Culture

‘Learn’ Used to Mean ‘Teach’ or Why We Should All Read the Dictionary

I do enjoy me strolls down etymology lane, I’m not gonna lie. Though I never considered that “to learn” actually…
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