Inaugural Edit-a-Thon

April 3, 2019 11-2 p.m. Pacific Time (find your timezone)

Calling educators, students, technologists, designers, polemicists, and curious others! Join us for our first edit-a-thon event to help build Ethical EdTech into a tool that can powerfully counter the corporate-surveillance marketers. Help others find useful, ethical, educational tools relevant to their needs.

You can take part in person or online, or both—learn how below!

Participate in person

You can join us with other real people in real rooms in certain places:

  • La Jolla, California - UC San Diego Library, Redwood Room (11 am - 2 pm Pacific Time)
    • Hosted by Erin Glass
  • Seattle, Washington - University of Washington, Communications 218D (11 am - 2 pm Pacific Time)
    • Hosted by Caitlin Postal
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts - MIT, Digital Humanities Lab, 16-635 (2 pm - 5 pm Eastern Time)
    • Hosted by Lisa Tagliaferri and Ece Turnator

More details on those to come.

Would you like to host a simultaneous in-person edit-a-thon? Let us know at

Participate online

More coming soon!


If you can make it, edit this section and add your name below. (You'll need to log in or create an account first. Check your spam folder if you don't receive an account confirmation.) Be sure to let us know how you'll be participating—online, or at one of the in-person sites.


  • 30 min: Videoconference introduction Jitsi
    • Introductions: Who is here? Where are you and what brings you here? Start with in-person sites, then to online participants
    • Welcome and overview from Erin and Nathan: What is Ethical EdTech for?
    • Overview of activities and form breakout groups
  • 2 hrs: Edit, coordinating chat
  • 30 min: Closing discussion Jitsi
    • How was that? What did we learn? What are some next steps going forward?
    • Strategies for publicizing the project


  • Tools working group
    • Add new tools to the repository, or add use cases, instructions, and reading materials to existing tool pages
    • How can we improve the template for the page structure?
  • Ideas working group
    • Add articles, questions, and challenges related to ethical approaches to educational technology to our Research page.
    • New to this topic? Spend the time browsing the tool repository or the collected Research articles and consider sharing useful materials with others.
  • Website working group
    • Develop better site design, layout, branding
    • Set up templates (so that this appears automatically when new pages are created
    • Workflow and process for discussion and debate about entries