'Twas the Night Before EdSurge...

'Twas the Night Before EdSurge...


We experienced a holiday miracle of our own just last night--and as usual, EdSurge reporters got to the scene first to give you thoughtful, well-researched coverage of the latest events and news in education technology. Here's hoping 2015 becomes the Year of the Edtech Poem.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all those at EdSurge

Were waiting for presents, quite soon to emerge

Computers were put away, calmly, with care

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there

We writers were resting our hardworking hands

And thinking how next year to best serve our fans

So wearing our hoodies, emblazoned with green

We all settled down, in a nice Christmas scene

When outside the office, there was such a clatter

We sprang from our seats to see what was the matter

Away to the windows we flew in a dash

Took out our iPhones, and readied the flash

The moon shining out on the Burlingame night

Gave luster of midday to that wondrous sight

For what to our wondering eyes did appear

But a tech-laden sleigh that was driven by reindeer

With a little old driver so lively and quick

We knew in a moment it must be St. Nick

New products for schools he gave as he flew

And he whistled, and shouted, and named as he threw:

"Here's Otus! Here's LightSail! Here's Clever and BrainPOP!

Take Brightloop! Take Pup's Quest! Take Alma and Learnbop!

These products I give will help students each fall

Go educate! Educate! Educate all!"

So all 'round the city to schools they flew

With a sleigh full of Edtech, and old St. Nick too

And then, unexpected, we heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of eight reindeer's hooves

Our hard-writing team was just turning 'round

When in through the door came St. Nick with a bound

He was dressed this year not in the usual red

But in emerald green from his foot to his head

A lightning bolt shone on his little round belly

That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

Instead of a bundle of toys on his back

He took a slim laptop from out of his sack

And pressing a button to light up the screen

He showed us more products, for kids and for teens.

For students in college, adult learners too

And studies and reports; the list grew and grew.

He still did not speak, but his message was clear,

"I approve of the work that you've done all this year.

But there's more to do if you want to help students

To keep up that work, I'd say, would be prudent.

By working with everyone all 'round the nation

I know that we can improve education!"

Then with a wink, his point underscored

He turned away, making his way to the door

He sprang to his sleigh, and took off in flight

And away then he flew through the Cal'fornian night

But we heard him exclaim, in a voice so affirming,

"Merry Christmas to all, and to all happy learning!"

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