Sunday, March 29, 2009
Are You a Wimpy Whiner?
As I stumble on some more resources from our conference I found this. It is the backchannel chat that occurred during David Warlick's opening keynote. If you are unfamiliar with conference backchannels, you can read my previous post here. Significant to note is that Karl Fisch was surprised that in a district apparently as progressive as ours, there were certain sites that were blocked. Additionally, some sites promised to be opened on the day of the conference were in fact unaccessible. I'm a little disappointed in that, although I have to say that the folks in IT worked very hard to ensure that would NOT happen.
(Interesting to note; proposed in UK that students actually study Twitter and other social networking sites.)
I'm particularly pleased to see the conversation take a turn to how teachers can begin to stop suffering in silence and seek a role in advocating for the very change they are seeking. It is always my contention that we should not "wimply whine." We must take a part in finding a solution. If you are unhappy with the level of security placed on your desktops at your schools, what are YOU doing about it?
image: David Warlick
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