I’m really, really, really happy to report that my hourlong interview with Howard Rheingold from a couple of weeks ago has FINALLY appeared in the Ustream archive. I had a great time getting the chance to pick his brain, and I hope you enjoy it as well.
Just for the record, I love this quote by Michael Wesch:
We use social media in the classroom not because our students use it, but because we are afraid that social media might be using them – that they are using social media blindly, without recognition of the new challenges and opportunities they might create.
Emphasis on the opportunities. I think this is a key part of making the case to teachers and schools as to why we absolutely need to consider these technologies and make them a part of our own practice. But the other key here is that we as educators cannot use social media blindly here either. Whether we think it’s a game changer or not, we have to understand how our kids could experience the world if they use these technologies well.