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My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2)

My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2)

[In Part 1 of this conversation, I asked for others’ input and received numerous online comments plus some additional emails. In this post I offer my own thoughts. Warning: Long post ahead.] Dear Iowa superintendent and school board members, As founding director of the nation’s only university center focused on P-12 technology leadership issues, I...

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I think I’m going to be on NPR’s All Things Considered today

May 14, 2012 by Scott McLeod 0 Comments I think I’m going to be on NPR’s All Things Considered today as part of its All Tech Considered segment. I was interviewed last week about the New York City Schools’ new social media policy for employees. Regular readers know that I’ve written about this in the...

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Why are you working on that?

Why are you working on that?

I’m astounded at how often my children do things for class without understanding the bigger reasons behind WHY they’re doing those things. The conversation usually goes something like this: Me: What are you working on?Them: [random learning task]Me: Why are you working on that? How does that fit into the overall picture of what you’re...