“The Future of Learning” Manifesto
Since I’m an Educational Technologist, I’ll just quote his point on the use of technology:
9. It Ain’t About the Technology. It’s About the Story.
Multi-Media Center with a Starbucks ‘coffee house’ espresso shot in the backside? (Daring? 21st century school? Yawn.)
How about we stop talking all giddy-like about the technology. For us, it’s not about the box. Not even about the iPod in pink or black. And it’s definitely not about the email (psst: we don’t email ‘cept when old people need help).
It’s about the conversation. The ricochet of words. The energy. The fact that its happening right here right now and it ain’t coming back.
Definitely worth reading and pondering over if you’re an educator.