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Why Do You Ask?

From asking questions that require an answer To asking questions that require a conversation.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Natives Are Restless

Thanks to Darren and Chris for sharing with us.




Since YouTube is blocked in most schools I know, here is the direct address.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8


How much longer should our students have to wait for their schools to listen to them.  The kids in the video said more without talking than most adults who oppose their message say in defense of filters, banning cell phones, and bad-mouthing social networks.

Thanks to the students who participated in the Pan Canadian Literacy Forum.  Great example of what happens when teachers are given the opportunity to be professional. 

NOTE: Irony is not lost.

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2 Comments:

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Mr. H said...

It was interesting to hear the audible gasps from the audience when the video showed Whatever Whereever Whenever in talking about internet access at schools.

Thanks for reading our blogs.

You might like this video from Scott Mcleod's blog

http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2008/04/we-think.html
Chris

 
At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Mr V said...

Interesting, I'll give you that. You did mention though that 'the kids' are saying those words. Not to belittle the issue, because I agree with it, but who put those words on those whiteboards? I doubt they came purely from the kids.

Important issue though. Definitely a strong message being sent.

 

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