Monday, November 02, 2009

Bring on the Kids

I fully realize that's there's no chance in hell of it actually happening, but I'm still pushing for kids to keynote ISTE 2010.

Russ Goerend Tweeted me this eve with a note that there are a couple other student-led proposals. I say: Right on, let's vote for them, too!

The first is a proposal entitled 'PLN: For Students by Students'. The second is 'Real Voices from Students and Teachers: The Real Impact of 21st Century Learning'.

Either would be fine with me.

When it comes down to it, I just want to see what the kids have to say to us. I find it so frustrating that every time I go to a conference I get talked to by some professional commentator or another.


I want the real thing. I want students to stand up there on stage and give us the low-down.

ISTE is accepting votes through Nov 15. And while there are some noble ideas at the top of the heap -- 'Effective School Leadership for the Digital, Global Era' / 'Trends, Tools and Tactics for 21st Century Learning' / 'Universal Design for Learning' -- the conference-goer in me just finds the topics kinda 'meh'.

Especially given the fact that this crowd-sourced keynote will represent only one of four.

I guess I feel like I've heard the experts. Now, I want to know what's really going on.

Bring on the kids.


  1. Right back at ya... =)

  2. Wish you all the best in all your present future endeavours.


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