Just to clarify, I knew all of the people involved in last night’s chat would be great. I was just worried that I would mess up as host – spell something wrong, forget the hashtag, lose my wi-fi connection.
I almost didn’t have a wi-fi connection. But that’s a long, boring story. Suffice it to say that only a few people looked at me sideways as I camped out in a booth at a local restaurant with a caffeine-free Diet Coke, my laptop, an iPad, and my iPhone blanketing the table.
You can see my concerns about last night’s chat here. I have a Storify of the entire chat here. (I apologize for all of the duplicate tweets – not sure what happened there.)
I’ve participated in lots of chats. It surprised me how interesting it was to be the “Questioner” as opposed to an “Answerer.” To be honest, I couldn’t think of a lot of great answers to my questions when I was writing them. I obviously don’t have the vision that many other people have!
It’s hard to pick a few highlights because there were so many great responses. I’m just going to randomly choose a few, and encourage you to visit the Storify when you have time.
What would you SUBSTITUTE for grades? (Lots of consensus on this one!)
What other venue would you COMBINE a school with? (Rackspace was a frequent answer!)
How do you think schools will need to ADAPT 20 years in the future?
Many seemed to agree with Amy on that answer!
MODIFY! If you could make anything bigger or smaller about school, what would it be? (This is where we had a LOT of really creative answers!)
PUT TO ANOTHER USE – What is another use for teachers? (Thanks to Julia for posting this question yesterday!)
What would you ELIMINATE from schools today? (And yes, testing was a popular response!)
And, finally, how would you REARRANGE the curriculum?
Thanks to all who participated. Don’t forget to join us next Monday for #neisdpln, 7 PM CST. I have no idea the topic or who is hosting, but it’s sure to be a fascinating conversation!