Why don’t teachers know?
August 14, 2007 § Leave a comment
So, today I taught a Photo Story/Movie Maker class to a group of teachers. I’m teaching the same class tomorrow.
I asked this morning’s group how many of them had heard of Web 2.0. Exactly ZERO raised their hand.
I went on to explain what it is, how the “new” web is about collaborating and creating content, rather than just sitting back and consuming the content of a few.
It surprised me, I guess, that none of them had heard the “buzzword” that so many of us speak on a daily basis. Why don’t our teachers know what Web 2.0 is? Are we not getting the info out? Are we just showing them the tools without using that phrase? Or is it just that too many teachers are too far out of the loop?
I got great compliments on the class today, but I wonder how many of the teachers will actually create content to put on their website? Is the expectation there at the campus level? If it isn’t, whose responsibility is it to create the expectation?
So many questions, too few answers…