Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Missed Opportunities

Every morning in schools around the country, the P.A. system beeps on and the daily announcements come on. Some schools use broadcasts, which is at least much more interesting than the voices in the sky.
But, I can't help but think that these modes, especially the P.A. system is hopelessly outdated.
In a generation where schools are constantly looking to draw their students in and engage them, it seems to me that we are missing many great opportunities to deliver messages through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Youtube. Schools are still fearful of these social media sites, and the result is a greater divide between the students and the school leaders.

1 Comments:

At 8:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose they are not comfortable with asynchronous communication.
Used to be the classroom teacher monitored, kept calm and students looked as if they were listening to announcements.
How would powers that be think the messages were rec'd other wise!
LOL

 

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