Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Would You Rather Go To School 2.0 or Make School?

I'm about ready to write some kind of script to filter out any post containing the phrase "School 2.0" or any variation thereof. Without going into a long screed, let me just point out that "School 2.0" is not even the most interesting possible educational variation on a recent O'Reilly Media propogated concept Isn't "Make School" much more evocative? At least if you've read Make magazine (and if you haven't, you are a l-o-s-e-r). What Make School would look like is pretty obvious: a little '60's auto body shop class plus Papert's constructionism plus The Met plus ZOOM plus The Center for Bits and Atoms plus OLPC plus etc etc... You get the idea. It would be a blast, and it would have to look like that. "School 2.0" could be anything. You can't start with a vague buzzword and build around it. It just won't work.

2 comments:

Jim said...

"hey, how did our new School 2.0 moniker rate on the parents survey?"

"oh just fine. but in comparison, they feel like we're at Bus 0.8, Lunch 1.1, and of course for some of them, Taxes 5.0"

Sarah McIntosh Puglisi said...

A Kind of "Imagine" for schools.
Imagine there's no ceilings,
It's easy if you try...
No walls or wires,
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people,
Making for this day
You may say I'm a teacher,
But I'm not the only one,
I hope someday thet'll see us,
And the world can
Be more fun.