May 21, 2009 by Scott McLeod 17 Comments
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I’m trying to get a handle on who’s reading Dangerously Irrelevant (it’s not as easy as you might think). So I thought the best way would be to just ask!
I created a 2- to 4-question survey. It shouldn’t take you more than 60 seconds. Please?
[If you follow me on Twitter, here's my 60-second Twitter survey. Thanks!]
You forgot middle school educator in the survey!
Hi Scott, some folks lump middle school with elementary, others with secondary. You can pick whichever one makes sense to you (I’m guessing most folks will say secondary). Thanks for the feedback – may have to change that for next time!
Did I just not read it carefully, or were school media specialists or teacher librarians not a choice.
No, I screwed that up too. Aaarrgh! (and sorry)
My job description wasn’t on the list. I’m an instructional designer at a community college.
Sorry, Corrie. I guess that would put you in the ‘Other’ category. I thought about university IT folks but didn’t put it in as a category. It’s hard to know in advance what people do. Next time I’ll know. Thanks for the feedback!
I have multiple roles but could only choose one. You might want to make multiple choices available.
I appreciate your ideas–keep ‘em coming!
I ticked off ‘Other’ on the survey. I was hoping to do so for ‘Student’ though.
why dont people just say.. Technology Leaders shaping the world we live in and creating a ‘tribe’ of innovators?
job descriptions are just words… the best job descriptions to me are not itemized:
Director of Technology- envision and lead the design and implementation of innovative solutions in your corporation.
Technology Integration Specialist- motivate/coach/and inspire others with using the right tool for how the kids learn.
…i dont like limitations on duties, you can Lead from every level in any situation, 360 degrees in every facet of your lives.
I was surprised to see “Student” was not on the list. I am an engineering graduate student who works as a TA now and I hope to work in academia in the future, so I enjoy all of your posts and content.
I have been following your blog for a couple of years now and I would be curious to see if any other students follow your blog.
The more of you that complete the survey and give me feedback, the more stupid I feel about the choices I included. Of COURSE I should have included both K-12 and postsecondary students. And how on earth did I forget librarians/media specialists? Ugh.
Thanks, everyone, for participating anyway and for being polite when you tell me I goofed up. =)
I’m also a grad student, working towards a masters in educational leadership. Like you, I hope to enter the world of academia. I’ve had the pleasure of having Scott as an instructor and appreciate his insight into some of the tough issues facing schools.
My job title, “Community College Faculty” was not included, so I chose University faculty.
For what it’s worth, I’m a school psychologist. “Child Study Team member” would be a category under which a few different job descriptions could fall.
Can’t believe you left out school librarians. We are a BIG force for 21st century learning and project based learning etc. in our schools and districts.
I started out as a twitter skeptic–who cares about the mundane routine of others– but then discovered the power of the professional networking–I’m hooked!! I’ve learned technology tips and connected with more educators through twitter than I would have ever imagined.
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