New technologies v. new behaviors

Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies – it happens when society adopts new behaviors.
– Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, p. 160

I visit many schools that have ‘new technologies,’ but not enough of them also have ‘new behaviors.’ It’s time for us educators to raise our game (leaders, I’m pointing to you first).

One Response to “New technologies v. new behaviors”

  1. New technologies need new behaviors… makes me think we might also need new players and new playing fields. I have been thinking about this a lot and so much energy is devoted to changing the educational system for the children and college students. I think it needs to be much larger. Lets remember that teachers like to say they are life long learners. There are life long learners in all age ranges. True education never stops how can the playing field open up to all learners of all ages so everyone can learn from everyone. Past practice had families all living together and learning from every generation. Why aren’t we doing that. The retired individuals will be one of the largest in Iowa very soon. How can that be tapped. They have a lot to teach but also I feel want to learn also. Who else is a player that is not being considered and what other playing fields need to be opened up?

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