I enjoyed hearing Clarence speak. He was really a motivating speaking on the use of Web 2.0 technologies with his students. I think that he eloquently stated the case of engaging the world with your students under the guidance of a seasoned professional.
Moving discussions from the classroom to the Internet are inherently risky in a number of ways. The comfort level of the teacher. The “safety” of the students. Amongst others. However, Clarence touched upon the very reasons why it’s worth these risks. Our students (we’re mostly talking about younger students here) need to be exposed to this environment and learn how to safely operate in it. They are not getting this education online and most aren’t getting it at home either. In these circumstances, it has always been the educational institution in charge of doing it. (think health education, home economics, ect.)
A joy to hear. Thanks for joining us.
You can find Clarence Fisher’s blog (Remote Access) at http://remoteaccess.typepad.com/