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January 28, 2008



Amazing, how this stuff seems to be coming up all at once across the blogs I read, including mine. If you can wade through the link below, Christian, I think it dovetails with the questions you are asking. Will the global pitch only work if our kids have sufficient authentic connection with people they see, know, argue with, bitch about, and love, in the flesh?

Let me know your thoughts; I'll do the same. And thanks for introducing me (DinaE) to TwitterKarma, by the way.


Laura Deisley


I'm glad to hear your "teacher gut" is winning. I don't think it is an issue of local vs global--it's more than that, and it is fundamentally about honored voice.


Dave Sherman

Dean Shareski and I just had a very interesting "comment conversation" on Chris Lehmann's blog regarding this topic: http://practicaltheory.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/932-When-to-Publish.html

I Agree that publishing on the Internet, while very cool, is not always the best way for kids to share their ideas.

Benjamin Baxter

The trouble I have with getting kids on the global stage as soon as possible is that they're still kids. Circular reasoning, end.

We should allow them that garden-fence mentality, so that whatever mistakes, embarrassments or slip-ups don't go beyond that garden wall.

Moreover, children should fully develop socially before we send them off onto the great networking forest.

I don't know how old these kids are that you're talking about --- it might make all the difference --- but even removing the Internet, networking between people confuses quite a few adults.

Let 'em screw up, and on their own terms at first. Then, bring in the complications.


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