Monday, October 5, 2009

School Administrators Never Saw It Coming

Earlier this morning while reading Wes Fryer's blog, I was prompted to watch a video of a Clay Shirky presentation. One of the "related videos" generated by YouTube led me to watch this video of Clay Shirky talking about hierarchy and leadership. In the middle segment of the video, Shirky shares the story of a student protest organized entirely on Myspace and with text messaging. The point of video is demonstrate how social media is changing the hierarchy of leadership. These changes are real. Teachers and school administrators need to adapt to the changes if they are to be successful educators and school leaders in the future.