We’ve been at this Web 2.0 thing for a while now. We’ve seen tools come and go. We’ve shared, blogged, podcasted, vodcasted, and continue to create content and talk about how to Take Education Forward.
We all want to change the world, change education for the better, however, just talking about it doesn’t always seem to work. Our intention isn’t to create noise, though that’s sometimes what happens. Like we tell our students- you have to take action- you have to create and apply those skills.
Which is why I’m jazzed about eduClipper.net. Although it’s not even open to the public yet, eduClipper is getting a lot of buzz right now. It’s the brainchild of eduTecher himself, Adam Bellow, who is also a co-host of The EduNationCast here on EdReach.
I’m excited about eduClipper because it’s a message, a signal to educators that we shouldn’t just wait for people to build the tools that we want our students to use.
We should be building the tools ourselves.
What have you made?
The education-techno revolution in this country is not going to come from an SAT score, from the placement in an AP course, or from an acceptance letter to Stanford. It will not come from students (or teachers) who depend on the system to make their own success. It will come from creators. Very soon (if not already), our ability to make real change in students’ (and in our own) lives will not be dependent on a piece of paper; college admissions advisors and employers are going to want to know: “what have you made?”
Others in the edtech spaces are starting to get that entrepreneurial spirit as well. Hopefully, you’ve tried out an app from Scott Meech’s App of Approval, signed up for the beta of James Sanders’ Classbadges.com, or read a book about apps from author/contributor Megan Wilson.
So- let’s use this moment to dream up our own ideas, to be the leaders of education’s destiny, and take education forward.
Make it yourself.