A pretty amazing post…Darren Draper posts a screenshot of a Twitter conversation between Arthus and several others. The screen shot has now been taken down but the conversation between those involved was not very pretty. Darren has even offered to take the post down…
And off go the comments, with some pretty heavy lifting between some the participants. There is even some old-fashioned name calling and my dad can beat up your dad stuff.
Is any of this really necessary? Seriously…
I can’t help think that such “conversations” ultimately will contribute to the long slow cold death of edublogging. Why waste the energy, who really cares, and shouldn’t you be doing something else?
There are thousands upon thousands of teachers who could care less about what a 49 year old instructional technology coordinator says in some blog. There are thousands upon thousands of teachers who could care less about what a 15 year old says in his blog (sorry Arthus if I got your age wrong, but I think you are older now).
But there are thousands upon thousands of teachers who do care about the 15 year old sitting in front of them in their classrooms.
Cut this crap out and focus on improving what you do for those kids. That should be the focus.