Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Flash Mob

This is a great video about a phenomena that I was unaware of, a "flash mob." This video illustrates both the wonderful power and instant treachery of social media, limitless communication, and speed of novelty. Digital natives understand social relationships, information dissemination, entertainment, and motivation a bit differently than the rest of the world. To what extend does their inbuilt potential to use "flash" communication across the globe without concerns of time, money, distance, or language affect how we educate them? Does this new, digitally-oriented perspective change what we (as educators) deem as "essential" for them to know? Do they have anything to teach us? 

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