Episode 44 of the EdTech TV Podcast interviews an anonymous member of a professional development organization trying to affect change using subversive tactics.
Google put out a new app that lets you scan photographs from your phone without “just taking a picture” – definitely a useful addition to anyone’s app toolbelt.
Revisiting the last episode’s professional organization, CATESOL, an anonymous member reached out to me to talk about the value of social media in professional development.
This member took an extreme approach to affecting change in the organization, going outside the normal pathways to try to make change.
This is by far the weirdest interview I’ve ever done. I’ll leave the judgement on whether it’s a good idea to the listeners.
If you are interested in following the account, they are at:
@CATESOLers – though that may not last long, depending on how things pan out.
This interview has gotten me thinking a lot about subversion in education. There are some books on the topic which I haven’t read yet that I need to check out. At the top of the list is:
Teaching As a Subversive Activity:
This book is ranked highly but for some reason wasn’t included in my Master’s program. Some reviews claim it is cynnical, which is worth considering as well.