To tie this back to one of the major themes of this blog, it's a different world out there. A world where anyone's ideas can quickly spread if they happen to strike a chord. Where you don't necessarily have to have a large company or a huge public relations effort to make an impact (although that still doesn't hurt). And we need to be preparing our students to participate in such a world, to understand both the positive and the negative sides of that. To help them learn how to live and work in a rapidly changing world, where a fairly simple PowerPoint presentation that I almost didn't even show to my staff has now been seen worldwide.
This is just one of the reasons that I believe our schools need to change.
Here is another version inspired by Karl's video called, "The Connected Classroom." It was created by Kristin Hokanson and presented at a Pennsylvania Educational Technology Conference last weekend. It is just as powerful and compellingly presents a need to connect our students to THEIR world, not ours.