“Are we a Mac or PC school?” That’s a user question, not an admin question.

I liked this piece commenting on Gaping Void cartoonist/author Hugh McLeod’s decision to give up Twitter and Facebook and refocus on blogging “Because Facebook and Twitter are too easy. Keeping up a decent blog that people actually want to take the time to read, that’s much harder. And it’s the hard stuff that pays off in the end.” It is indeed harder to keep up a good blog!

But even if you’re not a blogger, future buzz writer, Adam Singer, says some things that have application in education.

Produce content and accrue digital equity in a way that is platform agnostic so inevitable (yes, inevitable) changing user preference isn’t disruptive to your art, business or blog…Remember, it’s the creativity that matters, not the tools.

In schools, the users are students and their families. The business folks–or artists, I prefer!–are the teachers, mainly, though we can talk about the school overall as the business, too. In any case, what this means is that teachers and schools need to stop fretting over “Are we a Mac or PC school?” or “What apps should we deploy?” Those are questions for the user to answer.

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