I was so inspired by this video that I scratched my plans for my AVID elective class tomorrow morning and decided I'm going to show them this video. Following the message, I want to have a Philosophical Chairs (which is something we do in AVID regularly) to see what students have to say. I have a feeling this may lead to a fun experiment in the final weeks of school before summer vacation. Keep in mind that I live on an island with a town that's only one square mile. Something like the free hugs experiment could be fun, and still inspire the students to develop their own mission. Despite the fact that my student population is small and accounts for a small percentage of the global population, the message from Dr. Wesch is that technology is a vehicle that enables them to connect to global audiences. Just like the little bird in the Aztec story, we should always do the best we can to evoke change and progress in our global society, even when there are doubters and opposition.
Wesch, M. (2010, October 10). TEDxKC - Michael Wesch - From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able. Retrieved June 3, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeaAHv4UTI8