December 15, 2012

For those of you not on Twitter, I’m sure you’ve all been waiting to hear what happened on #ukedchat this week. Did the biscuit option win despite the attempt to fix the vote?

The answer is “yes”.
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Unfortunately, as we approached the time for the discussion, this was tweeted:

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That’s right, the poll was ignored and a related, but blatantly different, topic was put up instead. Ironically, some of the tweeters discussing the carpet-bagging topic were actually arguing that children should have a say over lesson content.

Full archive of the resulting chat can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/116746681/Archive-Session-129

Robert Mugabe’s explanation of how he won the election after all can be found here: http://ukedchat.com/session-129

I think the gap between progressive educators rhetoric’ about debate, democracy and choice, and their actual behaviour, is a topic worth returning to in the future.



  1. I fully endorse the idea that you, and other non ‘techno-zealots’ be given the chance to put up a poll of questions on a regular basis.

    With the attendant responsibility of capturing, archiving and providing commentary on the the discussion, of course.

  2. Loved some of the tweets! I was particularly taken with the idea of introducing a dozen highly poisonous vipers into the lesson and sitting on the antidote until everyone had completed the set task.

    I can’t follow the actual conversation, as Twitter is still a mostly closed book to me. I’m registered, but haven’t a clue how to use it, and all the retweeting, hash-tags, etc, is impenetrable.

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