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Darren Cannell made this video using his son. I have read some reviews which are mixed in that some love this and some hate it. Personally I loved the raw energy and the style of the video. I feel that it manages to express the fact that this child will be growing up in a different world from many of his potential teachers. He asks them if they know about the world that he is growing up in… he is, as he says “a digital native”.
At the end I found myself stirred by the powerful way he says “that’s your job”… because… he’s right. I am a teacher who is maybe going towards the end of my career but I am aware that we have a responsibility to our students…we are preparing them for their future and they will not thank us if we do not let them use the technology that is available now and will be in the future.
The chants of “you can’t be my teacher” are not what I’d like to hear… as someone who’s been there a long time it’s the “thanks for what you’ve done for me” that count when you look back on it all.