Should EdTech Have An Animal Mascot?

Sometimes, I’m flat out overwhelmed with the amount of information available on the internet. I generally feel this way as I’m sifting through Tweets, articles, and emails relating to education and edtech topics that might be of interest to Edudemic readers. If we’re being realistic, edtech occupies only a teeeeeny corner of the internet.

While it may continue to grow and include more people offering more statistics, tools, and opinions, the rest of the internet is going to continue to grow too. In saying this, I’m not saying that it is a bad thing. I’m not expecting edtech to take over the world, necessarily, though I would personally like to see more teachers being innovative. But here’s the sad truth about why edtech will remain but a sliver of the internet pie: EdTech is not a pissed-off cat.

Does EdTech Need An Animal Mascot?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that edtech isn’t an angry animal. But animals rule the internet, at least according to the handy infographic below. If we take the information from the graphic below and try to extrapolate it to better understand what we could potentially do to make edtech a little sexier, we get the following:

  • Edtech should have an animal mascot
  • Said animal mascot should be sassy, sarcastic, or slightly angry
  • Said animal mascot should post many senseless social media messages
  • Said animal mascot should star in silly YouTube videos – do I sense a series of videos on cats using Twitter in the classroom?
  • Animals are fun to play with – just like an engaging classroom lesson. Make your lessons as fun as watching Keyboard Cat!

edtech animal mascot

1 Comment

  1. Kathy Schrock

    July 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I was my high school mascot, so I have the experience!