Droning On About It

| Learning | March 31, 2015

(I am in an extracurricular club that’s affiliated with a national civil rights organization. We have just done a presentation for some students on the issues of privacy and drones as part of a larger event, but the response was lukewarm, so the club is discussing what might have gone wrong.)

Club Member #1: “Well, maybe it wasn’t interactive enough. You saw how [Group before us] had games and stuff to draw the audience and we just talked.”

Me: “I’m not sure that’s all it is. I think maybe we should have done a more student-focused issue. I mean, this one’s important, we know that, but I think for most people our age, the issue just goes over their heads.”

(Everyone kind of stares at me and a couple people start laughing. After a few seconds, I figure it out.)

Me: “Did I really say that?”

Club Secretary: “I’m putting that in the official notes. [My Name] suggests that discussions about drones go over people’s heads.”

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