The Hacker Mindset is #4ITS

What really is a hacker?

Some people call themselves hackers when they try to break into computer systems with destructive intentions – they really aren’t hackers!

A hacker is someone who tries to solve problems and build things!  Learn more about adopting the mindset of a hacker at this site:

Also, this Ted Talk by Logan LaPlante called Hackschooling Makes Me Happy presents the concept of transforming traditional schooling.

I tweeted out the link to this Ted Talk last week, and Hoke Wilcox (the new Director of Instructional Technology at Fulton County Schools) responded with the following:

@byotnetwork That’s awesome…I thought I wanted folks to think of me as a Mobilist now…I want to be an Education Hacker! 🙂

— Hoke Wilcox (@hoke) April 12, 2013

That made me think about our ITS group in Forsyth County Schools.  We really do fit the definition of Education Hackers!  Join #4its Chat on Friday morning, April 19, 2013, from 1:00-2:00PM to discuss the role of an Education Hacker and how we solve unique problems in creative new ways!.  Log in to your Twitter account and follow the hashtag #4its.  In your responses, use that same hashtag so others can benefit from your ideas.  If you’ve never been in a Twitter chat before, simply search for #4its in a column-friendly twitter app like Tweetdeck or go to and type in the hashtag you want to follow.

If you are unable to join in to the live chat, feel free to tweet out your thoughts about education hacking throughout the day!