Jeff Utecht made a great post here discussing the implications of students out there on the social web creating an online identity for their school. They create Facebook groups, leave comments everywhere on MySpace, edit wiki pages, and even put up their own websites that represent their school in certain lights. These disaggregated snippets form a dialogue out on the web that schools are completely ignoring. Teachers and administrators need to be on the internet and the social web to take part in the discussion, at the very least to be aware of what is being said.
If you are an administrator or teacher, I’d be happy to talk to you about this. You can also post at www.classroom20.com