There has been a lot of talk recently about the renewed ministerial interest in ‘computing’. As senior parliamentarians casually refer to the need for children to be involved in ‘coding’ programmes, not merely using programmes, we in the education world spend our time dealing with some of the realities of the proposed (unknown) new curriculum and the Great ICT Escape. I admit to some misgivings about political interference in subject specific content and I am uncertain as to the robust vision for ICT as currently politically evangelised in its ‘coding’ form. In future posts I will reflect on this double edged reprieve for ICT, but for now, if the aim of this shift in curriculum is to create an enthusiasm for coding and to nurture future programmers, then quite frankly teachers are a highly unlikely source of inspirational role models. So where do the Steve Wozniaks of the current school generation get their ideas? Well, the online community, of course. The groups with whom they socialise. Everybody under the age of 21 knows and understands this. Once again, the reality of how we might achieve the Government’s aims of producing an army of technically literate, artistic and creative workers will depend on how well school leaders face a more pressing matter: how to close the gap between ‘out of school’ and ‘in school’ encounters with technology. The way we handle social media in schools will be fundamental to our effectiveness in this endeavour. The video compilation presented above represent my thoughts on this matter, shared with Ewan Macintosh of No Tosh prior to speaking at the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning conference on Tweeting for Teachers. The videos can be found in original form at GetIdeas.org.