Preparing Students for the Future

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Published on: September 21, 2011

Pending iPad rollouts and standardized testing have kept me from the blog, but I wanted to check in quick with a quick thought:

We talk about preparing our students for the future, but the problem is there’s so much uncertainty in the future, not just in the workplace but in their day-to-day lives.

A perfect example is Google Wallet:

The naysayers are already out there, saying it’ll be insecure, dangerous, etc., etc.

Yet that’s what the naysayers have to say about any new technology.

This is where open-mindedness becomes so important. We can’t sweat locking our children into some technology that’s in the workplace now, because it will be gone by the time these students graduate. We need to teach children to be analytical and adaptable. We need to teach them digital citizenship and digital responsibility.

We taught the last generation to think outside the box and to bring us new ideas. Now they’re doing exactly that. We need to make sure the new generation can keep up if they have any hope of making the next great leaps.

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