Teachers Changing the Way We Read, Write, Think, and Live
Technology is changing the way the world works every day. Ten years from now there is no way of telling what advances will have occurred due to the usage of technology. This is a thought that scares many people throughout the world. Technology usage is at its all time high, therefore previous generations do not know how to interact and adjust to the different opportunities that using technology could bring. So what does that mean for our children? Well, since the older generation does not know or understand technology there is no way of teaching the information to our children.
In his blog “What Do We Know About Our Kids’ Futures? Really”, Will Richardson mentions his view on the issue that even though there is no way of predicting what the future will hold, he does not feel that the curriculum being taught to our children is going to benefit them in any way. In order to best prepare our children for the future, Richardson believes that the school system needs to change the curriculum being taught. Richardson suggests a list of qualities that our children should have in order to be as fully prepared for the future with technology as possible. Some examples include:
There is no way of telling what the future is going to be like or what role technology will have in our lives, but the best way to ensure that our children are prepared for what could occur is to teach them the qualities that are going to be needed. This can only happen by changing the curriculum that they are being taught in school.