Politicians and business leaders demand that schools prepare students for the future, but the future is notoriously difficult to predict. Which future shall we prepare them for? Star Trek or The Hunger Games?
How can we responsibly prepare students for whatever the future brings, knowing, as we must by now, that projections about the future are almost always wrong?
Below is a 22-minute speech I gave on Friday, December 14. 2012 at a meeting of the New Jersey Educational Computing Consortium, addressing just that question, beginning with the tale of a visitation from a very New Jersey kind of angel.
(Since I’m not very good at audio editing, the content begins 15 seconds in.)
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