I was doing my usual feedly scroll when I came across this headline, “How technology has changed”. I clicked on the blog post by Julie Watson and after reading it I have been reflecting on what she has said.
No I don’t remember when computers didn’t have screens and you had to use the cardboard cards that one had to fill out. What I do remember is that if you had a computer in your home (early 1990s when I was in high school) you had to have been “rich”. My first exposure to computers was in fact in high school, where I learnt how to touch type and use Word Perfect on the Apple macs that the school had.
What has left me in a reflective mood is how much technology has changed in such a short period of time. What skills are we going to be teaching our students that will be obsolete by the time that they are in the workforce? Aren’t we teaching our students to be the employees of tomorrow?
My answer is this, we are teaching our students to be lifelong learners. What we are teaching them is what is available now to assist them to be creative and engaged learners. Additionally, we are laying the foundations for them to continue to learn and “upgrade” their application skills just like our apps have to upgrade and improve to stay progressive in the current technological universe.
I will leave you to reflect on this, what are your thoughts?
Until next time, cheers 🙂