- — Mark Rauscher (@markrauscher)Mon, Feb 16 2015 07:08:38
- Wagner explains that schools are teaching in the same form as a century ago, "another era". We no longer need those factory workers, we have machines, robots, technology for that. So the question then is posed: What are schools needed for now, in this technologically advanced era?
- — Jennifer Strawser (@StrawserJen)Wed, Feb 11 2015 14:10:26Schools must prepare students to solve a range of intellectual and technical problems "Schools haven't change; the world has." #edss530book
- The world has changed from a huge, expansive, almost unattainable thing to reachable by every student with a Chromebook.
- Students need to be taught how to efficiently and responsibly take advantage of the wealth of knowledge available to them on the internet. The world's knowledge is at their fingertips. Textbooks are limited on viewpoint, held back by politics, and lack the live feed updates that the internet has.
- Teachers are prohibiting the use of technology in the classroom, calling it cheating. A different view point would be that if you are asking your students questions that can be answered in seconds on the web then you are not asking the correct questions as a teacher. Why not teach the students how to use the information available to them instead of barring it from your exams. Will they not have the internet in the "real world"? Even if the internet were to blow up and disappear, teaching students to think critically about information offered to them as well as teaching students to communicate and collaborate with there peers is of utmost importance even in an apocolyps. This type of learning can be accomplished not through a single textbook, but by accessing the entire world on the computer.
- — Rick Rios (@ricardoriosed)Mon, Feb 16 2015 07:31:51Survival skills Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Collaboration Across Networks & Leading by Influence Agility & Adapability #edss530book
- — Rick Rios (@ricardoriosed)Mon, Feb 16 2015 07:34:19Survival Skills II Initiative & Entrepreneuralism Effective Oral & Written Communication Accessing & Analyzing Info Curiosity #edss530book
- Wagner lists the seven survival skills that students need in order to be successful in future education, career, and citizenship.
- When talking to CEO's across the globe, Wagner came across some of the same requirements that companies looked for when hiring employees. "Asking good questions" seemed to resonate as a top needed quality for employees. Knowing everything, or a whole bunch of random facts isn't going to help our students make the cut. They need to be able to know what information will help them better understand and ultimately come up with a solution to their challenge.
- — Jennifer Strawser (@StrawserJen)Wed, Feb 11 2015 13:57:37"Imagination is more important than knowledge" —ALBERT EINSTEIN. Read the whole quote: http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/book/current-affairs/9780465055968/chapter-1-the-new-world-of-work-and-the-seven-survival-skills/chapter1_html?uicode=Incommonfirstname.lastname@example.org … #edss530book
- Students need to be taught how to challenge common thought and be inquisitive. Wagner found that creativity was important to these companies.
- Effective communication was on the top of the list of qualities that they look for in potential employees. You could have the best idea in the world, but if you don't know how to communicate that idea to others then it is worth nothing aand can help no one.
- Unfortunately, as Wagner points out, there hasn't been a change in the school system to reflect the changing world around us. The education system is focused on getting students competent in "old world" ways instead of teaching our students skills that relate to what "new world" companies are in need of.
- Schools are so focused on being deemed accomplished that they miss educating our students in meaningful ways. If the students perform well on the tests, the school gets funding and the proverbial gold star. Everyone is happy when students pass tests, even if the tests are testing skills that are inept, antiquated, and obsolete.
- I think Wagner would agree that we should be teaching our students how to delve in and truly understand the working of ideas and theories instead of just being told what is the correct answer.
- — Megan Amely (@MeganAmely)Mon, Feb 16 2015 02:51:32"If you want to encourage young people to be scientists, it's not how much they can retain but how much they can explore." -TW #edss530book
Wagner chapter 1&2
This is a Storify for my bests and favorites for chapter 1 and 2 Wagner's Global Achievement Gap