Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Students believe in technology, but do all educators?

The results of the 2008 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index were released last month. The survey of 1004 teenagers found that more than 70% of American teens believe that technology can help fix some of the world's most pressing problems. The bad news is more than half of the students do not feel that their high school is preparing them for a career in technology and engineering. If you recall from Michael Wesch's video, many of today's students will have jobs that do not exist today (click here to see the video). What do educators need to do to prepare students for the jobs of the future? If technology is pushing the economy and technology changes far faster than schools can invest in new technology, how then do schools prepare students for the future?