Are we really preparing our students to be College and Career Ready? Why doesn't this young guy know how to use a spreadsheet? Why doesn't he know that a spreadsheet would be valuable to him? Why doesn't he know that a contact management system exists and would solve many of this problems? How is it possible that he does not know how to do a mail merge into email - or on to paper, for that matter?
- What is the focus of our use of technology in the classroom? Is it bells and whistles? Is it a bullet list that simply regurgitates back information?
- What is the focus of our lessons? Is it facts and figures? Or is it how to apply the facts and figures to the real world?
- Where are the authentic projects? Where is the problem solving? Where is using what we have learned to make decisions?
- Where are the kids that are college and career ready?