Monday, March 14, 2011

A Challenge to Doubters: Do Something Impossible

by Shelly Blake-Plock

KQED's MindShift ran a piece today that I wrote in response to the idea that my 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete in Education by 2020 was a list of impossible tasks.
We’re not talking about computers anymore. We’re talking about the way that we connect to one another as human beings.
Don’t let the reality of whatever condition your school might be in right now dictate what reality will look like in the future. Shape the future you want to see.
Check out the piece and please comment; discussion is energy.


  1. Ok... I can dig number 21. I hate the photocopying machine. I will be glad to see that thing disappear. If all that stuff should disappear, then colleges need to rethink how they are preparing teachers for the field. I asked an intern what kinda tech integration she was learning in her ed. Classes. She said, " not much." I asked her what she new about web 2.0's. "what?" was her response.

  2. I love the list. Most of your ideas are very feasible. Our school has 8th grade algebra and algebra readiness for those not quite there yet.


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