"We're at the cusp of a new age of automation. We can't say what our kids are going to be doing in ten or twenty years. But there are basic skills they are going to need regardless: the analytical skills, the evaluative skills, the creative skills. We'll need learners who are willing to take risks in the learning and not just look for the right answer."
Fourth grade teacher Rosemary Colt was on the BBC World Service yesterday, advocating for thoughtful use of technology in schools and providing her perspective from the Gordon classroom.
The full story was a followup to a piece in Sunday's New York Times on student resistance to Summit Learning, a “personalized learning” system funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.