Is your school missing the future?

“The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future.”

Larry Page at #TED2014

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Apply this statement to schools.

Is your school missing the future?

Are your students being exposed to the notion of cloud technologies and anywhere, anytime access? Or is that reserved for their personal life?

If it is, then maybe you should be asking questions of your school administration, IT Directors and Teacher Librarians.

We can’t afford to let our students find the future outside of the school experience. There’s a fair bit of guidance necessary to help them navigate this future and our schools should be leading the way, not impeding access.

If you’re not giving this some thought, then you should be.

4 Replies to “Is your school missing the future?”

  1. All too often, it appears that schools and school teachers are still woefully behind the times when it come to utilising online technology. Rob.

  2. Its amazing how people think outside the box (I love the excerpts of the TED talks with Google CEO larry Page). If they didn’t I wouldn’t be on my laptop on the internet replying to your blog. We as the gatekeepers of information ( as I hope to become one day in the future) should encourage this in our patrons and not just the young ones. People tend to be timid in trying new things or to be innovative. As a school librarian there is great opportunity to shape minds and to spark a bit of creativity.

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