"Today's child is bewildered when he enters the 19th century environment that still characterizes the educational establishment where information is scarce but ordered and structured by fragmented, classified patterns, subjects and schedules."My daughter just got her school-issued wireless notebook tablet PC. She's a 9th grader at a new high tech high school which is taking a leadership role giving students an innovative modern form of learning. No text books to take home. Learn and advance computer skills. Important world languages like Chinese and Japanese.
-Marshall McLuhan 1967
After seeing this new university-produced cultural research viral video on "a day in the life of a college student", I'm glad she's getting this great opportunity to learn.
Will other schools go more high tech? Will your own child crack open a text book or a notebook today? According to this video, it seems children will still be left behind if 19th century lecture techniques aren't removed from the classroom.
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Thursday, October 25, 2007,