Read the whole book... The World is Flat.
Better yet, get your school library-media specialist to purchase it... they should read it as well. More importantly, High School students might want to read it and think about the implications for their future. Maybe they can ask their teachers to help them take better advantage of resources that will allow them lead instead of fight to survive in the world that really has developed outside our schools.
To be fair... some don't see the world in the same light as Friedman ...
The shame is that students themselves voice loudly, check out the National Educational Technology Plan, that technology is a central component of how they interpret and understand the world. I am unaware that most classrooms have transformed into environments that leverage this concept. Where is the argument that a student or adult without affective technology skills is bound for success and maximization of opportunity?
Seems worth thinking about... most of our positions revolve around informed leadership on these issues. I would enjoy learning what others think. I wonder what is making others passionate about their work.
Mark Arnold, Technology Integration Specialist
Morristown School District
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Subject: Article must be read
This weeks Sunday NY Times Magazine has an article that all people that have
any relationship to education must read. "It's a Flat World After All." by
nytimes.com/magazine or AOL keyword NYT Magazine.
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