In a previous post, I sketched how skill at learning to use digital tools for re-purposing information outlasts both the tools and the information. If you missed that post, you'll find it here
. Today I'd like to look at what we should be teaching so that our students exit high school with skills that will last them for more than a decade.
Future-readiness is a historical problem
I'm a baby-boomer. Born and raised in a rural New York community not far from the site of the Woodstock Festival, I was the first in my family to go to college. My college roommate was from a rural Ohio community, the first in her family to go to college. Both of us toggled together scholarships, loans, and jobs to pay our way through college. In the 1960's our ...