This morning I received a notification about a chat that caught my eye. #Satchathack would be having a “Back to the Future” inspired chat about the past, present and future of education! Some pretty deep stuff!
I remember, with fondness, sitting in the movie theatre with my buddies at the ripe old, very impressionable, age of fourteen watching which was to become one of my favourite movies of all time; ‘Back to the Future’. For me, the movie was a fantasy, where the main character was doing things that would have a direct impact on the future. To me, this was impossible because I believed at my age I could never do anything to impact my future. I didn’t have a time machine and I certainly didn’t have the means to spread my ideas anyway.
Things sure have changed in thirty years! Some for the better and some for the worse. The biggest difference between now and then, I believe, is that children now have incredibly powerful real tools at their fingertips that can shape their future and change the world.
We are at a critical time in the history of education. Never have our resources been so vast and so powerful!
How are you teaching your students to use technology to positively impact the present and shape their future?