Friday, December 18, 2009
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow!
Over at http://www.businessinsider.com/21-things-that-became-obsolete-this-decade-2009-12, you can see a great list of items that became obsolete this decade. It got me thinking about how many of them we are teaching kids about.
1. Maps - When are we going to accept the fact that teaching kids about paper maps is a waste of time. More importantly, NOT teaching them about GPS, online maps, and mapping using phones is a terrible waste!
Phone Books, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias - The days of guide words is gone. Let's get our kids using online tools instead of teaching them skills they will never need.
Paper - While this might be an exaggeration to say paper is obsolete, it is clearly headed towards being unnecessary in many instances. Let's save some trees and teach kids how to be more efficient with new tools at the same time!
What other tools have become or will soon become obsolete? Which will greatly impact what or how we teach?