The video below is TED Talk is by Don TapScott entitled “The Four Principles for the Open World” . It discusses the future possibilities that can occur because of progression of technology. His stance is that children are the future engineers of the future because of their contribution to technology. He claims they do not fear technology and the current generation are “digital natives” because they have always been with it. TapScott says that because of the openness of technology and the internet that the world will become a better place. He states that the follow core principles (collaboration, transparency, sharing, and empowerment) will inevitably create this better world.
This relates to current educators because rather than utilizing technology to tools to purely educate, we should strive to educate, create, and innovate. And the means to transform our to this goal is through these four core principles.
This relates to the ISTE Standard I – Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity. This standards sets the goal that educators using technology will “facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.”
How can future educators utilize technology to enhance knowledge of the future rather than replicate the present?