I really like the concept of “Now-ists” I think that is exactly how young students are learning, it is the adults that need catching up. Students have no fear of technology, they will just dive right into a program or product and figure it out without reading instructions. The instructions are the plan B if they can’t figure it out on their own or with help from someone else.
I found the video fascinating and could recognize “Learning by doing and learning about practical everyday problems. “ (Mitchel, 2007) I hear this all the time in education except now the buzz words are real-world problems, and learning through project based learning or problem-solving. I enjoyed watching the young students use electronics such as a toaster to prepare meals. I can’t imagine that happening in a 1st-grade classroom in recent times with the concern of injury and liability. The video conclusion also felt as if it could have been included with any superintendent’s convocation speech. When explaining how quickly technology is changing and we are preparing our students for jobs that don’t exist yet.
I agree that not everyone needs to go to college. I am relieved that our district has FINALLY gotten on board with this, and has made plans to add an automotive program and similar trades. As I tell the students by no means do I discourage education, after all, I would not be able to have my current job, without a college degree. Although, you can be equally successful in a career that does not require a college degree, with hard work.
Disruptive innovation is turning education on its head. It’s revising what we view as a traditional classroom, led by the teacher only. This is allowing for a more student driven classroom. Providing the students to have more choices and working at a pace that fit’s their needs. This is the ideal classroom setting, where teachers aren't trying to differentiate every student individually. This student is differentiating themselves, and taking ownership of their own learning. This is important to push every student to their full potential, students that understand the concepts quickly can move on or spend time deepening their learning, while students that are struggling can slow down the pace and have a great opportunity to understand the concepts.