“As Thomas Friedman notes in The World Is Flat (2005), we are living in a time when learning and innovation are increasingly global. To be prepared for the fast-paced, virtual workplace that they will inherit, today’s students need to be able to learn and produce cooperatively.” I feel that this quote is significant because students should learn at an early age that it is imperative to have the ability to communicate and work collaboratively with a group of people in order to succeed in today’s workforce. Teachers should instill this trait in their students, it will not only allow them to work more efficiently while in school, but it will also be a necessary when they embark in any given profession. We need to prepare students for today’s ever changing workforce, we should not focus only on getting students prepared for the upcoming six weeks test, semester, end of course test or state standardized test, we should focus on preparing our students for their future as productive working citizens.
Citation: Pitler, H., Hubbell, E., Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 139-154.