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This semester I taught the College’s School and Society class to our
preservice teachers. This foundations course acquaints students with the
historical, philosophical, sociological, and political aspects of K-12
education. I took the opportunity in our next-to-last class to talk about
educating elementary and secondary students for their future. In their end-of-course reflections, a
number of my students commented about Karl’s

  • What impacted me the most throughout the entire semester was the
    seven-minute clip we watched last week called Did You Know?
  • I have looked at the Did You Know? PowerPoint presentation several
    times, and I can not help but be amazed. I have showed it to many of my friends
    and everyone gives the same reaction. I keep asking myself as a math teacher,
    “How can I best prepare my students for their futures?”
  • I was so inspired by this video that I e-mailed it to
    several friends and posted it on both my Facebook and MySpace pages.

I also received a number of comments such as the following:

  • After [Scott’s December 5 lecture], I got into my friend’s car and
    couldn’t stop raving about the lecture I had just received. It was one of the
    best lectures I have ever been to in my college career.

Bottom line: the message about ‘School 2.0’ resonates with future teachers.
They use technology, they understand the potential. Let’s try not to let reality
disappoint them too much as they enter the K-12 workforce?

Thanks, Karl, for a wonderful resource for the rest of us. When
I said we should be making resources that make a difference
, this is exactly
the kind of thing I meant.