The need for High-Tech in the classroom

Back To School - USA TODAY supplement

Back To School – USA TODAY supplement

In addition to my own posts, I also write professionally for CloudTweaks, an authority on cloud computing. My most recent post covers a supplement that was published in USA TODAY, sponsored in part by MediaPlanet, regarding the need for high-tech in the classroom. The section included an article from Vint Cerf (father of the internet), and Grammy-winning musician John Legend, as well as an article by CloudTweaks writer Adam Hausman. Here is an excerpt:

“With the back-to-school season now upon us, parents, students and teachers everywhere are once again struggling with the perpetual challenge of making kids job-ready in a high-speed and fast-changing environment. There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life but sadly, access to this technology and the subsequent reaping of its benefits often stays out of reach, either due to lack of funding, lack of familiarity, or outright resistance.”

“In a recent USA Today special feature, in which CloudTweaks played a central role , Dr. Steve Paine, President of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), pointed out that “sixty-five percent of today’s students will have a job that has not been invented yet.”

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