An Inconvenient Truth?
Robert Rubis, a teacher-librarian who appears to be working in Thailand, explains that his teaching philosophy has been affected by the "growing sense of impending doom" he feels about climate change and the condition of the environment. He thinks, in particular, that educators caught up in Web 2.0 fads might have the wrong view of the sort of technological skills kids will need in the future:
Should I continue to obsess about flavor-of-the-week technological wizardry, or should I concentrate on rubber-meets-road learning skills that will transcend "the long emergency", when being able to learn, from a technology not dependent on electricity, how to purify unsafe drinking water, will be a skill more prized than knowing how to assemble a cloud-based mashup of irrelevant extrivianza?
Noon Johnson responds here.