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Goodbye to your job.

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I’ve showed this video to 3 classes now:

Afterwards I ask each class “What does this mean for education”

And each class responds: “No need for teachers anymore.” Actually one class said “Goodbye to your job!”

Interesting response I think.

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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. Hi,

    I fail to see the connection of surface computing with education and with the possibility of teachers losing jobs. Please elaborate.


  2. Albert,

    I don’t see it either, I just fond it interesting that my students (6 and 7 grade) when asked the question came up with this as an answer. When I asked them how this replaces teachers, they said:

    “Because you can interact with anything”
    “We’ll just be watching you”
    “Does it have a web browser so you can watch YouTube?”

    I don’t think it will replace teachers, but I find it fascinating that students are getting to a point that they see a new technology like this and their reaction is it will replace teachers. Why? What do they know that we’re missing?

  3. Jeff,

    This is really interesting.

    Being grade 6 and 7, the students, I would expect, should be able to see that teachers are more than an interface for them to connect information/knowledge.



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  5. I looked at the microsoft surface not only as an educator of upper elementary students but as a mother of a 6 year old girl. To think that before my daughter reaches middle school, technology like this may not only be part of her life but something she in fact takes for granted, well, that is amazing to me. The opportunities for her future are endless and beyond the realms of my imagination.

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