I presented at the JJB Stadium in Wigan last week and was invited to be interviewed by the pupils of St Edmund Arrowsmith School. I was amazed, not just by their professionalism, but how closely they listened to the presentation, picked up key themes and then asked challenging questions, all of which were recorded for a podcast that was made available soon after – how impressive.
These schoolkids know more than we do – they don’t reflect on technology, they live and breath it. Teachers must become enablers, facilitators and coaches to support them, the kids know where to go to find content and they work it out very quickly.
They make me feel old, but more power to them!