Shift Happened: So What?

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Okay. Let’s start this blogpost with a mea culpa. I showed ‘Shift Happens’ on an INSET day. I know, I know…

In mitigation everyone (and I mean EVERYONE!!) was showing it, and most people not showing it were enjoying it. It captured the zeitgeist of the nascent Google, Facebook and Twitter generation perfectly and it seemed to resonate beautifully with our concerns as educators.

We got the message that “we are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist”, because we’d seen at least one dotcom bubble inflate and burst before our very eyes. We got the message that “we live in exponential times” because we were only just realising that the WAP-enabled phones we were using were already being surpassed by their 3G cousins. And we got the message “by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capabilities of the human brain” because 2013 seemed…

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