3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher

Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing. Schools and teachers have the daunting task of lining up the needs of today’s workforce with what is being taught. Jorge Valenzuela, the author of Rev Up Robotics, discusses the three things schools should be teaching so students are ready. He says schools should focus less on bright and shiny things and should dig into the basics. Hear an overview of computational thinking, algorithms, and robotics with Jorge Valenzuela.

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Jorge Valenzuela – Bio As Submitted

Educational coach Jorge Valenzuela is a teacher at Old Dominion University and the lead coach for Life Long Learning Defined. His work is aimed at helping schools understand and implement computational thinking, computer science, STEM, and project-based learning. Currently, Jorge presents nationally on these topics; is an award winner, a published researcher, the author of Rev Up Robotics, an education advocate, and frequent contributor to books, academic journals, how-to blogs, podcasts, and webinars.

 

 

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One thought on “3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

  1. I think having both books and technology is a great way of learning. Like you said in math, you need steps to help you solve the problem. As in you need steps to work a computer. You have to be “coached” to see the steps in the content.
    Having the knowledge of technology keeps you informed on how your students are working on things. Then you are all on the same page. Loved this Episode!