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How Business Can Engage Students And Educators With Technology

Source: - Feb 1, 2019

We need young people to fall in love with technology. I don’t mean devices. Lots of kids — adults, too, of course — are obsessed with their mobile phones, tablets and game consoles. I’m talking about the technology skills that will continue to transform the way we work and live: computer science, data analytics, robotics. We need young people to become passionate about these subjects and comfortable incorporating them into their daily lives, because their livelihoods depend on it. By 2020, nearly eight in 10 jobs will require some degree of technological skills. Our economy depends on it, too. A half million jobs in computing are currently open with an estimated 1 million more computing jobs than applicants who can fill them within the next year.

How can we get young people excited about developing technology skills? Parents sit with their children to read them books from a young age, but when kids hand over their iPads, parents often walk away knowing their kids will be distracted by the screen for a while. When we teach technology, we need to think about creating more personal connections by sharing stories, sparking imaginations and making learning both fun and real.

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Category: General Business