Episode #93: Education Workflows with Fraser Speirs really drew me in. Mr. Spiers is a very engaging speaker and his views on education impressive. He’s implemented a one-student-one-iPad program at Cedars School of Excellence in his native Scotland.
One thing he said really grabbed me (paraphrasing):
Word processing is becoming a skill for secretaries while creating
presentations that persuade an audience is becoming a skill for CEOs.
So, I used this as a teaching moment for my son who often asks
When will I ever use THAT in the real world?
Well, next time you’re working on a PowerPoint presentation for school, ask yourself, “wouldn’t you rather be paid a CEO’s salary?”