The tech lessons teachers can learn from students
It's a serious problem for national competitiveness, whether in the United States or Australia: High school kids are getting turned off to computer science because they often know more than their teachers. Earl Mardle discusses it here. The problem is that society, including educators, tends to focus more on the technology (We need more money for computers; We should get into blogs, etc etc.), and less on how these tools get people to think and interact. Mardle says:
We get so damned hung up over the devices instead of focusing on the technologies which are connectivity, networking, access, mobility, tools.