Saturday, November 17, 2007

2020 Vision

2020 Vision is a 15-minute video developed by Karl Fisch as a staff development video to motivate Arapahoe high school teachers to engage in future visioning. It is set as that graduate speech at a high school graduation for students in 2020. He selected this year because these graduates would have begun kindergarten in 2007.

This video is a story of Google taking over the world. Even has them going into solar cells and developing electric G-Cars. The most important part is his envisioning that Google provides a 9th grade through Masters educational system. If the present schools aren't going to use the educational potential of technology, Google will. He even said that all of these schools are provided free because Google will make enough money on the Google Ads running on their school portals that it covers the cost.

I am not saying that everything that Karl Fisch says is true, but it is interesting. It does provide a reasonable view of what the next 13 years might involve (I especially liked how he referred to actions that President Obama will take =-). It can work as the springboard for discussion which is exactly why he developed it.

Watch it and think . . . and talk . . . and think . . . and do.


  1. Leigh, I enjoyed taking my first glimpse this morning at your blog. Very well done, I must say.
    However....I do have a question for you. In a world where fairness and equity are sought, why does your political poll (upper right-hand corner) not mention ALL the Democratic candidates? I seem to recall that, on one debate, there was a long string of Democratic presidential hopefuls.
    Secondly, why did you not allow your readers to vote on a Republican candidate, as well?
    Shouldn't we model the behavior that allows people to have a comprehensive smorgasbord of ideas, opinions, and viewpoints? If not, then this is no democracy at all.
    Anyway, keep up your excellent work on this blog...and I look quite forward to reading the works of your graduate students!

  2. Very good comment, Larry.

    Actually, the poll was just a widget that I installed in class as a demonstration. Those were the Democrats that come to mind.
    I will update it to represent as many candidates as can find.


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