What happened to society because we made a lot of little boy scouts? We produced generations of campers. We distributed enough skills, knowledge, interest, and appreciation of camping among the public that interest in camping sustains itself.
says we need a new scouting movement that will prepare our kids for the world they'll be living in. We need a scouting movement for coding the web. He's exactly right.
Not just about the need for coders. This is how we should be thinking about skills-based learning generally. Not just in terms of the brain in front of us (though that matters a lot!) but also about the networks that brain will be part of in the future. The whole talk is brilliant.
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I’ve been thinking about ‘a scouting movement for the web’ for a while: a practical movement focused on the skills and creativity that spring from the internet. I finally got around to doing a talk on this idea at last week’s TEDx Seneca. Here is a video of the talk:
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The talk starts with a question: what was the most important social innovation that scouting gave to the world? Answer: civilian camping . Before Baden Powell, only …