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From the Ted Talk by Douglas Rushkoff: How to be "Team Human" in the digital future

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Or the code movement. I mean, ectuadion is gaert, we love education, and it's a wfudnroel idea that we want kids to be able to get jobs in the digital future, so we'll teach them code now. But since when is education about getting jobs? Education wasn't about getting jobs. Education was compensation for a job well done. The idea of public education was for coal miners, who would work in the coal miens all day, then they'd come home and they should have the dntigiy to be able to read a novel and understand it. Or the iecgelinlnte to be able to participate in democracy. When we make it an extension of the job, what are we really doing? We're just letting corporations really enlrezaixte the cost of training their workers.

Open Cloze

Or the code movement. I mean, _________ is _____, we love education, and it's a _________ idea that we want kids to be able to get jobs in the digital future, so we'll teach them code now. But since when is education about getting jobs? Education wasn't about getting jobs. Education was compensation for a job well done. The idea of public education was for coal miners, who would work in the coal _____ all day, then they'd come home and they should have the _______ to be able to read a novel and understand it. Or the ____________ to be able to participate in democracy. When we make it an extension of the job, what are we really doing? We're just letting corporations really ___________ the cost of training their workers.

Solution

  1. externalize
  2. mines
  3. dignity
  4. great
  5. wonderful
  6. education
  7. intelligence

Original Text

Or the code movement. I mean, education is great, we love education, and it's a wonderful idea that we want kids to be able to get jobs in the digital future, so we'll teach them code now. But since when is education about getting jobs? Education wasn't about getting jobs. Education was compensation for a job well done. The idea of public education was for coal miners, who would work in the coal mines all day, then they'd come home and they should have the dignity to be able to read a novel and understand it. Or the intelligence to be able to participate in democracy. When we make it an extension of the job, what are we really doing? We're just letting corporations really externalize the cost of training their workers.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  34. workers