- My clothes washer wouldn't drain. Turns out it was a sock in the pump. YouTube to the rescue.
- Making butter in my KitchenAide. YouTube
- Learn to knit. YouTube
- Creating "bookshelves" for my youngest's room. Online! *Not really YouTube but you get the idea.*
Will Richardson has already started the conversation about Why School? No need to rehash that. Instead (or maybe even in parallel), what does it mean "learn something" or "be educated"? There is this generally held myth in society (for certain in American society) that the best plan for students post K-12 is college. Why do we hold to this context that you have to go to university/college to be able to do things? Certainly, it goes back to the day of old when that's where knowledge was stored. Of course times and technology have changed. Are we now raising and educating a generation that doesn't need (or maybe even want) a "formal" education? And if so, now what? How do we as a society become accepting of a "YouTube" education? At what point do we recognize that sometimes the ability to "do" is more important than the piece of a paper from an overpriced institution? Conversation welcome!