Beyond Standards

This will be my final post prompted by CEP 812, with that class is coming to a close this week. For the final assignment we were asked to create something, anything, that reflected bringing about curiosity and passion through technology within our classroom. I made a simple Prezi mapping of where I see curiosity and passion arising within my classroom.

The assignment focused on curiosity and passion in response to Thomas Friedman’s article in the New York Times about the world becoming “hyperconnected.” His main point was through this connectivity more people have more access to information and this access creates a necessity for lifelong learning as technology advances faster and faster. Also do to the connectedness of the world, simple intelligence, I.Q., won’t matter as much as someone’s P.Q. (passion quotient) or C.Q. (curiosity quotient) (Friedman, 2013). With that perspective of the world, it is imperative that not only are we teaching students within our schools all the necessary standards, but also tools such as curiosity, passion, and an ability continue to learn past their K-12 education.


Friedman, D.L. (2013, January 29). It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as Much as I.Q. The New York Times. Retrieved from

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