The workforce is on the cusp of a major evolution. But will Gen Z—those born after 1996 and just beginning to think about their careers—be prepared with the essential skills to succeed? Now more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and the imperative to engage students in learning tasks that ask them to think critically and problem-solve.

According to an Institute for the Future report, “The Next Era of Human-Machine Partnerships,” emerging technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI), big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are going to completely...

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  • About the Author:

    Adam Garry is the director of education strategy for Dell EMC. With 15 years of experience in education consulting, he has led the effort in enabling school districts to pursue digital transformation and accelerating momentum toward student-led and personalized learning. Garry has presented at international conferences such as ISTE and subsequently published articles on technology integration for several education publications including Forbes. He has co-authored the books Teaching the iGeneration and Personalized Learning Through Voice and Choice, and was a former Florida elementary school teacher.