Some nice food for thought from Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod (with some help from the visual design company XPLANE). Also, have a look at some of the video authors' comments on the challenges and importance of technology education at their websites (linked above).
Educators should pay particularly close attention starting around 6:40!!!
Other information at ShiftHappens.
Not exactly certain of the origin of this next version, but it too is worth a look: