well why don't we watch a tedtalk, then discuss? that seems real reasonable to me. rather than my junior highschool teacher standing in front of us and talking about a subject he does not really know so much about.
especially about topics like technology and economics - that she might not have studied closely in decades.
Some teachers do this already. It's not a fundamental change in schooling like you're asking for, unless you're saying we should have kids do that for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week for 13 years?
Your original statement was why do we still do school like we do in the 60s. I maintain we don't. It's changed a lot. Sure, some elements are the same, such as we still have classes, still have one teacher, still have a grade structure of K to 12.
Grading, testing and teach methods have changed a lot. Material of course has changed in nearly every subject (arguably, not always for the better, e.g. 'new' math).
So what are you referring to? You want kids to just have more screen time?
Mike's how-to video sidebar is pointless too. First off, you may learn some from those videos, but you know full well you learn far more from doing (or attempting to) what the video is about. I watch a few videos on repairing my dryer. Great, gives me the info to get started, but I really learn when I actually do it. Plus, would Mike have been able to follow those videos if not for school teaching stuff like distance and measuring, following steps, critical thinking, solving puzzles...