I happened upon this very interesting article:
Brit kids learn to Twitter in School over at Strollerderby.
Here's a short quote from the article...
But it's not all about technology. The proposal also calls for less usage of calculators and more of a focus on life skills, including learning to handle peer pressure and develop relationships.
So, what do you think? If your local school district made a move in this direction, would you be up-in-arms?
My thoughts- (cuz it's my blog, and this is where I get to go on and on with my thoughts, ha!..)
Well, in our state, the school districts are doing a dismal job educating the kids...In many areas, less than half of the students typically test lower than proficient in the basic subject areas- the high schools have been struggling for years to get more than half the seniors to pass exit exams that are not even 12th grade exams...
Sooo, I would be up in arms over this. I would rather the schools work on the basics first.
Something interesting I've noticed about new technology and kids; they seem to pick it up amazingly quick. It's like magic. Can't use your new iphone?...hand it over to your kindergartner and he'll figure it out in 10 minutes.
I'm thinking the kids will learn to text, twitter and Facebook just fine, outside of school.
What do you think? Should I count my kid's time on Club Penguin as school? Maybe hand out some High School credit to Meg for getting a Facebook page? hmmm, I'll have to tweet on that...