Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We Don't Need No Education, We Just Need Some Follows

[Apologies to Pink Floyd for the lame pun attempt above.]

The Guardian reports on a story that British kids "will leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication." This is an excellent move by all those concerned in drafting the proposals.

Stories abound of students using out of date textbooks and reference works, so by the time they enter the workforce they are already behind. This seems a bold move to introduce the kids to new forms of communication, such as social media, at an early age so they can familiarize themselves as soon as possible.

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