Twitter has really entered mainstream consciousness! Everybody is “a-twitter”! And so too are new curriculum designers in the UK. A report from the Guardian yessterday announced that the new curriculum proposes the following:
Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication. They must gain “fluency” in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spellchecker alongside how to spell.
Congratulations to these future forward thinking curriculum designers! Here in the NSW social media is BANNED from schools. I am disgusted in the huge gap this is causing for our students, who are not being prepared for their social futures sufficiently because of these limitations.