Sounds like a bloody good idea to me

In a move which will horrify many parents, it would see children focus on internet tools such as Wikipedia and podcasting, as well as innovations such as blogging and Twitter, which allows users to post instant minute-by-minute updates about their lives.

Although I have to admit, I don´t think the educational establishment hsa quite thought this through as yet.

For to teach someone to read or write a blog, or to Twitter, you first have to teach them to read and write.

Something said educational establishment as been notoriously unable and unwilling to do in recent decades.

3 comments on “Sounds like a bloody good idea to me

  1. “For to teach someone to read or write a blog, or to Twitter, you first have to teach them to read and write.”

    Hmmn. That’s debatable.

    The caption under some wittering guest on today’s BBC2 Daily Politics show read “Noisey neighbours”.

  2. My younger son struggled in school for his first four years. Then he discovered video games. He needed to read the instructions, the manuals, the cheat pages on the internet and so on. He taught himself to read to a decently high technical level in 3 days. I love the boy dearly, but he is not the brightest light in the heavens and if he can do it, anyone can.

    Learning to read is not hard.

    The teaching ‘profession’ has made it hard to serve their own interests.

  3. The moment I sit in front of a screen, what’s left of my brain goes into reverse. Whilst a great reference tool, I primarily use the internet to avoid doing anything productive – and I suspect kids are no different.

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