Twitter, Wikipedia, Blogging, and Podcasting To Be Taught in UK Schools

Twitter to Be Taught in School: What Else Should Be Taught?


Remember back to the subjects you were taught in school; imagine then if you'd sat through a class on Twitter; learned the ins and outs of Wikipedia. That's the future my friends, at least in Britain: it seems that Twitter, Wikipedia, podcasting, and blogging will be taught in UK schools.

This will all be taught before the age of 11, and while, sure, we don't know how long the first two services will be around in their present incarnations, I suppose it's not entirely shocking that the curriculum is changing to reflect the times. There is a mention of "keyboard skills" as well, and I assume that means typing, which is a necessary skill to have these days, but there are also plenty of other tech-related subjects our kids could stand to learn.

My suggestions? Learning the value of privacy in an increasingly transparent online world. Oh, and where and when not to text message.

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