Twitter to be taught in UK Schools?


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TechCrunch in the UK is reporting that the British Government is proposing that Twitter is to be taught in primary schools.

‘The British government is proposing that Twitter is to be taught in primary (elementary) schools as part of a wider push to make online communication and social media a permanent part of the UK’s education system. And that’s not all. Kids will be taught blogging, podcasting and how to use Wikipedia alongside Maths, English and Science.

The draft plans were due to be published next month, but have leaked early to The Guardian. Children will also learn “fluency” in handwriting and keyboard skills, and how to use a spellchecker. Luckily they will still be taught how to spell themselves, rather than rely on Mr Clippy’

Well certainly different to my primary school time when we more focused on learning to read, write and add up!!

Rob

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