Thursday, 26 March 2009

Pupils to study Twitter and blogs in primary schools shake-up

In yesterday's Guardian there was a leaked report on what may be in Sir Jim Rose's proposals for the revised primary curriculum in our schools. The draft plans suggest that children should master Twitter and Wikipedia and teachers will have more freedom to decide what pupils should concentrate on in class.
Children should 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.
Looks like there may be some interesting discussions yet to come.

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