Teaching kids to be ‘digital citizens’ (not just ‘digital natives’) – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post

I always worry about teaching about “technology”. I worry that we teach a tool rather than the content. For example, when phones and televisions first appeared there were people who saw the potential to “re-invent” education with these new tools. Clearly, they would change the way we interacted with the world. We would be able to communicate with anyone anywhere and bring the world into the classroom. Sound familiar? When I first saw, Teaching kids to be ‘digital citizens’ (not just ‘digital natives’) – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post, I frowned slightly with the idea of teaching technology. Luckily however  does a nice job of keeping the tool as a tool and not as a content, even if she is aiming for the latter…

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