From Derek's Blog - "Seems in the UK they’re taking the challenge of linking ICT to the curriculum very seriously, to the extent that their draft plans will require children to master Twitter and Wikipedia . . . Included in the proposal is the requirement for those leaving primary school to be familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication."
It’s odd if only because kids are usually early adopters of technology. It’s like a school system declaring that there will be mandatory computer game classes. “Thank you for meeting with me, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. As Billy’s teacher, I’m worried that he is falling behind in ‘World of Warcraft’. For instance, yesterday during open kill time I caught him reading.”