America stands on the brink of disaster. Don’t be fooled by the mythology of the “digital native.” Just because young people grow up Texting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming doesn’t mean that they have more than a superficial knowledge of the five literacies I described above. Not only do most schools fail to teach these literacies, many schools fear that young people will misbehave online, so they ban Internet access! I don’t pretend to know much about the international situation, but I believe that technology has moved so much faster than education systems that this is a global problem.
Move along…nothing to see here.