Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tech Literacy: What exactly is that?

Digital Directions' (an Education Week publication) latest issue look at the moves forward technology literacy: Teaching literacy—reading and writing—is a core mission for schools, but today's young people increasingly "read" 3-D computer simulations and "write" via social networks such as Facebook. A growing chorus of experts say schools should add these forms of communication to their literacy mission as "technology literacy."

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