Are you More Social than a 5th Grader?

According to UK newspaper, The Guardian, Children across the nation will be taught the ins and outs of a number of social media platforms including Twitter, Wikipedia, blogging, and podcasting tools. These changes are part of a draft proposed to to overhaul the primary school curriculum.

The new curriculum would reflect the biggest change to primary schooling in the past decade. The plan, which strips away hundreds of traditional specifications to allow schools and teachers much more flexibility in what they teach including more modern media and web-based skills.

With the speed at which technology and society shift, schools are often well enough behind the times. This shift in the focus of education marks a HUGE change for the UK school system, one that I personally would love to see here in the U.S.

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