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UK proposed curriculum includes Twitter and blogs for primary students

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Interesting article out of the UK about schools looking at adding Twitter and Blogs to the curriculum for primary students. The proposal would require:

Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication.

On a related note, a friend of mine thought it amusing that when she told her 4 year-old a particular movie wasn't available in the video store yet, her daughter replied "just download it mom". Kinda makes me wonder if these tools need to be included in the school curriculum or if they'll just naturally be picked up by kids growing up as digital natives.

Now for a bit of fun. Guhmshoo's Weblog has a great Education 2.0 cartoon - http://guhmshoo.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/education-20/

(Hat tip to Judy Gombita for sending me both the article and cartoon. Thanks!)

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