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Teaching kids computer skills they don't learn in school

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Last week I wrote a post about UK schools looking at introducing Twitter, blogs, and other web applications into the curriculum. Seems that Story2.oh agrees there's a need for computer instruction for kids as they've launched Hailey Hacks, a series of web videos to show 8-13 year olds "all kinds of cool things they can do with their computers."

Series creator, Jill Golick says,
"Computers will become increasingly important in every aspect of kids lives - for entertainment, communication, work, everything. Yet there's virtually no computer instruction in the classroom before grade 9,"

Not sure many parents will love the April Fool jokes Hailey shares but perhaps having kids learn how to use web based applications will outweigh the exasperation of being a victim of her practical jokes.
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