Posted by Peter on 25th March 2009

News: Primary children to study Twitter and blogs

Draft plans for a new Primary Curriculum for children include studying Twitter, blogging, Wiki and podcasts.

According to the Guardian today these plans, drawn up by Jim Rose are part of a new six ‘core learning areas’ that should replace the current 13 subject areas.

As far as maths goes the biggest change seems to be less emphasis on using calculators with older children, which is a shame as there is an amazing amount of good mathematical investigation that can be done with a calculator (ignoring the simplistic quick way to do a sum.).

I am not sure that studying Wiki is a worthwhile long term exercise: it ‘s very easy to use and should take about 10 minutes for children to find their way around. As for blogging, perhaps it should be made compulsory for every child to read my blogs!

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