MySpace cadets sliding into addiction

jabberwocky22Miranda Devine’s reminder of the perils of technology (SMH April 4) are  timely, given the announcement this week of the $150 million schools laptop rollout. Just as TV did to a generation of children (myself included), we need to ward off the addictive influences of the net. Perhaps too late, as a generation of digital natives are  already walking the earth; collaborating in both formal and informal spaces, jointly constructing new meanings and learning in powerful social networks. They are fast emerging with new literacies and skills, beyond the comprehension of most of us, and laying bare our previous methods of knowledge construction. As a movement in history it has no parallel and threatens our cherished institutions of schooling and domestic life. Beware the Jabberwock and shun the frumious Internet!


About thand

I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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