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Are students ready for Social Media tools?

It seems as if they were…

Sometimes teachers feel that dealing with online tools will be a piece of cake as students are believed to hold a great command of internet resources. They are generally thought to have been “born” wish certain techno skills that , as a matter of fact, they do not own.

“The kids who come to my class often feel they are very knowledgeable about technology. Many of them have their own laptops. They have had an email address for several years and have been downloading music, using an IM program, and playing Flash based games online for some time. Unfortunately, when it comes to using technology for learning, for accessing information in new ways and from new places, they are novices and need to be taught many information access, evaluation, and representation skills.”

 

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Should we set up Online Social Media Skills before jumping onto the English syllabus as planned?

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