I sometimes get asked, usually at an off-site meeting or conference, about why it’s important to keep up with some of the latest technologies in schools. I often cite the need to be prepared, about starting small, and evolving into new trends that are likely to have a lasting impact in the lives of our students.
“Indeed, educators recognize the need to increase the in-school emphasis on media literacy as a way to help students think critically about traditional and new media, including on the Internet and in video production.”
A recent article talks about this, and ties it to maintaining twenty-first century skills. It’s an interesting, short read.