Should Kids Be Driving Alone? (VIDEO)

05/25/2011 06:10 pm ET
  • Lee Kolbert Learning with others since 1962. Blogger, Educator, Geek, Thought Leader, Follower of Good Stuff, I Speak Up

This video by Bill Genereux greatly illustrates the potential risks of leaving digital literacy up to chance by allowing our children to explore technology within a walled garden. "I'm not techy," is frequently heard among clusters of adults whose primary responsibilities include supervising children/students. Do parents have a responsibility to learn their way around technology as it relates to what their children are required to do? Does it really matter? After all, our kids can do a lot of things we can't.

Although this video is aimed at parents, it could just as easily target today's teachers. Are we educating ourselves in such a way so that we can guide our students in the safe and effective use of technology? Or are we leaving it up to the kids to learn on their own while we maintain the status-quo in our classrooms?

Thanks to Martha Thornburgh for bringing this to my attention.