Lab Rats

Apr 4, 2012

LAB RATS: As we've noted, Britain's demoralizing ICT curriculum has its education officials harumphing all over the place. Writing in The Guardian, John Naughton succinctly points to the dominant fallacy: the ICT curriculum assumed if students knew how to whip up Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint slides, they wouldn't have to understand how to "build" them. Dead wrong. If we don't code, Naughton notes: "...we will, in effect, be breeding generations of hamsters for the glittering wheels of cages built by Mark Zuckerberg and his kind." Yeah, what he said.

Lab Rats

Apr 4, 2012

LAB RATS: As we've noted, Britain's demoralizing ICT curriculum has its education officials harumphing all over the place. Writing in The Guardian, John Naughton succinctly points to the dominant fallacy: the ICT curriculum assumed if students knew how to whip up Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint slides, they wouldn't have to understand how to "build" them. Dead wrong. If we don't code, Naughton notes: "...we will, in effect, be breeding generations of hamsters for the glittering wheels of cages built by Mark Zuckerberg and his kind." Yeah, what he said.

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