This piece was written by Julia Steiny who is a freelance columnist whose work also regularly appears at EducationNews.org. She is the founding director of the Youth Restoration Project.
Once I finish curating this piece I'm going to put these two women in my Julia Steiny and Angela Maiers who has contributed some valuable insights in this article as well as being an extraordinary educator in my "People to Watch" topic these women are truly making a difference in the world.
Divide Separates Adults From Kids
The old divide was between the haves and the have-nots. Computer access was a luxury of well-heeled families and school systems.
Now, most kids at least carry a cell phone with text capabilities. The new divide is between those at home in cyberspace and those who struggle with e-mail.
**This divide separates adults from kids.
Education-tech expert Angela Maiers makes this distinction:
****“The 21st century will not be defined by the volume or speed at which you consume information. (That was the old way of being smart.)
****It will be defined by how well you curate that information, translate it and contribute information back in a way that your community can understand it."
**Teaching students to be competent curators is our main responsibility as educators.”
This quote from Angela Maiers caught my attention:
Maiers cautions, “Everyone has to learn how to enter the ocean, because a wrong move can drown you. The second you stop honoring the force of the ocean, you’re in danger.”
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"
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