Talk about a knee-jerk reaction. Yesterday, news broke out in Scotland about how the internet was to blame for Scotland’s failing exam pass rates. According to the Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC), Wikipedia, among other sources, was cited as the reason as to why the students were failing. Is this a case of the internet making us stupid? Or do students just need to learn how to use the new research tools of the web a little more appropriately?
Food for thought: Teachers need to learn how to use the new research tools. In fact, teachers should learn it before the students.