Know a skeptical parent? Have them watch this.

This video, created by Frank Romanelli (discovered via Kevin Hodgson’s blogKevin’s Meandering Mind), struck me as an excellent watch particularly for parents skeptical of the changes happening in the world today as a result of technology. I’m particularly thinking of parents who say things like kids don’t read/write enough, they spend too much time on the computer, they use technology to harass and bully, etc. (This blame game is subject of an earlier post.) But this video does a really nice job capturing the argument that students need to be creating and consuming digital content while developing the new literacies. What do you think? Who do you know that could benefit from watching, thinking about and discussing the ideas in this video?

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