5 myths about teaching technology skills to 21st-century students

Myth 2: If You Can Swipe, You Can Type

Through experimentation, students as young as pre-kindergarten can learn how to manipulate applications by swiping and using their thumbs to type. But assuming students who can swipe can just as easily type does our students an injustice. Almost all technology input performed is still done through the keyboard. Students who do not have adequate typing skills are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to producing projects and communicating in the 21st century.

Myth 3: Sticks, Stones, and Words

The expression, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” originated as a stock response to verbal bullying in school playgrounds. Today, due to the pervasive nature of communication devices, the impact of words is much broader and more persistent. Words shared online can be amplified thousands of times over, hurtful messages can be anonymously posted, and

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