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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Excerpt from the article including quote: Rather than just learn how to use technology, students in today's Web-dominated environment need to learn how to prioritize and manage a dizzying array of information coming at them through Web sites and e-mails, how to think critically about what they find, and how to use multiple media to communicate well, among other skills. Educators, scholars, and policymakers have yet to agree on what those new skills should be, much less on how best to teach them.

"We still have a lot to learn about supporting a whole range of digital-literacy skills," says Margaret A. Honey, a vice president of the Education Development Center Inc., a Newton, Mass.-based research group, and a co-director of its Center for Children and Technology, in New York City. And, she says, new research in that area could provide a lasting payoff.

"Technologies are always changing," she says, "but skills of discernment don't change."

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