July 3, 2008
Posted: 10:37 PM ET
"You’re right, Peter, the benefits of the Internet are extraordinary. It’s a miraculous advent. But the most beneficial uses aren’t the ones that appeal most to the kids. When Nielsen ranked most popular sites for teens, nine out of the top ten were for social networking. That’s what the Web means to them: nonstop contact with one another. It’s not a window into history, art, civics, literature, foreign affairs. It’s another medium of peer pressure, this one running 24/7.
The big question for educators is: How do we transfer all that generational interactivity toward knowledge- and taste-inducing exercises?"
Mark Bauerlein - Emory University Author, "The Dumbest Generation"
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