July 26, 2011 by WITS Editor
TIME Specials recently posted an article called Top Ten Things Today’s Kids Won’t Experience. I laughed when I read things like Camera Film, Landline Phones, and even Getting Lost! #3 on the list is Real Books (and of course, the door-to-door encyclopedia salesman). Josh Sanburn explains that the way we consume reading material has changed forever–the sales of eBooks beat out hardbacks for the first time ever this summer!
In its teaser for the Top Ten List, TIME refers to Beloit College’s Mindset List, which is aimed at helping teachers understand the new cultural references that kids use and the old ones that make no sense to them. The Beloit list mentions cursive, which is interesting, since this week Indiana became the first state to announce that schools would no longer be required to teach children cursive.
The times they are a-changin’ (another reference that kids these days won’t get).
by Marcia Chamberlain, Writers in the Schools