Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dear Parents,

If you are not 30 years old or younger it is mandatory that you read this book:

Growing Up Digital by Don Tapscott

Our kids learn differently from us. You will be glad you read it!

1) AAAAAAHHHH!!!! I'm over 30!!! How the hell did that happen????

2) How lovely. I have an assignment on how interactive learning works.

Let's see if I can pull at what I learned through interactive media today:

I checked out one of my favorite blogs to see what was new and found this paean to removing one's prejudices and making the world a better place in the process, no matter what your sexual orientation is.

There's even a plea at the end for emotional considerations of all that you love when embarking on new relationships. Don't make Jen Kwok cut you.

Needless to say, I have a new addition to the blogroll, and it was in the archives of this latest that I found one of the funnier Britcoms ever and spent a good chunk of time watching it in a vain effort to put off getting rid of the soggy pile of detritus in our backyard we haven't been able to bag due to the weekend downpours:

So bad, it's good, even this godawful episode and its commentary near the end...

...and it was through the YouTube links on one of the episodes that I found some instruction on how not to behave at a funeral and what happens when one enters Google into Google:

So, after all this accumulation of pop cultural knowledge, I can probably somehow assist with helping my child through the minefields of 21st century learning, right?

Yeah, I'm better off operating a streetcar.


Cold Spaghetti said...

Okay, so I'm a WEE bit behind in blog-reading.

I just had to say that I *LOVE* the IT crowd. OMG. Awesomeness. (Happy to share Season 1 with you -- still searching for season 2.)

Also? At risk of showing my soft, white geek underbelly... I'm 21 in hex. Does that mean I get to read? :-)

Leigh C. said...

Saw all three seasons through the joy of Netflix. My fave episode so far is the first one of season 2. Funny, funny stuff.

And I think you're okay with reading so long as you don't type Google into Google.