|About the Book|
Over the past 20 years or so our whole world has changed. First came the cheap personal computer and then along came the internet and with these two combined, the world shrank. The global village is now where ever the internet is. You are no longerMoreOver the past 20 years or so our whole world has changed. First came the cheap personal computer and then along came the internet and with these two combined, the world shrank. The global village is now where ever the internet is. You are no longer confined to your little village, or your suburb in a city. Literally the whole world is at your fingertips, and I mean at your fingertips. The world is changing so fast it is nearly impossible to keep up. Check out this video on youtube.com. This is the world now, what will it be like in a few years time. The internet is changing life as we know it. Your children are growing up in a Brave New World. And we the parents and your childrens teacher are just not keeping up. Everything your children will learn at school, is available at the click of a mouse, or just a touch on a screen. But are they learning how to click a mouse or touch a screen. Are we really teaching them, what they need to know to survive the future. To survive the future your children need to know how to read and read fast. At the moment we are still teaching them to read. If they are learning phonics, so much the better. But can they understand what they are reading. Reading comprehension is the key to the internet. Nearly everything your children will do on the internet, will have something to do with reading, understanding what they are reading and typing something. You have all this information at your fingertips. And the internet is information, but your children have to read and understand to make use of it. Also to survive the future, your children have to be able to find the information they are looking for on the internet. And that means SEARCH. They must know how to search the internet to get the information they are looking for. These are the skills for the future. Are your children learning them? If your children can master these skills, they can find and understand everything they want to know. Everything else at school is just a click away. But your children can learn these two skills by themselves on the internet. There are learn to read programs on the internet. And you can search to find out how to search the internet. The Internet is changing everything we know. Basically what we have now, and what we will have in the future, are two very different types of education. We can already see the future with the internet, and it is changing the way we live. So why shouldnt it change the way we go to school.