A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap

by Bobbi Newman, Speaker / Writer at Librarian by Day on Oct 30, 2013

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What Teens Get About the Internet That Parents Don’t – Mimi Ito – The Atlantic

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My 15-year-old daughter has been playing the viola since the fourth grade at school and she’s been encouraged by her teachers to keep at it since, among other things, it’s marketable for college. She has been contemplating a new instrument, guitar, more in line with her interests and what she listens to with her peers.

This is how the conversation goes about the guitar. Me: “Do you really want to add a new activity?” Her: “We already have a guitar. I can learn on my own and with my friends.” Me: “It seems like you should get lessons for the basics.” Her: “Mom, that’s what the Internet is for.” It turns out she’s already been practicing with the help of YouTube tutorials. Read more…

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