Literacy for Google
I’ve just had my first experience of a student’s lack of ability to spell actually preventing her from doing something. The task was to create their dream garden including pictures and text and the student wanted to include patio in the design. She put her hand up to tell me that she wanted to put pictures of patio in but couldn’t do it because she couldn’t spell ‘pateo’.
This just reminded me of when a student says “why have I go to learn this ? I’d just google it” Well, you can only do that if you actually know how to spell it. Google can’t do everything!
(I was quite surprised patio featured in a 14 year old’s dream garden)