The MacArthur Foundation’s “Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning” just published this excellent video and story on Mozilla’s Hackasaurus project. Mozilla’s Atul Varma explains the inspiration behind the project, and you can see kids try out and explain the Hackasaurus tools and experience in their own words.
“A lot of public schools just assume, ‘Oh, kids these days are digital natives, so we don’t need to teach them anything about computers,’” Atul says. “Whereas all of these kids that we’re talking to now, they’ve never had any kind of computer classes. They know how to use Facebook, but nothing else.”