1. Post #1
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-17190910
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    June 2010
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    How many calls does it take for something to be done?
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    March 2010
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    How many calls does it take for something to be done?
    I saw a teacher try to use a computer once




    It was terrible
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  4. Post #4
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    March 2011
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    American computer literacy classes are a joke.

    I am a junior in high school, and I have to take it this semester. The first 2 weeks have been about how to install, open, and use firefox and registering a gmail account. The worst part is, the majority of it is useless stuff like setting calendar dates.

    I don't see why they don't teach things like control panel and installing proper anti-virus programs, but I guess they'd just tell us to get McAfee because the instructors don't seem to know any more than the students.
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    February 2007
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    American computer literacy classes are a joke.

    I am a junior in high school, and I have to take it this semester. The first 2 weeks have been about how to install, open, and use firefox and registering a gmail account. The worst part is, the majority of it is useless stuff like setting calendar dates.

    I don't see why they don't teach things like control panel and installing proper anti-virus programs, but I guess they'd just tell us to get McAfee because the instructors don't seem to know any more than the students.
    trust me, uk is worse. We do slideshows and spreadsheets.
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    February 2012
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    trust me, uk is worse. We do slideshows and spreadsheets.
    My IT teacher admitted she didn't know how anything works on a computer. She basically reads off of a sheet of paper.. :\
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  7. Post #7
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    April 2011
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    ICT and Computing are classed as different subjects.
    They need to include Computing at GCSE (or lower) standards - It'd be easier just to add another 'section' under ICT coursework relating to programming.

    This is all pointless though without teachers qualified and trained to teach those areas - and that actually have more knowledge than the students.

    As far as I know (from my time at secondary school) most of the class knew just as much (if not more) about ICT than the teacher - we didn't really learn anything new at all!

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    tl;dr - I hope ICT and Computing get taught by teachers that know what their talking about and know more than the students their meant to be teaching.
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  8. Post #8
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    April 2010
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    Hasn't gcse ict just been scrapped, and replaced with computing?
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    February 2005
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    The biggest issue with ICT is that you dont get people who aim to teach ICT to kids when they want to go into teaching, and anyone that has the knowledge is most likely working in industry where the money is way better.

    Most of the time ICT teachers are essentially the only ones really learning anything because all of the stuff being taught is already known by the kids.
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    February 2012
    98 Posts
    Hasn't gcse ict just been scrapped, and replaced with computing?
    That was the plan. Everyone's too lazy to actually give a fuck and do anything though.

  11. Post #11
    own-fucking-zone
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    April 2009
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    Whenever my teachers had to hook a computer to the projector it always took a battle. Just shove the cable in the socket - it only fits one place - and turn on the projector.

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    July 2010
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    My IT teacher admitted she didn't know how anything works on a computer. She basically reads off of a sheet of paper.. :\
    How is she a teacher?
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    October 2007
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    I saw a teacher try to use a computer once




    It was terrible
    once
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    February 2011
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    They actually teach Java coding at my school.

  15. Post #15
    101% Asian
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    April 2007
    2,025 Posts
    My Spanish teacher didn't even know that Internet Explorer is used for Internet stuff.
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    August 2009
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    They actually teach Java coding at my school.
    Me and fellow students had to organize a club and teach it to ourselves after school for that. The best we get in the actual curriculum is basic html/css and dreamweaver.