Students smart on phones but going backwards in computer literacy
For example, the article claims:
"Year 6 students were asked to search a website to find appropriate material, format a document, crop an image and create a short slide show. Students in Year 10 were asked to design an online survey, use software to add two new levels to an online game and create a short animated video.
"By Year 10, just 52 per cent of Australian students were assessed as able to reach or exceed the proficient standard."
This represents a significant decline in this measure since 2011.
Better search engines aren't necessarily helping. Test your students' abilities. Here are some flash-based resources on the Information Fluency site for doing that: