In the article “Footprints in the Digital Age,” by Will Richardson it talks about how young kids are progressing in technology very fast and how writing a blog or posting a picture is not easy to erase and will stick with a person unlike writing on paper.
In the article, Will Richardson talked about how much young kids are progressing with technology. It said that young kids are doing many things online that most adults do not know how to do. This matters very much because it shows that the next generations will be very technologically advanced but they might not be as educationally advanced. They may read one book a year and read thousands of web pages a year. It also talked about what someone does on the internet could affect their future and their job options. It said that if an educational leader such as a teacher or administrator Googles the student and something bad comes up then it is possible that they may not be wanted in the school. What does this mean for students in the future? It matters because they could not get as good a job or not get into a college that they want.
The article “Footprints in a Digital Age” matters especially for young people in the future because what they do on the internet will be important for jobs and schools in their future.