As an ICT teacher I am not surprised
We are always chasing the latest shiney shiney to make the learning relevant assuming that just because little Johhny/Mary has been using a 'puter since primary he/she knows the basics.
Just today I had to show students who have started their HSC year , how to add a footer, how to use heading styles and edit styles and create a table of contents for a document that make up 60% of their final mark. On Monday I will be showing the built in referencing tool, and how to turn stats on so they quickly do word counts as there are strict word limits on individual parts of the document. For some Ctrl+Enter, Ctrl+End , and Ctrl+Home, were a revelation as were Ctrl A,C,X,V,S & P !) .
In NSW some of the skills tested are explicitly taught in options in an elective (Info Software Tech) , not the core curriculum. And given the skills being tested not a single one will be addressed in the National Curriculum. Furthermore we are not likely to see a change in NSW for many many years.
For Simon & any parents of NSW students who are interested - google ICTENSW - find the post "Australian Curriculum: Technologies & Computational Thinking – Implications for NSW" & watch the podcast at the bottom of the page for BOSTES's official line in NSW.
Setting up a crowdfunding website - FMD - THATS a skill I use every day /sarcasm
Upload a video - noice - except in NSW all the video upload sites are blocked for students (except year 12) so how the hell do you teach THAT ?-
Getting data - check. Taught my kids how to use a weather data API - "Whats that skippy?", we can't get through the proxy server - well that was a waste of a double period.
minor edits - I tend to write Kleistian sentences