Students who are not aware of these technologies will certainly have a disadvantage in the job market when they grow up. It is vital to introduce technology now. It needs to become a way of life in the classroom.
In addition, the current statistics do not instill confidence. Despite 94% of teachers using computers for school email, only 67% used computers for instructional purposes. So, how can we get more technology into classrooms? This is where "Tech Challenges" come into play.