I found this article fascinating and read the study.
Basically, Americans aged 16-24 score badly on numeracy, literacy and the ability to problem solve with technology. One of the reasons may be the lack of playing that children experience these days: http://www.playengland.org.uk/resources/play-for-a-change-play,-policy-and-practice-a-review-of-contemporary-perspectives.aspx Playing has broad developmental effects and helps children learn! http://www.playengland.org.uk/media/135795/play-for-a-change-chapter-3.pdf To me, this has broad implications on our student’s abilities vs. what we believe they should be able to do. Just because my mother, my grandmother, and my brother can use Google to figure something out, our students may really NOT have that skill!