Sadly Kermit is old enough to have been their father.
These teens were born into a digital world where they expect to be able to create, consume, remix, and share material Lee Rain, Director Pew Internet and American Life Project
For the common Net Gener: Computers aren’t technology The Internet is better than TV Reality is no longer realDoing is more important than knowingMultitasking is a way of lifeStaying connected is essentialThere is no tolerance for delaysConsumer and creator are blurred Jason Frand, The Information Age Mindset: Changes in Students and Implications for Higher Education,” EDUCAUSE Review 35, no.5 (September/October 2000): 15-24
Why not use the tools that they are already using to engage and teach them?
The fact is that even if you are the most engaging old-style teacher in the world, you are not going to capture most of our students’ attention the old way. “ - Prensky 2005 Prensky, Marc 2005 Engage me or enrage me: What today's learners demand
“Engage me or enrage me.” Prensky, Marc 2005 Engage me or enrage me: What today's learners demand
Your students may be sending SUBTLE messages all around the classroom
Our digital immigrant instructors, who speak a language of the pre-digital age, are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language. __Prensky, 2001 Marc Prensky, "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
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