Presentation on theme: "I want to learn with teachers who speak my language When I grow up, I want to have a career that doesn’t exist today! Can you speak DIGITAL?"— Presentation transcript:
I want to learn with teachers who speak my language When I grow up, I want to have a career that doesn’t exist today! Can you speak DIGITAL?
Are you a digital native or a digital immigrant? Our digital immigrant instructors, who speak a language of the predigital age, are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language. – Marc Prensky, 2001
Digital immigrants assume that learners are the same as they have always been, and that the same methods that worked for the teachers when they were students will work for their students now. But that assumption is no longer valid.
Students ages 8-18 spend an average of 6.5 hours with media TV Going online CD/MP3 Computer Radio DVDs Video games Books Magazines Prerecorded TV Handheld games Newspapers
Today’s students represent the first generation to grow up with digital technology
90% use the Internet for school research 41% use email and IM to contact teachers about classwork Teen Web Use
The Internet is their primary communication tool: -81% email friends and relatives -70% use IM to keep in touch _56% prefer the Internet to the telephone Teen Web Use
Today’s youth are “masters” at multitasking (or maybe they just do it more anyway)