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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 But that assumption is no longer valid.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)
Today’s youth gravitate toward group activity
Today’s youth tend to believe “it’s cool to be smart”
Today’s youth are fascinated by new technologies
Today’s youth are racially and ethnically diverse
Today’s youth often (1 in 5) have at least one immigrant parent
Students consider themselves more Internet-savvy than their teachers.
Students consider their teachers’ use of technology uninspiring.
Students report seeing better ways to use technology than do their teachers.
Since they don’t speak my language, I wonder how teachers know what to teach. There has to be some kind of standard!
Georgia Learning Connections Georgia Performance Standards National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Students
LOOK AT THE DATES - The above text, quotes, and statistics are from: Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants – Marc Prensky, 2001 Understanding the New Students – Diana Oblinger, 2003 SO …
HOLD ON !
Considering the dates this information came from, Digital Native=You!!! (Were all the above things true about you in school?)
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